Our Team

Meet the valued team members of Devwest

Tony Hatt

Founder & Director

Tony HattHighly experienced in property development, Tony has managed a variety of challenging projects over his 30 years in the industry including tourist resorts, breweries and petrochemical plants. Since establishing Devwest in 1996, Tony has been responsible for originating and overseeing the company’s development projects. Tony holds a Diploma in Project Management.

Chad Ferguson

Executive Director

Chad FergusonAfter almost ten years of managing Devwest’s property development portfolio, Chad has developed a thorough understanding of project analysis and delivery. Combining skills acquired through formal qualifications and many years of experience, he ensures that Devwest continues to deliver for stakeholders. Chad has qualified with a Bachelor of Commerce (Property and Finance majors), a Graduate Diploma in Project Management and a Graduate Certificate in Chartered Accounting Foundations.

Damon Ferguson

Executive Director

Damon FergusonAfter a decade of development experience, Damon has developed a rigorous understanding of the financial fundamentals for development projects and property investments. Damon is primarily responsible for assessing project viability, formulating optimum financing strategies and monitoring the financial performance of the company’s portfolio of projects. Damon holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a double major in Property and Finance. He has also obtained a Graduate Diploma in Project Management and a Graduate Certificate in Chartered Accounting Foundations.

Brett Lovett

Development Director

Brett_Lovett-006_web Brett has been in the property industry for over twenty years and involved in direct property development for the last eleven years. He worked as Director for one of the largest privately owned development companies in the UK between 2004-2008 and was the youngest member of the Board. In 2007, Brett was named in the “Top 100 Property Professionals in the UK, under 35” by a leading national property magazine – Property Week. His skills cover a range of activities including site acquisition, management of the project life cycle from inception through to the completed asset. In particular Brett has developed a strong bank of capability in legal and technical due diligence for major urban renewal projects with an emphasis on mixed use including residential, retail, hospitality and commercial offices. Brett holds a Bachelor of Architecture (Honours), a Post Graduate Diploma in Architecture and a Higher National Diploma – Building and Construction (Distinction).

Ashley Shepherd

Head of Asset Management

Ashley Shepherd

  • Bachelor of Business (Property Economics)
  • Certificate in Chartered Accounting Foundations
  • Associate of the Australia Property Institute

Ashley is responsible for the Devwest asset portfolio which includes development sites, retail shopping centres and office buildings. His role includes establishing and implementing asset management strategies to maximise investor returns. Ashley has over 10 years of experience in the real estate industry spanning residential, commercial, retail and industrial property with an expertise in valuation and asset management. He previously worked at DTZ as a licenced valuer for over 7 years in their Sydney, Melbourne and Perth offices.

Peilin Li

International Sales and Marketing Manager

Peilin Li

Peilin worked in China for over 20 years with strong sales and marketing experience. He joined Devwest in 2015 and he is managing the sales and marketing activities of the Company throughout Asia. His role is to ensure all development projects achieve pre-sales and revenue forecasts. Peilin is in charge of developing the Company’s profile, brand, reputation and presence throughout Asia; identifying potential global markets to determine the demands for the Company’s property development projects, products and services.

Joyce Li

International Investment Manager

Joyce Li

  • Bachelor of Science Honours in Biochemistry and Economics
  • Master of Commerce in Finance

Joyce has a strong understanding of property development and the processes involved when investing into Australia from abroad. She plays a key role in managing business development activities with the Chinese speaking business organization in mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, etc.


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"The only way to continually deliver is to choose the projects with the right fundamentals and then mitigate as many risks as possible upfront"

Tony Hatt