About Us

Investment growth through building strong relationships, innovation and operational excellence.

Sonic brings people, businesses and opportunities together for investment growth through building strong relationships, innovation and operational excellence.

Comprising of a team of long-standing company Directors, they have an unparalleled level of experience and ability to network and engage skilled specialists and consultants.

Sonic is dedicated to creating new business opportunities and finding the right business partners, with a focus on areas of diversity, succession, and capability.

“We are continually expanding our horizons to offer bold investment opportunities driven by expertise and insight.”

Joe Luttrell, Executive Director

Board of Directors

Chris Oldfield

Non-Executive Director/Chair

Chris was appointed Chair of Shaw in March 2019. Prior to joining the Shaw Board, Chris was Australia’s Consul-General in San Francisco and the Australian Trade and Investments Commission’s (Austrade’s) Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner on the west coast of the USA.

Previously, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Tasmanian Irrigation Pty Ltd, the CEO of the Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association and a former Member of the Joint Commonwealth and Tasmanian Economic Council.

Steve Davy

Non-Executive Director

Steve was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Shaw in September 2020. He was the former Hydro Tasmania Chief Executive leading Hydro’s $2 billion business with the responsibility for 1200 staff and 250,000 customers and also served in senior Board roles with the Australian Energy Council. Prior to joining Hydro in 2005, he had a career in national energy and financial markets.

Steve has a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Physics and has completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors course.

Joe Luttrell

Managing Director

Joe has taken on the Managing Director role in addition to being the Shaw Contracting CEO. Joe joined the board in June 2016 and has led Shaw since July 2017. Joe has overseen the acquisition of Harding’s Hotmix, the development of property development company JCBGP P/L and material testing company RARE Earth CMT.

Joe is a Fellow of Engineers Australia and a member of Engineering Executive as well as being a Graduate and Tasmanian Councillor of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Nic Broomhall

Executive Director

Nic joined the board of Sonic after becoming the CEO of Harding’s Hotmix in March 2021. Nic was the owner of CBB Contracting which was merged into Harding’s Hotmix as part of Sonic’s acquisition.

Nic has over 23 years’ experience in the civil industry, both in project management and as director of his own business. Nic is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Winton Maher

Finance Director

Winton is a founding director of the Sonic board established in August 2013. Win is an energetic, passionate and self-motivated Tasmanian, with in excess of 20 years’ experience in the broad disciplines of Financial Management and Control, Strategic Management, Business Compliance and Corporate Governance.

Win is a Fellow Certified Practicing Accountant (FCPA) and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Jim Irvine

Executive Director

Jim joined the Shaw board in June 2016. Jim is a highly-experienced business risk management professional with an impressive career having worked for companies around the world in positions focusing on construction risk management, mining as well as strategic health and safety.

Jim is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.