Robert Funke (Director)
Robert is a Certified Practicing Project Director (CPPD) with the Australian Institute of Project
Management (AIPM), member for 20 years of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD); a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia and a judge for the Engineers Australia (Sydney Division) Excellence Awards until 2014.
Engineer, Project Director, Project & Strata Procurement Consultant.
Robert has a master of engineering science degree in construction and further qualified as Engineer under the Local Government Act (1919 as amended).
He has an Advanced Diploma in Project Management and Company Directors Course Diploma,University of New England 1995
He has over 35 years’ experience on infrastructure and Strata projects, medium rise office, private and heritage building works, contaminated site remediation, urban revitalisation works, industrial developments and highway and harbour works.
He has worked as a public service manager, consultant, and as an executive in the private sector as Project Engineer, Design Project Manager, Manager, Contracts and Risk (corporate level); Senior Project Manager, State Development Manager, Capital Works Manager, Project Services Manager & Project Director. He is a co-founder of SPS.
His most recent role is independent consultant, in project and construction management on Strata Plans and has been a member of two Strata Plan commiIees, chairing building subcommiIee for 5 years.
Colin Ashworth (Director)
BSc (Hons), AIPM-CPPD, ARI-NMAS Accredited Mediator, Panel member for Australian Standards
(project management), Member of Strata Groups SCA and OCN, Advisor to Body Corporates and Strata Managers
Educated in the North of England. Held senior positions with International construction companies.
Creator and Director of the first national maintenance group to specialise in the overall upkeep of the McDonald chain of restaurants.
Reestablished in Australia in 2000 as a Client Manager for the NSW Public Housing managing new builds, upgrades, maintenance, aboriginal and heritage works across the whole NSW state.
Senior Project Manager for structures at Darling Harbour and associated surroundings including Pyrmont Bridge, Chinese Gardens, the earlier ICC and the earlier Entertainment Centre.
Became an Accredited Mediator in 2013. Currently a member updating the International Project Procurement and Management Standards. Co-founder of SPS to serve the strata communities.
With a vast knowledge of Contract Law, Strata Knowledge, Contract Administration, Contractual Procedures and all facets of Site Office Management.
With over 50 years in the industry Colin has amassed a great deal of wisdom and knowledge on all trades and technical matters and is well placed to advice on build-ability and innovated solutions.
Colin is an adviser and monitor of correct contractual documentation for the avoidance of disputes. Overseeing projects and mentoring parties in need of guidance.
Colin’s intent and motto is ‘‘work smart not hard’ and ‘only do things once’ (measure twice cut once).
The performance of SPS is exceptional and they have been alert to all matters regarding the works overseen by SPS. I have experienced no better attention to detail in recent times is including all communication, documentation and payment advice. SPS are well versed in the art of management without the need for follow up from me. I consider SPS are an exception in their field.
SPS has been an invaluable service to our strata committee, providing the expertise and knowledge of the building sector, of which we have little. One of the best decisions our Strata Committee ever made was to employ Strata Partnering& Services Pty Ltd.– Marion in Gladesville