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 our co-founding principal of Bright & Duggan having started the business in 1977 and is approaching 50 years’ experience as a licensed Strata Manager.



    He is also 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 our customers through the advice and expertise he can develop strata solutions that meet our clients every need.


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  • Trevor Bright

    Trevor Bright

    Joint Managing Director

    A veteran of the industry, Trevor joined Bright & Duggan in 1982 and became a licensed Strata Manager in 1989 and a licensed Real Estate Agent the following year.



    Trevor's fundamental knowledge and commitment to best practice have positioned him as one of our dedicated leaders to our elite strata team.  Trevor oversees all financial management of the group ensuring best-fit solutions for our clients every time.


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  • Chris Duggan

    Chris Duggan

    Joint Managing Director

    Arguably one of the countries best-known strata leaders and innovator, Chris oversees all of our strategic direction and new business opportunities.  Working in the property industry for over 18 year has given Chris a passion for customer satisfaction and providing unparalleled service every time.



    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. He sits on the Griffith University Strata & Community Title in the 21st Century conference committee, UDIA (NSW) Strata Committee as well as being a 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 overseen the establishment of Australia’s most complex strata, community and BMC schemes.


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  • Melissa Truscott

    Melissa Truscott

    Group Chief Operating Officer

    A respected trailblazer in the industry, Melissa is at the forefront of innovation in strata and will always ensure an efficient, transparent and responsible partnership with our clients.  Melissa has over twelve years strata experience, primarily in project management and compliance with a focus on business process improvement and re-engineering of various facets of business management.  Melissa has also served as a Director for a not-for-profit financial institution and has been a Director of Strata Community Australia (NSW) serving between 2012 and 2017.  During this time, Melissa was Chairperson of the Education Committee for Strata Community Australia (NSW) and also participated 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

    Group Chief Human Resources Officer

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  • Phillip Court

    Phillip Court

    Branch Network Director (NSW & ACT)

    Phil is one our most enthusiastic and dedicated staff members and we can not

    think of anyone better to lead our NSW & ACT strata teams. He joined Bright & Duggan in

    1999 and has risen through the ranks to become the NSW Branch Network Director

    overseeing the day-to-day operations of our strata teams.

    Phil is a licensed strata manager, a member of Strata Community Australia (NSW)

    and has received a level three accreditation as a Practising Strata Community manager.

    Accompanied this with his experience managing complex multi-titled schemes and

    facilities management companies, Phil will always ensure his team provides the

    highest level of professionalism at all times.

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