Homegrown & global

The best of three worlds

Seymour Whyte brings the expertise of a Tier 1, the agility and personal connection of a Tier 2 and the enhanced resources of a global construction expert – in VINCI – giving our clients the best of three worlds.

When it comes to the value we provide to our clients, we believe being smarter is more important than being bigger. Seymour Whyte achieves success by finding innovative ways to always work collaboratively – resulting in new and smarter partnerships.

It is because of our partnerships, we are confidently taking on the most challenging, complex projects and finding the most sustainable and creative solutions for our clients.

It is because of our high performing, collaborative, experienced and agile teams that Seymour Whyte is confidently bidding and winning work in diverse sectors – as outlined in our latest capability statement.

Partnerships with our clients, joint venture partners and employees

Partnerships with our world-class global networks

Partnerships with our industry as a whole

A proud history

In 1987, John Seymour and Garry Whyte started a small civil construction company in Queensland. More than three decades on, the company they founded has grown exponentially. This is in no small part thanks to the way our smarter partnerships shape the quality of every project we undertake, of our clients’ experiences with us, and of the way we respond to business opportunities.

In October 2017, Seymour Whyte joined VINCI – a global player in integrated concessions and construction. Together with VINCI, we have enhanced our already competitive positioning and strong local reputation, and created greater opportunities for our partners.

Today, we are a multi award-winning civil contractor that delivers major essential infrastructure across Australia. With offices in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia, we have delivered more than 500 projects.

Our vision and purpose

Vision: Together, building a better tomorrow.

Purpose: People creating infrastructure, smarter.

Our values

Safe Delivery

Relentless pursuit of the elimination of all accidents and injuries


Focused on the delivery of our commitments, we do as we say


Committed to integrity, honesty and transparency

Nimble and agile

Ability to act quickly and move with change


Innovative thinking is the basis of our value-add culture


Achieve results through working together and valuing input from others

Leadership team

John Kirkwood

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Alanna Herbst

Chief People & Communications Officer

Courtney Hoops

General Manager – Southern (Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania)

Hani Arab

Chief Information Officer

Matt Kilpatrick

General Counsel

Michelle Nation

General Manager – Health, Safety, Environment, and Quality

Nicola Padget

Chief Financial Officer

Patrick McCormack

General Manager – Central (New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory)

Steve Davies-Evans

National Pre-Contracts Manager

Steve Lambert

Chief Operating Officer

Will MacDonald

General Manager – Northern and Western (Queensland and Western Australia)