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Meet the Team

Our specialist, highly-trained team works alongside soil scientists and native seeds and organics experts to deliver proven, repeatable results.

Tony Rees

The Groundworks team is led by Managing Director Tony Rees, the 2014 winner of the Minister’s Award for Leadership in Sustainability at the Premier’s Sustainability Awards in Queensland. Tony has grown the company since 2003, establishing Groundworks as the market leader of rapid groundcover, rehabilitation and revegetation solutions.

Lynn Rees

Lynn is a strong pillar in our corporate team. She has over 14 years’ experience in the landscaping industry and is passionate about improving and maintaining a sustainable Australia.

Simon Hewitt

Having a background in Landscape and Horticulture Simon joined our growing team in 2009. In his time with Groundworks, Simon has gained a wealth of knowledge in all facets of Groundworks offerings allowing him to advise clients accordingly, ensuring projects are run efficiently and completed to the highest quality.
Outside of his role with Groundworks, Simon enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 children, the outdoors as well as pursuing his passion for golf, both playing as a member of the Hills GC and as Vice-Captain of the SEQDGA.

Peter Loane

Peter, has been a valuable member of the Groundworks team since 2008. Peter has a strong Landscaping background with 13 years experience as a landscaper himself and in a Business Development role at Groundworks. Pete’s first-hand experience in running our trucks and knowing the pains of a landscaper in moving product into difficult areas, he is able to give honesty and factual advice on the benefits and efficiency of using a blower truck from a landscapers perspective. Pete liaises closely with Clients, getting the job done efficiently and safely, and building strong, positive relationships with Clients are assets Pete brings to the team. From domestic projects through to Civil Infrastructure works, Pete can easily handle your inquiries with proficiency and professionalism.

In his spare time, he enjoys time with his family and fishing.

Ian Hulbert

Our Health & Safety, Environment, Quality, and Training Expert. Ian maintains strict policies ensuring you peace-of-mind while Groundworks completes your project with total compliance.

Karen Ellery

Karen joined the Groundworks team at the start of 2012 and is an integral part of the Groundworks team. She brings with her 13 years of logistics, project management and sales experience. She is a touch point for clients, office staff and operations staff and works closely with the sales team and alongside operations to ensure scheduling and job instructions are done on time and jobs are delivered efficiently. Our quotes are drafted with the impeccable penmanship and professionalism that Karen brings to all her work.


Conan Watts

Conan joined the Groundworks team in 2011 as an Operations Crew member. Due to his knowledge and expertise in Vehicle Maintenance and Project Management on Civil Infrastructure sites. In 2014 he progressed to operations Manager. In this role he ensures that the crew are up to date on training, there is a solid team culture where the crew look out for one another and that our customer service is at its very best.
Conan ensures that your Project is run efficiently and that the Groundworks fleet is running to full capacity to help you adhere to your project deadlines.