Leadership Team

Our success is built on teamwork. 

Remedial is unlike other sectors of construction: we start with a problem to solve, our project customer can be up to 100 disparate people, and we are often working in someone’s home. Our team are required to be highly competent technicians, diplomatic and fair, and excellent house guests.

The management team is diverse in skill and experience but share this unique mix. For our professional and residential clients, as well as our contracting partners, this translates into an unparalleled service across each division of the company.    



    Founder & Managing Director

MAX Build’s founding director has 20 years industry experience in the highly specialised field of structural building remediation.

He has formed in-depth knowledge of Australian building methods, expertise on material compatibility and degradation, and subsequent rectification methods.

James has built a reputable organisation trusted outwards by owners, remedial engineers, consultants and insurers, and internally, respected for its fairness and collaborative work environment.

As Managing Director, James leads New Business Development and Construction Management.    

Happiness is… Roosters on a winning streak.

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Caroline McConnachie


    General Manager

Since the company’s inception, Caroline has directed MAX Build’s business operations to ensure a strong, measured and scalable organisation. Under her financial stewardship the organisation has sustained an annual average growth of 51%, since 2012.

Being dynamic, commercially minded and unafraid of disruption govern Caroline’s approach to leadership. She has applied her outside-the-box thinking to creating a remedial construction company that dares to tread a new path; one that values innovation, diversity and quality.

She is also responsible for principal contracts and corporate governance, HR, culture and business systems.  

Bliss is… a sunrise run and swim.

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Danny has over 20 years industry experience, 10 of those in one commercial construction firm as well as experience in the design and development sector.

He has worked with a number of tier-one builders and fund managers on a diverse range of Australian projects from prestige residential, heritage, Cap-Ex works, non-standard builds and benchmark projects such as Central Park Broadway, Baranagaroo, Rouse Hill and the MLC Centre.

At the Company, Danny excels at delivering complex non-standard projects with high-spec finishes to numerous stakeholders.

Satisfaction is… Flying Squadron on a summer’s evening.

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James is accountable for the quality of our remedial works through the active management of site foremen, their teams and selected subcontractors.

It is his role to drive the program to timely delivery, to find cost effective methods of carrying out the works and to communicate with key stakeholders - Owners, Consultants, Building and Strata Managers. He is practical, knowledgeable and collaborative.

Prior to his appointment at MAX Build he worked Consultant-side, managing complex remedial projects, forensic investigations, and construction costing. He holds a first class honours degree in Construction & Project Management. 

Contentment is… snowboarding in waist high powder.

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Sophie commenced her HR career in the UK working for government, before moving to Australia to specialise in senior managerial roles in construction, most recently, as Head of Human Capital Strategy and Operations for Australia and Hong Kong at Laing O’Rourke.

She has gained a reputation for clear thinking and translating strategy into operational excellence, this, along with her collaborative style, has made her an invaluable asset to MAX Build where she supports its daily HR functions and helps prepare the longterm vision.

Fun is… sharing food with friends.

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QA and Training Management




This trained Carpenter/Joiner and Licenced Builder with 45 year’s industry experience drives the training and professional development of our Operations employees.

Russel is responsible for supporting technical competency training on and off site, increasing technical knowledge of the workforce and building organisational capability through conducting training needs analysis and skills assessments. He can often be spotted on our projects providing coaching and sharing some of life’s lessons.

He has a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety with Distinction.  

Favourite workout is… pilates.



    Quality Assurance Lead

John is a highly motivated commercial waterproofer driven by perfectionism, who enjoys working in a team environment and raising standards.

He has more than 15 years experience as a specialist remedial builder on construction and heritage restoration, as well as refurbishment projects.

His comprehensive knowledge of all specialised building products and materials, combined with his adherence to OH&S regulations, drives quality control across all of MAX Build’s projects.

John plays a vital role rotating sites to educate and demonstrate best-practice to ensure our works are delivered defect free.

What makes me smile… a job done well.