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Employee of the Year 2023 | Josh Arnold

Fairbrother's 2023 Employee of the Year, Josh Arnold dressed in hi vis and a hard hat, stands in front of a Fairbrother site shed with the company logo prominent behind him.

Commencing in 2009 with the Fairbrother Apprentice Program, Josh Arnold has spent 15 years demonstrating an exemplary attitude towards his work, his team, and the Fairbrother name.  

Having a great year in 2023, Josh found his stride in leading and delivering the Sorell Emergency Services Hub project before flowing straight into Brighton High School. His work on the latter, alongside the team, has seen the project progress smoothly and rapidly, pressing toward early completion.  

“His leadership qualities are as good as we’ve seen,” said Kurt Arnold, Fairbrother’s Chief Executive Officer. “He’s got a great understanding of culture, and how to create a positive environment which is an excellent attribute that’s been demonstrated across the jobs he’s worked on.”  

Josh’s leadership skills have been impacted also by his roles within the AFL Tasmania system, taking on the senior coaching role with the Glenorchy Magpies in 2023, and continuing into the 2024 season ahead.  

His coaching skills are evident in his work as well, being motivated by the development of others, and demonstrating a genuine ability to bring those around him on the journey to successful project delivery. This is evident not only with Fairbrother employees, but also his ability to work with consultants and subcontractors.  

“Josh’s quick progression into delivering our largest current project in the South highlights his key strengths,” said Paul Ransley, Fairbrother’s General Manager – Southern Tasmania. “His unassuming demeanour, calm temperament, adherence to compliance and quality, and brilliant communication skills to all stakeholders are standout qualities. He sets a great standard and benchmark for our future leaders to aspire to.” 

Congratulations, Josh, on being named Employee of the Year for 2023, and thanks for your ongoing positive attitude and contributions to the Fairbrother story!