Our People

The Buxton Construction team is made up of highly experienced industry professionals, each recognised for their solid contribution to the building and construction industry. Offering specialised expertise, our team has the skill base and quality assurance to ensure success in each project it undertakes.

Andrew Briggs

Managing Director

Carpentry and Joinery Trade, FAIB, Registered Building Practitioner (Commercial & Domestic Unlimited)

Andrew’s contribution to the building industry since 1977 has seen him excel across carpentry, construction and management roles. Since joining the management team at Buxton Construction in 1994, Andrew helped the business grow from $2million to over $100million in annual turnover, and in 2009 became the sole director.  Andrew’s focus, commitment and hands-on approach is evident across every facet of construction from feasibility, design and estimating, to cost planning, business management and project delivery.

Andrew Hume


Manager - Estimating and New Business

Carpentry and Joinery Trade, Certificate of Building

Andrew has an extensive career in the construction industry, with senior positions specialising in Estimating and Cost Planning at Abigroup, Brookfield Multiplex and Costain, where he has played a pivotal role in many Melbourne landmark projects, including Australia on Collins, Melbourne Convention Centre, Federation Square and the Southern Cross Development. With enduring business relationships throughout Southeast Asia, New Zealand and Australia, he has extensive knowledge of the construction business.

Anthony Flynn

Construction Manager

Certificate of Architectural Technology Accredited Green Star Professional – Green Building Council Australia


Anthony is responsible for the overall delivery of all projects undertaken by Buxton Construction, Anthony provides valuable support for the onsite construction teams whilst also assisting with procurement, programming, cost control and troubleshooting, to ensure every project is delivered on time and to the highest standard. Compiling over two decades’ worth of experience in construction, in addition to a design background and extensive experience gained from working at Tier 1 & 2 construction companies, Anthony is an invaluable asset with widespread knowledge ensuring Buxton Construction’s project teams achieve the best possible outcomes.

Stephen Baker

Commercial Manager

Higher National Diploma in Building Studies with Quantity Surveying – RICS
Certificate in Quantity Assurance – RICS

With over 26 years of industry experience, Stephen has a broad understanding of all facets of construction. Stephen began his career in the United Kingdom before relocating to Australia to undertake a number of roles, employed by some of Australia’s leading construction companies. Stephen is an integral part of the Buxton Construction team managing the commercial integrity of the business via commercial activities, planning and budgeting, monthly reporting and any legal requirements.

Malcolm Ratel

OH&S Manager

Occupational Health and Safety Certificate 3 & 4 in Building and Construction Safety Management Systems Auditor/Lead Auditor Course      

With an extensive background in Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) within the construction industry, Malcolm has over 25 years’ experience as an OH&S Manager and has been an integral part of overseeing safety issues for hundreds of construction employees. Malcolm brings to Buxton comprehensive knowledge in the implementation and management of company and industry OHS systems and standards. Malcolm guarantees safe operations of all Buxton project sites, whilst ensuring compliance with all OHS and IR requirements.


Susan Rayner

Chief Financial Officer

Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), Certified Practising Accountant

Susan joined Buxton Construction in 1995 after years of experience developing and implementing finance and job costing systems. Responsible for all aspects of the company’s finances, Susan’s unique blend of site-based experience, technical knowledge and dedicated expertise in the construction industry’s complex accounting practices enables Buxton Construction to remain financially stable and viable.