Universal Cranes Brisbane

Meet The Team

Universal Cranes Brisbane

Universal Cranes Brisbane is family-owned business and our Brisbane team is a special part of that family. That’s why our people tend to stick around!

Mark Happer – General Manager

Mark has spent almost half of his 30 year-long career with Universal Cranes. Mark played the integral role of General Manager of Universal Cranes from 2003 to 2012, during which time the Group experienced rapid growth and expansion. After spending a period as Operations Manager to Universal Cranes’ sister construction company, Mark returned to Universal Cranes to lead the team as the Brisbane General Manager. In addition to his history with Universal Cranes, Mark brings professional qualifications in engineering as well as project management experience on the Otira Viaduct and PJK Expressway projects in New Zealand, the Townsville Inner Harbour Expansion Project, the Kookaburra Viaduct in PNG. Mark is a construction guy through and through – he loves the ‘no-fuss – get it done – safely and efficiently’ ethos at Universal Cranes, and plays a big part in building and maintaining this culture!

Adam Courtney – Operations Manager

Adam joined Universal Cranes as a crane driver in 2008. Since this time, Adam has held roles in dispatch, crane supervision, and sales and engineering. Equipped with a thorough understanding of the Universal Cranes operations, Adam stepped into the Operations Manager role in 2013. He now manages our 120 strong Brisbane team, overseeing the mobile cranes and support equipment, OHS, tendering, and planning and project delivery. Adam has always had a fascination for big machines, and loves that he gets to oversee the life of 100 of them at Universal Cranes Brisbane!

Matt Lowing – Sales & Engineering Manager

Matt has 15 years’ experience as a project manager on major infrastructure works in Australia and internationally, as well as extensive experience in heavy lift operations. Matt joined the team in 2015, managing works in PNG before joining the Brisbane team in early 2018. Matt brings an exciting energy to the sales and engineering team, approaching complex lifting solutions through the lens of his major project experience with Sarens, Avopiling and Bauer. Matt leads our engineers to provide pragmatic, efficient and above all safe heavy lift solutions. 


Andrew Pearce – Term Hire Manager

Andrew has over 10 years’ experience in the construction industry. After assisting with the management of the Universal Cranes workshop for seven years, Andrew moved into the role of Term Hire Manager in 2013. Andrew quotes, plans and oversees the national crawler crane fleet. Need a big crane or a complex lift solution? Andrew is your man.