Dean is the founder and Managing Director of the DNW Group.
A true entrepreneur, Dean sought out odd jobs in his community to buy his first motorbike when he was 10, established a thriving garden nursery business at 15, and bought his first house at 21.
He intentionally cut short university (Bachelor of Horticulture) and elected instead to train as a carpenter, going on to co-found Prime Build (part of the DNW Group) in 2008 when he was just 23. Specialising in retail refurbishment and construction, Prime Build was ranked 4th in BRW’s 2014 Fast 100 List of the fastest growing companies in Australia. It continues to experience exceptional growth as a key partner to Kmart Australia, Myer and Aldi Supermarkets.
Dean was invited to join the CEO Institute when he was 28 and was nominated for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award at 29 years old. He is a Director of the Penrith Emus Rugby Union and a qualified yoga instructor.