Leadership Team

Our company employs more than 20 staff across structural, civil and traffic engineering, project management and administrative roles. We recognise that our people are our greatest asset, so we support each team member in striving to deliver technically proficient, sustainable and client-focused project outcomes. They are led by experienced senior engineers with specialist knowledge, including these personnel:

Jonathon Neale

Managing Director | Partner



Jonathon has more than 10 years’ comprehensive experience in the many aspects of land development and construction.

As the founding owner and director of Terrane Engineering since 2006, Jonathon has demonstrated a long standing commitment to securing the best possible outcomes for clients. His reputation for delivering exceptional quality design has attracted and sustained many long term industry relationships.

Jonathon’s commercial experience contributes valuable insight to the commercial imperatives driving development decisions for each project. As the Managing Director of Milanovic Neale Consulting Engineers, Jon oversees the business management and company process development for our continued growth.


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Matthew Neale

General Manager | Partner



With a background in project finance, project management and property development spanning a broad range of industries including education, residential, mining accommodation, student accommodation and public spaces, Matthew provides a strategic and commercial approach to Milanovic Neale Consulting Engineers’ corporate activities.

He is responsible for managing corporate governance, strategy and compliance, marketing, administration and financial matters.

A Certified Practising Project Manager and member of the Australian Institute of Project Management, Matthew has worked with clients in a broad range of industries for projects ranging in value from several hundred thousand dollars to over $30 million. He utilises these skills to solve complex problems, manage teams in dynamic situations, and achieve timely and efficient project outcomes.


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Joshua Hills

Civil Office Manager | Partner



Joshua joined Terrane Engineering in 2009 as a Director to boost its growth and strength in the market. Over the past decade he has gained broad experience in the design of engineering projects in the urban, commercial and industrial environment, and has developed specialist expertise in construction compliance and local government engineering liaison.

As Civil Office Manager for Milanovic Neale Consulting Engineers he oversees the staff working on projects ranging from early planning and design through to tender and construction. This role provides the key operational insight informing strategic decisions to which Joshua contributes as one of the company’s Directors.

With detailed understanding of relevant engineering codes Joshua’s teams can deliver on-target design outcomes for clients.


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Romain Decommer

Structural Office Manager



Romain joined the business in 2010 as a structural engineer, after relocating to Australia from London. With this international and local exposure, Romain has gained significant experience with a wide range of projects and has developed strong networks and client relationships.

As Structural Office Manager, Romain’s responsibilities include overseeing the delivery of projects, staff and client management, and supporting the Directors’ corporate strategy for developing the company.

Romain also continues to work as a design engineer, adding capacity and value to various project teams as they seek technical solutions to engineering problems.


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Derek Hower

Senior Civil Engineer



Derek has more than 16 years’ experience in the design, design management, project management, and supervision of single and multi-discipline construction projects. He has been involved with the development of properties and buildings, land, trunk infrastructure, public projects, residential subdivisions, industrial, commercial, and retail sites.

Derek has managed more than 100 projects with Local Authorities in Queensland, from the Development Application stage to the Post Construction phase. He has also been a Project Manager for Transport Main Roads, responsible for the delivery of over
$300m in National Disaster Relief and Recover Arrangement (NDRRA) flood recovery road infrastructure works

As our Senior Civil Engineer, Derek applies his extensive engineering experience to provide integrated and practical engineering designs.


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