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Meet the Team

At Wurrba, we have a dedicated team of experienced professionals, bolstered by a skilled in-house workforce with a comprehensive range of trades. Together, we stand ready to deliver projects that are of the utmost quality, cost-effective, and, above all, safe.
 

Our collective expertise and commitment ensure that we are well-prepared to meet the diverse needs of our clients.

“I created Wurrba to create something for myself and my family. I also did it to create real opportunities for Indigenous people and to support other indigenous businesses at every opportunity. I hope Wurrba inspires other Indigenous people to create their own businesses”

- Raphael Clarke, Director

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Raphael Clarke

Founding & Managing Director

 

Meet our Managing Director, Raphael Clarke, a Marri Amu and Marri Tjevin man from the Moyle River flood plains and a devoted Territorian. Raphael's journey is an inspiring one; he began as a talented AFL footballer, spending an impressive 9 years with the St Kilda Football Club and representing the Indigenous All-Stars in 2009.


Returning to the Northern Territory, Raphael founded Wurrba, driven by a mission: to create genuine employment and upskilling opportunities for Indigenous people in the Northern Territory. As a qualified carpenter himself, Raphael leads by example, actively involved in the day-to-day operations as a hands-on Managing Director, working closely with and mentoring his team from project to project.


Raphael holds a Certificate III in Carpentry.

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Justin Moulds

Senior Project Manager

Meet Justin Moulds, a true Territorian, born and bred. With over 15 years of invaluable experience in construction project management and plumbing, Justin is an integral part of our team. His journey began in plumbing, which gives him a unique technical perspective and a deep understanding of the field.


Throughout his career, Justin has developed a profound knowledge of the Northern Territory construction industry. He has successfully managed a multitude of projects in the
Defence and Government sectors across the Territory. His expertise is an invaluable asset to our team. Justin's holds a Certificate IV in Plumbing Services, Certificate III in Plumbing and Drainage, Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety, and Certificate IV in Project Management.

Justin is a key driver behind our ability to deliver quality projects safely and efficiently, and his expertise is a testament to our commitment to excellence.

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Henry Boeck

Commercial Manager

 

Henry Boeck, a lifelong Territorian, plays a pivotal role as our Commercial Manager. He is entrusted with overseeing all administrative aspects of our projects, including the critical Handover Takeover (HOTO) phase on our Defence projects.
 

With a legal background, Henry brings an unparalleled attention to detail and a commitment to quality that drives the successful delivery of our projects. His expertise is a
cornerstone of our dedication to excellence.


Henry holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and a Certificate IV in Project Management. Henry is a key driver behind our commitment to delivering quality projects and meticulous
project management.

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Melanie Hogben

Safety, Environment and Quality Manager

With over a decade of dedicated service on construction projects for Defence and Government, Melanie is an invaluable member of our team.

 

She specialises in ensuring that all Safety, Environment, and Quality aspects of our projects meet the highest standards from inception to completion. Her unwavering commitment to excellence allows us to maintain accreditation with ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 45001.


Melanie holds a Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety, along with a Certificate III in Business Administration. Melanie's expertise plays a pivotal role in ensuring that our projects adhere to the most stringent quality and compliance standards, setting the bar high for our work.

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Jim Gorham

Project Manager

 

A true Territorian through and through, Jim Gorham brings over five years of invaluable experience in construction project management to the Wurrba team.

 

Jim's journey began in project management, where he kick-started his career by working on some of Australia's most significant mining projects in Western Australia's Pilbara region.


Jim's unique background offers a comprehensive understanding of construction and project management, making him a valuable asset to our team. Jim holds a Certificate III in Carpentry and a Certificate IV in Project Management.

Jim's expertise plays a pivotal role in ensuring the successful delivery of our projects, and his deep roots in the Northern Territory make him a key part of our team.

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