Management Team

Our company is run by a professional and highly skilled corporate management team with years of experience in managing strata schemes just like yours. By choosing bright & duggan, you know you’ll be in great hands.



  • Phillip Duggan

    Phillip Duggan

    Executive Chairman

    Phil is our co-founding principal of bright & duggan having started the business in 1977 and is approaching 50 years’ experience as a licensed strata manager.



    He is also a life member of Strata Community Australia (NSW) and member of the Real Estate Institute of NSW.  The depth of Phil’s knowledge and experience in strata management is a stronghold for our highly skilled team of managers and our customers through the advice and expertise he can develop strata solutions that meet our clients every need.


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  • Trevor Bright

    Trevor Bright

    Joint Managing Director

    A veteran of the industry, Trevor joined bright & duggan in 1982 and became a licensed strata manager in 1989 and a licensed real estate agent the following year.



    Trevor's fundamental knowledge and commitment to best practice have positioned him as one of our dedicated leaders to our elite strata team.  Trevor oversees all financial management of the group ensuring best-fit solutions for our clients every time.


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  • Chris Duggan

    Chris Duggan

    Joint Managing Director

    Arguably one of the countries best-known strata leaders and innovators, Chris oversees all of our strategic direction and new business opportunities.  Working in the property industry for over 18 years has given Chris a passion for customer satisfaction and providing unparalleled service every time.



    With more than eight years’ experience in property development with ASX listed property development and funds management companies, Chris joined bright & duggan in 2008 and oversees all of our strategic direction, new business opportunities and helps to build our presence and reputation in the marketplace.  He is passionate about customer satisfaction and in looking after the needs of our existing clients.



    Chris is the President of Strata Community Australia (NSW), having served as a Director since 2010. He sits on the Griffith University Strata & Community Title in the 21st Century conference committee, Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDAI) (NSW) strata committee as well as being a presenter at numerous industry events and conventions. He holds a Bachelor of Land Economics from UTS.



    Chris’ expertise is in complex scheme consulting and establishment, having overseen the establishment of Australia’s most complex strata, community and building management committee schemes.


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  • Melissa Truscott

    Melissa Truscott

    Group Chief Operating Officer

    A respected trailblazer in the industry, Melissa is at the forefront of innovation in strata and will always ensure an efficient, transparent and responsible partnership with our clients.  Melissa has been within the strata industry over 12 years.  Her background is primarily in project management and compliance with a focus on business process improvement and re-engineering for various facets of business management.  Melissa has also served as a Director for a not-for-profit financial institution and has been a Director of Strata Community Australia (NSW) serving between 2012 and 2017.  During this time, Melissa was Chairperson of the Education Committee for Strata Community Australia (NSW) and also participated in the Executive Risk & Finance Committee.



    Melissa is a regular presenter for the City of Sydney in the Strata 101 program and for Strata Community Australia (NSW).  Her particular focus is on lot owner education and best practice strata management. Melissa holds a Bachelor of Business (BMgmt/IBMgmt) and is also a licensed strata manager and a level three accredited strata manager with Strata Community Australia (NSW).


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  • Damien Excell

    Damien Excell

    Group Chief Human Resources Officer

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  • Phillip Court

    Phillip Court

    Branch Network Director (NSW & ACT)

    Phil is one our most enthusiastic and dedicated staff members and we cannot think of anyone better to lead our NSW and ACT strata teams. He joined bright & duggan in 1999 and has risen through the ranks to become Branch Network Director (NSW & ACT) overseeing the day-to-day operations of our strata teams.



    Phil is a licensed strata manager, a member of Strata Community Australia (NSW) and has received a level three accreditation as a Practising Strata Community manager.  Accompanied this with his experience managing complex multi-titled schemes and facilities management companies, Phil will always ensure his team provides the highest level of professionalism at all times.


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  • Hugh Beutel

    Branch Network Director (QLD & VIC)

    Hugh has over 14 years experience as a Strata and Facilities Manager, which includes the strata management of prestigrious and intricate high rise developments, such as Pier at Waterfront Newstead, Park at Waterfront Newstead, Tennyson Reach and Surfers Aquarius.



     



    Commencing in 2005, Hugh was the Strata and Facilities Manager for Sanctuary Cove Resort.  Sactuary Cove is a large and complex integrated resort that runs under its own legislation, the Sactuary Cove Resort Act 1985.  Hugh held this position for three years before taking up the position of Senior Strata Manager at Hope Island Resort and appointed as Branch Network Director for QLD and VIC in July 2013.



     



    Hugh is a certified member of Strata Community Australia (QLD) and holds a Certificate IV in body corporate management.


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