With over two decades in the industry, Seth has worked with some of Europe and Australasia’s most prominent retailers on his way to forming the formidable team at Datum. Following in his father’s footsteps in owning a shopfitting company, Seth oversees all project delivery – bringing a calm demeanour and top-notch problem solving to a fast-paced industry.
With over two decades of prior experience in project management, Alan joined Datum in 2014. As though managing a number of projects at any one time and facilitating the teams that make these projects happen wasn’t enough, Alan’s experienced and unique touch includes an impeccable eye for detail and a commitment to quality.
Michelle is one of the newest members of the Datum family, having relocated in mid-2018 from Johannesburg. Michelle has been in the business and retail fit out industry for ten years now and is loving the culture and work ethos at Datum. As a project manager, Michelle prides herself on her resilience and resourcefulness – attributes developed back home in South Africa.
Mike’s been in the shopfitting game “forever” – moving his way up from sweeping floors to project management over 18 years. Today, he brings to Datum that extensive experience and low tolerance for anything but the best – helping us make every project easy for clients.
Adrian brings years of management experience across multiple industries to Datum. His role is all about ensuring customers are happy, our people are happy, and the business is profitable – lining up the three to ensure we can weather any storm.
Jay’s run the gamut of the fit-out industry, having owned his own fit-out business in the UK and worked for another Kiwi commercial fit-out company before joining the Datum team. An experienced Quantity Surveyor, he’s also a qualified teacher and has a canny ability to understand not just project costs, but also people.
Sing has spent eight years immersed in the fit out industry, sharing that time between construction and retail. Although she has worked in full project manager roles in Malaysia, she’s focusing exclusively on the quantity surveyor aspect at Datum. This broad experience means Sing is great at analysing both the bigger picture and the smaller details.
Joining the team when Datum set up its first factory, Barry’s responsible for the maintenance and remedial aspects of the work we do. Basically, it’s Barry’s job to make sure that everything we do is awesome, and stays that way long-term – and his communication skills and emphasis on perfectionism are second to none.
With more than 15 years’ experience and a real passion for health and safety, Tee is responsible for upholding our value of ‘safety first’. Coordinating onsite audits and meetings, first aid training, and all of our certifications, Tee takes our approach to health and safety standards beyond ‘just’ compliance.
Grant has joined us as a newbie to shopfitting, but not to business finance. Throughout a long career of helping businesses grow their profitability, he’s worked in industries as diverse as timber exports and healthcare – so brings a wealth of expertise and passion to his role as Financial Controller here at Datum.
Starting as a cabinetmaker and joiner in the 1980s, Paul moved to residential building before finding his passion in shopfitting more than two decades ago. With Datum since 2014, Paul oversees everything produced in the factory – including scheduling, purchasing, design, construction, and logistics – and thrives on the challenge of short lead times.
Joining the team in mid 2017 to run the factory, Mark’s spent over 20 years in the industry. Mark particularly enjoys innovating and finding fit-for-purpose solutions, and he’s driven by a desire for constant improvement, whether that be through training staff or streamlining our processes for even better customer delivery.
Jo takes care of our people, ensuring that everyone's working together to achieve great things as a team. As our go-to person for anything people-related, Jo is the magic that ensures Datum functions like a well-oiled machine.
Dave just joined the Datum team as the go-to guy for our project managers, assisting them with admin and freeing them up to do more high level work. Not only does he work with council to apply for consents and certificates, he's also our resident project management system expert. Currently studying towards a construction management diploma, he looks forward to building his career with Datum.
Managing the office and doing the accounts means Ally has her fingers in many pies – and that’s just the way she likes it! Coming from an operations role in a fast-paced sales and marketing agency, she brings her epic multitasking skills and ability to stay cool under pressure to the Datum team.
Since 2012, Peter has been our ‘go-to-guy’. You could call him Head of Procurement, as he’s great at sourcing the extra, odd bits that make up a project. His long career in joinery and shopfitting and wealth of experience mean he has a good eye, an incredible network and excellent problem solving skills.
The ‘devil is in the details’ – and even the grandest project depends on the success of the small components – which is why the role of our detailers is so important. Matt and Shane take concepts and turn them into working drawings ready for manufacturing – fuelling the creative projects Datum is known for.