About us

Straightforward, specialised,
risk averse, and responsive.

Spitfire Control is a team of highly experienced project managers with a depth of experience in many facets of the workplace and commercial building sector.

Spitfire Control have offices in Sydney and Melbourne, plus alliance partners in Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, and Auckland.

The team from Spitfire Control take pride in representing our clients through every step of a project. We make it our job to understand your goals and pressure points. We look ahead, so you don’t have to.


Solution focussed

We don’t do problems, we do solutions. We will not come to you every five minutes telling you what today’s problem is. We will keep you informed, of course, but you only need to know problems if they are serious, or unable to be resolved by us.


The design and build of the fitout itself is not the whole project. There are many streams to a great outcome including AV and IT as an example. Our role is to see the bigger picture and ensure that all elements of the project are coordinated.


We take a leadership role, set high standards, and lead by example. We are concerned to understand our client’s objectives and work hard to see them achieved. The person running the job is the person doing the job. Our experience allows us to anticipate issues, and to take action to optimise the outcome.

Meet the Team

Max Thomson, Spitfire Control

Max Thomson


Max is a senior professional with more than 30 years experience in workplace design and project management. His experience includes periods of work in the UK, The USA, and Australia on a diverse range of projects and clients. He is a passionate advocate for good design but a harsh critic of waste and ignorance of the client’s stated and implied goals.

James Nepia, Spitfire Control

James Nepia


James is a professional who began his journey in Information Technology, Operations and finally responsibility for the portfolio of Property in the Advertising world, Over the years his unique skill set has steered him to lead business transformation, workplace design and change management. This journey moved him into new methods of leadership, agile practises, value management, forming a new thinking around project management.
Gordon Bateup, Spitfire Control

Gordon Bateup


In WA we partner with Bateup Consulting. Gordon has a strong focus in project management, workplace, learning space and aged care space strategy. Complementing his technical skills with a strong understanding of risk, procurement, integration and cost management, Gordon has over 25 years of experience in both the public and private sector in new construction and fitout projects. With an international perspective on construction and fitout project management, along with a wealth of experience in managing key projects in Western Australia, Gordon brings a dynamic approach to the industry. Providing skills within PMO’s (Project Management Offices), Program Management and work place and space strategy.

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