Our People

The Alita team has extensive building experience and specialised qualifications to ensure each project meets our high standards. We are confident that our level of expertise can help you with your next project. The team at Alita Constructions consists of highly skilled, experienced professionals, some of who work in the office and some onsite.

Meet the team


Alastair Kleyn_Director of Alita Constructions

Alastair Kleyn [ Owner/Director ]

As a qualified carpenter with over 20 years’ experience in the building industry, starting his career on site has assisted Ali in recognising what it is that makes the construction process work smoothly and efficiently. From being in the office to meeting clients to visiting site, Ali has an on hands approach to the business it’s most valuable assets; the people.
Read more about Ali and his background here.

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Matt Kleyn [ Construction Manager / Project Manager ]

Matt has worked in the building industry for over twelve years, and has spent time both on-site and in the office. Matt manages the entire duration of our projects, ensuring that they are built on time, within budget and in accordance with the plans.

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Mark Bruning [ Building Consultant ]

Mark’s extensive experience as a Contracts Administrator in the building and construction industry as well as his keen interest in all aspects of commercial and industrial projects has provided a natural progression into Building Consultancy.
This wealth of knowledge assists Mark as he meets with potential clients to discuss new project requirements. Mark liaises with our clients beginning with the initial enquiry and project development through to signing of the contract.

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Natalie Terpstra [ Financial Manager ]

Natalie manages and reviews the financial reports, prepares the activity reports and financial forecasts, as well as managing all accounts, receivable and payable. Natalie has been employed in the building industry for 7 years.

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Sarah Dutschke [ Office Manager / Human Resources Manager / Marketing Manager ]

Sarah is the Office Manager at Alita Constructions and oversees all Office Administration tasks. With a Diploma in Marketing, Diploma in Human Resources Management, Cert IV in Public Relations and a Cert II in Business, Sarah also manages the Marketing of Alita Constructions as well as Human Resources. Sarah has been employed in the building industry for four years.

Emily Swarts

Emily Swarts [ Office Administrator ]

Emily has recently finished year 12 at John Calvin Christian College in 2018, and has achieved a Certificate II in Business. Currently, she is undertaking a Traineeship in Certificate III in Business Administration with Alita Constructions. Her role as Office Administrator involves receptionist duties, as well as assisting with marketing and accounts administration.

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Ian French [ Project Manager ]

Ian holds a Bachelors Honors degree and has over nineteen years experience in the building industry. He has worked from the client side as well as for commercial building organisations. Ian has provided Quantity Surveying, Project, Cost and Design Management expertise within the Commercial, Retail, Health and Education sectors for Tier 1 and 2 organisations in the UK, New Zealand and Australia.

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Bernard van Ryssen [ Project Manager ]

Bernard has worked in the building industry for over twelve years, and has spent time both on-site and in the office. He’s got a Bachelors degree in Quantity Surveying and worked in various fields including high rise, civil, commercial and industrial in South Africa, England and Australia in tier 1 to 3 building companies. Bernard manages our projects from contract award to handover to ensure they are both complete on time and within budget.

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Johnny Mc Cann [ Project Manager ]

Johnny has worked in the construction industry for over 15 years throughout Ireland, the UK, and Australia. A qualified Quantity Surveyor, Johnny has experience as a Contracts Administrator and Project Manager both onsite and in office in a range of both commercial and domestic areas. This experience extends to pre-contracts, construction stage and post contract. Johnny’s experience with design and construct and estimating allows him to assist in numerous departments in Alita.

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John Swarts [ Contract Administrator ]

Having worked in the construction industry as a carpenter for 6 years, John has a practical knowledge of the building industry. He has also begun studies towards a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management. John’s role as a contracts administrator allows him to work closely with the Project Manager to assist with the management of our projects. John’s work focuses on the procurement of the trades and resources required for the project.

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Maurice Bruning [ Safety Officer ]

Prior to joining the team at Alita Constructions, Maurice had a career in the lift industry spanning thirty six years. During the last sixteen of those thirty six years, Maurice gained experience in the roles of sales manager/project manager, is a licensed electrician and quality assurance auditor. Maurice ensures that Alita’s HSE policies and procedures as well as job safety analysis documents (JSA’s) are kept to industry standard.

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Edwin Bruning [ Site Supervisor ]

Ed, a carpenter by trade and a registered builder, has worked in the building industry for over nineteen years. Ed is responsible for coordinating site activities from earthworks through to handover, all the while ensuring the projects are completed on time and within budget. His knowledge of HSE legislation, the Building Code of Australia and relevant Australian Standards plays a vital role in the successful delivery of over twenty projects in the last five and a half  years.

Steve Montogomery

Steve Montogomery [ Site Supervisor ]

Steve moved to Australia in 2009, where he started off as a leading hand before quickly moving into the position of Civil Foreman within a few months. From there, Steve progressed to a Site Manager and now has the ability to supervise, coordinate and schedule the activities of all construction works on site.

Steve has worked on various projects throughout Australia, and prides himself on exceeding the clients expectations. He completes all jobs on time, in budget, and to a high standard.


Graham Jongeling

Graham Jongeling [ Site Supervisor ]

Graham has 25 years in the construction industry as a register builder with a carpentry background. Graham has been a supervisor, project manager, and builder before coming to Alita. Grahams experience in residential and mixed use construction to $10M has him assisting Alita Constructions in a multifaceted approach. A number of Grahams projects have received awards including 2015 HIA House of the Year Award.

Employee Benefits

Training & Development

Alita Constructions is dedicated to enriching and developing employee’s knowledge and skills through a variety of formal and informal training and mentoring channels. All our employees have completed appropriate training courses to ensure work sites are managed well and HSE standards are maintained at all times. These include:

  • Construction induction (White Card)
  • Carry out tilt up work safely
  • Supervise tilt-up work
  • Elevated work platforms
  • Forklift licences
  • Senior First Aid
  • Licence to perform high risk work
  • Work safely at heights

Alita also encourages employees to utilise training opportunities that arise even if they are not related to their current position.


Salary Sacrificing Employees have the option to redirect some of their pre-tax income into superannuation. Flexibility Alita Constructions is a family-owned business and therefore understands the importance of a work life balance.


Career Opportunities

We are intermittently looking for new skilled and experienced professionals to add value to our already excellent team. Visit this page for regular updates on new or anticipated vacancies at Alita Constructions. If there is nothing available in your line of expertise, send us your CV and we will keep it on file until a position opens that is suited to your skills.

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Community Involvements

At Alita Constructions, we recognise our social responsibility to the communities in which our employees live and work. Therefore:

  • We encourage and organise appointments for our employees to donate blood as a team to the Australian Red Cross.
  • Alastair, our director, participated in the 2014 Vinnies CEO sleep out to raise awareness and funds for homelessness.
  • We also support various not-for profit organisations such as Eucalypt home, mission work in PNG, Pindari Men’s Restoration Home.