The Property Industry Foundation Future Leaders Committee has recognised our Construction Manager, Jamie Vlatko, in their inaugural 40 Under 40.
The initiative celebrates future industry change makers who have made a significant contribution within their organisations and in the property industry.
Our Head of Strategic Projects, George Kandylas, and Group General Manager for People and Culture, Stephanie Hynes Burdick, were excited to nominate Jamie. His profile has been published to the Property Industry Foundation website and is reproduced below.
Born in Maitland, Jamie and his family moved to Cobar and then Adelaide where his father worked in local government. After completing degrees in Construction Management and Economics, Jamie worked in Adelaide for several years before relocating to Sydney.
He joined Paynter Dixon in 2014 and embraced construction, delivering a range of projects from small fit outs to large-scale developments. The Project Manager’s professionalism and leadership was rewarded with a promotion to Construction Manager.
Dedicated to family and footy, Jamie has played in the premier division of the AFL Sydney competition for more than a decade.
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
“Spending time with family, watching my son play soccer and footy, swimming with my daughter, taking my wife out for dinner (when we secure a babysitter) and I still enjoy playing footy.”
Where is your favourite place to escape to?
“Hawaii, it’s our happy place. I wish we could go once a year.”
Who has been the biggest influence in your career?
“There are a few people who have influenced me during different times in my career. They have shaped who I am and how I approach management. I am always observing others and am interested in meeting key performers.
The key influence is David Trethewy, who is now Head of Construction at Paynter Dixon. During my earlier experiences it was Tulio Tagliaferri and John Kasara that started me off, and on relocating to Sydney, Geoff Purcell.