The Connection with Lara Anderson, General Manager – People, Safety & Strategy, Woollam Construction

February 2, 2021 – Community, The Connection

What is your business?

Commercial Construction, Services [Maintenance + Insurance repair works], and Developments.

How many people work at your business?


What do you want BSB members to know about you or your business?

Woollam is Australia’s oldest privately owned construction company – established 136 years ago in 1884 with grassroots right here in Brisbane. Thomas Woollam built the original Breakfast Creek hotel!

What do you like about the South Bank Precinct?

How family-friendly it is. Most of my Saturday’s are spent playing ‘crocodiles’ in the kid’s fountains with my two-year-old, followed by a smoothie and donut on the lush grass outside Nodo and soaking in the city view.

What has surprised you the most about the Covid experience?

How quickly we can adapt, and how scared I have become of sneezing in public.

What are your words of wisdom?

Choose family over work.