Meet the SHAPE Executives

Peter Marix-Evans

Chief Executive Officer

Scott Jamieson

Chief Financial Officer

Kate Evans

Group Executive - People, Brand & Communications

Phil Smith

Group Executive - Environment, Health, Safety & Quality

George Panacheril

Group Executive - Strategy



Peter was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in December 2017. After joining SHAPE in 2011 as the Group Executive and General Manager of NSW, he became Chief Operating Officer in August 2016.

Peter brings over 30 years of wide-ranging construction and industry experience, including senior roles in both commercial and public sectors, including risk and commercial management, customer experience and environmental health and safety (EHS).

Before joining SHAPE, Peter held several operational and strategic management positions at Lendlease, including General Manager for NSW, Operations Manager for ACT, National Operations Manager and Head of EHS for the Asia Pacific. He has particular passions for customer experience, as well as developing and leading high-performance teams.

Scott Jamieson


After working as an External Auditor of SHAPE for seven years, Scott joined SHAPE in 2008 as Financial Controller. He has been an integral member of the SHAPE team for more than ten years and is now Chief Financial Officer with a strategic and operational focus. He also has responsibility for the company’s Business Technology and Risk Management areas.

Scott has a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting and Finance from the University of Technology, Sydney, and is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor.

Scott is responsible for SHAPE’s financial functions, including risk management and support as the business executes its strategies and initiatives.

Kate Evans


Kate commenced with SHAPE in 2004 as our NSW Office Manager. She then helped introduce formal HR services to SHAPE in 2006 before formally moving into the People Culture area of the business.

Kate plans, organises and implements leadership development, organisational culture, learning and development, recruitment, remuneration, benefits and performance management. She also oversees our Marketing & Communications function.

With a Diploma of Business (Human Resources), Kate enjoys being part of an effective leadership team that drives business results through highly engaged and motivated employees.

Phil Smith


Before joining SHAPE in 2005, Phil accrued 20 years of building experience with the QLD State Government, concluding in 2004
as a Senior Project Manager.

Phil is responsible for all aspects of Environment, Health, Safety and Quality. He champions our safety-first culture using a progressive yet practical approach to our project-management systems.

Phil was instrumental in our transition to Procore (our core project delivery system), oversaw the development of the SHAPE Minimum Standards (SMS) mobile app and, more recently, has extended his focus to our Supply Chain and Commercial Risk functions.
Phil holds QBCC Open Supervisor, Low Rise Builder and Carpentry & Joinery licences, a WHS Diploma and Lead Investigation qualifications.

George Panacheril


George has over 25 years of experience in construction, mining and transportation engineering. His wide variety of roles have taken him and his family to the US, India and Zambia, and finally Australia.

He has been part of the SHAPE team since 2007 and is responsible for strategy and innovation. George holds Bachelors degrees in Architectural Engineering and Civil Engineering from Drexel University and an MBA (Technology Management) from Deakin University.