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Gavin Tonkin
Managing Director

Gavin is the business founder and hands-on Managing Director for Tonkin Schutz, who through both his professional design and construction experiences, has developed a successful one stop design & construct business.

He has expertise in many facets of the design and development process including master planning and future proofing, building rules and statutory compliance, design and buildability smarts and leads the team in quality value for money solutions which meet the varying client needs.

Gavin is a strong leader and manages his company to provide a successful balance of professional, technical and trade-based personnel enabling the company to design excellence with cost efficiency and shape our client’s vision into reality.


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Matthew Swinburne
Operations Manager

Matthew is the Operations Manager for Tonkin Schutz who brings a wealth of Design and Construct experience to your project.

Matthew has a strong background in both Architecture and Construction and is a registered Architect and previously filled the role of Senior Design Manager for Baulderstone (Lend Lease) for 6 years.

Matthew has the required skills, expertise and experience to oversee the processes of both Design & Construct for the Head Contractor as well as add value to your project at the front end. He consistently delivers value for money to clients within budget and on schedule. Matthew also has a solid background in quality management and team management.

With this diverse range of technical ability and management experience Matthew is a highly valued member of the Tonkin Schutz team.