Ridgemill Team

Our Team

Ridgemill Project Management is an independent project management consultancy. We have provided leadership and control of new development and refurbishment projects across Queensland for over twenty years. Our success is built upon the specialist knowledge and experience of our team who offer extensive skills and understanding of the project management industry.

Robert Jennings Ridgemill

Robert Jennings | Director

Australian Institute of Management MDP
Member Australian Institute of Company Directors
Member The Executive Connection

Robert is responsible for driving Ridgemill’s profitable growth and strategic direction, along with developing key business relationships through his direct involvement in delivery of Ridgemill’s project management services.

Robert’s considerable building and construction industry experience includes over 30 years’ experience delivering high quality new and redevelopment construction and fit out projects.

Prior to Ridgemill, Robert fulfilled the role of State Manager for a national construction management company, responsible for 100 staff and over $150 million annual turnover.

Robert’s clients have included commercial, government and private entities with project exposure covering a variety of industries, including tourism, hospitality, retail, health, residential, aged care, education and mining.

Martin Cooper Ridgemill

Martin Cooper | Director – Project Strategy

Diploma of Civil Engineering
Member, Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators, Australia

Martin’s detailed understanding of the project delivery process stems from more than 40 years’ experience managing projects in the building and construction industry.  This experience is brought to every Ridgemill project through his specialist project strategy role.

Martin’s expertise in risk assessment and management, stakeholder engagement and consultation, procurement strategy and contractor management and negotiations enables Ridgemill to enhance project outcomes, ensuring client objectives are consistently met and often exceeded.

In recognition of Martin’s extensive experience and expertise in project management, Martin is often called upon to share his knowledge and judgement in an advisory capacity to government, industry and clients.

Tony Dwyer Ridgemill

Tony Dwyer | Associate

BSc (Hons), MRICS, Building Surveying/Project Management
Chartered Building Surveyor, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Tony has a passion for gathering ideas, assessing options and then delivering an end result exceeding his client’s expectations. He has worked as a Project Manager for over 25 years, both in the private and public sector in Australia and the United Kingdom.

He brings with him extensive experience across many industry sectors including residential and retail developments, Defence projects, public and private building refurbishments and new build, as well as asset and maintenance management.

Tony is a Chartered Building Surveyor and has specific professional experience in the preparation and execution of measured surveys, feasibility studies, dilapidation reports, design management, tendering, main contractor procurement, construction contract administration, site supervision (superintendent) and defect inspections.

Steve Watkins Ridgemill

Steve Watkins | Senior Project Manager

Diploma in Project Management
Registered Workplace Health and Safety Officer
Member, Australian Institute of Project Management

Steve has worked with Ridgemill since 1995, taking a specialized interest in safety, live site project management and the sourcing and installation of furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E).

Steve’s background in hospitality management ensures a commitment to customer service, along with a thorough awareness of the importance of minimizing operational disruption.

Offering extensive experience in tourism, hospitality, community, health, residential and education projects, Steve is able to provide great insight into the requirements of various projects, and identify value-adding opportunities.

Tony Lewis Ridgemill

Tony Lewis | Senior Project Manager

Bachelor of Building (Construction Management)
Associate Diploma of Applied Science (Building)
Member, Australian Institute of Project Management

Involved in managerial roles in the building and construction industry since 1996, Tony gained extensive practical experience through his trade qualifications and working with large-scale contractors prior to specialising in Project Management.

Tony combines expert knowledge of the practical aspects of development and refurbishment works with sound management principles.

Tony has strong project management experience with expertise in contract administration, risk management, construction management and quality assurance. He enjoys the strategic aspects of projects and attains great satisfaction in delivering the desired outcomes of clients.

Rob Empson Ridgemill

Robert Empson | Project Manager

Graduate Certificate in Building Management
Bachelor of Building Science
National Diploma in Architectural Technology

Robert’s construction industry career commenced in 2004, moving into specialist programming and project management roles in 2006.

Robert has successfully delivered projects across a range of industries including Hotel and Residential developments, Entertainment and Convention Centres, Sport and Recreation Facilities, Commercial, Industrial, Retail and Airport developments and refurbishments.

Robert’s experience and calm considered style, supported by his attention to detail and accuracy, offers a methodological approach to project delivery.

James Stanfield Ridgemill

James Stanfield | Project Manager

Bachelor of Urban Development (Construction Management), Hons
Civil Engineering minor

Commencing in the construction industry in 2009, James’ experience offers a focus on civil construction, safe working environments and quality assurance.

In 2015 James joined Ridgemill’s team to support project delivery functions and develop his project management skills.

James is an excellent problem solver with strong analytical skills, attention to detail and accuracy. His time management and prioritising skills, enable him to be highly productive under tight deadlines.

Mathew Eccleston

Mathew Eccleston | Project Manager

Bachelor of Environments (Construction)
Associate, Australian Institute of Project Management
Affiliate, Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors

With a strong background in quantity surveying, Mathew has gained experience of working on diverse projects in a multitude of industry sectors. He has been involved in all phases of project management – from concept design through to project completion – and is skilled in the cost management processes associated with each stage of a project.

His participation in project control group meetings has provided him with a keen understanding of the architectural design process and the materials selection considerations that are an important part of this phase.

Mat’s strong leadership and communication skills have been refined through his past supervisory roles, and he is able to effectively connect with a wide range of project stakeholders.

Amdnda Butler Ridgemill

Amanda Butler | Project Support Officer

Associate Degree in Business

With five years’ engineering consultancy administration experience, Amanda joined Ridgemill in 2015 to provide administrative support to project management personnel.

Amanda’s attention to detail, high level of organisation and excellent communication skills support Ridgemill’s commitment to proactive project management service delivery.

Amanda offers varied experience across a range of administrative functions with a strong customer service ethos.

Belinda Jones | Project Support Officer

Photographic Certificate Course

Belinda’s strong interpersonal skills and proactive approach to teamwork have prepared her well for her role. With a systems-based background, she is able to support the Ridgemill Project Managers in their day-to-day requirements and assist them in ensuring our clients’ projects are running to schedule.

Her familiarity with accounts payable systems and processes further enhances her ability to service our clients by providing efficient cost management services and contract administration support.