Our People

Kennedys Group started as a family business, and has grown to a bustling network of over 150 people. Our team consists of Commercial and Industrial Plumbing experts and Asbestos & Environmental professionals all across Victoria.

Even though we’ve grown, we put people first. Our supportive family roots and camaraderie remain as strong as ever.

We’re light on hierarchy, excited about positive impact, and serious about our work.

Our People

Kennedys Group started as a family business, and has grown to a bustling network of over 150 people. Our team consists of Commercial and Industrial Plumbing experts and Asbestos & Environmental professionals all across Victoria.

Even though we’ve grown, we put people first. Our supportive family roots and camaraderie remain as strong as ever.

We’re light on hierarchy, excited about positive impact, and serious about our work.

Leadership

 

Leading the charge, our Directors have complementary management, industrial and commercial trades, infrastructure maintenance, construction industry and financial experience.

Get in touch directly via their contact details in their bios.

Kennedys Group Director Shannon Kennedy

Shannon Kennedy

DIRECTOR

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Beginning at Kennedys Group in 1996, Shannon has worked through the business from his early beginnings as a plumbing apprentice. This experience has given him the grounding and confidence to contribute to what Kennedys Group is today.

Shannon has been a Director of the group since 2006. He played a significant role in expanding the business via the Asbestos & Environmental division of the company and oversees the coordination of larger business projects.

With a proven track record of project delivery, from estimating to contract administration and project completion, Shannon is experienced in the large-scale coordination of services and all aspects of quality, safety and environmental control.

His client experience is both broad and deep and has included several state and federal government departments including Education and Training, Justice, Human Services, Parks Victoria, Parliamentary Services and Defence.

As a valued leader of the Kennedys Group team, he has contributed to a statewide asbestos remediation project for Defence spanning two years. Additionally, he has been involved in an asbestos remediation project on Gabo Island for Parks Victoria, managing stringent timelines in a delicate ecosystem.

Qualifications:

  • Diploma of Management
  • Class A Asbestos Removalist
  • Class A Nominated Site Supervisor on
  • WorkSafe Class A Licence
  • Construction Induction (White Card)
  • Licenced Plumber
  • Truck HC
  • Plant LB, LE
  • Licenced WP, SB, LF

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Kennedys Group Director Chris Kennedy

Chris Kennedy

DIRECTOR

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Joining the team in 2005 as a plumbing apprentice, Chris has progressed through the business to become a highly skilled leader who knows the ins and outs of the Commercial Plumbing and Asbestos & Environmental industries.

As a Director, he has overseen significant growth within the business through the diversity of trade services and branches particularly in the development of our Asbestos & Environmental services.

Chris has worked with a variety of clients, including several high-profile private sector companies as well as state and federal government departments. Geelong Port, Ford Motor Company, Barwon Water, CFA, City of Greater Geelong, and Australian Decommissioning Services (Alcoa site) are just some of the organisations he has assisted, and the high rate of return business is a testament to the quality of his work.

Prior to joining Kennedys, Chris has worked within the landscaping and construction industries.

Qualifications:

  • Class A Asbestos Removalist
  • Class A Nominated Site Supervisor on
  • WorkSafe Class A Licence
  • Construction Induction (White Card)
  • Registered Plumber
  • Truck HC
  • Plant LB, LE, LS
  • IICRC Accreditation in water damage restoration and applied microbial remediation

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Management

 

Providing Leadership acorss our departments, our Management team have both private and public sector experience, spanning multiple industries bringing expertise and vast knowledge to the wider teams.

Yen Nguyen

Yen Nguyen

Chief Financial Officer

Yen is responsible for the management of all financial actions for MacDonald and Kennedys, overseeing all aspects for financial success. As a leader at work and a Mum at home, Yen is genuinely passionate about empowering others and creating high performing teams.

Rowan McSparron

Rowan McSparron

OHS MANAGER

Working in the Plumbing and Asbestos industry for over 25 years has provided Rowan with a comprehensive grasp of occupational health and safety standards. Rowan’s professional drive has excelled his career at Kennedys Group, from a Registered Plumber through to OHS Manager.

Jarrad Mee

Jarrad Mee

MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

Jarrad is our Digital and Innovation Champion, driving Kennedys Group Marketing across all channels. Jarrad’s extensive background, developed across years of experience in trade and construction, gives Kennedys Group the edge in a competitive market.

David Lombardi

David Lombardi

Estimating Manager

David brings almost 20 years of experience estimating within the commercial plumbing industry. Overseeing the wider estimating team and our tender submission process, David continually drives for an improved workflow and the best experience for our clients, big and small.

Julie Wilson

Julie Wilson

ACCOUNTS LEAD | FINANCE

Julie meticulously manages all accounts and administration functions for MacDonald and Kennedys Group. With 15 years of expertise in the construction industry, Julie has an eagle eye for every financial and administrative detail, playing a crucial role in our operations.

Branch Managers

 

Our Branches are strategically located in Williamstown, North Melbourne, Dandenong and Geelong to maximise our coverage to provide state-wide service, 24/7. Our Branch Managers are our operation experts, overseeing large workforces on the ground whilst coordinating hundreds of jobs monthly.

Brad Cleary

Brad Cleary

BRANCH MANAGER - WILLIAMSTOWN

Brad brings over 30 years of industry experience and oversees our Williamstown team and branch operations. While providing exceptional service to the western suburbs of Melbourne, Brad is always keeping an eye out for business development opportunities.

Matthew Kennedy

Matthew Kennedy

BRANCH MANAGER - GEELONG

Matthew coordinates an experienced workforce across our Plumbing and Asbestos & Environmental divisions. Matt’s diverse and driven team provides services to the Geelong and Bellarine Peninsula region, from small businesses to major government contracts.

Fraser Lauder

Fraser Lauder

BRANCH MANAGER - NORTH MELBOURNE

Fraser has vast experience spearheading major projects in the telecommunications sector, and a passion for developing the skills of our people. Fraser drives business development opportunities in the region, working with large corporations based in the Melbourne CBD.

Shannon Smith

Shannon Smith

BRANCH MANAGER – DANDENONG

With a wealth of experience in the plumbing industry, Shannon is dedicated to business growth. His expertise in expanding businesses drives his mission to build Dandenong into a powerhouse for Kennedys Group, leading the team with passion and vision.