Rafael Luna is the original founder and currently a Director and CEO of Universal Communications Group Ltd (UCG). He has worked in the telecommunications industry for over 20 years.
Chief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer, Dante is focused on ensuring finances are properly managed across the Group, and also shaping the direction of future growth plans.
Chief Technology Officer
Roger engages with all levels of UCG’s business to drive technology and process innovation, to the benefit of both UCG and its clients. He has been responsible for innovation and delivery on a number of firsts for UCG’s clients such as pioneering materials specification and design standards for MDUs with nbn. Roger gets involved in the planning stages of projects including installation and maintenance activities, through to planning, and commercial assessment of technology based projects.
General Manager Operations New Zealand
Paul joined UCG in 2016 to lead the New Zealand business overseeing and directing company activity for the design, provisioning and construction of fibre networks for multi-dwelling and complex sites in the Auckland, Wellington and Otago regions. Paul’s previous background in the telecommunications industry was as Operations Director for Visionstream NZ.
Group & Australia Commercial Manager
Samantha started with UCG in November of 2014 and has played a key role with the improvement of procedures and processes within the Commercial department. Samantha has over 5 years’ experience working in finance & commercial departments, with a strong background in project controls, contract negotiations and risk management.
Group Human Resources Manager
Corey provides comprehensive human resources management services to support the acquisition, development, productivity and satisfaction of the Company’s employees and subcontractors (which number around 250 and 1200 respectively) across Australia and New Zealand. The services include recruitment, training and development, remuneration and benefits, coaching, employee and industrial relations.
Group Health Safety Environment and Quality Manager
Don has over 25 years’ experience in the Health, Safety, Environment and Quality (HSEQ) management field with over 10 years’ experience in senior management of diverse and multidisciplinary HSEQ teams, contractor engagement and leading HSEQ on high risk construction projects in Australia and overseas.
Business Development Manager
Peter is responsible for leading all business development, sales and marketing activities across the Group. Peter is responsible for new client engagement as well as managing opportunities emerging with existing clients. He is responsible for bid and proposal activities along with the production of supporting materials and client-engagement.
Software Development Manager
Darryl is responsible for developing and maintaining UCG’s proprietary and bespoke work management and reporting systems across the Group.
Darryl has over 25 years’ experience in developing and delivering software solutions to business. He has a background in finance, banking, construction and real estate industries’ systems solutions and has been extensively involved in both product and software development.