Xavia began her career as a mechanical engineer and has since specialised in fire engineering, both in fire protection design and fire safety performance-based engineering. She is passionate about raising the profile of fire safety within the industry and the importance of implementing innovative fire solutions on projects. Xavia is also passionate about promoting fire engineering as an exciting profession for graduates entering the property industry.
Having worked across various sectors, including retail, civic, commercial, residential, health, defence, and industrial sectors, before joining ADP, Xavia worked on landmark projects such as Commonwealth Games Carrara and Coomera sporting and entertainment centres, Mater Springfield Hospital and Valley Metro Redevelopment.
At the very start of her career, Xavia was quickly thrown in the deep end when her team dropped to a team of two and describes the period as a ‘trial by fire’. Xavia rose to the challenge, delivering fire engineering across several sectors: from exhibition centres and hospitals to commercial and residential towers. This experience presented the opportunity to showcase her ability and has helped guide and shape her into the technical expert and leader that she is today.
Xavia is highly motivated and high functioning person with a plenitude of interest and hobbies, involved in touch football, rock climbing, Latin dancing, learning French and recently developed an interest in furniture restoration after she bought her house.