QNV Leadership Team

Chris Eaton

Chief Executive Officer

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Chris is a highly experienced senior property executive with in excess of 25 years’ experience in the building, construction, development and residential property industry. His expertise is across the entirety of the property development cycle from acquisitions, development management, construction delivery to sales and marketing management, including management of investor channels.

Chris commenced in the construction industry in 1990 as a qualified Quantity Surveyor and gravitated toward Estimating in residential and commercial development before e joining LendLease in 2000. Chris transitioned to the residential developments business, Delfin Living as State Manager overseeing the operational management of their medium-density house and land projects. This then led to Chris exploring an opportunity at FKP as National General Manager for Land Development.

In 2012 Chris joined Rivergum Homes as General Manager, Qld. Within this position, he focussed on streamlining processes to assist in better operational management, leading to a successful turnaround result. Following this, Chris joined Oliver Hume Real Estate Group where he worked closely with the Managing Director to facilitate and undertake operational change, and formulate strategic plans to increase business growth. As the largest residential project marketing company in Victoria, Chris assessed and improved processes across their various business divisions, including client and customer management, sales processes, CRM systems, branding and business development. After a successful two years in this position, Chris transitioned to a new start-up business unit – Oliver Hume Property Funds. This was a start-up venture set-up to bring together syndicated groups of investors to undertake high-yield property development investments for which he was responsible across all operational areas of the business. Through this experience, Chris joined Anne Street Partners as the Head of Realty for investment property solutions for their financial planning clients. He has since transitioned into QNV Constructions as CEO.

Marcus Bywater

General Manager

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Starting with a 1978 apprenticeship, Marcus worked his way through the ranks with several national builders including AV Jennings and Australiasian Homes. Marcus’s keen eye for construction and dedication to organisation and management, lead him to become the Construction Manager in early 2000.

After working across multiple locations in New South Wales and Victoria, Marcus was appointed as the Construction Manager at QNV Constructions in 2009 thanks to his attention to detail within the residential home market. During this time, he has overseen more than 1000 builds across numerous projects throughout Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.

With this experience and knowledge, Marcus joined the leadership team at QNV Constructions in 2017 as the General Manager and is a driving force behind the businesses ongoing results or growth and performance.

Tracey Braithwaite

Business Development Manager


With a career dedicated to exceptional service standards, a reputation for achieving sales milestones and client satisfaction for a number of Australia’s largest development groups, Tracey joined QNV Constructions as the Business Development Manager in 2015. Her role is specifically focused on maintaining relationships and partnering with key distributors.

Well connected within the construction and property industry throughout Australia, Tracey is adept at working with a wide range of clients to understand their needs and create mutually beneficial solutions. Tracey’s passion for the building industry ensures QNV remains at the forefront of developments within the construction industry.

Tracey prides herself on developing long-standing relationships and proactively seeks opportunities with both existing and new business partners.