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Colin Richardson
Managing Director

Colin is driven first and foremost by the desire to improve the quality of commercial landscaping and horticulture in Australia. In the process, he wants to make Skyline the country's premier landscape company. Continual improvement is at the forefront of both our business strategy and his own professional development.

With landscaping in his blood, Colin has been involved in the industry since he was a young teenager.

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Chris Richardson
Managing Director

Chris is focused on the long term. What began with a Landscape Diploma grew into the business that he and Colin started 20 years ago, and has now become one of Australia's leading providers of horticulture services and grounds maintenance management solutions.

In the meantime, Chris has consistently exposed himself to innovation and inspiration in order to develop his managerial abilities and enhance the company's operations.

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Darren Bell
Business Development Manager

Darren's interest in the inner workings of sporting teams translates directly to people and business. He's driven to understand what it takes to be successful and how to produce high-performing partnerships, and this is what makes him the ideal Business Development Manager at Skyline.

Having begun his career in the UK, Darren coordinated interior and exterior landscape management works for 2 years before returning to Australia.

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Sean Winterflood
Business Development and Client Consultant

Sean has over 13 years' management and consulting experience in the industry, consulting for local councils, government departments, facility managers and large developers. An invaluable member of the Skyline management team, Sean provides his clients with practical and cost effective outcomes for their horticultural needs.

With a background in land rehabilitation as well as horticulture, Sean's strengths are in optimising horticultural assets.

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Gavin Buxton
Client Account Manager

Being in the industry for over 25 years has provided Gavin with incredible knowledge and expertise of landscape and grounds management. He currently cares for a number of premier clients across the Melbourne area for industrial and commercial properties, retirement villages, and government-owned sites.

As a Client Account Manager for Skyline, Gavin takes a personal interest in each and every one of his clients.

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Matthew Kenny
Senior Client Accounts Manager

In his 10 years with Skyline, Matt has been key to the company's growth and success. A genuine people-person with natural communication skills, Matt always takes the time to understand a client's needs, ensuring our pricing, methodologies and tailored solutions provide them with the best possible outcomes. As Senior Client Accounts Manager, he's heavily involved in all new contracts and business proposals.

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Jenni Vella
Client Account Manager

Known for her warmth, enthusiasm and professionalism, Jenni is an outstanding Client Account Manager. She is customer-focused and quickly builds a rapport with clients and stakeholders. Whether she's dealing with a property owner or a tenant, she considers it as her duty to ensure their best interests are being served at all times.

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Jim Staader
Client Account Manager

Jim is an industry veteran, having been involved in horticulture, commercial landscape and nursery management for over 20 years. At Skyline he cares for numerous large infrastructure properties – his succinct managerial style and exceptional organisation ensuring that these contracts run like clockwork.

Since joining Skyline in 2007, Jim has been an integral member of our management team.

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Aaron Curtin
Client Account Manager
Aaron goes above and beyond to ensure that his clients receive the best service possible. He takes great pride in being responsible for many of the high-profile resorts and estates that Skyline cares for, and is focused on building lasting professional relationships.

Starting his career in the indoor plant industry, Aaron has diversified his talents over the last 20 years to include an extensive, hands on understanding of the entire landscape industry.

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Shane Goldie
Client Account Manager

As a Client Account Manager, Shane's approach is to handle every property in his portfolio as if it were his own. He prides himself on providing exceptional outcomes for his clients, taking the time to listen and understand their needs and expectations.

Coming to Skyline with a depth of industry and managerial expertise, Shane has been a fantastic addition to our management team.

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Matt Silvy
Client Account Manager

Matt's enthusiasm for the industry is obvious. He became a fully qualified teacher before relinquishing that career to follow his true passion: horticulture. He doesn't regret it for a second either.

Now Matt is a highly experienced Client Account Manager with a detailed understanding of the landscape industry.

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Michael Culley
Operations Manager

Michael is an exceptional tradesman and manager with more than 20 years' experience in landscape construction and maintenance. Since joining Skyline, Michael has quickly risen the ranks, from field team leader to Client Account Manager and now Operations Manager, where we take advantage of his vast field knowledge to organise and lead the field teams. In this role, he's in charge of all scheduling, resourcing, purchasing, training and mentoring, and supervisor support.

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Brendan Smith
Operations Manager

With a wealth of expertise in landscape maintenance, construction and irrigation, we feel privileged to have Brendan as part of the Skyline team. His extensive industry skills – honed over 20 years – are key to our success, allowing us to deliver a consistently high standard of service to our clients.

Brendan is process minded and has a natural affinity for organisation.

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Darren Turner
Operations Manager

Michael is an exceptional tradesman and manager with more than 20 years' experience in landscape construction and maintenance. Since joining Skyline, Michael has quickly risen the ranks, from field team leader to Client Account Manager and now Operations Manager, where we take advantage of his vast field knowledge to organise and lead the field teams. In this role, he's in charge of all scheduling, resourcing, purchasing, training and mentoring, and supervisor support.

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