With over two decades in the industry, Seth has worked with some of Europe and Australasia’s most prominent retailers on his way to forming the formidable team at Datum. Following in his father’s footsteps in owning a shopfitting company, Seth oversees all project delivery – bringing a calm demeanour and top-notch problem solving to a fast-paced industry.
With over two decades of prior experience in project management, Alan joined Datum in 2014. As though managing a number of projects at any one time and facilitating the teams that make these projects happen wasn’t enough, Alan’s experienced and unique touch includes an impeccable eye for detail and a commitment to quality.
Part of the team since the beginning of 2016, James oversees the pricing and cost-management of all of Datum’s projects with complete accuracy and integrity. His attention to detail, ability to value-engineer on his client’s behalf, and achievement of quick-quote-turnaround, are just some of his many strengths.
Shopfitting since he left school, Jim spent years ‘on the tools’ before specialising in project management. This practical experience gives Jim a fundamental understanding of the project lifecycle, meaning he works well on both the client side and site management of a project as well as providing excellent follow up work for clients.
Since mid 2017, Scott has been adding his expertise to the Datum project management team. A business owner for many years, Scott’s background was originally residential building before a switch to shopfitting. This practical knowledge, combined with his organisational nous, juggling skills and ability to facilitate numerous contractors, make him a significant asset.
Starting as a cabinetmaker and joiner in the 1980s, Paul moved to residential building before finding his passion in shopfitting more than two decades ago. With Datum since 2014, Paul oversees everything produced in the factory – including scheduling, purchasing, design, construction, and logistics – and thrives on the challenge of short lead times.
Joining the team in mid 2017 to run the factory, Mark’s spent over 20 years in the industry. Mark particularly enjoys innovating and finding fit-for-purpose solutions, and he’s driven by a desire for constant improvement, whether that be through training staff or streamlining our processes for even better customer delivery.
Joining the team when Datum set up its first factory, Barry’s responsible for the maintenance and remedial aspects of the work we do. Basically, it’s Barry’s job to make sure that everything we do is awesome, and stays that way long-term – and his communication skills and emphasis on perfectionism are second to none.
With more than 15 years’ experience and a real passion for health and safety, Tee is responsible for upholding our value of ‘safety first’. Coordinating onsite audits and meetings, first aid training, and all of our certifications, Tee takes our approach to health and safety standards beyond ‘just’ compliance.
April and Jo make up our stellar admin team and keep everything on track and running smoothly, with their organisational talents. From keeping our accounts in order to booking flights when our work takes us around the country, April and Jo are the magic that ensures Datum functions like a well-oiled machine.
Since 2012, Peter has been our ‘go-to-guy’. You could call him Head of Procurement, as he’s great at sourcing the extra, odd bits that make up a project. His long career in joinery and shopfitting and wealth of experience mean he has a good eye, an incredible network and excellent problem solving skills.
The ‘devil is in the details’ – and even the grandest project depends on the success of the small components – which is why the role of our detailers is so important. Matt and Shane take concepts and turn them into working drawings ready for manufacturing – fuelling the creative projects Datum is known for.