Our Team

A team of project managers that deliver

Our team offers extensive experience working for clients across multiple sectors both locally and globally.

From inception to completion, we use a collaborative approach to turn our client’s visions into reality. Our success lies in the relationships we build with our clients prior to commencing construction, throughout the process and afterwards. We pride ourselves on being trustworthy, reliable and delivering quality in all that we do.

Aaron Lawrence


Our team of skilled client side project managers is led by Director, Aaron Lawrence. As a seasoned client side project manager with over 20 years of experience in the industry, Aaron has honed his ability to provide timely, accurate advice and guidance to ensure his client’s goals are achieved.

Aaron employs an energetic, passionate, adaptable and fresh-thinking approach to ensure that the projects that he manages are successful.

During his career, Aaron has gained extensive experience working with private and public clients ranging from small investors to major multinational organisations. He has worked in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and for clients based around the world.

Sam Zlatevski

Senior Project Manager

As a seasoned Senior Project Manager, Sam brings extensive expertise gained from collaborating with top-tier Property Advisory firms and ASX Listed Property Groups. His career has included pivotal roles in Development Management and Project Management, where he has consistently driven successful outcomes across diverse projects.

Sam's expertise spans the entire project life cycle, from initial stages of due diligence and acquisition, through pivotal milestones such as re-zoning or DA Approval, and onward to project delivery and handover phases.

His portfolio showcases a breadth of projects in commercial, residential, mixed-use, retirement, and urban development sectors, with a specialisation in master planned communities and urban renewal developments. He has notably excelled in steering projects within key growth corridors across Sydney Metro and Regional NSW.

Marc O'Brien

Project Manager

With over 20 years of experience in the property and construction sector, Marc boasts a wealth of expertise as a client-side project manager, consistently achieving success in the delivery of a diverse range of projects.

Marc's experience encompasses roles in development, design, compliance, program management, and project management, as well as superintendent responsibilities spanning various project types. His specialised skill set extends to contract administration, commercial management, and procurement management, where his proficiency in contract problem-solving and negotiation plays a pivotal role in ensuring successful outcomes.

A collaborative team player, Marc thrives in a cooperative environment, contributing to the delivery of projects that meet the client's specific needs in terms of time, cost and quality. Renowned for his strong work ethic, organisational prowess, and approachable demeanour, Marc stands out as an efficient and reliable professional in the field.

Shelley Wolthers

Assistant Project Manager

As an Assistant Project Manager at Vertex Project Management, Shelley helps to manage all project requirements in the preparation and implementation of documentation throughout the project life cycle including pre-construction, construction and post construction.

Shelley’s approach to project management is to ensure we are focused on using our processes and procedures in a personalised way for each client. Project management requires the effective development of client and stakeholder relationships and a large part of Shelley’s role is to foster and maintain those relationships.

Shelley also provides variation review, approval, and administration services to the team and clients. She maintains cost reports, creates payment certificates, approves invoices and manages required documentation for council approvals – such as Construction Certificates, Complying Development Certificates and Occupation Certificates.

Most recently, Shelley has been instrumental in managing the major refurbishment of the Ibis Styles Hotel in Cairns.

Natalie Lawrence

Business Development & Marketing Director

Natalie Lawrence is our Business Development & Marketing Director at Vertex Project Management. You will find her working closely with the project managers to help grow the company, maintaining important client relationships and attracting new business from both existing and new clients.

She provides oversight of all business development and marketing activities from strategy to implementation. Additionally, her role includes a business management component of tracking financial performance, assisting with recruitment, liaising with external consultants, and working on improvements to our operations. Natalie also has a strong background in professional services and marketing in the legal, property and construction sectors.

During her career, Natalie has worked in professional services in both Australia and the UK. She has also been lucky enough to travel internationally for work through involvement in sponsorships and conferences in Europe and the USA.

Sophie Kelly

Assistant Project Manager

Sophie works closely with our Project Managers to drive projects and ensure we provide our clients with an exceptional service. She provides support in relation to the management of both new build and refurbishment projects in various industries. Her role includes assisting on tasks such as the preparation of reports, creating document schedules and matrixes, contacting consultants and preparing and issuing tender packages.

Sophie is currently studying for her Diploma of Project Management - giving her an excellent theoretical understanding of the project management process. Sophie's previous roles in the construction/property industry have also given her an understanding of what it takes to work in project management across a variety of sectors.

Sophie's skills and can-do attitude enable her to work under pressure efficiently and to a high standard. She has exceptional attention to detail and she embodies Vertex's values of strong communication, problem-solving, quality & delivery, leadership, collaboration and personalised approach.

Vertex Project Management

Building futures together

Discover our breadth of experience by reviewing some of our current and past projects here.

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