Queensland Bridge & Civil
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Our People

Darren Lynagh

Joining the business in 2004, Darren brought a fresh approach to business management, complimenting Darren Kesby’s engineering and project management expertise. Darren has over 20 years experience in the management of small to medium sized businesses, focused on business improvement.

Since joining QBC Darren has taken the reins of business management, responsible for financial control, asset management, human resources, insurances, investments and information technology.

His calculated and conservative approach ensures thorough decision-making and careful planning in all aspects of the business. These characteristics have seen him well-placed in project leadership and commercial development teams working along side our clients and industry leaders.

Darren has had direct and indirect involvement in the civil construction industry since his school years, including seven years working in the field. This experience ensures Darren has a practical appreciation and understanding of all aspects of the business.

Darren is an approachable, relationship-focused manager, who is well respected by clients, his team and business partners.

Darren Kesby B.E (Civil)

Darren is the Pre-Contracts Manager and a founding Director of Queensland Bridge and Civil (QBC).  He has over 20 years experience in civil construction with exposure to a wide range of technical, contractual and industry challenges.

A strong, relationship-focused leader, Darren has orchestrated and driven the growth of QBC. His leadership approach and his passion for the company has seen him drive the business from an annual turnover of $1M to $40M+.

Darren has a hands-on approach to managing the business, maintaining a vested interest in securing and delivering each QBC contract. His extensive knowledge and experience has allowed the company to undertake a range of diverse and challenging projects.

Brett Lukritz B.Tech (Survey)              

With over 20 years experience in the construction industry, Brett holds a wealth of knowledge, strong project vision and a collaborative approach to contract delivery. As Construction Manager for Queensland Bridge & Civil Brett drives the operational aspects of the business, from securing contracts through to project handover.

Brett began his career as a Project Surveyor working on a range of civil construction contracts. During the delivery of smaller contracts Brett began taking on more responsibility, filling a dual role as Foreman and Project Surveyor. This progressed into larger projects and more responsibility, with Brett moving in to Project Management and Construction Management roles.

Joining QBC in early 2012, Brett is the driving force behind the companies project delivery. He brings an appreciation of all aspects of a project and has an ability to balance the varying needs of multiple contacts. He is responsible for the resourcing and management of project staff and acts as the key interface between QBC and our clients.


Sarah Sargent B.OHS (Management)

Sarah has over 10 years’ experience within the civil construction industry, with involvement in the delivery of many civil infrastructure projects including roads, bridges and rail.  Commencing her career with Thiess as a WHS advisor, Sarah quickly realised the fundamental part that safety, as well as environment and quality all play in the successful delivery of projects and found herself transitioning into an HSEQ role. 

Sarah’s real passion lies in the continual development, implementation and improvement of the company’s management systems and she is responsible for maintaining the company’s accreditations and certifications such as the Federal Safety Commissioner WHS Accreditation Scheme, as well as compliance to the AS/NZS ISO 9001, AS/NZS ISO 14001 and AS/NZS 4801 suite of standards.

As an HSEQ Professional, Sarah recognises the importance of continual improvement in all aspects of Health, Safety, Environment and Quality. In addition to this Sarah consistently seeks to raise the profile of proactive, positive and inclusive HSEQ communication at all levels of the business to better assist workers in understanding and achieving not only the companys targets and objectives, but their own personal goals.  Always exceeding expectations is Sarah’s main priority; this aids in her being able to provide supervisors and management with advice that enhances productivity whilst promoting industry best practices.

Sarah’s workplace experience and skills assist her to achieve on time objectives to the highest quality standards. Sarah has a strong ability to cope with challenges as they arise and consistently works towards successful outcomes.



Joel Pallisier 

Joining the business in 2014 as our HR Manager, Joel brings over 10 years of experience within the Building, Construction and Engineering sectors. Being results orientated and relationship focused Joel is passionate about the ongoing development of our people and the overall culture of the business. With the ever changing landscape that is Civil Engineering, Joel’s forward thinking and proactive approach is pivotal to the ongoing success of QBC.

Within Queensland Bridge Civil Joel also assists with safety & environmental advisory, and supports the Managing Director with plant & equipment,  procurement, logistics and solutions. Having a collaborative approach and an open door policy, Joel is always thinking about the future of QBC, which is key within the progressive nature in which we work.