Meet the Team

Stuart Buckby

Managing Director

Stuart Buckby, the Managing Director, established Buckby Contracting in 2003. He has over 30 years of industry experience in the Civil Construction and is responsible for growing Buckby Contracting to Main Contractor on numerous land developments in the Perth market. Through his career he has grown an excellent group of networks from various sub-contractors, suppliers and consultants the aid in facilitating the services Buckby Contracting provide.

Despite the company growth to medium size, Stuart maintains an active role in the day to day operation and is engaged across all projects. He is involved with regular visit to sites and clients, with client care being a top priority. Stuart maintains active positions on the Civil Construction Federation Board and Urban Development Advisory Committee.

He is always open to new business inquiries.

Leong Tan

General Manager

BE (Civil), MCivilE, MBA

Leong Tan has been with Buckby Contracting for over eight years, moving into the position of General Manager in 2013 . He has over 12 years of industry experience and a strong client network across the Perth market. During his time with the business he has been invaluable with building the Project Team, enabling them to tackle numerous challenges with remarkable success.

In the capacity of General Manager, Leong is responsible for the daily running of the Office and supports our project staff when required. He is a passionate about mentoring staff to enable them to reach their true potential and is constantly looking at ways to maximise the companies performance. His role includes, but is not limited to, overseeing tendering, business processes and ensuring the company is meeting objectives.

For all business inquiries Leong is the first point of contact, these may include:

  • Becoming a new Supplier or Sub-Contractor
  • Tender List addition

Please feel free to reach out to Leong for a discussion on our current capabilities list.

Grant Symonds

Project Manager

Grant has over 35 years’ experience within the Civil Construction industry and has recently started his journey with Buckby Contracting. He has a proven track record of success with projects that focus on sub-divisional civil infrastructure and a background in engineering construction. He has excellent communication skills with a proven ability in liaising across sector boundaries and a strong network of contacts within the construction industry.

Grant started his career as a Surveyor Supervisor and since then has worked in a number of capacities including Project Manager, Construction Manager and Managing Director. During his career he has successfully delivered a number of notable sub-divisional works across the Perth Metropolitan Area.

Since joining he has successfully taken over the management of key projects that Buckby Contracting have been engaged on with the assistance of project engineers. He is committed to upholding quality in the works he is commissioned on and maintaining clear communication with all parties.

Isaac Fung


Isaac completed his bachelor degree in Construction Management & Economics from Curtin University in 2014. He initially joined Buckby Contracting to do some work experience however displayed interest in land development. He began working under the estimator for a few months before being offered a full time role with Buckby Contracting as a Junior Estimator. He has been with the company ever since.

Isaac has been involved in all facets of estimating and is always continually improving the estimating systems for the organisation. He is involved with new supplier and sub-contractor negotiations, tender negotiations and feedback analysis for Buckby Management.

His current area of interest is involved with supply chain management. This is building on from his studies and allows him to be involved in active and efficient supply of materials or sub-contractors to the project team. His work ethic and ability to work autonomously for the organisation is well recognised and appreciated.

Meghan Ahearn

HSEQ Manager

Meghan joined the company has a HSEQ Coordinator in 2014. She obtained a postgraduate diploma in Occupational Health and Safety from Curtin University a year earlier. In just a few years, she has stepped up to become the HSEQ manager of Buckby Contracting. She has been able to maintain and recertify the company in accordance with AS/NZS 4801, OHSAS 18001, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. Her commitment in promoting a positive culture has been growing along with the company.

Her day to day task focuses on ensuring the organisation is compliant with the HSEQ system. She does this with a strong positive attitude that is well known within the organisation. One of her main drivers is incident investigation and reporting. This results in continuous improvement leading to improved productivity and overall performance of the company.

Meghan has a real passion in driving the company and its employees to achieve recognition. She has successfully pushed for the company to win the 2016 Work Safe Award, winning entries to trainees of the year and submissions on job awards. Buckby Contracting recognises this commitment by allowing her with authority and job autonomy.