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Director - Glenn A’Vard


Glenn has had over 30 years’ experience in all aspects of civil construction, bulk earthworks and quarry operations.

Core to his success has been Glenn’s hands on and progressive approach, together with his strong industry connections and focus on quality.

Glenn’s motivation to have a positive impact on the region and commitment to overcome any challenge, will always see Avard Civil moving towards the future and looking for new ways to develop and meet clients expectations


General Manager - Norm Sheahan

Norm has over 25 years of management and leadership experience over a variety of industries in the region. Norm’s role includes overseeing all aspects of Human Resources, communication and business management.

Being Bendigo born and bred he has a strong sense of community and family, this is key to supporting and sustaining the Avard values, and providing our stakeholders their desired objectives and overall client satisfaction.

Management Accountant - Meagan Cachia (MBA)

A new member of the team in 2021, Meagan brings extensive experience with over 20 years in finance, business, accounting, process design and system implementation across multiple industries to assist Avard in ensuring a successful path well into the future. 

With Meagan’s wealth of knowledge in all areas of business procedural improvement, process auditing and system implementation, we can continue to ensure the companies robust growth can be identified, analysed, and improved to optimize performance to meet best practice standards.

Senior Estimator - Paul Sharp

Paul has recently returned to Avard Civil as Senior estimator after previously working here as an Estimator/Project Manager during our major growth period.

Paul specialises in detailed projects and draws on his vast Construction Knowledge to ensure we accurately price and perform all works required.

After originally starting with Avard back in 2012/13 as an operator then moving on to Project Management, he developed his skills within the Building

Industry before returning as our Senior Estimator.

B.Eng, M.Eng, RPEQ (Civil), MI Aust (Civil) - James Nguyen

James has joined Avard Civil after many years working as a Planning Engineer. James has extensive experience in many projects of various scales, from land development to residential, industrial, and public transportation mega-projects.

James’s proficiency in engineering tools and his firm knowledge of technical issues, especially in Geo-technical Engineering, is a valuable contribution to the Avard team to deliver high-quality construction services to our clients.

Project Manager / Quality Assurance Manager - Jane Hendy (CA)

Jane has been with Avard since 2012 and has proven highly competent in performing roles in all aspects of the company. Jane utilises her background in finance with her knowledge of construction to ensure projects are completed on budget and in accordance with the contract.


Jane’s extensive liaison with clients, consultants and sub-contractors are principle to her role. Her focus on ensuring timely delivery, an emphasis on quality and attention to detail has made her an integral part of Avard Civil.

Project Manager - Koby Tanner

Koby joined Avard Civil after many years as a Project Manager in the Construction Industry.  Koby has a wide range of experience in managing multi-million dollar projects both here in Australia and Overseas. 

Koby places strong value in delivering projects to a high quality and within budget by effectively organising, managing and utilising all resources. His ability to form excellent working relationships with Clients, Sub Contractors and Workers makes him an important and successful part of the Avard team.  

OH&S Project Site Manager - Sam Longford

Sam has a wealth of experience working in the construction, civil and operating sectors. His passion and dedication to OH&S, environmental and quality processes & procedures, gives our clients the confidence their projects are in safe hands.  

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