Leadership Team

Hickory’s business is founded on the expertise,
character and experience of its employees.

George Abraham

Managing Director

A team leader at Hickory and a key player in the industry.

George graduated from a Construction Management degree with 1st class honors and has managed major projects for some of Australia’s largest building firms. His stakeholder management skills continue to deliver outstanding results for Hickory, where he takes pride in leading by example, working together with his teams to get the job done.

Steve Stavrou

Commercial Director

Strong communicator and negotiator with attuned business acumen. 

Steve uses his broad industry experience established over 25 years to oversee design management, contract evaluation and negotiation, buildability, procurement and trade packaging, and provides financial and administrative leadership.

Kin Law

Estimating Director

Expertise to provide sound strategies and achieve accurate results.

Kin is responsible for leading the acquisition of new contracts for the Group. He has worked for some of the biggest names in the Asia-Pacific property and construction sector throughout his career, and possesses a unique skill in simplifying complicated tasks, providing sound strategies and achieving accurate results for clients.

Mathew Foden

Strategic Projects Director

Managing strategic projects, developments and new business initiatives. 

Mathew leads Hickory's internal property developments including; feasibility assessments, joint venture opportunities and finance negotiations. As well as general project, design and business management for a range of new business ventures and strategic projects. 

James Margaritis

Bid Manager

Senior business development executive

James has been instrumental in growing Hickory's project pipeline over the last 9 years. He oversees all aspects of bid proposals, tenders and ECI agreements, offering clients tailored solutions. James brings a unique approach to business development and prides himself on values of honesty, integrity and transparency.

Michael Perdikaris

Construction Manager

Michael's experience leading major construction projects ensures all opportunities and risks are quickly identified and skillfully managed. He instils confidence in all key stakeholders by ensuring all projects maintain a high degree of quality and are delivered on time and budget. 

Steve Cahill

Construction Manager

With local and international experience and success, Steve Cahill brings invaluable knowledge gained working on a large-scale residential, commerical and government developments.

Andrew McGowan

Construction Manager

Andrew oversees the overall delivery and management of large scale construction projects. His expertise has been gained working on high-rise residential and commercial towers, and various retail and industrial projects throughout his career. 

Poly Kiosses

General Counsel

Composed dispute resolution and contract negotiation.

As Hickory’s in-house General Counsel, Poly has an impressive portfolio of experience in the construction and engineering sector, from a $600m engineering procurement and construction contract for one of the world’s largest wind turbine manufacturers, to multi-million dollar arbitration disputes and contract agreements.

Danny Pegorin

Façades Manager

Leading façade design, fabrication and installation for over 30 years.

Danny has worked on many of Melbourne’s most high profile projects for some of the world’s largest international façade companies, and possesses an unrivalled knowledge of window, curtain wall, steel and aluminum façade systems.  He now leads an extensive team of local and offshore specialists to design, procure, fabricate and install facades across all of Hickory’s projects.

Mark Taranto

Customer Care Manager

Ensuring a high quality delivery of all Hickory builds and maintaining customer satisfaction throughout the lifetime of the building. 

Mark leads Hickory's dedicated Customer Care division and ensures prompt and high quality service is provided regarding any building works concerns. Looking after defects for all Hickory builds within the past 10 years - Mark is quick to rectify the problem and manage both his team and subcontractors to ensure that customers are satisfied and buildings are well looked after. 

Craig Hunter

IT Manager

Leading Hickory’s information technology and digital transformation journey.

With over 15 years’ experience in IT, Craig leads Hickory’s multidisciplinary team of IT Specialists. Responsible for overseeing the discovery, implementation and operation of Hickory’s digital platforms and infrastructure, Craig has a passion for continuous improvement and is always on the lookout for cutting edge technology.