Our Management

Managing Director – Deni Mitev

Deni is solely responsible for estimating and technical design queries. He has a wealth of experience in the Northern Territory Construction Industry.  He is the driving force in establishing NTS as one of the top Scaffolding companies in NT. Deni holds an Advanced Scaffolders, Advanced Riggers qualification  as a well as a Diploma in Building Design and Drafting.  Deni is in the process of studying a Masters degree in Business Administration (professional practice) at Darwin University. He has been active in the Construction/Mining industry for 17 years. 

Business Analyst and Financial Advisor – Thomas Kuhn, CFA, B.Com, DipFP

Thomas Kuhn is a finance professional who began with NT Scaffolds while an undergraduate.  After several years with the company as a scaffolder, supervising work in town and working offshore, Thomas pursued a career with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia in Sydney. After 7 years working in Finance interstate, and completing the prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program, Thomas returned to Darwin and joined our advisory board.

At NT Scaffolds, Thomas has streamlined human resources activities, negotiated financing operations, tender management and pricing and provided strategic and economic advice that has served NT Scaffolds well over the past 4 years. Separately, he has also provided advice on pricing and capital decisions during capital raising.

Thomas has a Bachelor of Business, has completed the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program and is a member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute, has a diploma of Financial Planning, is a member of the CFA Society of Sydney, a volunteer at a local boxing club and also has relevant technical certificates in construction.

Office Manager - Elly Fowkes

Elly Fowkes joined NT Scaffolds in July 2018 as our Office Manager after having 4 years in the Northern Territory as an Office Manager in the Security Industry.  Elly has bought with her over 15 years’ experience (in Victoria) in Accounts, Payroll and Hospitality with Certificates in Business Management and MYOB.

Elly’s current position with NTS is the Office Manager. This entails all financial aspects within the company including day to day Accounts Management (Payable, Receivable and Payroll), while supporting the Director

External Safety Auditors - HSE Management Australia     

To help us comply with the ever changing need for Inspections, Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS), Audits, Reports and more Records. HSEMA is an independent consultancy which specialises in work place health and safety, quality and environmental management solutions. 


NTS has engaged HSEMA as an external fulltime as a project based third party safety consultant to achieve, audit and maintain our zero harm policy.


HSE Management Australia mentors us in our day-to-day risk management and safety obligations. They assist us with building a safety, quality and environmental management system that suits our size, risk and nature of our business. 


HSEMA conduct: 

  • Inductions 

  • Workplace health and safety committee training 

  • Carry out workplace/site inspections and audits.  

  • Assist with redeveloping policies and documents to improve our daily operations

Design Engineer - Russell Henry

NTS offers customers specific design and engineering services for scaffold. We can provide in-house design schemes specific for each project including engineering for final certification and approval, our Smartscaffold AutoCAD drawing design package is able to produce fully detailed colour drawings, allowing the client to see exactly what they require for their project.

Russell is a Member of the Institution of Engineers Australia (MIE Aust) and an NT Registered Practitioner (Structural Engineer) with 12 years of experience in the field of structural design and construction. Before running his own consultancy, he was a graduate engineer for Heiner Structural engineering consultants in Darwin.

Russell also has a vast design experience portfolio, including on site experience, design check, scaffold design to aid building maintenance and decommissioning, system scaffolds and tube and fittings


Project Managers

Each Manager is an experienced and trained scaffolder with practical knowledge of how to do the work while ensuring that it is delivered on time and on budget without incident. 

  • Nathan Richards is a Advanced Scaffold ticket holder with 8 years experience in the oil, gas and mining sector. His ability to optimise resources to ensure efficient and time completion of any project is second to none. Nathan is competent in reading and understanding specifications, drawings and engineering documentation.