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Director / Co-Founder

Dean co-founded iDIG Developments with Josh Olden in 2010. He brings more than 15 years’ experience delivering a diverse range of high-quality construction projects safely, on time and on budget. Dean is passionate about providing workplaces for his people where they know they are safe and where their health and wellbeing are prioritised.

Our clients value his extensive knowledge of civil construction and experience in site supervision, along with his steadfast commitment to delivering the highest quality work, every time.

In his personal time, Dean is an avid cricketer and a proud and passionate supporter of the Western Bulldogs. He loves spending time with his family travelling and in the great outdoors. He heads back to Wonthaggi, where he grew up, whenever he can.



Managing Director / Co-Founder

Josh co-founded iDIG Developments with Dean Matthews in 2010. He brings 18 years’ experience in civil construction and is currently working towards his Master’s in Business Administration.

He is passionate about creating employment opportunities for people in regional communities and a working environment in which his people feel valued and respected. Our clients value his ability to problem-solve under pressure and his approach to building relationships with them based on strong communication.

Josh enjoys authentic Italian cuisine and cheese platters. He loves to travel almost as much as he loves the Melbourne Football Club.



Chief Financial Officer

Angela brings 18 years’ experience in accounting and finance and oversees all aspects of financial management at iDIG. She is also integral in helping to shape the strategic direction of the business.

Angela is valued for her business acumen and excellent communication skills. Having grown up in Shepparton, she is also passionate about creating employment opportunities in regional communities.

In her personal time, Angela volunteers in support of her local community. She is currently the President of the School Council at the primary school her children attend.



Workforce Operations Manager

Jarryd has qualifications in business management and is a valuable asset to the iDIG leadership team. In his current role, he works alongside our clients to ensure the right specialised resources are matched to their unique project needs. Jarryd's experience communicating with people, from newly inducted employees to client executives, is one of his key strengths. This makes him a welcome visitor both on-site and in our clients’ boardrooms.

Jarryd certainly knows what it takes to be part of a winning team. In his previous career as an AFL footballer, he was part of the 2010 Premiership team for the Collingwood Football Club.

Jarryd combines this experience with his passion for giving back at the grass roots level to businesses and sporting clubs in Wonthaggi, where he grew up. He is also a coach at Wonthaggi Power Football Club.



General Counsel

Linda has been advising iDIG since its inception in 2010. In addition to being responsible for all legal and compliance matters, Linda also works closely with the leadership team to oversee risk management and corporate governance practices. Linda brings with her many years of experience advising leading Australian businesses across many industries. She is valued for her pragmatic and commercially focused approach.

In her spare time, Linda is an enthusiastic paddleboarder and amateur farmer.






Josh Olden and Dean Matthews founded iDIG Developments in 2010 with a clear vision: to build a company that would deliver the right resources for the project (with the ability to scale up or down as required); and create employment opportunities in regional areas.

While iDIG has grown over the years, we’ve stayed true to our vision. And that’s what continues to set us apart.


We’re also proud to have created a supportive culture where our people can reach their full potential. Today, Josh and Dean are supported by an exceptional leadership team and a highly skilled, diverse workforce.


We provide project management, safety, and environment professionals, right through to project and site engineers. Our people ‘on the tools’ range from plant operators to concreters, carpenters, riggers and dogmen, to personnel ticketed to work in the rail corridor. We have dedicated people who work closely with our clients to match the right range of diverse resources to meet the unique challenges of each project.


Our clients value our expertise and knowledge of onsite requirements, our leadership and reliability. All of this has earned us the trust of industry leaders including John Holland, McConnell Dowell, CPB, Seymour Whyte and Fulton Hogan.

We build more than just enduring, quality construction here at iDIG.

We also build relationships with our clients that stand the test of time. 

At iDIG, we’re building a culture that our people want to be part of.


We’re an open, well-connected team where everyone’s opinion is valued. Our culture is welcoming, inclusive and we embrace diversity.  


Everyone’s physical safety is paramount, so we’re committed to looking out for one another. This extends to wellbeing and cultural safety. It’s important that our people feel safe to bring their whole selves to work.  


We are passionate about matching regional and urban workforces with local work and to providing meaningful employment opportunities for everyone we employ.


Our team does exceptional work, so it’s important to us that they are exceptionally supported. We provide ongoing learning and development opportunities and encourage open and honest communication at all levels.


HDF Corporation

At iDIG we’re committed to building more. 

That extends to the opportunities we create for our communities. 

Indigenous employment opportunities

For the past three years, iDIG has been working in partnership with HDF Corporation to create employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.


HDF is an Indigenous-owned company that provides meaningful employment opportunities for Indigenous and Torres Strait Islanders in the civil construction industry.


Through this partnership, we’re aiming to have a 20% Indigenous workforce by 2023. All new employees have the benefit of working alongside, and learning from, our experienced workforce. Additionally, ongoing support and mentoring from the HDF team provide our Indigenous workforce with the support and skills they need to accelerate their careers. HDF’s leaders also work alongside our own, building their skills and knowledge on all aspects of running a construction company.

We’re proud to offer our clients the opportunity to help us support an Indigenous-owned business through this partnership. Together, we’re helping to build employment opportunities for Indigenous Australians.

HDF Corporation
Wonthaggi Power Football Club
Grass roots support

At iDIG, we believe that strong local sporting clubs equal strong communities. Having seen first-hand the role that sporting clubs and community organisations play in enhancing the physical, mental, social and emotional health and wellbeing of our people, iDIG is a proud and active contributor to a number of community organisations.


With more than 60% of our workforce connected with regional areas of Victoria, it makes sense for us to give back in those communities too.  


We’re a major sponsor of the Wonthaggi Power Football & Netball Club, Dalyston Football & Netball Club, the Miners Rest Cricket Club as well as sponsoring the Neutral Service Bikeshop in Ascot Vale.

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