Shane Hales Managing Director

Since joining Axiom in 2003, Shane has overseen significant growth with the business and is passionate about ensuring we deliver exceptional outcomes for our clients.

As the Managing Director, Shane is the driving force in pursuing strategic and operational excellence through thought leadership and best practice methodologies. He is instrumental in developing a high-performance team to deliver on complex, high-profile projects from strategy through to delivery.

Garry Slater Director of Strategy and Design

Garry has enjoyed a stellar career over three decades, with an extensive track record of delivering highly successful workplace environments. He has delivered creative, original, yet pragmatic solutions to clients across many industries. Garry brings a strategic viewpoint to our design capabilities and works closely with our design team to ensure that our work truly helps our clients reach their organisational goals.

Cassandra Kirk Studio Director of Strategy & Design

Cassandra is a multi-award-winning designer who brings 20 years of global workforce experience to determining strategic paths that reimagine work environments. Focused on aligning people with organisational objectives, vision and values, her passion is the future of the workplace, and the accelerated transformations we are currently experiencing.

With a Masters of Design Futures, and Bachelor of Design COFA, Interior Design Cassandra demonstrates a rare combination of creative and data-driven thinking, that together, positively impact business culture, employee experience and organisational outcomes.

Asher Frankel Director of Client Solutions

Through close collaboration with our clients and the Axiom team, Asher ensures each project meets the client's brief and delivered on-time and on-budget. Asher build’s on years of industry experience in the Design & Construction industry, analysing workspace functionality and proposing improvements through pro-active design. 

Megan D'Cruz Head of People & Culture

Megan supports the people and culture needs of the business. With 17 years’ experience, and a keen interest in the development and growth of Axiom people, Megan works consistently to align talent and culture with the business strategy. Megan is aligned with the thriving workplace philosophy, and dedicated to ensuring that the people agenda is kept at the forefront.

Arnie Light Head of Business Development

Arnie coordinates communications between clients and Axiom teams to ensure they’re navigated smoothly through the change journey.

Passionate about working with an innovative, energetic team, Arnie strives to make a real difference to client organisations, with Axiom’s data-driven approach. 

Nick Boyd-Turner Head of Projects
Milton Dalziel Head of Technical

Milton manages the team through detailed implementation planning, from estimates right through to contract sign off. Milton’s background in carpentry, together with his formal project management qualifications and goal orientation drive him to deliver efficiently  without sacrificing on design, quality and finish. This has been proven through successful projects for some of Axiom’s most visible clients.

Ruben Hales Senior Associate

With a strong service mentality, Ruben’s approach to business development is grounded in his will to assist. Committed to the Thriving Workplaces that Axiom delivers, he is driven to make a measurable difference to employee experience and company performance.

Nadia Paulse Senior Associate Designer

Naida is an Experienced Designer & Director with a demonstrated history of working in the design industry. Skilled in Design Management, Workplace Design, Hospitality Design, Retail Design, Construction & Project Delivery, Sustainable Design, and Interior Architecture.

Elisa Chivers Associate Designer

Elisa is a strategic artist who strives to design unique interiors that will have a positive impact on our clients’ lives. With an exceptional sense of style, Elisa has a considered attention to detail, quality and innovation. She has over 15 years industry experience across multiple sectors and is an incredible asset to our team.

Maree Filippello, Axiom Workplaces
Maree Filippello Associate Designer
Maree brings fifteen years' experience of creating amazing commerical spaces to Axiom. She has worked across large scale projects in a wide variety of industries and has a Bachelor of Design in Interior Design from UTS. 
Angela O'Connor Associate Designer
Jessica Mitchell Senior Interior Designer

Jessica brings a wealth of experience in the commercial sector, having worked on projects ranging from shopping centres to hospitality, fitness and education. Jess has also worked client side with Macquarie Bank, strengthening her ability to understand a client's brief.

Shwetha Prem Interior Designer

An architect and a designer with an interest in creating sensory experiences and multi-functional spaces. Studying Vernacular construction techniques, traditional handicrafts, and exploring hybrid crafting (fusion of traditional techniques with digital fabrication) interest her. Working on both architecture and interior design projects in the past, across a range of typologies ranging from public to private spaces, she has developed an understanding of movement within spaces and a base to experiment with to create memorable experiences and spaces that people can identify with and create a sense of community. Architecture has a subconscious effect on a user's psyche, and this is an aspect that has always fascinated her and user experience is at the core of her practice.

Through a master's degree in design, she experimented with hybrid crafting and using design to enhance, aid and solve problems, and apply design thinking to her architectural practice.

Sustainability being a core value she explores vernacular architecture to study construction practices specific to the local environment, using locally sourced materials in a contemporary context. She aims to blur the lines between nature and architecture, creating a space that interacts with its surroundings and changes over time.

Ailish Burbridge Interior Designer
Kirsty Schaffler Interior Designer

I am a multi-skilled and qualified BA (Hons) in Interior Design graduate with a solid grounding in interior and lighting design, technical drawing, rendering, sourcing, sample boards, colour therapy and spatial planning.

Advanced business and technical acumen ensure a firm understanding of effective processes and systems including resolving issues and implementing appropriate improvements, while enhanced liaison and negotiation skills allow me to collaborate successfully with stakeholders from many professional, technical and cultural backgrounds.

Highly developed analytical expertise and problem solving, time-management and organisational skills guarantee precise attention to detail, exemplary performance under pressure and the ability to achieve tight deadlines in fast-paced environments.

• BA (Hons) in Interior Design
• BCom majoring in - Marketing Management, Business Management and Tourism Management
• Australian Permanent Resident
• C Class Licence

• Microsoft Office Suite - Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook
• InDesign
• AutoCAD
• Photoshop
• Sketch Up
• Revit

Liam Murphy Interior Designer
Daniel Juchima Axiom Workplaces
Daniel Juchima Senior Project Manager

Daniel has nearly 20 years' experience in the construction industry. He has vast experience of working on large scale projects from his time working in Australia and New York. His collaborative approach helps deliver amazing projects for our clients.

Chris Saade Project Manager

Responsible for coordinating the efficient delivery of projects,  Chris’s Bachelor of Construction Management qualifies him for effective planning, leading, organising and control of each project. Attention to detail on large-scale projects has assisted in clients seeing outstanding results, on time and on budget.

Elizabeth Bain Associate Client Relations

With a Bachelor of Commerce and close to a decade of experience in luxury resort design and build, Elizabeth has a sharp eye for business opportunities and a hunger for knowledge in workplace strategy. Elizabeth relishes the opportunity to learn from colleagues, market trends and varied client projects, applying her knowledge to drive high client satisfaction.

Ben Johansson Associate Client Relations

Ben connects our clients to our team, ensuring a successful project delivery from beginning to end. He has over ten years industry experience and has overseen a diverse range of projects. Ben is an excellent communicator and goes the extra mile for our clients.

Jay Parker
Jay Parker Senior Associate Business Development

Jay carries the ultimate responsibility for your project. His extensive 10+ years experience in the design and construction industry, together with his consistent client-centric focus, ensures the successful delivery of each and every project. 

Andrew Gaal Associate Business Development

Andrew is committed to the ongoing success of Axion’s current clients. Maintaining a high level of rapport and support for clients, Andrew will find opportunities to optimise a client’s space based on new trends, company expansion, environmental factors or cultural requirements.