Pete Payten

Managing Director

Pete joined Construction Control as Managing Director in 2015 following several years with both Laing O’Rourke and Lend Lease. Pete has a proven track record of success in senior management positions and has successfully led teams through the conversion and delivery of major projects in a number of sectors and regions. As Managing Director, Pete takes great pride in the legacy established by Construction Control since its inception in 1988, as this has established a strong, resilient and reliant platform to launch Construction Control into its next phase.

Peter Wright


Peter joined Construction Control as a Director in 2001 following a long career with Lend Lease. Peter’s contribution to the company has been a major factor in Construction Control’s growth. Peter is a very experienced resource who has a proven ability to project manage large complex projects and build strong teams that achieve results via sound project management disciplines. Peter is highly regarded and respected within the property industry in Canberra

Ian Bowyer


Ian joined Construction Control as a Director in 2001.  Ian is one of Canberra’s most experienced construction personalities. He took responsibility for the construction of the Brindabella Business Park at the Canberra Airport.  With the growth of the company, Ian moved to the $280m Canberra Centre expansion project. Ian is highly respected by his clients and by the commercial sub contract market. Prior to joining Construction Control Ian worked for Lend Lease for eighteen years.

Chris McKee

Chief Financial Officer

Chris is a Chartered Accountant, has an MBA and is responsible to the Board on the financial and corporate functions of the Construction Control group. The role encompasses all financial and commercial activities of the Group, including overseeing project finances, strategic finance issues and corporate compliance. Chris has over twenty years finance experience, in a broad range of industries including professional services, hospitality, accommodation services, consulting engineering and technology. Chris worked for five years in audit, prior to moving to commerce. Chris is a member of the company’s management team and his contribution on a broader company issues is highly valued.

John Gasson


John established Construction Control in 1988 and quickly developed a reputation for delivering high quality projects that meet the needs of his client. John has steadily and strategically grown the company such that it is now one of Canberra’s largest businesses, operating along the eastern seaboard, delivering property related project management services to a wide range of Government and private clients.

Fiona Chen

Finance Manager

Fiona is a qualified CPA and has been with Construction Control since 2015. Fiona has strong construction experience at corporate level overseeing key aspects of the group’s finance functions. She monitors project financial outcomes and assists functional operational areas to ensure accuracy of processing. Fiona is responsible for the Group Statutory and Management reporting. Fiona leads the transactional processing team, manages the treasury function and ensures financial, legal, tax and compliance obligations are met.

Donovan de Ligt

Group HSEQ Manager

Donovan brought with him a diverse range of career experience when he joined Construction Control in 2007. Donovan has worked on a number of projects at the Australian National University, Fairbairn Business Park, was instrumental in the delivery of the new Canberra Airport Terminal and most recently the Constitution Place development in Canberra City. In January 2020 Donovan was promoted to become the companies Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Manager. Donovan is passionate about the continual improvement of our accredited business management system and the ongoing development of our staff, consultants and key sub-contractors through building positive, productive relationships. Donovan is as senior management resource and his contribution to overcome challenges is sought and valued.

David Hill

NSW State Manager

David joined Construction Control in 2009 and worked across a range of high-profile private sector and government projects in Canberra. In 2013 David was asked by an existing Canberra client to relocate to Sydney to manage a small Retail project. The initial $2million project was such a success the client engaged Construction Control to ultimately deliver over $300million in retail works. David was instrumental in securing and delivering these projects and became Construction Control’s NSW State Manager in 2017. In 2021 David opened a larger and permanent Sydney Office to strategically grow the business into new markets. David is a talented, charismatic, and driven member of the company’s Senior Management Team and is extremely well respected within the construction industry.

Lauren Couter

Project Director

Lauren joined Construction Control in 2006 after some time with Tier 1 companies, including John Holland and United Group. Lauren has experience across a number of disciplines, including large scale commercial construction, fitouts, retail, educational and technically complex laboratory facilities. Recently Lauren has worked alongside Matt Adam on the ACT Government Building at the Constitution Place Project. Lauren’s strength lies in her ability to create a working environment that promotes a productive team environment, and by forging strong and positive working relationships between the client, consultants and subcontractors. Lauren received the 2019 ACT NAWIC Crystal Vision Award in recognition for her achievements in mentoring and promoting women in Construction.

Matt Adam

Project Director

Matt joined Construction Control in 2005 following several years with the NSW Department of Public Works and a national Quantity Surveyor. Matt has a diverse range of experience in construction projects through his 17 years in the industry, including commercial, retail, government, education, health and correctional facilities. Matt was an integral part of the Canberra Centre Expansion project team, then delivering a number of complex and significant projects at the Australian National University over a period of six years, followed by the Qantas Lounges and Qantas Integration works at the Canberra Airport Terminal and the Alexander Maconochie Centre Additional Facilities project. Matt takes a proactive and positive approach to resolving issues with an emphasis on developing close working relationships with all project stakeholders to ensure their objectives are achieved.

Joe Shevlin

Project Director

Joe joined Construction Control in 2007 after a period of time working on government high security and commercial fit outs within the Canberra region. Joe began his time with the company working on the development of the Brindabella Business Park for the Capital Airport Group and has worked his way through the ranks to be instrumental in the senior management of some of Construction Control’s largest projects including the Canberra airport multi-user terminal, Vibe Hotel, Department of Home Affairs headquarters and a number of other marquee projects within the region. Joe takes great pride in his attention to detail, enthusiasm, and the relationships he continues to build within the industry. His skills lie in his ability to galvanise teams to foster an efficient delivery vehicle.