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Our People

Our values come from our people, both management and staff. People make a company what it is. They give us The Halikos Group its soul and its reason for being. We search for the best people in the business who are not only extremely competent, but also share our commitment to creating a better future for Darwin.

Since its conception, The Halikos Group has built its foundations on strong beliefs, deeply held values that go to the heart of how we work as individuals.

This is your introduction to a company of people who work together to deliver a positive footprint in Darwin now and in to the future.

Halikos Group Executive

  • Shane Dignan

    Shane Dignan

    Managing Director

    Shane Dignan serves as the owner and Managing Director of the Halikos Group. He has over 30 years experience in the construction and development industry. Shane is a member of the Darwin Major Business and Darwin Major Contractors Groups. Shane is a strong advocate for the Territory and is committed to buying locally, employing locally and reinvesting back into the NT.

Group Shared Services

  • Alex Pullar

    Alex Pullar

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Julian Cook

    Julian Cook

    Corporate Services

  • Alyce Breed

    Senior Executive Officer

  • Lily North

    Lily North

    Executive Services Manager

  • Eddie Godwin

    Eddie Godwin

    ICT Manager


  • Emily Nyamdorj

    Emily Nyamdorj

    People and Culture Manager


  • Drew Miller

    Drew Miller

    General Manager

  • Lachlan Michell

    Lachlan Michell

    Construction Manager



  • Wayne Wolpers

    Wayne Wolpers

    Northcrest Project Manager

  • Peter Lange

    Peter Lange

    Senior Contracts Administrator

  • Rachael Moon

    Rachael Moon

    Marketing/Northcrest Project Officer


  • Chris Giannikouris

    Chris Giannikouris

    General Manager

    Chris joined the Halikos Group in 2005. He was educated in the Northern Territory and has spent the past 20 years in the field of Project and Design Management. He has been a project leader on a number of major projects particularly for the Department of Defence and the Northern Territory Government. From 2002 to 2005 Chris participated as a member on the board of the Territory Construction Association, the peak commercial construction body in the Northern Territory.

    Chris’s managerial experience has equipped him with the skills to view issues at a senior management level. He has honed his ability to focus on those issues critical to project success including management of both complex construction and varied human resource issues, leading to all projects Chris having worked on being completed to the date for Contract Practical Completion.

  • Matthew Lee

    Matthew Lee

    Commercial Manager

    Matthew has been involved in the construction industry for more than 30 years and has gained experience in a multitude of core management areas.  Engaged by the Halikos Group 2005 he is now Halikos Construction’s Commercial Manager and he leads their administration team being directly responsible for all procurement and administration management of Halikos construction projects in Darwin.

    During Matthew’s time with the group he has implemented strong cost control and administration systems ensuring all monthly milestones and contractual obligations are met. Successful management of key projects such as the Royal Darwin Hospital Expansion, Rosebery School and Henbury Special School has led to the construction team successfully completing all projects on time and on budget.  Matthew’s major focus is on building strong, open and consultative client contractor relationships and imparts the same culture throughout Halikos Construction’s management team.

  • Manpreet Kaur

    Executive Assistant to Chris Giannikouris and Matthew Lee

  • Connor Newble

    Connor Newble

    Senior Project Manager

  • Terry Cox

    Site Manager


  • John McLaughlin

    Site Manager



  • Darren Mullan

    Darren Mullan

    General Manager

    Darren has 26 years experience in the roofing industry which is invaluable when providing strong leadership and direction to his dedicated team.
    He joined the Halikos Group in 1992 and became Manager of Halikos Roofing in 2004.

    Darren has extensive experience in both roofing structures in cyclonic regions and in working at height.

Real Estate

  • Kristy Millar

    Kristy Millar

    Licensee and Commercial Property Manager

    Kristy joined Halikos in 2010 and has worked within the real estate industry since 2001. Kristy leads a team of dedicated property managers, maintenance officers and admin staff who work to provide the highest level of customer service to our clients. Kristy oversees both residential and commercial portfolios including NT Government Properties division, relating to leasing and management.


  • Kim Godwin

    Kim Godwin

    Property Manager

  • Mary Tissear

    Mary Tissear

    Receptionist & Office Administrator

  • Julie Stewart

    Julie Stewart

    Property Manager

  • Jade Field

    Jade Field

    Property Manager Assistant


  • Pam Mienert

    Pam Mienert

    Financial Controller – Halikos Hospitality Finance

  • Sanjaya Karunathilake

    Sanjaya Karunathilake

    General Manager - H on Smith Hotel and Frontier Hotel Darwin

  • Alex Murray

    Alex Murray

    General Manager - Novotel Darwin CBD


  • Adrian Walsh

    Adrian Walsh

    Manager - Hospitality Bar and Restaurant