Jason Thomson, General Manager
Get to know PACT’s GM
Jason’s history with PACT goes way back to 2005 when he joined the newly established company (previously known as ABN Construction) as a Senior Contracts Administrator. His time in that role saw him deliver a breadth of projects in a variety of sectors.
Fast forward 15 years to April 2020. After serving as Regional Director of Multiplex WA and GM Building (VIC/SA/TAS/NZ) for John Holland, Jason’s career was about to come full circle.
He was re-joining PACT as General Manager at a time when we needed his enthusiasm and relentless work ethic to navigate through the choppy waters of a global pandemic.
Jason stepped up to steer PACT through some tough times. Now, as we look to the future, we’re full steam ahead, thanks to his experience and hands-on leadership.
Jason’s commercial construction CV at a glance
- 25+ years of experience
- All construction industry sectors
- Recruited senior leadership teams for Multiplex and John Holland before joining PACT as GM
- Fellow of the Australian Institute of Building (FAIB) and former AIBWA President
- Fiona Stanley Hospital
- Crown Towers
- Optus Stadium
- Woodside HQ
- Royal Hobart Hospital
- ABN Group HQ
- Commercially astute
- Focused on win-win outcomes
- Leads by example
- Creates a culture of accountability and empowerment
- Longstanding industry relationships
A GM true to his word
One of Jason’s greatest strengths, both as a leader and when working with clients, is his authenticity. In a career spanning 25 years (to date), 2 countries and 4 Australian states, he’s built solid relationships by being honest and authentic.
Our people trust him to make strategic decisions. Our clients trust him to deliver win-win outcomes that exceed expectations. Our suppliers, subcontractors and project partners trust that he’ll do what he says.
That kind of trust only comes from a track record of following through on promises and leading by example. And it couldn’t come at a better time for PACT.
Big ambitions for PACT Construction
Jason was initially brought into the PACT team in 2005 by the original GM (also named Jason). More than 15 years later, he knew he was stepping into big shoes.
But the timing was right – and Jason sees the potential in every opportunity.
“We’ve had our borders closed, we’ve had a shipping crisis, a global supply chain crisis, we’ve had constraints on our labour force because we haven’t had any net migration,” he says.
“We’ve got an infrastructure boom, a resources boom, a housing boom, and a construction boom all at the same time.”
The Perth commercial construction industry is evolving. Jason’s focus is to build PACT’s potential and further establish our position as the top Tier 2 commercial builder in WA.
He’s getting it done by:
- Building a supportive culture
- Strengthening client relationships
- Reinforcing our supply chain to mitigate disruption and inflation
- Strategically planning our project portfolio
- Focusing on negotiated projects to deliver the best results
Jason’s life philosophy
PACT is a values-driven commercial construction company. We believe success comes from collaboration, authentic relationships, and a relentless work ethic.
It’s also important to have a little fun too.
Since taking the lead as GM, Jason has continued to build the team’s potential by staying focused on the values he shares with PACT.
He’s an honest guy who puts people and culture first, works hard, enjoys his downtime, and is always there for family and friends.
As a manager, Jason is firm but fair. He encourages the team to challenge the status quo, find a better and safer way to do things, and aspire to be better than yesterday.
Guided by Jason’s strategic decisions and motivated by his example, we’re set to continue growing, despite the challenging industry conditions.