“It’s been an interesting journey, these past 40 years, for me especially, starting out in the industry straight from school, following my father’s footsteps into the business. We’ve certainly seen a lot of changes in government, building and global economics.  Through it all, we’ve stuck to our core ethos and made smart choices for the long-term, and this has seen us succeed through the highs and the lows of this temperamental construction industry.”
– Rod MacLeod, Managing Director



AHC Limited formed and listed on the ASX

Developed the Ampol Service Station (now Caltex)
Siganto Drive, Helensvale


AHC Limited relocated to 4 Helensvale Rd, Helensvale

Rezoned land at Helensvale Rd, Helensvale

Completed earthworks for Pacific Lagoon Villas
Helensvale Rd, Helensvale


Construction of Pacific Lagoon Villas
Helensvale Rd, Helensvale


Sold land to McDonald’s (Siganto Drive, Helensvale)


Developed Pacific Lagoon Restaurant rebuilt from the ‘Expo 88’ building
Siganto Dr, Helensvale

Bought land and built 5 luxury houses
Surfers Waters Estate
Cotlew St, Southport


Developed 34 house and land packages
Heritage Glen and Pinetree Close housing estates


Upgrade Pacific Lagoon Restaurant to become Trader Dukes Tavern


Developed and completed construction of Hollywood Plaza
Siganto Dr, Helensvale


Construction of River Park housing estate
Siganto Dr, Helensvale


Completed construction of Riverpark Plaza Showrooms
Siganto Dr, Helensvale


Launched new division of the business:
AHC HOMES - Contract Residential Housing

Extended and renovated head office
Helensvale Rd, Helensvale

Completed construction
Heritage Glen and Pinetree Close housing estates


Rod MacLeod appointed Managing Director

Purchased land


Residential contract housing developments


Residential contract housing developments


Purchased land for residential and commercial purposes  (later became 'Saltwater')
Siganto Dr, Helensvale

Residential contract housing developments


Worongary Town Centre
Completed construction  and launched on November 2004


Residential contract housing developments


Residential contract housing developments


Purchased industrial land
Dundowran, Fraser Coast

Residential contract housing developments


Relocated Head Office
112 Siganto Dr, Helensvale

Zarraffa's Coffee drive-thru and Red Rooster added
Worongary Town Centre

Purchased land
Southside, Gympie

Purchased land
Howard, Fraser Coast

Residential contract housing developments


Completed final construction within AHC Homes division


Commenced development of Southside Town Centre


Completed construction
Southside Town Centre, Gympie

Completed construction
Saltwater Residential and Commercial
Siganto Dr, Helensvale


Purchased land
Parkhurst, Rockhampton


AHC delists from the ASX after 23 years


25 year association with Siganto Dr, Helensvale complete


Completed sales
Saltwater Residential and Commercial
Siganto Dr, Helensvale

Sold Southside Town Centre


Completed construction and opened
Parkhurst Town Centre

Worongary Town Centre extension


Sold Worongary Town Centre

Commenced Stage 1 of sub-division
Drury Lane, Hervey Bay


Completed Stage 1 of sub-division
Drury Lane, Hervey Bay


Parkhurst Town Centre
Drury Lane Industrial Estate
Management Parkhurst Town Centre

Good Life RV & Lifestyle Resorts
Fraser Coast


Ian MacLeod

Ian MacLeod


With a career spanning 50+ years in the construction industry, Ian brings vast knowledge and experience to the board.

From his early days as a bricklayer, when Ian trained both at TAFE and on the job, his entrepreneurial skills and managerial prowess soon became apparent. He put together a small group of investors to form a syndicate development group to undertake numerous commercial and industrial building projects in Southport and three-story residential properties.

Grander opportunities presented themselves, and Ian joined the larger group ‘Queensland Syndicate Developments’. There, as Project Manager, he oversaw the construction of Boulevard Towers and Boulevard North in Broadbeach, Spindrift and Foreshore on the ocean-front in Mermaid Beach, and many other smaller projects.

In 1983 Ian established AHC Limited, which was floated on the ASX in 1988. AHC went on to build entire housing estates, service industry buildings and land subdivision for industrial purposes. AHC is renowned for developing quality shopping centres, including those at Worongary, Gympie and Rockhampton, a hotel and shopping complex in Helensvale and service stations at Helensvale, Gympie, Worongary and Rockhampton.

During this progressive and exciting​ period, Ian achieved a Masters of Business Administration at Griffith University.

By 2013 after the Company completed a buy back of shares and the reduced number of shareholders, a decision was made to delist the company from the Australian Stock Exchange and subsequently to establish the Low Volume Market.

Ian is excited about the future of AHC as we move forward into the lifestyle housing arena. We are proud to have Ian continue as our Chairman, with his wealth of expertise.

Passionate about the industry after all these years, Ian still loves the Gold Coast and is a proud, remarkable Australian. He was the recipient of an active service medal for his duties in the Royal Australian Navy. He was the Chief Engineer on HMAS Bombard, patrolling the east coast of Australia,  served on HMAS Melbourne and HMAS Sydney taking Troops to Vietnam, and spent an extended tour on the East China Sea Exercises in conjunction with the USA Military in the region.

Rod MacLeod

Rod MacLeod


With over 40 years’ experience in construction and construction management and 30 years’ experience in property development, Rod has established himself in multiple aspects of the property industry.

With humble beginnings as an apprentice carpenter in the ’80s to becoming a licensed carpenter and builder by the age of 21, Rod’s experience has not only been gained via a direct, hands-on, in the field approach but earned through a vast array of business management experience.

Rod ran his own carpentry business before heading up a residential contract homes business for AHC Limited in the late ’90s. He managed all aspects of the business from contract management, quality control and cash flow management to marketing and sales.

Achieving a Master of Business Administration at Griffith University in 2000, at the same time playing Premier Grade Rugby Union for both Sunnybank (where he met his wife Kate) and the Gold Coast Breakers, The Southport School 1st XV, Gold Coast Cyclones, Queensland Country, Queensland  State Representative, and a short stint in Scotland.

Rod has constructed over 800 homes ranging from $200,000 – $2million with multiple repeat customers as well as his own developments. The residential contract homes business once boasted six display homes from Pottsville (NSW) – North Lakes (QLD) across multiple locations.

In 2000, Rod became Managing Director of ASX listed AHC Limited. More recently, Rod has gained vast experience in retail property development being the Project Manager overseeing the construction of three neighbourhood shopping centres anchored by Coles and Woolworths valued at more than $115Million.

Rod has also project managed and constructed residential and industrial land subdivisions, multiple service stations, medical centres, strip retail shops, drive-thru retail as well as co-ordinated multiple retail shop fit-outs.

Rod and Kate have three children. Rod has enjoyed an active role in their schooling, assisting with coaching and administration.

Licensed Builder QBCC #67952

Sheryl MacLeod

Sheryl MacLeod


Sheryl has been with AHC since its’ inception and was responsible for the accounting and auditing for the company for the first 25 years.

Sheryl attained a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting from Griffith University in 2000.

Sheryl managed with all matters relating to AHC’s listing on the Australian Stock Exchange until de-listed in 2013.

Retiring from the position of Executive Director in 2017, Sheryl remains Director in a non-executive role.

She established AHC on the Low Volume Market and continues to oversee communications with shareholders and the trading of shares.

Wayne Lester

Wayne Lester


Wayne operated his own building company in New Zealand from 1968 to 1980. He became a Master Builder (NZ) in 1974 and had a third-share in pre-cast concrete manufacture from 1974 to 1984 when he moved to Australia.

Wayne commenced building with AHC as a contractor, training three apprentice carpenters during this time. He became a full-time AHC employee in the role of Site Supervisor, then Contract Manager. AHC elected Wayne to the Board of Directors in 1994.

Wayne is a Justice of the Peace (Qualified), a Graduate Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors (1995), holds a QBSA Licence and is a Registered General Builder and House Builder with a wealth of experience spanning house building, commercial buildings up to 6 stories, office fit-outs, renovations of both residential and commercial buildings, service stations, shopping centres, agriculture buildings, house lifting, pre-cast flooring systems, beams and panels, in-ground water tanks and civil construction.

Julanne Shearer

Julanne Shearer


Julanne was appointed to the role of Independent Director to the AHC Board in 2021 having previously been the company’s lawyer for many years. Julanne does not hold any shares in AHC.

Recently retired from the law, Julanne has many years experience as a commercial/corporate lawyer with considerable experience in property development, commercial leasing and managed investment schemes.

As a director, Julanne served for seven years as Chairman of the Board of a publicly listed stapled group on the ASX with assets in the leisure industry. She has also held many other directorships in her personal and professional capacity.

At a community level she has been very active for many years as an administrator and participant in community theatre.

Kate MacLeod

Kate MacLeod


Prior to joining AHC Limited, Kate was employed by FAI Insurance for eight years, taking on many administrative roles within Finance and Human Resources, culminating in her appointment as Administration Manager for Queensland.

Kate joined the AHC team in July 1999 and played an instrumental role in establishing AHC Homes, at the time, the contract-housing branch of the Company. Throughout her employment with AHC Limited, Kate has mastered numerous roles within the business; however, her passion lies with Project Administration.

As one of our longest-serving employees, Kate possesses a wealth of knowledge in all facets of the business. She is very proud of her involvement in evolving the AHC Limited brand over the last 24 years.

More recently, Kate has assisted in bringing the Good Life RV & Lifestyle Resort brand to the forefront with its introduction to the highly competitive Over-50s market.

Victor Sabados

Victor Sabados


Vic is responsible for the management, leasing and sales of our commercial projects and industrial developments.

Joining AHC Limited in 2015, Vic brings a broad scope of skills and experience and a proven track record in successfully developing, launching and managing complex projects.

Vic was a senior executive officer in the funds management industry where he established two financial services groups and set up and managed a licensed boutique funds management business generating over $100M inflows from retail, wholesale and sophisticated investors. He was the Principal of a prestige property real estate agency with expertise in the luxury residential resort segment, so he understands the lifestyle expectations of a discerning clientele.  


Karen Challis

Karen Challis


Karen has worked in the property development, real estate and building industries for over 29 years. With her love of building and construction she joined AHC in March 2020.

Karen has had experience in several areas of the construction industry, working as a Building Administrator, Sales Administrator and working as a team member implementing new estimating and CRM systems.

With her attention to detail Karen brings a high level of administrative support to the construction team, the leasing/asset team and accounts team. She provides an excellent level of service to clients and tenants in their dealings with the organisation.

Away from work, Karen has two children and enjoys spending time with her family.

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