About

About CADD

The CADD Building and Maintenance group is an Indigenous company that has developed strong, long-term relationships within government and Indigenous communities. Our personnel have a proven track record delivering construction and maintenance service projects in both metropolitan and remote communities.

Our key point of difference is having a strong, experienced Indigenous leader working with a settled and experienced team, as well as a multi-faceted construction team with extensive experience in regional and remote work.

We are able to problem solve and work closely with all stakeholders to deliver an efficient and quality project on time and on budget.

Organisation Structure

Daniel Tucker

Chairman

As one of twelve appointees to the Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council, Daniel is a highly respected and successful Aboriginal leader and businessman.

Daniel Tucker is also the founding Managing Director of Carey, founded in 1995, and has been its Director since inception. Daniel has over 28 years’ experience in the mining industry having held executive roles in both ASX listed public companies and other private companies.

Daniel has won numerous Industry and Government awards including:

  • Commonwealth Department of Employment and Workplace Relations Outstanding Manager Award in the 2003 Corporate Leaders for Indigenous Employment Awards;
  • Ethnic Business Awards 2010, Winner Indigenous in Business Category;
  • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 Service Category, Western Region; and
  • Ethnic Business Awards 2013, Champion of Champions, Indigenous in Business.

Other positions Daniel currently holds include:

  • Inaugural Member of Prime Ministers Indigenous Advisory Council under the Abbott Federal Government; and
  • Founder and Chairman of the Wongatha Education Trust.

He has previously served on the Council of Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia and on the boards of a number of private and publicly Australian Stock Exchange listed companies. Daniel has also been an active member of numerous Community based organisations.


David Edwards

Executive Director

David was a founding shareholder of MACA Australia. Prior to that he started both Cooks Construction and BGC Contracting. With a history of working for and with key clients in the mining/ construction and industrial sectors since 1978, Dave has built a strong reputation for being able to deliver quality service with minimal fuss. More recently David set up The Add Business Group to deliver construction and maintenance services within Perth.

He has held general managerial positions with major mining and civil contractors, and has brought that knowledge with him to further develop the CADD Building and Maintenance group.

David is a founding supporter of Oz Harvest, and the Ride to Conquer Cancer.


Allan James

Business Relationships Manager

Allan is a Wongi/Yamatji man born and raised in the Northern Goldfields region of WA. He has a strong commercial background, is an accountant by qualification, and has undertaken several consulting roles with Indigenous organisations and communities, providing business development, financial, insurance and risk management advice through his business consultancy. He has an extensive history in the mining industry having worked with Rio Tinto at Argyle Diamonds, BHP Billiton Nickel West, Newmont Boddington Gold and more recently with Carey.

Allan has successfully undertaken a number of management roles throughout his profession in the mining sector, accountable for the delivery of Social Responsibility and Community Relations strategies as they relate to Heritage and Land Access approvals, Indigenous Affairs, Community Investment, Media Communications, Government and Stakeholder relations.

Allan is extremely well connected the the government bodies and the legislative requirements surrounding each departments requirements.


Layton Ryan

Operations Manager

Layton is a proud Indigenous man born and bred in the Geraldton area and a qualified carpenter with over 32 years experience in the building and construction industry. For the past 15 years he has been heavily involved in the mining and resources sector based throughout the Midwest, Pilbara and Kimberley regions.

His ability to see the “big picture” allows him to oversee and direct our construction projects from concept to completion whilst ensuring quality construction and compliance with OHS requirements to ensure a safe site and workplace for his team.   

He has strong leadership skills, the ability to communicate and negotiate with a diverse range of people plus complex problem solving skills. Layton’s expert knowledge of building products, construction details and relevant codes, regulations and quality standards allows ADD/CAdd to deliver all projects to a high standard, on time and on budget.