Welcome to our team: Skilled workers with a passion for helping themselves and their community, we are a tightly-knit team of former refugees and asylum seekers, trained and mentored by our founders and supported by a select group of industry experts.
founder and director
Nick is the Founder and Director of Community Construction. He came to Australia in 2010 as a refugee from Afghanistan. He has bachelor’s degree of Politics and International Relations and honours degree in of Arts and Design from University of Canberra. Certificate FOUR in New Small Business from TAFE.
- Humanitarian Award 2019 by Refugee Council of Australia and STARTTS.
- TEDxSydney speaker at ICC Sydney, 2019.
- 2019 Youth Development Award Nominee by 7 NEWS Young achiever awards
- 2018 ZEST Award Nominee for the Outstanding Youth Leader
- Former refugee from Afghanistan – arrived in Australia in 2010 .
- 25 years+ construction experience in Australia and overseas.
We are supported and mentored by a diverse team of experts and professionals across industries to ensure that we deliver the highest-quality work and business operations true to our brand purpose. Meet the CommUnity Construction Advisory Group who volunteer their time and expertise in our journey to help our community:
Cindy is Chair of the Advisory Group for CommUnity Construction, and Chair of the Bread & Butter Project. She has over 25 years experience as a strategy consultant, including 13 years with Boston Consulting Group where she was a Principal and GM of Australia/NZ.
IRMA DEL MUNDO
Branding, Marketing, Innovation and Insights Consultant
Irma brings 30 years of experience managing global brands and consulting with both blue-chip, SME and social enterprise organisations, helping identify market opportunities and bringing brands to life in ways that engage the people they target.
Debbie has over 25 years experience as a management consultant, having worked in strategy consulting with Bain and Company & The Boston Consulting Group. For the past 20 years, Debbie has been an independent strategy consultant/advisor primarily to Private Equity funds, providing commercial/vendor due diligence and assessing growth opportunities for small/medium enterprises.
Property and Business Development Specialist
Richard Reatti has 25 years experience in the real estate sector, having worked in strategy and business development positions at Lendlease, Stockland and Macquarie Real Estate. He is a Principal at Bluegum Real Estate Group and offers consulting, advisory and interim executive services
People and Culture Leader
Lucy has over 15 years specialising in Human Resources, leading People & Culture Teams as part of an executive for local and global organisations, from professional services to technology start-up/scale ups and recently also taking up a position on the Brainmates Board of Advisors. She is also HR Pro Bono to the Cancer Council whilst working for WPP AUNZ and VMLY&R, as a Director of People and Culture.
Legal and Strategic Advice, Dispute Resolution and Mediation
Pamela is a construction lawyer, infrastructure adviser, mediator and board director. She brings her many years of experience in the construction sector to assist with construction delivery methods, documentation and contract negotiation and dispute avoidance and resolution.
“CommuUnity Construction (formerly Nick Tiling) significantly helps improve the lives of refugees all while servicing the wider Sydney community”