readB.E.(Hons I), FIEAust, CPEng, NPER, FAIM
CEO / Principal

MEng, MIEAust, CPEng, NPER
General Manager
Director - Structural Division

marekPrior to joining Demlakian in August 1998, Marek built a strong international portfolio of experience. In Europe, he developed his industrial and civil infrastructure skills, followed by a stint in the Pacific, where he gained expertise in seismic analysis, design and detailing of building structures. Marek developed his local engineering knowledge in Melbourne before making a move to Sydney over 20 years ago.

In June 2000, Marek was appointed as an associate of the firm and then the Director in 2003. Presently he is a General Manager of the Firm. He is also responsible for the co-ordination and technical management of the Strata & Remedial division of the office, whilst also acting as an Expert Witness in a myriad of construction disputes. Notwithstanding the above, Marek still enjoys the trill of being actively involved in the structural conceptual design of more complicated projects.

Marek holds a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management and Business Administration. He is also a Corporate Member of the Institution of Engineers.

Marek is a registered engineer under NER in the structural discipline, as well as having the necessary certification to work in Queensland.

B.E. (Hons I) FIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer Int PE (AUS) RPEQ
Director - Engineering
Director - Hydraulic Division

davidDavid joined DCE in 1999 and has over 30 years experience as a professional engineer. David has wide ranging expertise in civil, hydraulic and structural engineering.

Graduating from the University of Technology, Sydney with First Class Honours and the University Medal, David is a Chartered Professional Engineer with registration in civil and structural disciplines. He is also a Member of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering.

As well as extensive experience with engineering projects in Australia David has undertaken projects in more than 20 overseas locations, including the Pacific Islands, Africa and Asia, and is fully conversant with the requirements for design in regions of high seismicity and extreme wind loads and local practices.


mattMatt became a director of Demlakian upon the merger with Hartcher Consulting Engineers in April 2019.

Matt has over 25 years’ experience in the design of a wide range of projects encompassing residential, commercial, bridges, industrial, health care and educational projects both in Australia and the United Kingdom.

His experience embraces aspects of design from conceptual studies to detailed analysis and design as well as construction stage temporary works design. Matt’s particular area of expertise includes the design of low to high rise reinforced concrete frame structures for large residential and commercial developments.

As well as reinforced concrete, Matt has extensive experience in the design of steel, timber and masonry structures.

B.A. (Media & Comm), J.D. (Law)

katherineHaving spent the early part of her career in the PR industry, it was Katherine’s passion for all things property and construction that led her to join the team at Demlakian back in 2007. A Media Law graduate from The University of Sydney, Katherine has spent the last 15 years specialising in an extensive range of project management and marketing initiatives with great success. Katherine was appointed as a Director of Demlakian in 2019.

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