Hames Sharley have announced a raft of promotions this week, with four new Senior Associates and four Associates progressing within the firm’s leadership team.

In an effort to bring together future thinking and creative design, Hames Sharley hopes the promotions will move the practice forward and continue to be at the forefront of elite architecture.

Hames Sharley Managing Director Caillin Howard says it is great to recognise the passionate and talented people from across the practice.

“Empowering and developing talent from within Hames Sharley is always a key focus for us,”she says.

“The promotion of these leaders enhances our goal of maintaining a resilient and sustainable, design-focused practice.”

“These promotions recognise what our team has achieved to date, but also our confidence in their significant contribution into the future.”


Please find a list of the promotions below.


Senior Associates (from top left clcokwise in photo): 

Elise Miles Simonovski 

Simonovski is an experienced architect and a true all-rounder within Hames Sharley. She exemplifies qualities that uphold Hames Sharley’s core values and behaviours, leading her to the elevated role of Melbourne Studio Leader. Elise’s leadership style comes with open communication, diligence, and commitment, contributing to team morale that is positive, confident and resilient.

Mason Harrison

Harrison has overseen a number of projects coming through Perth’s retail portfolio in recent years, including the recently completed Roselea Shopping Centre and upcoming Woolworths development in Highgate. His current work includes leading design on Kardinya Shopping Centre, one of the most significant mixed-use developments currently undertaken in WA. He has an intimate knowledge of retail design, enabling him to engage with projects at all stages from master planning through to delivery on site and demonstrated leadership coordinating and focusing teams throughout.

Nicholas Temov

Temov is an integral part of the practice's Urban Development team. His urban planning and design work on WA’s ambitious METRONET project is improving station relationships with their neighbourhoods throughout Perth. He also leads Hames Sharley’s master plan work on Alkimos and Rockingham city centres. Temov has shown commitment to help staff learn and grow through Hames Sharley's Champions of Change and mentoring programs, and he is passionate contributor to local community initiatives like Open House Perth and the Cohen Connect schools education program.

Michael Wright 

Wright is the Principal of People and Culture and is well respected by his peers, brings humour and personality to the practice and has the natural ability to encourage communication and mediation. He has been instrumental in the promotion of programs and initiatives received at an executive level, with particular regards to Diversity, Inclusion, and Psychological Safety.



Kelly Tredwell

Tredwell is passionate about all aspects of administration and, in 2019, introduced a Thought Leadership Group for the Hames Sharley administrators to bring a greater level of consistency, collaboration and connection within the admin team. In addition to her role as the Managing Director’s EA, Kelly also provides administrative support to the Executive Chairman, the Board of Directors and the Executive Management Group, and is an active member of the Hames Sharley Reconciliation Action Plan and the Champions for Change Committees respectively.

Simone Farrall 

Farrall's work in the contract and project management space has been instrumental to Hames Sharley’s continued success in delivering large Managing Contractor projects throughout Australia. Her diligent and rigorous approach to contract matters ensures agreeable and timely outcomes can be achieved, and changes are managed efficiently with well-considered programming and resource planning. With an affable yet clear communication style, Simone develops effective relationships with clients, delivery partners, and teams within Hames Sharley to provide seamless project management and contract delivery outcomes

Ryan Dunham

Ryan Dunham is an experienced Associate and has delivered architecture and urban design projects across several portfolios. This has included larger scale projects such as the QEIIMC Futures Masterplan, remote projects such as the Home In East Newman project, and inner city developments such as Salt Lane at Shoreline. He provides independent advisory services to a number of clients and is an active member of Hames Sharley’s Reconciliation Action Plan committee.

Rebecca Spencer

Spencer is a strategic planner that understands the needs of communities and contributes significantly across the country applying an evidence-based direction to Hames Sharley's Urban Development methodology. Not only is she a committed mentor and Champions for Change committee member at Hames Sharley Rebecca was recognised externally by being named as a Finalist for the UDIA Women in Leadership Award in 2020.

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