Real Team

A strong team of industry leaders working to achieve exceptional outcomes is central to who we are and how we do it.

Real Team


  • Tony Denny
    Tony Denny
    Founder & Managing Director

    The founder of Central Real, Tony is an entrepreneurial businessman who spent 25 years in Eastern Europe establishing his company AAA Automotive.

    Over these 25 years, AAA Automotive came to be one of the largest automotive dealership networks in the world, buying and selling over 1.5 million cars and growing to over 4,000 employees across 40 sites in five countries.

    Tony publicly listed the company in 2007 and 8 years later delisted and sold to private equity. Having owned a property on the Central Coast for 23 years, Tony identified the enormous potential the Central Coast had to offer and decided to move back and establish Central Real. His multiple quality finished projects are testament to his unwavering belief in the region which was further highlighted when he established the internationally renowned Gosford Classic Car Museum, one of the largest privately owned car collections in the world.

  • Richard Ellis
    Richard Ellis

    Appointed Central Real’s Chief Executive Officer in 2015, Richard is responsible for the set up and operation of the Central Coast’s most active property development and construction company, taking it from concept to a market-leading force in just a few years. As a respected industry identity known for his leadership expertise, Richard has extensive experience in strategic property investment, development, acquisition and divestment. His hands-on approach ensures only the premier sites are sourced and developed to complement their surroundings.

  • Emma Kennedy
    Emma Kennedy
    Group Executive Coordinator

    Reporting to the Founder & Group CEO, Emma Kennedy brings a high level of dedication and organisation to her role as Group Administrator for both the Central Real and Central Construct teams. With more than 10 years of experience in customer service, sales, HR and office management, Emma’s extensive experience extends across all areas of the business.

  • Karen Evans
    Karen Evans
    Finance Manager

    With over 20years experience in accounting in national and international firms across various industries, Karen leads our Accounts team responsible for the financial operations for the Denny Group in Australia including Central Real and Central Construct businesses. Karen joined the business in early 2016 and has been an integral part of the Senior Management team looking after the overall financial health of the business as it experiences its rapid growth.

  • Mike Campodonico
    Mike Campodonico
    Financial Services Manager

    As the Financial Services Manager at Central Real, Mike brings extensive experience in credit lending and investment analysis to the Central Real team. A native of Silicon Valley’s innovative environment in the States, Mike adds a unique skillset to the company. Working with leading financial companies as well as owning and managing a lending firm in San Francisco, he has developed a drive to assist his clients with the utmost attention to detail along with personal engagement to serve his clients’ needs. With a passion for the environment, he has also served several years as director for a leading renewable energy company. Having relocated to the coast where his wife was raised, he has wholeheartedly embraced the region and everything life on the coast brings.

  • Alan Blackman
    Alan Blackman
    Senior Development Manager – Aquistions

    Alan brings extensive development and management experience, working with major companies to manage a diverse range of landmark property projects both within Australia and overseas. Experience with both the government and private sectors has enabled Alan to successfully deliver complex projects from initial planning through to completion. With over 35 years’ experience Alan has a widely respected record of achievement.

  • Emma Campodonico
    Emma Campodonico
    Marketing Manager

    Emma brings her global marketing experience to Central Real, having led marketing teams in Czech Republic, Romania and Hungary. Her expertise across all areas of research, customer experience, social media and analytics ensures Central Real continues to connect and communicate effectively across all areas of the business.

  • Ryan Riddell
    Ryan Riddell
    Project Manager

    Ryan completed his apprenticeship in carpentry and joinery before working for a commercial builder in Tasmania. He has worked extensively within the construction industry as leading hand and site supervisor roles before moving into a management role on Hamilton Island. During this time Ryan also completed formal Project Management and Construction Management qualifications and gained his builder’s licence before moving back into the construction industry as a construction project manager.

  • Jessica McCann
    Jessica McCann
    Executive Assistant

    Jessica has worked across the Finance, Sales and Insurance industries for the past 8 years and has a proven track record of delivering high level administrative support to senior and executive management. With her exceptional organisational and interpersonal skills, she brings a professional and proactive approach to clerical tasks and maintains a strong and positive relationship with all stakeholders.

  • Jason Evans
    Jason Evans
    Maintenance Manager

    Jason is an integral part of the Central Real team with over 25 years of experience in the building industry. Jason has acquired his builders license and has experience with building residential and commercial developments across the board. With his proven track record, Jason manages our maintenance department to ensure Central Real’s high-quality standards are maintained.