Whilst our technical role as Northerly’s leaders is to translate vision into reality, our core responsibility is to provide a working environment that allows great talent to flourish.
Our Leadership Team
Having entered the third decade as Northerly’s Managing Director, Michael’s mission to create positive outcomes for clients, partners and the community, remains a constant driver for him and his team’s work. Building and maintaining relationships with partners is what it’s all about for Michael who lives by the values of respect, integrity, teamwork and entrepreneurial spirit - applying these principles to all aspects of property development. With decades of experience in project management and construction in Australia and overseas, Michael is hands on in the delivery of projects including retail developments, multi-storey residential, one-off specialised projects, commercial and industrial developments and is always working closely with partners and key stakeholders. Partnering with clients to explore what’s possible and creating innovative outcomes which are unique to the project is the Northerly way. Providing a total real estate solution from the very beginning - from preliminary designs, developing feasibility studies to support financing to build and sell, to the construction phase, as well as being a development project financial partner is a dream scenario for Michael.
Group Manager, Design & Pre-Contracts
Extensive industry knowledge, comprehensive planning and a wealth of experience underpin Renato’s ability to resolve even the most complex design and building challenges, allowing him to create detailed project plans, which seamlessly bring all the elements together. Renato has been with Northerly for 15 years and enjoys bringing client ideas and architects’ drafts to life, showcasing the design flair to create something beautiful, while delivering it on time, on budget and superb quality of finish. In building and development, each project comes with challenges. Renato’s process is creative and highly analytical – finding the right materials and products, the best fit suppliers and solutions for cost saving while adhering to the design vision is the goal. As Group Manager, Design & Pre-Contracts, Renato delivers it all from initial concept to building permit stage, as well as managing the systems and processes. To ensure the project delivers all contract, quality and regulatory requirements, Renato works closely with clients, authorities, consultants and other stakeholders to make it happen.
Group Manager, Finance & Corporate Services
An accomplished professional with vast general management experience and a financial background within property, hospitality and disability service sectors, Alan is a certified practicing accountant and heads up our Finance and Corporate Services. Alan looks forward to working each day at Northerly with like-minded, valued people. With an ability to consistently deliver results which enhance purpose and profitability, Alan worked for 24 years with a leading WA based developer of residential land projects across metropolitan and regional WA and NSW - LWP Property Group as General Manager of Finance and Administration. Before the property sector, Alan had a successful career in the hospitality industry in WA and Tasmania as the Accountant for Wrest Point and Launceston Country Club Hotel and Casinos and as General Manager of the former Perth International Hotel. With a genuine community focus, Alan has served as CFO to disability services provider, Senses WA, and continues to assist not-for-profits such as Superfins WA.
Group Manager, Strategy
As Group Manager, Strategy, Barry, along with the leadership team is responsible for determining and driving our organisation’s objectives and ensuring we deliver on the all-important key results. Inspired by the culture and performance of the team, Barry brings his expertise in corporate strategy to Northerly. Working with the mission to create positive outcomes is an important driver for Barry – he applies this vision to everything, from development and construction work, relationships with clients and partners as well as the culture of the Northerly team. Barry is also a big advocate for the future of Perth and amplifying the importance of a national role for our state. He is also the founder and director of strategy agency Bow and Arrow, established in 1989, providing advisory services to a range of clients.
‘Creating Positive’ isn’t just about the brilliant things that we make, it’s equally about the people we shape and the careers we help to create.