Learning the value of hard work and entrepreneurialism from his father at an early age, Enzo Gullotti, Group Managing Director for Global Construction Services (GCS), started his first company at just 21 years old. The organisation was acquired by the PCH Group where Enzo was a founding member and executive director for eight years. Enzo established GCS in 2003 and listed the company on the ASX four years later. Since then, the company has expanded its footprint throughout the country to include 17 branches and approximately 600 employees.

With more than 25 years’ experience in the scaffolding, construction, and maintenance sectors, Enzo has been vital in the company’'s growth and development. The CEO Magazine caught up with Enzo to look at the company he has built and where he hopes to take it in the years to come.

The CEO Magazine: Since taking the group managing director position, what have been your greatest challenges and how have you overcome them?

Enzo: The greatest challenge so far has been the integration of a large number of privately owned businesses into one ASX-listed, corporate group structure. The group and the businesses it owns must adhere to the stringent corporate governance requirements of the ASX. We’'ve overcome this by creating a cooperative team environment which allowed the previous owners to take equity in the listed entity and maintain a level of ownership. Ongoing personal development and training is also a keystone in making the amalgamations successful and easing the transition from a private company to a public one.