executive team

john elcham

chief executive officer - joint


john elcham is co-founder of southern cross romania, establishing the business in 2005 with his partner peter vorilas. under his stewardship, southern cross has grown to be one of the largest private development and construction enterprises in romania.


john takes a keen interest in every facet of the business to ensure it meets its potential; cultivating long term and rewarding business relationships. john has more than 29 years in developments and construction projects here in romania and australia. this ranges from development, construction, acquisitions and supplier negotiation to government liaison and investor relations.


john is a certified formworker, concretor, steelfixer since 1987 and holds a building certificate and has been a certified builder since 1991.


peter vorilas

chief executive officer - joint


peter vorilas is co-founder of southern cross romania, establishing the business in 2005 with his partner john elcham. with over 25 years experience in construction, peter is responsible for the dynamic daily aspects of the business. 


peter absorbs and adapts global innovation and applies it to southern cross and its romanian market. he is adept at anticipating and utilising property cycles and often employs long-range foresight to acquisition policy. his business acumen ensures that southern cross seeks and creates growth opportunities.

louie nehme

chief financial officer


louie nehme joined southern cross romania in 2014, bringing with him a wealth of legal, financial and taxation expertise following his role as senior manager with accounting practice bonds street australia.


his experience with key clients including IBM, Microsoft, Telstra and Garmin provides in depth knowledge of coordinated engagements, involving multiple disciplines and jurisdictions. louie holds both a Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting and Bachelor of Law from Macquarie University. southern cross romania benefits from his analytical, client-focused approach to business.



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