Chairman - Advisory Board

Richard Hockney

Richard Hockney

Richard is a proven senior business leader.  During his 27-year career in the Banking & Finance industry, he held senior leadership positions in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and the UK. Richard now holds a number of key South Australian board positions, across multiple industries. Richard has an impressive educational record including Harvard Business School and is currently a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Richard brings to his role as the Chairman of the Advisory Board extensive business knowledge, a broad network and experience in leadership, governance and strategy.

Directors

Alex Cook

Alex Cook

Alex brings over 35 years of experience across the full range of construction sectors and services. His experience includes management of organisations based in South Australia, as well as national and international. He has a strong focus on being able to provide end-to-end solutions for clients, providing direction and assistance through the concept and feasibility stage, right through to completion of construction.

As a Director of Cook Building, he provides leadership as well as hands on involvement in Business Development and Organisational Strategy.

Stephen Hansen

Stephen Hansen

Steve brings to the Advisory Board experience in Construction Management as well as strong network in the South Australian construction industry. His extensive on-ground construction experience provides a necessary link between the high level leadership of the Advisory Board and the challenges of day-to-day operations. As well as his role on the Advisory Board, Steve is active in the business in Project Management and mentoring of junior personnel.

Advisory Board Member

Tracey Visintin

Tracey Visintin

Prior to commencing legal practice in 2006, Tracey had a successful 19-year career in the building and construction industry working in the area of Contract Administration and Project Management.

Tracey is an experienced solicitor, specialising in dispute resolution and risk management, whose practice encompasses all levels of the construction industry from small subcontractors to multinational engineering companies and tier 1 builders across Australia.

Voted by her peers for the last 3 years running in Doyle’s Construction Guide as a recommended (in 2016) and leading construction and infrastructure litigation lawyer and front end construction lawyer in 2017/2018.

General Manager

Cameron Sumpter

Cameron Sumpter

As the General Manager, Cameron leads the Senior Management Group on day to day operations of Cook Building, as well as provides the necessary link to the Advisory Board of Directors.

Cameron has a strong background in Management Systems, including Compliance and Risk Management, and Project Management from a range of industries including Tourism, Mining and Construction. His previous roles at Cook include Corporate Services Manager, responsible for the Financial, HR, WHS, Quality, Marketing and IT functions of the organisation, as well as commercial Project Manager.

Commercial Manager

Chris Latsch

Chris Latsch

With a notable career in the construction industry, Chris has held executive positions with major South Australian and National construction companies. His personable and professional approach promotes collaboration and communication with all project stakeholders, ensuring successful project delivery and quality outcomes for clients.

Estimating Manager

Todd Atkinson

Todd Atkinson

Todd provides over 20 years of construction industry experience with the majority of these being in an estimating role. Through this time he has had exposure to all industry sectors and procurement methodologies.

Construction Manager

Tom Broderick

Tom Broderick

Tom provides over a decade of experience working as a Project Manager and Construction Manager in the South Australian construction industry with a Bachelor in Construction Management and Economics. Tom’s project experience covers a variety of delivery methodologies and project scales.  His personable and professional approach promotes collaboration and communication with all project stakeholders to ensure delivery outcomes and requirements are achieved.

Strategy & Future Opportunities

Peter Basedow

Peter Basedow

Peter’s 35 years of professional experience brings a diverse network in the South Australian construction industry. His passion for building collaborative working relationships sets the tone for creating positive project outcomes for all stakeholders.

Peter’s background in Financial Management and Governance from various industries, including Construction, Not-For-Profit, Manufacturing and Hospitality combines with his network to identify future opportunities, and assist in defining the strategic direction for Cook Building.