Our People

MEET OUR DIRECTORS, PRINCIPALS AND ASSOCIATES

Innovative engineers with a collaborative approach – that’s the MLEI difference.

Our MLEI leadership team comprises vastly experienced engineers who enjoy remaining hands-on with client work. Covering a broad range of specialty areas across civil and structural engineering, they’re all about building strong relationships with our clients across Australia and guiding our team’s seamless delivery of smart, specific solutions.

MEET OUR TEAM

Daniel Tiscione
Daniel Tiscione
Structural Drafter
MLEI - Adelaide
Jhon Cardenas
Jhon Cardenas
Civil Drafter
MLEI - Adelaide
Kelly Warth
Kelly Warth
Graduate Structural Engineer
Ginos - Adelaide
Will Rosindell
Will Rosindell
Structural Engineer
ESEN - Gold Coast
Ivan Botha
Ivan Botha
Structural Engineer
ESEN - Gold Coast
Goh Hoo
Goh Hoo
Senior Structural / Aquatic Engineer
MLEI - Adelaide
Adam Hunt
Adam Hunt
Principal Bridge Designer
FBE - Newcastle
Ruxin Jiang
Ruxin Jiang
Graduate Structural Engineer
Ginos - Adelaide
Debora Paiva
Debora Paiva
Structural Engineer
ESEN - Gold Coast
Igor Lombardi
Igor Lombardi
Graduate Structural Engineer
ESEN - Gold Coast
Debra Butcher
Debra Butcher
Office Administrator
ESEN - Gold Coast
Gareth Swan
Gareth Swan
Structural Engineer
ESEN - Gold Coast
James O’Connor
James O’Connor
Senior Bridge Engineer
FBE - Ballina
Jason Clements
Jason Clements
Senior Project Manager
FBE - Newcastle
Alan Michie
Alan Michie
Senior Bridge Engineer
FBE - Newcastle
Filip Tomczak
Filip Tomczak
Senior Bridge Engineer
FBE - Newcastle
Jacobus Kritzinger
Jacobus Kritzinger
Bridge Engineer
FBE - Newcastle
Nico Lammers
Nico Lammers
Team Leader, Structural Engineer
ESEN - Gold Coast
Clive Cowdell
Clive Cowdell
Civil/Structural Engineer
ESEN - Gold Coast
Jack Bricknell
Jack Bricknell
Structural Engineer
ESEN - Gold Coast
Bec Minorelli
Bec Minorelli
Civil/Architectural Drafter
ESEN - Gold Coast
Russell Cosby
Russell Cosby
Drafter
ESEN - Gold Coast
Maddi Baker
Maddi Baker
Office Manager
ESEN - Gold Coast
Jen Meteyard
Jen Meteyard
Office Administrator
ESEN - Gold Coast
Adrian Wanasili
Adrian Wanasili
Road and Transport Lead
MLEI - Melbourne
Justin Sims
Justin Sims
Civil Engineer
MLEI - Melbourne
Joe Whelan
Joe Whelan
Senior BIM Technician
MLEI - Melbourne
Carmine Perrotta
Carmine Perrotta
Senior Structural & Aquatic Engineer
MLEI - Adelaide
Dave Love
Dave Love
Senior BIM Technician
MLEI - Adelaide
Jacques Maree
Jacques Maree
Principal Structural Engineer
MLEI - Adelaide
Ricky Tolentino
Ricky Tolentino
Senior Civil Engineer
MLEI - Adelaide
Ben Warner
Ben Warner
Designer
Linney - Mawson Lakes
Ben Smithett
Ben Smithett
Designer
Linney - Mawson Lakes
Sheng Ee Yap
Sheng Ee Yap
Graduate Structural Engineer
Linney - Mawson Lakes
Lawrie Mew
Lawrie Mew
Project Engineer
Linney - Mawson Lakes
Jodie Linney
Jodie Linney
Office Manager, Linney
Linney - Mawson Lakes
Ross Wilkinson
Ross Wilkinson
General Manager, Linney
Linney - Mawson Lakes
Michael Bossy
Michael Bossy
Operations Manager, Linney
Linney - Mawson Lakes
John Linney
John Linney
Principal Engineer, Linney
Linney - Mawson Lakes
Timothy Nguyen
Timothy Nguyen
Senior Structural Engineer
MLEI - Darwin
Marcelo Villegas
Marcelo Villegas
Structural Drafter
MLEI - Melbourne
Victor Nghia Nguyen
Victor Nghia Nguyen
Structural Engineer
Ginos - Adelaide
Pieter Nieuwoudt
Pieter Nieuwoudt
Structural Engineer
MLEI - Adelaide
Cameron Salt
Cameron Salt
Structural Engineer
MLEI - Adelaide
Ryan Woolfson
Ryan Woolfson
Senior Structural Engineer
MLEI - Melbourne
Fraser Beveridge
Fraser Beveridge
Undergraduate Engineer
MLEI - Adelaide
Khoi Nguyen
Khoi Nguyen
Graduate Structural Engineer
Ginos - Adelaide
Adrian Vu
Adrian Vu
Graduate Structural Engineer
MLEI - Adelaide
Vivili Kamikamica
Vivili Kamikamica
Senior Civil Designer
MLEI - Adelaide
Neville Peters
Neville Peters
Transport Lead Engineer
MLEI - Adelaide
Jackson Guo
Jackson Guo
Structural Engineer
MLEI - Melbourne
Isaac Devlin
Isaac Devlin
Graduate Structural Engineer
MLEI - Adelaide
Theen Moy
Theen Moy
Submissions & Marketing Coordinator
MLEI - Adelaide
Hardy Hu
Hardy Hu
Graduate Structural Engineer
MLEI - Adelaide
Shewit Adhanom
Shewit Adhanom
Graduate Structural Engineer
Ginos - Adelaide
Rebecca Nayler
Rebecca Nayler
Administrator
MLEI - Adelaide
Bhumit Viradiya
Bhumit Viradiya
Structural Engineer
Ginos - Adelaide
Maria Castiblanco
Maria Castiblanco
Civil Drafter
MLEI - Adelaide
Frank Dias de Brito
Frank Dias de Brito
Structural Engineer
Ginos - Adelaide
Hamish Burns
Hamish Burns
Civil Designer
MLEI - Adelaide
Nhu Nguyen
Nhu Nguyen
Graduate Structural Engineer
Ginos - Adelaide
Emma Branum
Emma Branum
Graduate Civil Engineer
MLEI - Adelaide
Darryl Mitchell
Darryl Mitchell
Graduate Structural Engineer
Ginos - Adelaide
Louise McLean
Louise McLean
Office Manager | Assistant to Directors
MLEI - Adelaide
Finn McGown
Finn McGown
Structural Engineer
Ginos - Adelaide
Richard Lewis
Richard Lewis
Finance Manager
MLEI - Adelaide
Cathy Lupoi
Cathy Lupoi
Administrator
Ginos - Adelaide
Julian Conte
Julian Conte
Structural Engineer
MLEI - Melbourne
Ben DeGilio
Ben DeGilio
Senior Project Lead
MLEI - Adelaide
Phuc Truong
Phuc Truong
Structural Engineer
Ginos - Adelaide
Lola Manuel
Lola Manuel
Drafter
Linney - Mawson Lakes
Luc Luu
Luc Luu
Structural Engineer
Ginos - Adelaide
Amandeep Singh
Amandeep Singh
Structural Engineer
Ginos - Adelaide
Ahmad Mahameed Zakwan
Ahmad Mahameed Zakwan
Small Projects Team Leader | Senior Structural Engineer
MLEI - Adelaide
Jonathan Chai
Jonathan Chai
Structural Engineer
MLEI - Adelaide
Tu Nguyen-Cung
Tu Nguyen-Cung
Structural Engineer
MLEI - Adelaide
Chad Harris
Chad Harris
Civil Engineer
MLEI - Adelaide
Brian Murphy
Brian Murphy
Quality & WHS Manager
MLEI - Adelaide
Dennis Laznicka
Dennis Laznicka
Civil Design Drafter
MLEI - Adelaide
Anthony Giannini
Anthony Giannini
Senior Structural & Civil Engineer
MLEI - Adelaide
Stephen Plummer
Stephen Plummer
Structural Drafting Manager
MLEI - Adelaide
Thu Nguyen
Thu Nguyen
Drafting Team Leader
MLEI - Adelaide
Greg Hupeden
Greg Hupeden
Principal Civil Designer
MLEI - Adelaide
Anh Thu Dinh
Anh Thu Dinh
Structural Engineer
Ginos - Adelaide
Ben Wood
Ben Wood
Structural Engineer
MLEI - Darwin
Gosia Panek
Gosia Panek
Senior Drafter
Ginos - Adelaide
Leo Leong
Leo Leong
Senior Structural Engineer
Ginos - Adelaide
Matthew Reade
Matthew Reade
Civil Engineer
MLEI - Melbourne
Li Dong
Li Dong
Civil Engineer
Ginos - Adelaide
Gemma Rossi
Gemma Rossi
Civil Engineer
MLEI - Adelaide
Giancarlo Girolamo
Giancarlo Girolamo
Structural Engineer
Ginos - Adelaide
Sasha Lediaev
Sasha Lediaev
Administrator
Ginos - Adelaide
Sharon Chen
Sharon Chen
Structural Engineer
Ginos - Adelaide
Jordan Franks
Jordan Franks
Civil Engineer
MLEI - Adelaide
Linh Le
Linh Le
Structural Engineer
MLEI - Adelaide
Callum Folwell
Callum Folwell
Structural Engineer
MLEI - Adelaide
Belinda Rice
Belinda Rice
Structural Drafter
MLEI - Adelaide
Anna-Maria Murphy
Anna-Maria Murphy
Submissions & Marketing Coordinator
MLEI - Adelaide

JIM NAYLER

Director
Adelaide

Jim has over 25 years’ experience in engineering management, team development/leadership and project delivery capability. Jim has a proven track record and has provided positive contributions to many successful South Australian and National projects in the built environment, defence, infrastructure and industrial sectors. Jim has contributed to the successful delivery of some notable South Australian projects, including Osborne Naval Shipyard, New Royal Adelaide Hospital PPP, Calvary Hospital, Coopers Brewery, SA Police Headquarters, Festival Plaza Redevelopment and RAAF Base Edinburgh.

CHRIS O'CALLAGHAN

Associate / Senior Structural Engineer
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Architectural),
University of Adelaide (2014).

Chris has expertise in structural engineering, with emphasis on project coordination and delivery. Since coming on board in 2014, Chris has worked on a number of key projects for MLEI including the Rundle Mall Plaza upgrade where his focus was on the construction phase. This involved intricate temporary works coordination and constant change to the original design intent as more original structure as exposed for the Aberfoyle Park High School redevelopment in Adelaide's south: a complex and interesting job involving refurbishing and expanding existing buildings and connecting these with new buildings. Chris was Structural Engineer for the Taperoo Soccer Club upgrade: a successful project from design to completion which saw the development of a new change room facility with a unique architectural design for the north-west Adelaide-based club.

MICHELLE COLLETT

Lead Structural Engineer
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil & Computing),
Monash University (1997);
Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng);
National Engineering Register (NER);
Committee member of the Structural College at Engineers Australia.

Michelle is a structural design engineer and project manager, coordinating various disciplines and running consultants' meetings for both the design and construction phases of a project. Her expertise includes client liaison, early engagement, schematic and detailed design, multidisciplinary leadership and value management. She has worked on commercial, industrial and residential buildings, and designed in steel, concrete, timber and masonry.

Since joining MLEI in July 2020, Michelle has worked on notable projects such as Joyce Foam Products, a 7,200 square metre warehouse for client Sagle Constructions which required a large degree of coordination of consultants. Michelle also worked on the Osborne Naval Shipbuilding Precinct, which included certification of the future submarine program infrastructure development: an interesting project because of the building's scale and the large loads.

RAZA MALIK

State Manager NT / VIC
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil/Structural),
Charles Darwin University (2009);
Executive Committee Member,
Consult Australia, NT;
Executive Committee Member,
Urban Development Institute of Australia, NT.

Raza has worked on a diverse range of large civil and structural projects across various industries including defence, industrial, water resources, property and roads. He has delivered key projects through various stages of design including prefeasibility assessments, concept designs and detailed designs. Raza has also had key construction experience through the hands on delivery of projects lifecycle. Having worked on several large government and private projects, Raza has development into a well rounded civil engineer capable of servicing a wide range of clients and projects.

Since joining MLEI in 2019, Raza has worked on several significant projects across the Northern Territory and Victoria. These include assisting Power and Water Corporation across key subdivision development assessments in the NT, the National Highway and Warloch interesting design and continued support of Local Government agencies in the development of remote and regional towns (i.e Mataranka, Urapunga and Jilkrninggan road upgrades and safety improvements). He has also recently completed civil designs for several private townhouse developments across VIC and a new Functional Layout of an existing carriageway within Essendon on behalf of the Moonee Valley City Council (VIC).

SAMIR HANNA

Lead / Senior Structural Engineer Bachelor of Engineering (Civil/Structural) Cairo University, Egypt (1985); Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) and National Engineering Register (NER).

Samir has vast experience in the structural design and management of commercial projects, retail developments and high rise buildings.

Since joining MLEI in June 2018, some of Samir's most notable projects include Weilong Winery in Mildura, Victoria; a steel tower for our cement handling client's bagging plant in Yarraville, Victoria; and South Australia's first TRYP by Wyndham hotel at 266 Pulteney Street, including a seven storey office complex.

SAMUEL SCHMIDT

Manager - Steel Framing/Senior Structural Engineer Bachelor of Engineering (Civil & Structural) (Hons), The University of Adelaide (2006)

Samuel specialises in product engineering, specifically around steel framing, passive fire protection and anchors / fasteners which is his main area of expertise.

Since joining MLEI in 2018, Samuel has led internal system development within the Steel Framing division, product development of our client's systems to reduce structural steel and save site costs, and continual improvement and documentation / modelling of our client's products.

SAM KOTANIDIS

Residential Manager Ginos Engineering Bachelor of Engineering (Civil & Structural), The University of Adelaide (2000).

Sam specialises in structural and civil engineering of residential projects as well as footing designs and has successfully managed several major local home builders, establishing long term working relationships, Sam also has extensive knowledge of Adelaide soil profiles.

With the company since the year 2000, some of Sam's notable projects include Allenby Gardens Foodland shopping centre, due to the complexities of integrating new and old structures; 44-46 Brighton Road Glenelg East, because of the economical design delivered in 10 days; and a luxury residence in Leabrook.

TUAN NGUYEN

Associate / Business Development / Senior Engineer Bachelor of Engineering (Civil), The University of South Australia (1998)

With a long list of successfully completed projects for private, local government and state government clients, Tuan has been with MLEI since 2012. Specialising in the area of multidisciplinary infrastructure, major transport, public realm/streetscape and road construction, some of Tuan's most satisfying projects with MLEI have included the Liebherr Adelaide Facility development, the Holland Street Streetscape Project and various Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure projects, which have all required a large degree of teamwork.

CRAIG GLYNN

Civil Manager
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil/Structural), The University of Adelaide (2006); Certified Practising Project Manager (CPPM), Australian Institute of Project Management.

Craig is an experienced Civil Engineer, specialising in design, project, contract and construction management of projects within the Urban Development, Water, Civil and Resources industries.

Since joining MLEI in 2018, Craig has worked on many notable projects such as the Prospect 1838 residential estate. This project's success led to further work coordinating civil and service infrastructure ad multiple stakeholders for the Kaufland Prospect store and Churchill Road junction design and streetscape upgrade, all in the same precinct. Other key projects include Parkvale Estate, Angle Vale, a 175-allotment residential estate; and the Iluka Jacinth Ambrosia Incremental Upgrade, which allowed Iluka to commence mining the Ambrosia Mineral Sands Deposit.

BEN RICE

Director / Senior Structural Engineer Bachelor of Engineering (Civil), The University of Adelaide (1999); Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng).

Ben specialises in complex building structures, concrete water retaining structures and design management of large projects. Since starting with MLEI in 2015, Ben has delivered significant projects such as The Bend Motorsport Park Pit Building and Hotel, a high-profile project in an existing building that required detailed analysis to deliver an effective, simple solution; and the memorable and challenging 162 Fullarton Road, which relied on close-knit teamwork to overcome all challenges.

THOMAS HA

Director / Senior Structural Engineer Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) with First Class Honours, The University of Adelaide (2001); Fellow Member of the Institution of Engineers Australia (FIEAurst); Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng), National Engineering Register (NER); Registered Engineer with QLD Board of Professional Engineers (RPEQ); APEC Engineer; International Professional Engineer IntPE (Aus).

Thomas is a chartered professional engineer with nearly 20 years' experience in construction and consulting. He specialises in structural design consultancy for a range of projects and industries including schools, hospitals, commercial developments, power and heavy industries, mining and defence. Thomas joined MLEI as a Director in 2010 and has been part MLEI's success story. Apart from his day-to-day management duties, Thomas has a great passion for designs which are practical and economical. He enjoys working with the clients and the consultant teams to develop designs that are most suited to each client's vision.

NICHOLAS MURPHY

Managing Director / Senior Engineer
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil),
The University of Adelaide (2005); Chartered
Professional Engineer (CPEng).

Nicholas is a chartered professional engineer and one of MLEI's founding Directors. As our Managing Director since our 2007 inauguration, his primary roles are overseeing the business operations and promoting our strategic direction.

An experienced engineer, Nicholas remains hands-on with a variety of civil and structural projects ranging up to $100 million. In leadership, he is an accomplished manager of multidisciplinary teams and also achieves better business outcomes through facilitating collaboration within the overall team.

Notable projects Nicholas has worked on include civil engineering on significant land development projects, working on various civil structures at Olympic Dam, project management of works for Hills Industry and, lead engineer on Autism SA headquarters and 91 Commercial Road Port Adelaide.