Tobi, Chief Executive Officer

Tobi is our Chief Executive Officer with over 20 years of demonstrated history leading Abaxa in the civil engineering industry.

Tobi holds a Bachelor in Business Management and Public Relations, and is skilled and endorsed in Business Strategy, Business Planning, General Management, Operations Management, Project Management, Coaching, Negotiation and Construction.

Tobi takes a very hands-on approach to staff and client management, meeting of KPI’s and ensuring clients’ objectives are met.

Tobi Lawrence-Ward

Boyd, Technical Director

Boyd is our Technical Director, with over 22 years in the Civil Industry specialising in Utilities and High Pressure Gas Supervision.

With his extensive accreditation and training in the niche industry of Utility Locating, Boyd’s specialised knowledge provides invaluable support and expertise when navigating the Utility Industry’s Duty of Care Requirements.

In addition, Boyd’s vast network and construction experience provide an unparalleled level of knowledge in both the planning and delivering of utility surveys within the fields of Civil Engineering and Construction.


Brett is our Business Development Manager, heading up our Client Relationship Management. A highly qualified and experienced professional known for a combination of focused analytical skills, leadership capabilities, and interpersonal strengths.

Brett has a strong background in business operations, processes optimisation, business analysis, business development, strategic planning and risk management, gained from over 10 years of employment history in banking and finance, mining, building and construction, and retail industries.

Brett is recognised for successfully developing and implementing strategic solutions to propel profitable and cost controlled outcomes for clients while creating and building solid relationships. Brett has a risk based service solution approach that ultimately protects people and infrastructure.

Contact Brett to discuss your project requirements, he is prepared and equip to deliver outstanding value to our client base in collaboration on service solutions that coupled with the Abaxa Brand Promises keep projects moving, on time and budget.


Dave sets high standards in protecting people and infrastructure and in reducing asset risk. He also takes pride in project execution in line with the Australian Standards AS5488 in Sub Surface Utility Information.

Dave has over 25 years’ experience in building and civil construction. As a registered builder, he is qualified to construct any building or structure to relevant codes and standards. His experience covers residential and commercial buildings, structural concrete and steel works, underground service location, underground service installation, environmental remediation, road construction, streetscapes, and plant operations.

His past projects include Bayview Terrace Upgrade and Forrest Place Redevelopment Stage 3A, both of which were successfully delivered exceeding client expectations. Both projects required substantial safety and quality management due to large volumes of public traffic adjacent to or through the projects. Both also required high quality finishes for concrete, paving and landscaping works, and close coordination with service authorities.

Dave is committed to delivering all construction works safely and to the highest standards of quality and environmental management. He excels at pre-planning works and coordinating between contractors, clients, service authorities and other stakeholder to see projects delivered on time, on budget, and to meet and/or exceed clients expectations.

Lisa, Administration Leader

Lisa, our Administration Manager, has been with Abaxa for 8 years.  She oversees Abaxa’s administrative and support functions.

Not only is she experienced in almost all key business areas -including our people and culture management – but Lisa is also across our finance and commercial administration, as well as the requisite ISO compliance procedures.

Lisa holds a Certificate II and III in Business Administration and is currently progressing towards her Certificate IV in Leadership & Management.

Demonstrating a great deal of passion in her role, Lisa provides efficient and timely solutions to our front line teams.  Her assistance ensures clients projects keep moving forward.  Lisa also implements continual improvements to Abaxa’s processes in response to any client issues and suggestions.


Our Mission

Our mission is to be the Australian Leader in Underground Asset Risk Consultancy through Protecting People and Infrastructure and Reducing Asset Risk.

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