Our People

All MGC people are skilled professionals with a commitment to maintaining up to date awareness of technological and service improvements. We are at the forefront of our industry and work very hard to maintain our position by ensuring the successful delivery of projects regardless of the services provided and the project location.

National Board

 

Mark Cogo  

Managing Director – Queensland

Unrestricted Accreditation in QLD

Mark established the Queensland Office and is the Managing Director of the Queensland business and is a National Director of the group. Mark has successfully completed numerous projects across the country and has gained unique expertise over a range of projects types in different legislative regions throughout Australia.

Mark has been involved in the development and building surveying profession for almost 20 years, and has gained a diverse range of experience working large scale complex projects requiring specifically tailored compliance solutions. 

Stephen Natilli

Managing Director – New South Wales

Unrestricted Accreditation in VIC and NSW

Steve is the Managing Director of the National Group and the NSW Business. Steve has successfully completed numerous large scale projects across the country and has gained unique expertise over a range of projects types in different legislative regions throughout Australia.

Steve has been involved in the development and building surveying profession for almost 20 years, and has gained a diverse range of experience working large scale complex projects requiring specifically tailored compliance solutions. 

Stan Tsantis

Managing Director – Victoria

Unrestricted Accreditation in VIC, SA and TAS 

Stan is Managing Director of the Victorian office and a National Director of the group. Stan brings to the consultancy extensive knowledge in the field of fire technology and performance based design solutions, this ensures his ability to deliver the best possible outcome to projects.

Stan joined McKenzie Group Consulting in June of 2003 in the capacity of Senior Building Surveyor and has over 20 years’ experience in the building industry in both Local Government and the Private Sector.

Directors 

 

Michael Leighton

Director – Queensland 

Unrestricted Accreditation in QLD 

Michael joined McKenzie Group Consulting in 2007 and became a Director of McKenzie Group Consulting (QLD) and is responsible for the management of technical operations of the Building Surveying unit in QLD.

Michael has been providing Building Surveying and Private Certification services since 2004 and has experience in a diverse range of projects including a variety of large scale health, multi-residential, institutional/industrial, retail and high rise commercial developments. 

Vanessa Batty

Director – New South Wales

Vanessa joined McKenzie Group Consulting (NSW) in February 2010 as a Building Surveyor and after being a member of the Management team for over 3 years, was appointed a Director at McKenzie Group Consulting (NSW) in July 2015.

Vanessa brings a wide knowledge base of complex projects with exceptional communication abilities and attention to detail enabling project delivery at the highest level to service our Clients. Vanessa has a successful track record in managing large top-end projects operating in NSW in the Public and Private sectors, including a variety of retail, industrial, commercial, residential and educational facilities and health care developments. 

Geoffrey Pearce

Director – New South Wales

Unrestricted Accreditation in NSW 

Geoffrey was appointed a Director at McKenzie Group Consulting (NSW) in July 2015 after being a member of the Management team for over 3 years. Geoffrey brings significant building surveying experience and performance based codes consultancy to his projects which range from retail developments through to large scale commercial and industrial projects, bringing a focused holistic approach to the approvals strategy for projects.

Geoffrey joined McKenzie Group Consulting as a graduating student in January 2003 which has seen him develop into an outstanding Building Surveyor, well known in the industry for his project delivery. Geoffrey has built a solid foundation of knowledge and expertise that enables younger Building Surveyors at McKenzie Group Consulting (NSW) to learn and develop their skills.

Geoffrey has been involved in the building regulations industry for over 11 years in NSW and ACT in the Private sector.

Andrew Christoforou

Director – Victoria  

Unrestricted Accreditation in VIC and WA

Andrew commenced at McKenzie Group Consulting as a Senior Associate November 2015 before taking on a Director role in early 2017.  His knowledge, expertise and skills have contributed significantly to the success and growth of the Victorian team.

Andrew has over 15 years’ experience in the building industry in both Local Government and the Private Sector. He is currently working on numerous high profile projects for the group.  He has wide ranging experience in the industry including experience on large scale commercial and residential developments through to new and refurbished shopping centers and industrial projects.

Senior Associates 

Dan Caldwell

Senior Associate – Queensland

Unrestricted Accreditation in QLD 

Dan came on board McKenzie Group Consulting (QLD) in October 2012 as a Senior Building Surveyor, and is responsible for providing Building Certification services on key projects throughout Queensland, as well as mentoring our junior team within the organisation. Dan has been providing Building Certification services for over 19 years and has experience in a diverse range of projects including multi-residential, industrial, retail and high rise commercial developments.

In August 2015, Dan was appointed as a Senior Associate and contributes to the ongoing development and operations management of McKenzie Group Consulting (QLD).

Senan Mescall

Senior Associate – Queensland 

Unrestricted Accreditation in QLD

Senan has been a part of the McKenzie Group Consulting (QLD) team since May 2011 as a Senior Building Surveyor, and was appointed a Senior Associate in August 2015. He is responsible in supporting the Directors in Building Surveying services on projects throughout Queensland, and internal coordination and management.

Senan has been providing Building Surveying services for over 10 years, both in the UK and Australia, and has experience in a range and scale of projects including multi-residential, commercial, hotels, institutional, health and education, as well as general building defect inspection.

Our Clients

As the leading national Building Surveying, Private Certification and Accessibility firms in Australia, our client base is diverse and includes a significant number of the largest and leading privately held and publicity listed development entities and government organisations. The business prides itself on its client base who enjoy the benefits of our single-point accountability policy, common-sense approach and skilled, enthusiastic staff. Our integrated approach and focus on early project entry, enable us to maximise the value we can add to Our clients projects.

The expertise of our group extends across a broad range of industry sectors and project types, with the group having been involved with, and delivered, many of the largest and most complex projects in Australia.