Tasmania's Leading Multi-trade Contracting Company

Board & Management

Degree C Board

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Craig Edmunds
Chairman

Craig is the Chairman of Degree C and also the Chairman of Fairbrother Pty Ltd. Craig has built an extensive knowledge of the construction and building industry and, with his solid leadership skills, brings to the Degree C board a focus on innovation, a strategic vision for growth and a strong culture of people development.

Craig served as a member of the Tasmanian Building & Construction Training Board, including a term as Deputy Chairman and is also a past State President of the Master Builders Association of Tasmania.  In 2015, he was appointed to the Master Builders Australia National Board which included Chair of the National Work Health & Safety Committee and more recently Chair of the Finance Committee.

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Michael Rogers
Director, Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive Officer of Degree C, Michael is responsible for a diverse contracting business which plays a key role in the building industry supply chain across Tasmania and beyond.

A former senior public servant, Michael has extensive experience in the property and asset management field, having managed assets valued at more than $2 billion for the Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania. Michael has more than 30 years’ experience in the building and maintenance industry and, like several of our Executive and Senior Managers, his career started in the trade and has grown steadily to encompass all facets of business management. Prior to the restructure of Fairbrother in mid-2012, Michael served as manager of the company's Facility Management business unit and of Fairbrother Developments - the company's in-house project development and prospecting arm.

Michael holds a Graduate Certificate in Social Science, a Certificate in Project Management and a Diploma in Construction and is a Director of the Tasmanian Building and Construction Industry Training Board (TBCITB).

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Mark Nugent
Director, Chief Financial Officer

As Degree C’s Chief Financial Officer, Mark is responsible for providing financial leadership and governance to our Board of Directors and Business Units. Mark also leads a team of skilled professionals and administrative support staff who provide essential centralised services.

Mark’s extensive work experience encompasses business management and accounting, administration and human resources. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce through UTAS and is a member of CPA Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Mark is also a Director of Fairbrother Pty Ltd, Bank of Us and a Board Member of Lifeline Tasmania.

Senior Managers

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North West
Tim Jordan
General Manager

As a General Manager, Tim is responsible for Degree C's activities in the North West of the state. Tim oversees our Ulverstone-based Electrical, Mechanical Services, Refrigeration, Metal Fabrication and Residential Heating and Cooling teams. He comes from a background in the electrical trade and has wide-ranging experience delivering large-scale commercial electrical projects. He is an enthusiastic and confident leader and has an ethos of continual improvement - whether that's providing a better outcome for clients or improving on employee development or safety practices.

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North & South
Craig Ribbon
General Manager

Craig is the General Manager responsible for Degree C's operations in the North and South of the state. Craig oversees our Electrical, Mechanical Services, Refrigeration and Residential Heating and Cooling teams in Launceston and Hobart. Coming from an electrical trade background and working his way up the ranks, Craig has a great depth of knowledge of the contracting industry. A calm and confident leader, one of Craig's greatest strengths is communication and organisation, and he is a passionate advocate for Work Health and Safety.

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North West
Brett James
North West Divisional Manager

Brett heads up the commercial and industrial HVAC and refrigeration areas at our Ulverstone branch. With more than 30 years in the industry, Brett is an experienced leader in his field and is well-regarded for his collaborative approach with staff, clients and subcontractors. He values open and honest communication and is highly skilled in strategic planning.

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North West
Tim Smith
Fabricational Divisional Manager

Tim heads up Degree C’s fabrication division. Located in our Ulverstone workshop, Tim leads a large team of highly-skilled tradespeople who deliver large-scale design and manufacture projects all around Tasmania. Through Tim’s leadership, Degree C’s fabrication division has developed close relationships with a number of important manufacturers and producers, securing repeat clients and growing the workforce.

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North
Anthony Coulson
North Divisional Manager

As Degree C’s Northern Manager, Anthony oversees all areas of the Launceston branch. Anthony has extensive experience and passion which drives his team to strive for the highest level of quality in every project. Anthony also manages the company’s specialist solar team which complete design, installation and of maintenance of solar systems and products state-wide.

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South
Sam Nugent
South Electrical Divisional Manager

Sam is a talented and skilled Divisional Manager and has more than 15 years’ experience in the industry. After completing his apprenticeship, Sam spent 3 years as a Service Electrician, before making a move to the construction industry. In 2015 Sam moved to Sydney to work as a Controls Engineer. He moved back to Hobart in 2016 as a Project Manager/Estimator and has since transitioned into the Divisional Manager role.

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South
Mario Alam
South Mechanical & Refrigeration Divisional Manager

Mario manages HVAC & refrigeration in the Hobart branch. Mario commenced with Degree C in 2018 and has made a significant impact in this time. Mario is a highly skilled Mechanical Engineer, Estimator & Project Manager with over 10 years’ experience within the industry. Mario specialises in Design and Construction projects to ensure clients expectations are met, within budget and on time.