Leadership 2017-07-21T05:19:34+00:00


Terra Ferma’s approach to leadership is shaped and guided by our founder Diaa Shaker’s dedication to achieving excellence, professionally and personally. Diaa believes in encouraging his hand-picked colleagues to think laterally, utilising all of their combined 60 years of project management on projects totalling over $1b in value to redefine the calibre of our service with every project. As a result our colleagues, empowered by the collaborative nature of our business, are driven by legacy; their dedication to their projects, their passion, enthusiasm, commitment and ideas has made Terra Ferma the modern, dynamic business it is today leading and expanding our services across a range of disciplines.



A Bachelor of Construction, Qualified Quantity Surveyor and Licensed Builder, Diaa Shaker is the principal and founder of Terra Ferma. Diaa’s vision was to create a company that addressed an identified need in the market for quality construction and project services. Utilising his 15 years’ experience of property development and construction Diaa drives many of Terra Ferma’s initiatives, and he is recognised for a keen eye for opportunities and a commitment to the very highest level of integrity.
Diaa has developed a reputation for his outstanding aptitude and approach to business management, various development models, project delivery, feasibility studies, due diligence, strategic planning, concept design and design development. Delivering a wide range of successful multi-million dollar projects Diaa is driven, motivated and ambitious. He has proven his proficiency in driving a business from vision into actuality and providing the necessary leadership and by assembling a team of competent, highly motivated and experienced professionals that engenders sustainability and consistent growth.