SA Chapter Council Contacts

     
 

ANASTASIA KOUTSAMANIS - NAWIC SA CHAPTER PRESIDENT
CONSULTANT ‐ TURNER & TOWNSEND THINC

Anastasia has almost 10 years of construction industry experience having worked in varying consultancy professional roles in the built environment, as a senior interior designer and as a client side project manager. This experience has seen Anastasia gain both technical design and project delivery experience over a broad range of projects including commercial fit-out, residential, education, health, science and civic. 
Anastasia’s project experience working with some of Adelaide’s leading design practices, her current role at national consultancy company Turner & Townsned Thinc coupled with her personable communication style underpins the strong connections she has developed across the industry.
Fulfilling the role of SA Chapter President, Anastasia is a creative thinker who applies innovative ideas to ensure NAWIC SA continues to be an exciting and beneficial organisation to be involved with. Anastasia considers herself as fortunate to be part of the NAWIC council as it has granted her the opportunity to work closely with a group of inspiring, hard working and dedicated females who are passionate about promoting diversity within the industry. 

     

 

NATASHA UGRINIC - NAWIC SA VICE PRESIDENT  
STATE MANAGER SA ‐ STYLECRAFT

With over 10 years experience in the design and construction industry, both designing and project managing the construction of projects ranging from $500,000 to 145 million, as well as engaging within the local design community with events such as PARKING Day and Bowling for Cancer, Natasha Ugrinic brings both experience and vibrancy to the South Australian chapter of NAWIC.

Since returning to Adelaide in 2011, Natasha has been the driving force behind growing Stylecraft's South Australian and Tasmanian business interests, and with her love of community involvement considers NAWIC both a personal and professional venture, as she believes strongly in the development of ties to all members of the construction industry's community makes the individual and community as a whole more capable of excellence. 

Natasha certainly is looking forward to the opportunities to foster great relationships with everyone involved!

     

  LAURA CORNTHWAITE - NAWIC TREASURER
OFFICE MANAGER ‐ CHAPPELL BUILDERS
Laura first joined the Construction industry in 2008 when she commenced as the Submissions Coordinator at BADGE. In this role she was involved in the preparation and submission of complex tender proposals – helping secure a number of high profile projects and clients including the Department of Defence and ALDI. 
After the acquisition of Chappell Builders by BADGE, Laura was appointed as Office Manager in 2015 and works closely alongside the Manager to manage all aspects of the business and grow revenue. 
Laura wants to progress within the industry and is currently studying a Bachelor of Built Environment at the University of South Australia.
She is passionate about what the NAWIC brand stands for and looks forward to meeting like-minded individuals and promoting the involvement of women in the construction industry. 
     
 

SIAN DODD - NAWIC SA COMMUNICATIONS CHAIR 
NATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER – HANSEN YUNCKEN 

With a degree in Marketing Communications and Digital Media, Sian has over 10 (+) years experience working within the construction, property and housing sectors. Working through the first millennium decade in the UK, Sian joined Tier 1 Builder, Hansen Yuncken in Adelaide in 2010.
As Hansen Yuncken’s National Communication Manger, Sian is passionate about sharing information whilst creating compelling and engaging communication strategies and initiatives that are appropriately tailored to a range of stakeholders. Sian has a proven track record in the creation and implementation of project communication strategies on some of South Australia’s significant major projects including Glenside Hospital Health Facility, Education Works New Schools PPP, the $1.85b new Royal Adelaide Hospital and the University of South Australia HIB project.
Within a historically male dominated industry, Sian values an investment in succession planning, raising awareness and promoting the inclusion of women in the construction industry. Sian is a true mentor for young women. Undertaking the role as Communications Chair Sian creates engaging and creative communication strategies to uphold NAWIC’s brand within South Australia.

     

 

BRIDGET STAKER - NAWIC SA MEMBERSHIP CHAIR & MENTORING CO-CHAIR  
SENIOR SUBMISSIONS COORDINATOR ‐ LEND LEASE

Bridget Staker entered the construction industry in 2011 and currently fulfils the role of Senior Submission Coordinator, part of a National Submissions Team for the Lendlease Building Business. She is responsible for the coordination of tender submissions for major commercial building projects (value ranging $10M - $500M), accountable for coordinating information within tight timeframes from a variety of stakeholders and bid team members. 
Bridget is very personable, approachable and loves meeting new people which makes her especially suitable for the role of Membership Chair on the NAWIC SA council. She is also passionate about the role that Mentors can play in both personal and professional life and along with Jessica McDonald, is managing the roll-out of the first NAWIC SA Mentoring Program. 

     

 

KATE RUSSO - NAWIC SA EVENTS CHAIR
DESIGNER ‐ ENZO CAROSCIO ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN
Upon completing a Masters of Architecture at UniSA, Kate has almost 7 years experience working within the Architecture and Design industry. During her time at Woods Bagot, Kate worked on some of Adelaide's most iconic projects including the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) and both Stages of the Adelaide Convention Centre Redevelopment.
More recently Kate has joined boutique Architectural practise Enzo Caroscio Architecture & Design expanding her project portfolio to include the high density Bohem project consisting of 220 apartments currently in construction and the newly launched Woodforde master planned community in SA.
A dedicated and talented designer Kate is an active member of the design industry who has considerable experience in managing events designed to engage with the community. Kate has been instrumental to the success of some of NAWIC SA's most recent events. Applying a creative approach coupled with her ability to think laterally, Kate ensures NAWIC SA's events run seamlessly, collaborating with fellow council members to produce events that are both fresh and inspiring. 

     

  SASCHA FROST - NAWIC SA EVENTS COMMITTEE
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OFFICE LEASING ‐ COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL
Completing a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Adelaide, Sascha has almost 20 years of experience in design & construction, working on a wide range and size of projects including retail, hospitality and commercial fit-outs, from small complicated fit-outs to leading a team on large scale commercial developments. 
More recently Sascha’s experience as a Design & Project Manager in building and construction has seen her involved in the delivery of several award winning projects including Sean’s Kitchen, Madame Hanoi, other Adelaide Casino works, Brickworks Design Studio and the DEWNR 5 star green star fit out and base building upgrade.
Sascha builds on her unique experience and skillset to join Colliers International’s Leasing Team, in a role that will benefit both building owners and tenants by challenging traditional notions of leasing to provide a point of difference in the marketplace.
With an interest to strengthen her network of like-minded professionals, NAWIC also provides Sascha with a platform to realise an important objective to provide support to females within the industry through sharing almost two decades of her industry experience and insight.
     

 

JULIA GENTILE - NAWIC SA AWARDS CO-CHAIR
PROJECT MANAGER - APP CORPORATION 

After completing her Masters of Architecture at the University of South Australia, Julia relocated to Brisbane where she was involved in educational and residential developments at architectural practice Bureau Proberts. Julia moved to London in 2012 where she furthered her architectural experience in high profile public sector developments at Zaha Hadid Architects and Building Design Partnership. 

Julia joined national consultancy company, APP Corporation, as a Project Manager in 2013. She has been heavily involved in the project management of the new Distribution Centre for global supermarket grocer, ALDI. With a proactive and personable approach, Julia is heavily involved with the planning of the NAWIC SA Awards.

     

 

AMANDA BRADY - NAWIC SA AWARDS CO-CHAIR
ASSOCIATE - COWELL CLARKE COMMERCIAL LAWYERS 
Amanda is a commercial litigation lawyer at one of Adelaide’s leading law firms, Cowell Clarke. Since becoming a lawyer in early 2010, Amanda has developed a keen interest and expertise in construction law.  Amanda is involved in general commercial litigation matters, and has worked on front-end construction matters, and a number of construction disputes.  She has acted for residential builders, architects, planners, commercial builders and large-scale multinational construction companies.
Amanda joined NAWIC in 2010 and was the President of the South Australian Chapter of NAWIC between 2012 and early 2014. She believes in NAWIC’s values and is proud to be able to contribute to the development of women in the construction industry. Amanda understands the importance of recognising high achieving women, or entities that promote the involvement of women.  This is why her role in organising the NAWIC SA Awards is suited to her.