Management Team

Our company is run by a professional and highly skilled corporate management team with years of experience in managing strata schemes just like yours. By choosing Bright & Duggan Strata Management, you know you’ll be in great hands.



  • Phillip Duggan

    Phillip Duggan

    Executive Chairman

    Phil is the co-founding principal of Bright & Duggan and has been our Director since 1976. He is approaching 50 years’ experience as a licensed Strata Manager and is a life member of Strata Community Australia (NSW) and member of the Real Estate Institute of NSW.



    The depth of Phil’s knowledge and experience in Strata Management is a stronghold for our highly skilled team of managers and for you, our customer through the advice and expertise he is able to provide in developing strata solutions that meet your every need.



    He has contributed much to the community, serving as a Justice of the Peace and having been a Former Deputy Chairman of the Board of Monte Saint' Angelo Mercy College and former Chairman of St Aloysius College Parents & Friends.


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  • Trevor Bright

    Trevor Bright

    Joint Managing Director

    Trevor joined Bright & Duggan 1982 and four years later completed an apprenticeship in Carpentry and Joinery. He progressed to licensed Strata Manager in 1989 and became a licensed Real Estate Agent the following year.



    Holding the position of Executive Director since 1991, Trevor oversees all strata management and financial management of the company and is currently Joint Managing Director.



    He is a current member and lecturer at Strata Community of Australia (NSW) and is a former Board Member of the Strata Management Chapter within the Real Estate Institute of NSW.


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  • Chris Duggan

    Chris Duggan

    Joint Managing Director

    With more than eight years’ experience in property development with ASX listed property development and funds management companies, Chris joined Bright & Duggan in 2008 and oversees all of our strategic direction, new business opportunities and helps to build our presence and reputation in the marketplace.  He is passionate about customer satisfaction and in looking after the needs of our existing clients.



    Chris is the President of Strata Community Australia (NSW), having served as a Director since 2010. In addition he sits on the Griffith University Strata & Community Title in the 21st Century conference committee, UDIA (NSW) Strata Committee as well as presenter at numerous industry events and conventions. He holds a Bachelor of Land Economics from UTS.



    Chris’s expertise is in complex scheme consulting and establishment, having directly overseen the establishment of Australis’s most complex strata, community and BMC schemes.


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  • Melissa Truscott

    Melissa Truscott

    Chief Operating Officer

    Melissa has recently been appointed to Chief Operating Officer for Bright & Duggan.  Melissa has over nine years experience in the strata industry, most recently as Managing Director for a mid-tier strata management company with a strong reputation in the industry.  Prior to this, Melissa held a long-term senior management career in the gaming industry.



    Melissa’s experience is primarily in project management and compliance with a focus on business process improvement and re-engineering for various facets of business management including sales, audit, finance, customer services, IT and human resources.  Melissa has also served as a Director for a not-for-profit financial institution and has been a Director of Strata Community Australia (NSW) since 2012.  She is currently chairperson of the Education Committee for Strata Community Australia (NSW) and also participates in the Executive Risk & Finance Committee.



    Melissa is a regular presenter for Strata Community Australia (NSW) and for the City of Sydney in the Strata 101 program.  Her particular focus is on lot owner education and best practice strata management. 



    Melissa holds a Bachelor of Business (BMgmt/IBMgmt) and is also a licensed strata manager.


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  • Damien Excell

    Damien Excell

    Chief Human Resources Officer

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  • Kerrie Tan

    Kerrie Tan

    Business Process Development

    Kerrie is our resident strata software expert. She has been with Bright & Duggan for nine years and is an invaluable part of our innovation and custom solution team. Kerrie’s focus is on systems, process and quality control. She works tirelessly at developing and delivering tailored and customised solutions that meet the specific needs of each and every customer. She is a licensed strata manager and active member of SCA (NSW).


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  • John Duggan

    John Duggan

    Senior Relationship Manager

    John has spent the vast majority of his business life in the financial industry, specifically in the areas of Securities and Derivative Exchanges. His involvement has been in both the trading and clearing of related products.



    John was seconded to Malaysia to set up their first commodity derivative exchange and clearing house  in 1980 and was subsequently invited back in 1994 to set up their first financial derivative exchange and clearing house.



    John has significant exposure in both local and overseas Exchanges, having been involved with markets in Sydney, New Zealand, Malaysia, Belgium and Singapore.



    John was drawn out of retirement by his brother, Phil Duggan, who had the foresight to identify ‘Client Relations’ as a key area where Bright & Duggan could differentiate themselves from other strata management companies.



    Bright & Duggan are now considered to be the market leaders in the area of ‘Client Relations’ in the strata market.


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