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Our People

We are the leaders in the water and sewer construction infrastructure because of our greatest asset – our people.
Our leaders are experts in the field with extensive knowledge of industry specifications and service authority requirements. They provide hands on leadership for all projects and contracts.

Alastair Garlick

General Manager

Alastair has more than 20 years’ experience in the industry with over 18 of those dedicated to the Water and Sewer. Alastair joined YVE in 2017 and in that time seen the business continue to grow year on year. Alastair has the senior management team at YVE reporting directly to him and ensures that YVE maintains a wholistic approach to meeting the needs of our clients, the relevant authorities, and our workforce.

Lee Whitley

Operations Manager

Lee has been with YVE for over 10 years and has more than 20 years industry experience, working in the water sector. Lee has experience working on major water infrastructure projects such. Lee is responsible for all field operations at YVE including all plant, logistics and field personnel. Lee has a constant drive for safe and efficient field operations, ensuring all our projects are delivered on time and on budget and to the highest quality standards.

Lucas Cronin

Construction Manager

Lucas has over 8 years’ experience in the civil construction industry delivering sewer and water infrastructure in both the public and private sector.

Lucas is responsible for the full project lifecycle of works under the external / infrastructure arm of YVE. He has delivered a range of complex sewer and water projects during his career, working closely with various authorities and stakeholders, to ensure works are delivered on time, on budget and to the highest standard.

Lawrence Fernandes

Construction Manager

Lawrence has 12 years of experience in the construction industry and has worked with YVE for over 7 years.

As a Construction Manager, Lawrence leads a team of project managers and engineers responsible for supply and installation of water, sewer, and gas reticulation in the West Region of Melbourne.

Lawrence’s key focus is working with his team on tight deadlines to safely deliver land development projects within budget and on time.

Khaled Ali

Construction Manager

Khaled has been with YVE for over 6 years and been involved in all areas of the business. Khaled’s experience includes starting with onsite sewer maintenance and now is Construction Manager, to leading a team of Project managers and Engineers in the Geelong & Ballarat. Khaled embraces both a strong site and office presence, assuring quality, safety and efficiencies are met at the highest standards and improved throughout the team.

Luke Sorokowski

Construction Manager

Luke has over 13 years industry experience which includes significant experience in both Government and Private sectors. Luke started with YVE as a Project Manager and is now Construction Manager, leading a team that looks after the North region as well as medium density sector of our business.

Luke has passion for construction and high safety standards.

Chantal Kirkopoulos

HSE Manager

Chantal has worked in the construction industry for over 7 years and specifically at YVE in our HSE team in the past 3 years. In 2023 she was promoted to HSE Manager and now leads our HSE teams.

Chantal’s passion is ensuring safer workplaces and promoting positive mental health through employee initiatives. She is a trained mentor that actively champions our women across the business.

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    Sunshine West, Vic 3020
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