about us

Our Team

Our people are our most valuable resource.

We are committed to investing in our people and in the processes and equipment that support them. The development, growth and achievements of Donnelley Civil are the sole product of our team of dedicated professionals.

As a family owned company, our 50 employees share our vision and values. This is the foundation that keeps us united, operating together as a cohesive and results-driven team.

Our Vision

Our people lead the way through innovation and sustainability.

We share our vision and values which keeps us united, operating together as a cohesive and results-driven team.

Our Values

We Care

We respect the wellbeing of our people and the environment



We do what we say and we stand by our word



We are proud to be outstanding


Continuous Improvement

We always strive to deliver the best outcome for all

Management Team

Javier Ayala

General Manager

Javier Ayala brings 20 years of experience in leadership roles to Donnelley Civil. Previously the Sydney Metro and Illawarra/South Coast regional manager for Coates Hire, Australia’s largest equipment rental and services company, Javier’s local knowledge and integration of commercial outcomes with change and asset management are essential tools for the Donnelley Civil business.

Nicola Belbeck

Nicola Belbeck

Finance Manager

Joining Donnelley Civil in 2016. Nickie is a highly valued member of the senior team. Leading the finance and support function, Nickie brings a critical skill set to the business, ensuring our day to day operations run efficiently and effectively. Nickie has over 15 years’ experience working in the industrial sector and qualifications that include a Master of Professional Accounting and Bachelor of Science.

Luke Cervoni

Senior Estimator

We welcome Luke to the Donnelley Civil team. Luke has a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and Bachelor of Commerce (Management) from Wollongong University. He has over 15 years experience in the pre-contract and delivery phases of complex brownfield anad greenfield infrastructure projects. Notable projects include Transport NSW, Regional Councils and Roads and Maritime Services including Westconnex Stage 1A, Pacific Highway Frederickton to Eungai Project, Hunter Expressway, North Shore Hospital, Lane Cove Tunnel and Gore Hill Freeway.

Russell Picknell

Russell Picknell

Industrial Services Manager / Project Supervisor

With over 30 year’s experience in the civil industry, Russell Picknell started as a leading hand with Donnelley Civil, working through the business to his current position. Russell is known for his religious attention to detail, and commitment to caring for the wellbeing of his team. Russell’s experience has seen him been involved in major demolition and civil construction works including BlueScope’s No 6 Blast Furnace, Lysaght Forklift runways, Holy Spirit College and Loftus TAFE