Hansen Yuncken has promoted Matt Cadle to the role of Tasmania State Manager, after a career that has seen him take on pivotal roles for projects including MONA, Parliament Square and the Hedberg for the University of Tasmania.

Cadle will move into the role after 14 years at Hansen Yuncken, to lead high-profile projects including the Southern Remand Centre and the Cascade Female Factory History & Interpretation Centre. Driven by challenge and a pride in its work, the independent construction company has contributed significantly to the state’s built environment on projects spanning arts and entertainment, education and government sectors.

Cadle says he is excited to begin his tenure as the State Manager for Tasmania and to continue his work for the construction company. 

“I’m thrilled to be part of a company that combines over 100 years of construction expertise with a drive to further innovate and realise complex projects for leading Tasmanian organisations,” he says. 

“With our focus on delivering sustainable, forward thinking buildings as an extension of our clients’ teams, we’re poised to help lead the next generation of iconic Tasmanian projects.”

The appointment follows the retirement of Bruce Maher, who has worked for Hansen Yuncken for over 40 years, 27 of which he has spent as the Tasmanian State Manager. Maher says he leaves Tasmania in good hands with the appointment of Cadle.

“It has been a privilege to spend my career working in other people’s businesses, learning about those things that are important to them, so that we can deliver our projects better. None of which would be possible without Matt and the incredible team on the ground,” he says. 

“It’s because of them, that Hansen Yuncken has delivered the best projects in the state and acquired a reputation for undertaking different and challenging projects.”

Cadle’s appointment will continue this drive for excellence in delivering complex designs, drawing from his own 22-year career including roles at Lendlease and Mirvac, and as Senior Project Manager of the internationally recognised MONA project in Hobart.

“Creating the largest privately owned museum in Australia was a unique experience,” says Matt. 

“Pieces of art were still being purchased throughout the construction process, and as they arrived a space had to be created for them. Other elements from the introduction of entire tunnels to the refinement of finishes also changed as the building took shape. It required a lot of flexibility, ingenuity and a continuing dialogue to understand the evolving vision and deliver the museum you see today.

“MONA celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and remains a world leading example of our team’s ability to leverage our local knowledge and back it with Hansen Yuncken’s national expertise. It’s a winning formula the team and I look forward to putting in place for iconic Tasmanian construction projects in the years to come.”