There is a diverse range of personnel within the group whom are talented, knowledgeable and have a wealth of industry experience. The team headed up by the Operations Manager, Michael Gurney, has more than thirty years experience in the civil construction industry and have successfully completed a wide variety of complex and challenging construction projects to date.

Specialised teams can be selected and co-ordinated based on their experience with both structural and civil works, thus ensuring that the best available front-line staff with key support staff can be mobilised to deliver projects effectively, productively and successfully. The RDS team prides itself on the strong attributes, values and beliefs of its organically grown organisational culture and will provide all internal and external stakeholders with but not limited to:

  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Technical Expertise
  • Local Knowledge
  • Resources
  • Reliability
  • Proven Track Record
  • Commitment to the environment and erasing their carbon footprint
  • Commitment to citizens and surrounding communities

There is a strong emphasis in the company on long term personal and professional career development and talent management, which is co-ordinated through the organisational Training and Development department, this is particularly prevalent with the majority of site staff in supervisory positions having been trained from the ground up. Succession planning and mentorship from senior staff to younger and junior staff from a core part of our business.

The average time of employment for RDS site personnel currently in supervisory and or business management positions is over 10 years, which is testament to the combination of strong trust based relationships along with individually tailored retention and rewards systems empowering our employees.


Key Personnel

Michael Gurney

Operations Manager, Cert IV Civil Supervision

Michael began working in the family construction business in early 1970’s  and through the years has developed extensive skills, knowledge and experience in all aspects of Civil Construction, Road Construction, Bridge and Structural Works, Business Operations and Strategies., OHS and Project Management. Throughout his career  Michael has successfully carried out many different roles and this expertise supports his role of Operations Manager.

David Gurney

Project Manager, Cert IV Civil Supervision

David began working in the family construction business in early 1980’s in plant operations and labouring, and has through the years developed extensive skills, knowledge and experience in all facets of civil construction, project management and business operations. David has expert experience, skills and knowledge in all functions of civil construction, plant operation, project planning, staff management, financials through to the execution and successful completion of projects.  Over the past 10 years David has been the Springfield Lakes Development Project Manager for RDS and has overseen approximately $90 million dollars in works.


Katy Gurney

IMS Manager Bachelor of Behavioural Science ; ISO Cert IM Systems

Katy has been a long standing member of the RDS Team, beginning her career in Project Administration in 2009 whilst concurrently studying to gain her Bachelor of Behavioural Science from the University of Queensland in 2013. Upon completion of her studies Katy continued working in the Construction Industry in a  Project Management Assistant role, before heading to work in the UK in 2015 where she gained experience in business operations in not for profit organisations. Katy returned to Australian in 2016 specifically to oversee the role of the Integrated Management Systems operations within RDS, where she has since  been working in conjunction with the IMS committee in continually develop, improve and maintain the companies QA, OHS and Environmental systems.



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