John, part founder of Billbergia holds the appointment of Managing Director.
John’s career commenced in the agricultural and engineering sector, based in Ireland’s rural farming region. John was awarded a scholarship in 1976 to study farm management in New Zealand and in 1977 he visited Australia as part of his studies and an opportunity arose for him to emigrate to Australia.
John and William founded Billbergia Pty Ltd in 1988 and after successfully completing medium contracts for large civil construction companies including Barclay Mowlen, Abi Group and various State and Federal Government bodies, the business expanded into a large construction company undertaking projects in Queensland, South Australia, ACT, NSW and Victoria.
In 1993 Billbergia expanded into residential development and included projects in Annandale, Marsfield, and then a major residential development at Lane Cove. Today, the Billbergia Group under John’s astute vision has successfully became what is now an integrated Australian property group and one of the largest developers of waterfront apartments in Sydney.
Group Chief Financial Officer
William, part founder of Billbergia holds the appointment of Group Chief Financial Officer.
William studied accountancy in Dublin and after attaining his qualifications he joined Coopers Lybrand Ireland where he completed his formative years before relocating to Germany to further his career.In 1987, William followed his brother John Kinsella, and migrated to Australia.
William was one of the founding members of Billbergia Pty Ltd and focused on medium size civil construction contracts primarily in water and sewer infrastructure and bridge construction. These Civil Engineering projects became the stepping stone to building Residential developments in the Sydney metropolitan area and subsequently to other major cities.
William manages the financial requirements of the Group and has facilitated the financial transactions of the Group’s multimillion dollar property developments.
Group Company Secretary and Operations Manager
John holds the appointment of Group Company Secretary for the organisation.
John is the Operations Manager for the Billbergia Group and his position integrates the multifaceted business. His role extends to Marketing where he heads up the Marketing and Sales area of the business. He was part of the managerial restructuring of the Group over the past 3 years that refocused the company’s operating & marketing strategy.
John has a career spanning 30 years in the building and construction industry which commenced in Europe and extended to the Middle East and Australia. He began his formal years in Ireland where he predominantly worked in the metal trade before undertaking civil engineering projects throughout Australia and finally into the residential housing market.
John has managed large residential and construction projects both in Ireland and Australia, where has held a number of senior positions. He has a Diploma in Project Management from The University of New England and a Post Graduate in Environmental Engineering Management from The University of Technology, Sydney. He completed an MBA at Southern Cross University in 2003 and is a member of the Australian Institute of Project Management.