Our Team

Stephen Dorrofield
General Manager

Stephen is responsible for leading the growth and financial performance of HVG Facades, a leading supplier of Façade products and systems in Australia. He manages the strategic direction of the business as well as the development of supplier and customer relationships. He is also responsible for the creation and implementation of sales budgets and results, as well as cost management, in order to effectively achieve business objectives.

Stephen has been with Halifax Vogel Group for over 10 years, managing and working across various business divisions.

Stephen is a passionate supporter of the St Kilda AFL team and is looking forward to this year’s season.

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Roger Brooks
National Technical Manager
Roger Brooks is HVG Facades’ National Technical Manager. Roger has experience across various sub-sectors of the façade industry, working with product groups such as aluminium composite and solid metal cladding, fire resisting cavity insulation for cladding and curtain walls, as well as polycarbonate glazing systems. Roger has over twenty years of experience working within the commercial and residential design and construction spaces, with a high degree of focus on working with facade engineers, consultants, and various high level industry stakeholders. Roger brings his industry experience and dedication to the HVG Facades team, to assist in providing the very best information and general assistance to the market. Outside of work Roger can be found either on his Harley Davidson bike or behind professional cameras as a semi-pro photographer. Feel free to ask him for a link to his website.

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Andrew Pike
State Sales Manager – NSW/Qld Product Manager – Swisspearl
Andrew Pike is the HVG Facades’ State Sales Manager for NSW and QLD. He is also the Product Manager for our high-density fibre cement product Swisspearl®. Andrew is one of HVG Facades most experienced employees having worked in the business for over 17 years. He has worked in a variety of roles including Corporate Identity Management, Specification and more recently looking after our team in NSW and QLD. He is customer focused, with extensive knowledge and experience in construction industry, particularly in cladding and project management. You will get the the best advice possible with Andrew Pike. On the weekend you can find Andrew supporting one of his sporting teams including the Cronulla Sharks, Sydney FC and the Sydney Sixers.
Laura Zahariou

Marketing Manager

Laura is a senior marketing and communications professional with 14 years’ experience in the sector, with a successful track record of leading marketing and communications departments. She provides strategic planning and advice to senior level management in regard to brand management, digital marketing, campaign strategy and internal and external communication. Laura’s major achievements have been managing strategic marketing and communication plans with a high focus on brand management, multi-channel marketing and content development. She loves spending time with her boys, enjoys a good book and strolls along the beach.
Mireia Magurean
Digital Marketing Coordinator
High achiever, creative, passionate, and dedicated are just some of the traits that Mireia possess. Her role as a HVG Facades’ Digital Marketing Co-ordinator is to manage our social media, website, and email marketing, with a keen interest on all things digital. Her demonstrated career progression based on initiative, commitment, and performance are presented on day-to-day basis. In her spare time, Mireia loves to watch movies (even if she has seen them multiple times), also loves food, travelling and exploring new places.
Marie Alessi
Specification Manager
A member of HVG Facades since 2012, Marie has more than 23 years’ experience in the architectural industry, initially from a background in the interior design sector. Marie is committed to the continued growth and support of newly established and existing long-lasting partnerships by collaborating with Architects, Specifiers, and the Stakeholder community across Victoria. She provides comprehensive industry and technical knowledge whilst continuing to develop and manage specifications – bringing life to the design. Outside of work Marie loves to travel and is intrigued by places and cultures. She also enjoys her time-out relaxing with a cup of tea, a good book, and loves good company.
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Charlotte Ritcher
National Corporate Identity Manager
Originally hailing from the UK, Charlotte has more than 14 years’ experience working within the construction industry. At HVG Facades she manages the corporate identity division nationally. Responsible for developing, implementing and planning the corporate identity programs and related inventory. Charlotte is a true Melbournian now and a foodie. You can usually find her dining out, at the AFL (crying about the Dees), hitting the gym or exploring the great outdoors.
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Mark Hayes

Commercial Sales Manager

Mark’s wealth of knowledge in the construction industry will ensure that each customer is getting the best possible advice when it comes to external cladding. He is an experienced Commercial Sales Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the building materials industry. Strong sales professional skills in negotiation, contractors, operations management, sales, lean principles, and value stream mapping. Mark follows West Tigers – rugby league team and in his spare time he loves renovating houses.
Vik Ahluwalia

Commercial Sales Manager – NSW

A results-orientated business development and sales management professional with over 25 years of solid experience in the building and construction industry. Proven ability to manage teams and drive new business through establishing strategic partnerships and building relationships with key decision-makers. Excellent track record in proactively approaching new business with project specific solutions, managing the full cycle of product design through to installation and compliance, resulting in development of high-volume profitable accounts generating more than $50 million of revenue annually. Vik’s highest qualification is Master of Commerce in property development. In the last eight and a half years Vik has been working with CSR as a State BDM for Hebel and Viridian Business, each large scale manufactures of building products. Outside work, he is highly passionate about soccer and have been involved with Football Federation Australia as a player, coach, and a referee.

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Michael Brassey
Commercial Sales Manager – QLD

Michael has been involved in the QLD external cladding industry for over a decade, his wealth of knowledge will ensure our customers will receive the best advice available. The skill set he has acquired over 10 years in the cladding industry has given him an understanding of the market, industry capabilities and limitations providing him a strong educational platform. Michael can advise you on the design, fabrication capabilities and limitations of each range to optimise the client’s aesthetic requirements and to bring these to fruition. His experience in the cladding industry will assist our clients in navigating the uncertainty within the external cladding as well as compliance in Queensland today. He has access to the leading fabricators and installers in the Queensland market and he can assist our customers with design finessing. Michael can discuss the benefits of cladding installation methodology local and international and he has access of a network of skilled artisans for the proto typing of designs. In his spare time, he enjoys mountain biking and watching a game of footy, only if Bombers are playing.

Christy Irish

CID – Business Development Manager

Christy Irish is HVG Facades’ CID Business Development Manager for QLD. Her experience spans across various professional appointments within the construction industry. Christy has over ten years of experience in national and state sales management roles with International companies; servicing the Tier 1 commercial construction space, including but not limited to local councils and to both State and Federal Government. She is strategically driven with a customer and project focused approach in ensuring she delivers to client’s expectations. Christy brings people management, team and cultural integration skills that provide a huge benefit to the organisation and to our customers. On the weekend she spends her time living and breathing the world game football (soccer) and is also a Director for a Not-for-Profit Football Club on voluntarily basis.
George Herbst

Commercial Sales Manager WA

George has over 15 years’ experience within the construction industry, with his core focus being on façade and roof cladding systems. Whilst working in the UK, he gained experience with glass rainscreen and insulated render systems. In 2010 George moved to Australia and continued to work within the facade industry, he joined HVG Facades in June 2020 as the Commercial Sales Manager for WA. George enjoys amazing WA weather, when he’s not mountain biking, he loves spending time camping with his young family.

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