Ian Carter

Managing Director / Founder

Ian Carter

Managing Director / Founder

Ian is the managing director of PBS Building and has over 30 years’ experience in the industry. He started PBS with his brother in 1989 and has overseen its growth from a Canberra-based residential building business to an integrated property group which now employs over 150 people across the ACT, NSW and Qld.

Ian is responsible for the corporate governance, risk, compliance and strategic direction of PBS. He also holds an ACT Class A Builders Licence, as well as NSW and Qld building licences.

He is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a trustee of the MBA Skills Trust, a former board member of MBA Group Training, and a long-time former serving member of the Master Builders National Residential Builders Council.

Ian is also a board member of OzHelp, a foundation that aims to enhance the wellbeing of apprentices and workers in the construction and building industry.

When he’s not on the job, you’ll find Ian outdoors, often on his road bike or mountain bike, boating, skiing and diving. He likes to keep fit by going to the gym, swimming, walking, doing yoga and Pilates. He also enjoys spending time gardening with his own annual tulip Floriade.

Warren Ahrens

Director / General Manager QLD

Warren Ahrens

Director / General Manager QLD

Warren moved back to Queensland in 2018 after 32 years in Canberra where he was a co-owner of a successful carpentry business before joining PBS in 1997. He started as a site manager, progressing to become construction manager and then general manager in the ACT. Since 2018 Warren has taken the role of general manager, Queensland.

He holds an ACT Class B Builders Licence, as well as NSW and Queensland building licences.

After more than 35 years in the building industry, Warren has delivered countless projects ranging from $300k to $50m across 4 states and a territory.

Warren is well known for his attention to detail and ability to deliver to a high standard. He prides himself on strong and lasting relationships with PBS’s major clients which has led to repeat business and ongoing referrals. He is a strong supporter of local community and with the PBS team he has delivered several community projects and supported industry training opportunities and programs for our youth.

When he’s not on the job, you’ll find Warren with his family, do the odd run to maintain health and the greatest enjoyment is going fishing.

Wayne Ahrens

Director / Regional Manager QLD

Wayne Ahrens

Director / Regional Manager QLD

Wayne has over 35 years’ experience in the building industry. He began his career as co-owner of a successful carpentry business before joining PBS and going on to manage some of our largest Sydney projects and then spearheaded the establishment of our Queensland office in 2005.

He has since managed the delivery of several award-winning developments, and completed countless projects in Queensland including several large apartment complexes, multi-use developments and lifestyle villages.

Wayne is renowned for never sitting still. His enthusiasm for every project he undertakes puts him in high demand with our clients.

When he’s not on the job, you’ll find Wayne volunteering at the Hervey Bay Surf Life Saving Club – assisting with water patrols, training junior surf life savers, and supporting fundraising activities.

Adam Moore

Director / General Manager ACT

Adam Moore

Director / General Manager ACT

Adam oversees all of our ACT projects, and is the point of contact for Canberra-based clients. He has over 25 years’ experience in the building industry, having performed every role in construction from carpenter to general manager.

He has extensive experience in large adaptive reuse projects where commercial buildings are transformed into hotels or apartments. Adam has also worked on aged care, education, and high-quality boutique retail and hospitality projects ranging from $100k to $75m.

Adam is a great communicator and focuses on the success of every project from the client’s perspective. His central goal is that a project benefits all parties, with the understanding that great outcomes are only achieved by well-functioning teams.

Dominic Fussell

Director / General Manager NSW

Dominic Fussell

Director / General Manager NSW

Dominic is responsible for the management of the NSW business division and is the main point of contact for clients in that region.

He has over 35 years’ experience in the construction, development and property industry having held senior positions in Australia, United Kingdom and the Middle East and worked extensively in both the commercial, residential, industrial and mining sectors.

His extensive experience spans all aspects of the project life cycle – from concept design, estimating and contract negotiation through to construction delivery, occupation and finally occupation and operation. During his career Dominic has worked on projects ranging in size from $1m up to $200m and prides himself on maintaining strong communication links with all project clients to ensure we deliver on our promises.

When he’s not on the job, you’ll find Dominic enjoying time with his family, going to the gym or out for his daily run.

Robert Oldfield

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Robert Oldfield

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Robert has worked with PBS for over 14 years and has over 20 years’ experience in finance, having previously worked in commercial lending for a big bank.

Responsible for the group’s finance function, Robert’s key responsibilities include governance, risk and financial planning.  He is part of our senior management team and a member of our board.

When he’s not on the job, you’ll find Robert at the gym, cycling or gardening. He also enjoys watching sport as often as possible.

Matthew Rayment

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Matthew Rayment

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Matthew oversees and supports the day-to-day operational functions at PBS Building, drawing on his 15 years’ experience in design and construction projects across multiple sectors including commercial, residential, and fitout.

He has a strong commercial and project management background, gained from a wide range of positions including contracts manager, project manager, construction manager and project director. In his role of chief operating officer he has overseen the digital transformation of the PBS management system across project and corporate functions.

Matthew’s strength lies in his technical and leadership skills, focused on delivering high quality outcomes. He has a strong eye for detail and gains the respect of those around him for his astute management and intellect.

Matthew is actively involved in industry organisations and currently sits on the board of ACT Master Builders Association as commercial sector chair, and also chair of MBA ACT Group Training Association.

Ben Armstrong

EHS&Q General Manager

Ben Armstrong

EHS&Q General Manager

Ben has 24 years’ experience in the building and construction industry. He began his career as a plumber, successfully managing a plumbing maintenance company in the ACT.

With a passion for people and risk management, Ben pivoted to the EHS sector of the industry where he has since gained numerous qualifications. He is responsible for our strategic EHS&Q direction.

Ben is an active member of the advisory council for the Master Builders Association, and the Australian Institute of Health and Safety. Both groups target knowledge sharing of high-risk issues to protect workers in building and construction.

When he’s not on the job, you’ll find Ben with his wife actively getting their 2 kids off to their various sports training and games. Ben also enjoys his time surfing along the South Coast beaches, gym work and reading psychology books furthering his studies.