Our People


Honeycombes Property Group’s position as one of Queensland’s foremost development companies is a credit to the leadership, expertise and commitment of its board of directors and senior executive team.


The company’s proactive and highly experienced Board has a wide range of skills with the right credentials, creativity and competence to guide industry-leading development projects.


Honeycombes’ highly skilled, driven and dedicated team delivers the Board’s vision and strategy through both careful management of current projects and recognition of new market opportunities as they arise  framework.

Board of Directors, Executive Team & Personnel

Richard Wallace MBA, FAICD  

Richard was the joint founder of SR Wallace & Wallace Solicitors and practiced in commercial, business and property law.

Richard is a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and High Court of Australia. He holds an MBA from Deakin University and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

Peter Honeycombe BBus (Mktg), 

Peter Honeycombe moved to Townsville from Brisbane in 1989 to open Jones Lang’s NQ office before joining the family firm and launching Honeycombes Property Group in 1991. He is a Fellow of both the Australian Institute of Management and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  Peter has completed more than $1.5 Billion in projects across Qld while living in Townsville.


Currently Peter is a Director of The College of Nations, a not for profit training and global humanitarian group associated with Youth With A Mission; and a Director of Townsville Enterprise Limited, Townsville’s peak marketing and economic development body.

Andrew Dowling BBus, LLB 

Andrew joined Honeycombes in 2012 as Director - Commercial and is a member of the Executive Team. He is responsible for providing strategic legal and commercial advice to the Board and Managing Director across all facets of the business. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Business, a Bachelor of Laws and a Queensland Solicitors Practicing. Andrew is also responsible for the management of the Development Team.

Wendy Ganly 

With more than 8 years working with Honeycombes, Wendy is responsible for the finance and accounting operations at Honeycombes. Wendy is committed to developing systems that mitigate risk and enhance profitability for the company and our Joint Venture partners.  

Matthew Gilbride
B.Urb Dev Const Mgmt

Matthew is a Project Manager with extensive experience in delivering complex and challenging projects within both the public and private sectors. Matt has been involved as a Project Manager in the delivery of various high density residential developments throughout Brisbane. 

Brent Hailey

Non-Executive Director

Brent Hailey has more than thirty years’ experience in the property industry, specialising in residential development, civil engineering and strategic management. Brent was formerly the Chief Operating Officer of Devine Limited, the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Villa World Limited and a former State President of UDIA (Qld). 

Vanessa Honeycombe 

Executive Director

Vanessa manages both corporate and project aspects of Honeycombes’ day to day activities. Devoted to instilling integrity and strong values into the business and is focused on building sound and lasting relationships with stakeholders and business partners.

With an extensive background in design, Vanessa has been actively involved in Honeycombes’ projects for over 20 years with input into design, form and finish outcomes. 

Nigel Stephenson
Bsc Civ Eng

General Manager - Delivery

Nigel has over 25 years’ experience in construction and project management of a large diversity of projects in the private and public sector and at both contractor and client levels.  At Honeycombes Nigel is responsible for the successful construction delivery of all projects including residential, retail and commercial developments all generally delivered on time and within budget constraints.

Sharon Waddell Grad Dip Project Management (Hons) 

Development Manager

Sharon commenced her career in the Property Division of Queensland Rail and as the Principal Projects Officer she was responsible for the disposal of many major parcels of land throughout the State. After 20 years of service Sharon moved to Stockwell Developments as a Development Manager and over 10 years she delivered a range of projects. In her role at Honeycombes as a Development Manager, Sharon brings a diverse range of property knowledge from her experience in both the private and public property sectors.

Blair Shillington 

Assistant Development Manager

Blair has over 17 years’ experience overseeing Honeycombes residential projects, and specifically develops sales and marketing strategies which translate into measurable sales of projects. Through research and reporting on external opportunities, Blair possesses a thorough understanding of the development process and delivery. 

Trudy Henderson

Financial Administrator

With a wealth of experience in bookkeeping and finance administration and over 25 years in the building industry, Trudy  is an integral part of the finance team. Trudy brings with her a stong skillset that allows her to coordinate Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable in addition to assisting with the financial operations of the group.

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