Whilst we are highly focused on development and are commitment to delivering homes, we are extremely focused on the beautiful landscape that surrounds the Gold Coast and makes it such a beautiful place to live. We are committed to the Ocean and the removal of plastic from the oceans as well as the preservation of aquatic life.

James Finucan

Advisory Board (Legal)
James is an experienced corporate lawyer specialising in mergers, acquisitions, capital raising, and strategic transaction structuring, with a strong background in advising on ASX listing rules and regulatory compliance. Provides leadership on governance issues, particularly guiding directors on their duties. Currently serving as Chairman of Vets Central, spearheading the acquisition and consolidation of veterinary businesses for industry growth.

Darren Poletto

Project Director
Darren, a degree-qualified engineer and QBCC licensed builder with 30 years of experience in building and development, has a diverse background spanning national and international projects. His journey from an employee labourer to business ownership has equipped him with a comprehensive understanding of construction processes. As the founding director of Peak Precast, Darren leverages his extensive delivery knowledge and local industry contacts to offer innovative solutions for projects in the South East Queensland marketplace.

Joe Snell

Advisory Board (Design)
Joe Snell, a Registered Architect in New South Wales and Queensland, is the Director of Studio Snell with offices in Sydney and the Gold Coast. Specializing in architecture and interior design for various projects, including Multi-Residential, Commercial, Hospitality, Retail, and Private Homes. Joe, with a decade in media, is currently filming Australia’s Best House and My Aussie Build, while actively contributing to community events as the Gold Coast Regional Chair for the Australian Institute of Architects. He also serves as a committee member for the Gold Coast Open House Architecture Festival and was recently invited to judge the Living Future Institute of Australia’s National Biophilic Design Awards.

Alex De Vincentiis

Project Sales Director
For the past two decades, Alex has played pivotal roles in the property and wealth creation industries, collaborating with national and international Developers and Builders in Queensland and Victoria. With executive experience at one of Queensland's largest development companies, he has been the driving force behind numerous high-rise and residential projects in collaboration with major national developers. Over the last 8 years, Alex has cultivated an international network, resulting in residential property sales exceeding $500 million within Queensland and Victoria, and as the Managing Director of ONE:PM, he leads a team of top professionals in project marketing and international property investment.

Simon Worthington

Project Sales
With 17 years' expertise in real estate sales and marketing, Simon is a seasoned professional with a diverse background, including off-the-plan sales and projects both in Australia and internationally. Renowned as a global sales strategy powerhouse, Simon has crafted successful programs, led seminars, and managed teams in various countries, contributing to some of the largest developments in South East Asia. With over $2 billion in property sales, Simon brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and innovative strategies to our team.

Tony Akkawi


Tony Akkawi, a financial services professional for over 16 years, holds a degree in Accounting and Business Law from the University of New South Wales. Tony has diverse experience, including a compliance role at KPMG, managing over 100 clients as a financial adviser, and overseeing finance teams, system implementation, and procedures in a high-growth business with a 500% revenue increase in 12 months. Tony excels in assessing property developments valued at $300 million and managing treasury for construction and civil businesses with an annual turnover of $25 million.

Alex Wood

Commercial Director
As an Executive Director with extensive global experience in the construction industry, Alex Wood is a trained Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors QS with 20 years' expertise in construction, mining, and engineering. His accomplishments include overseeing cost assessment, forecasts, and risk evaluation for the construction of an Emirates airline terminal in Dubai with a $4.5 billion contract value. Alex also brokered a $120 million sale for Palm Island Land, founded, and led an engineering business to a public listing in the energy sector, demonstrating a remarkable career in business acquisitions.

Pat Fox

Board of Directors
With over 10 years of experience as a property developer on the east coast of Australia, Pat Fox has successfully delivered real estate projects totaling $110 million. Patrick has overseen the construction of 114 dwellings, including duplexes, townhouses, and apartments in diverse locations such as Sydney and the Gold Coast, showcasing a keen understanding of market dynamics. Additionally, as an executive in construction and civil companies, Pat Fox has led various firms, demonstrating a comprehensive understanding of the diverse needs within the construction industry.

Issa Shnoudi

Interior Design Consultant
Issa Shnoudi is a Senior Interior Design Consultant with over 15 years of global experience. Specializing in elevated seaside living, he sets new standards for the Gold Coast market. Renowned for his creativity and functionality, Issa collaborates with designers worldwide, crafting breathtaking spaces that resonate internationally. His innovative approach to bespoke luxury design redefines coastal living, exceeding expectations and leaving an indelible mark on the evolving Gold Coast design landscape.
Bastion brings over 50 years of collective experience across the property and construction sector, creating and delivering communities for people to live, work and play, which makes Bastion a trusted brand. Our success reflects our team’s commitment and experience to our partners, employees and our constant dedication to delivering sustainable, innovative projects that our customers call home. Bastion has been involved in over $1 Billion worth of projects across the Eastern seaboard with a growth rate of 20% pa. We are rapidly approaching our goal of becoming one of Australia’s largest development companies.