Managing Director of the Bonaventure Group has had an extensive career in Commercial Construction. He has worked in the industry for over 20 years for Tier 1 & 2 builders delivering on over $500 million dollars of projects as a Project Manager.
The projects have been across a variety of states & sectors including residential high rise apartments, hospitals, aged care, childcare, industrial, commercial office towers, student accommodation, hospitality & education.
An experienced construction professional having worked on a wide range of industry specific projects as well as major flagship projects in Australia. He possess a proven track record for delivering projects on time and budget whilst enhancing client relationship.
On many occasions he restructured businesses’ and site teams to deliver on project’s specific requirements.
Passionate about making a difference by tackling difficult business challenges via the utilization of technology, through innovation in unique and disruptive ways. Adam has a successful track record of taking businesses in the early stages or companies that need a capital injection to grow.
Currently, Adam is focused on creating workspaces and living environments that enhance innovation and create new companies.
Adam also has extensive experience at executive and board levels of start-ups and public companies in both Australia and the US.
He has experience in early-stage businesses to public companies. He is also giving back to the next generation through a series of mentorship relationships and his Professorship at Monash University, one of the leading business schools in Australia.
Aaron currently holds the role of CEO at Watkins Bay which he assumed after returning to Australia with his family in late 2019. He is charged with delivering on the strategic vision of the companies 10 year road map, including strategic direction, allocation of investment funds, project governance and financial objectives and works closely with Chairman and Founder Adam Ryan.
In addition Aaron is also on the Board of Directors at Bonaventure Group, a Melbourne based Construction consultancy operating throughout Australia.
Aaron's previous 3 decades saw him leading some of the biggest multi-national media agencies in the world spanning China, MENA and Australia. He held China CEO roles for 6 consecutive years from 2013 to 2019 for the US based marketing company Omnicom's 2 best performing agencies OMD and PHD. Aaron has extensive C suite experience in every major marketing category including technology, finance, auto and FMCG working with clients including P&G, McDonald's, Unilever, Volkswagen, HSBC, Apple and L'Oreal.
Aaron is a passionate leader of people and prides himself on nurturing and growing the talent around him. He has consistently met not only financial objectives within his businesses but also taken great pride in the culture and development of the teams he has worked with.