About Us

About Essence - our vision
Our Vision

Deliver superior outcomes and an enjoyable experience for our clients and our people.

About Essence - our mission
Our Mission

We attract and invest in the right people who are flexible, passionate, nimble and fun to work with, providing our clients with leadership, expertise and advice in a frank and fearless way.

Our Values


We act with integrity in all interactions.


We strive for continuous improvement and demand high standards from ourselves and those we work with.


We take individual and collective responsibility for the outcomes and experience that we deliver.


We value and seek different contributions from all our team members and industry colleagues.


We collaborate and learn from others and celebrate our successes.

Our leadership team provides more than 150 years of property, design, and construction experience.

Our Board comprises 3 Executive Directors and 3 Non-Executive Directors who are all senior industry figures, ensuring strong corporate governance.

Directors David Nicholas, Andrew Borthwick, James Joy and Ioan Morgan, are respected for their ability to deliver through the entire property life cycle–from initial feasibility, approvals, transactions, funding, design and construction through to successful handover to operational teams and end stakeholders.

Our independent directors provide diverse market insights and perspectives which improve our business decision making. This is a point of considerable competitive advantage to our business and provides our clients with additional assurance.

Our team of over 25 staff possess diverse and complementary experience managing complex projects across multiple project typologies including commercial, retail, hotel, residential, public realm, education and health.

We are proud to have been entrusted with the delivery of many transformational and iconic projects for industry leading organisations.

Sydney Project Management
Melbourne Project Management


From the outset, we have sought to establish a sustainably successful and well governed business.

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