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I wanted to build a scaffolding team the industry would recognise for an uncompromising focus on safety and professional service

-Di Barry, CEO

Commenced: December 2008


Skills: A talented  scaffolder who has a high level of understanding of the technicalities of the job.


Brock has recently taken on the position of Site Manager and in addition to scaffolding duties is responsible for overseeing the scaffolding team and inspecting scaffold builds to ensure the highest level of safety and compliance.


Kevin Barry

Founder of Grove Scaff 1983 - 2011

Grove Scaff is not the same business it was at the end of Kevin’s “reign” in 2011 and it certainly is different without him at the helm.  However, his presence continues to be felt and his deep held values of excellence in presentation, meaningful customer relationships and timely delivery of services remain the cornerstone of how we operate today.


I know he would be proud of the team and maybe he would be pleasantly surprised at how our combined effort has grown his legacy.  Either way I am sure there would be Southwark’s all round!

Brad Sumner

Operations Manager
Commenced February 2011
Skills: Commenced as Operations Manager after 10 years on the tools. Keen to extend himself and find ways to continually improve our safety and level of service to our customers.
Spare time Pursuits: Loves the footy and is a long time player at Golden Grove Football Club. Apparently the body is starting to wear a bit thin and he has relegated himself to "B" grade


Chris Lockett

Principal Job Estimator

Commenced: October 2021 

Skills: With a decade of experience scaffolding in the oil and gas sector, subsequent experience managing a larger scaffolding team in Adelaide and proficiency in 3d design software, Chris will be instrumental in providing our customers with next level service particularly in the industrial sector. 

Spare time Pursuits: 


Brad Sumner

Principal Estimator

Commenced as our Principal Estimator in November 2022 after 10 years on the tools and 18 months in the hot seat as Operations Manager.  Brad has extensive technical knowledge and is always keen to extend himself.

Spare time pursuits:
Loves the foot and is a long time player with the Golden Grove Football Club.  Pretty handy with the golf stick too


Brock Duffield

Site Manager

A talented scaffolder and Site Supervisor with a
can-do attitude and a high level of understanding of the technicalities of the job.  A real asset to the team with more than 15 years scaffolding experience.

Spare time pursuits:
A proud Aussie who loves camping, fishing and shooting. In 2020 he achieved certification as a helicopter pilot.


James "Jimmy" Thomas

Intermediate Scaffolder

An experienced scaffolder with an eye for detail and growing into a brilliant site supervisor.  Always provides an exceptional level of customer service.

Spare time pursuits: 
A social butterfly and a lover of good music, Jimmy frequents the music festival scene.


Lee Franklin

Intermediate Scaffolder

A very experienced scaffolder and estimator who knows how to get the job done safely and on time. 

Spare time pursuits:
Self proclaimed table tennis champion and father of "Mini Me" 


Josh Glenn

Intermediate Scaffolder

Josh is a capable scaffolder who adds real value to the team with his can-do attitude and attention to detail.

Spare time pursuits: Josh can regularly be found at the gym or pounding the pavement.

He loves the AFL and plays footy at a high level.




Intermediate Scaffolder

A great team player and quick to grasp a variety of scaffolding applications. Todd is also a qualified carpenter which adds great value to our skill set on site.
Spare time pursuits:  Handy with the skid steer and pretty quick on a dirt bike too.

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Eric Rigney 


Cheryl provides a cheery and helpful voice on the other end of the phone and is a master of juggling the demands of the Office Manager position.

Spare time pursuits: A remedial massage therapist for the SANFLW. Loves hiking, running and getting out into the beautiful backyard that is South Australia.


The 'Big' German is the brains behind a customised walk-through frame that we affectionately call the "The Himmler."

Perfect solution for stair access.

Spare time pursuits:

Riding dirt bikes and crewing for a sprint car team


Eric joined Grove Scaff in January 2022 as our trainee storeman, and is proving to be a fabulous addition to the team.

Spare time pursuits: Eric has 3 children under 3and his Grandfather Peter was the first Aboriginal Principal in SA.

In his spare time Eric loves to play footy and Super League Pool.

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