Our People

Dale Kennedy

Managing Director

Dale has been instrumental in the growth of Harris HMC as a leading and successful construction company. Dale is passionate about his vision, and ensuring the company continues to evolve as one of Australia’s Top 1% construction companies. He is committed to his team and supporting them to ensure that they take ownership to deliver what we promise.

Kelly Johnstone

Chief Financial Officer

As a qualified CFO with over 25 years’ experience, Kelly has worked across a large range of industries including FMCG, Agriculture/Processing, Transport & Logistics, Mining, Manufacturing, Processing, Media & Entertainment and Retail Electricity & Gas. Using his strong business acumen and strategic thinking to actively influence and improve the bottom line, Kelly ensures there are robust processes in place to support the day-to-day functioning of Harris HMC.

Geoff Dart


With over 22 years of experience in the construction industry, Geoff has developed a strong set of skills, with the unique ability to identify and minimise risk, while maximising opportunity. Geoff takes a logical approach to his role, which combined with his commitment and determination can be seen in his day-to-day overseeing of the business operations, including sales and estimating, through to project delivery.

Andrew Headberry


Andrew has been pivotal in ensuring that the business is on track, setting goals for the future and nurturing a team to achieve them. In his day-to-day, Andrew is heavily involved in the sales process, including direct management of every tender submission and building relationships with key clients.

Travis Lambe

General Manager, Operations

Travis has over 18 years of industry experience and with a career that was quickly tracked towards leadership and management. His trade background and intimate understanding of the practicalities and limitations within the industry feeds his ability to provide creative and outside-the-box solutions. Travis leads and manages a team of highly motivated, fun and driven individuals who all bring different skills to the table. He leads by example and expects honesty, trust and ownership from his staff.

Melanie Woodward

General Manager, Maintenance

Melanie has a strong facilities management services background and over 12 years' relevant operational and commercial experience. She has successfully managed and coordinated large internal teams to deliver multiple contracts across multiple sites to meet specific timelines and outcomes. Supported by the wider Harris HMC business that has key relationships and corporate management systems, Melanie is highly motivated, hands-on, professional and results-driven and ensures services are delivered to Harris HMC’s consistently high standards of quality and safety.

James Bader

General Manager, Electrics

James’ professionalism, integrity and level of service, where he is always willing to go the extra mile for his clients, has ensured him a loyal following of clients and repeat business. James has responsibility for the leadership, performance and growth of the Harris HMC Electrics Division. He is actively involved in all aspects of this business. James’ role is highly hands-on, ensuring that the team embraces the vision of the client, driving innovation, best practice and value for money solutions.

Leah Hermassoo

Group Marketing Manager

Highly experienced and skilled across a range of functions, Leah has over 15 years’ experience in marketing, channel management and operations. As Group Marketing Manager, Leah is instrumental in driving the group strategy to enhance client relationships and industry networks. Supporting all divisions of the business through brand positioning, strategic corporate sponsorship and event management and the production of high quality submissions to name a few, Leah is key in maintaining Harris HMC’s Top 1% goals.

Paul Rennison

Group Health, Safety, Environment & Quality (HSEQ) Manager

With a workforce in excess of 1000 staff members across head office and on site, Paul is kept very busy ensuring the health and safety of the entire Harris HMC team. With over 10 years industry experience, Paul provides advice and guidance across all HSEQ processes and systems, including the training, awareness, communication and application of continual improvement. He also champions compliance and assurance of prevailing legislation, company policy, standards, client requirements and certifications.

Denise Nezis

Group People and Culture Manager

Denise is a collaborative People and Culture leader with broad industry experience in both large and medium sized organisations. For over 25 years she has worked in leading the human resources function in the retail, infrastructure maintenance and construction sectors. She brings extensive experience in transformational change and aligning people solutions to support organisation success. Denise’s reputation is built on being a trusted and practical leader who creates engaging, growth-oriented workplaces and positive employee experiences where people love coming to work.