About Us


The Management team at Datum Projects has a legacy of experience and knowledge of the industry. Founder, Seth Gleeson, has specialised in retail and commercial fit-outs for over 20 years. The diverse range of skills across the team also means that Datum Projects can offer a full service solution and provide expert advice on all areas of the fit-out process.

Datum Projects has already experienced rapid growth and is well on track to becoming a major player in the industry nationwide. Having developed a large network of staff and contractors across the country, the team at Datum Projects are able to get your job done efficiently, no matter how big or small.


To understand more about us, take a look at Datum Projects’ foundation values, that we all live and work by.

We pride ourselves on our quality

At Datum Projects, we bring our uncompromising focus on excellence and our perfectionist streak to bear on every project that we work on. Our reputation is built on superior results and the highest grade of workmanship.

Customer service is the cornerstone of our company

Our aim is to ‘delight our customers’. In everything we do, we focus on exceptional customer service and going the extra mile wherever we can on our projects.

We understand (and always meet) deadlines

Invariably, fit-out projects have a sense of urgency, a fixed deadline that everything must be ready for. We understand the importance of timeliness for your business and will do what we need to do in order to honour your deadlines.

We believe in building beneficial relationships

We want each and every one of our clients to become a part of the Datum family and work hard to establish and maintain these lasting relationships. Our network of contractors provides a trusted extension to our own team and enables us to deliver our top-notch service and results anywhere in the country.



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.

Seth Gleeson


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.

Alan Greenwood

Project Director

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.

James Lawson

Quantity Surveyor

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.

Jim Pearson

Project Manager

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.

Scott Bougen

Project Manager

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.

Paul Rice

Production Manager

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.

Mark Goodwin

Factory Manager

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.

Barry Gill

Maintenance Manager

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.

Toaga (Tee) Taula

Health & Safety Manager

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.

Jo Gleeson & April Law

Accounts & Admin team

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.

Peter Bertham

Contract Supervisor
Matt, Shane

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.

Matt Sapir & Shane Perham