Ben Tonkin

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Ben Tonkin

Project Manager

Where were you born?

Whyalla, South Australia.

What did you want to be when you were young?

Gary Ablett Senior’s son.

What is your role at Schiavello?

Project Manager.

What attracted you to working at Schiavello?

Working across numerous sites with a varying level of disciplines. As I come from a mining background, this appealed to me.

Project you’re most proud of?

SKYCITY Interim Works – Patty Mac’s & Station Road Hoarding

Reason: These projects came online at the peak of the construction period in 2017. It brought many challenges with heavy restriction around the precinct due to the Adelaide Festival Centre redevelopment work. It caused us to work closely with other tier 1 builders to ensure our milestones were maintained while still clearly defining the project boundaries between parties. These projects were successfully completed in high public environments under the keen eye of DPTI, Renewal SA, State Government & SKYCITY Expansion Team.

These projects were successfully completed in high public environments under the keen eye of DPTI, Renewal SA, State Government & SKYCITY Expansion Team.

It can be easy to become distracted and lose focus when projects of this pace peak but the SKYCITY Precinct team stayed focused and on target through to handover for the successful completion with a very happy client.

Once operational, SKYCITY experienced record crowds over the Ashes Test series that matched the crowds from typical NYE events. This then filtered through the Christmas break period.

Not only a successful project, but a successful outcome for the client from an operational perspective.

People are surprised that…

I have a partner.

What are you known for around the office?

Table Tennis Championship… runner-up

Most used emoji/s?

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I unwind by..

unwind?

My guilty pleasure is…

wine.

A quote you live by / personal motto

“Content but not complacent.”

If you could get any tattoo what would it be?

Mark Skinner ’s face on my back. (Schiavello SA Project Manager) If I have kids one day and I need to discipline them, all I will need to do is show them that tattoo.

What’s your favourite TV show?

The only thing I watch is football and “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.”

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