Ian has been the CEO of Master Builders since November 2015.
Prior to this appointment, Ian had worked with Master Builders SA for many years – as a Council member, a Committee member, and then as Policy Director and Deputy Chief Executive Officer.
Ian began working on building sites in his mid-teens. He has run his own business, worked internationally and lectured at UniSA. He has also been a national manager for a national commercial building company. He was a workplace inspector and Director for SafeWork SA for many years, with experience working across industry sectors, investigating some of the state’s most significant accidents and setting national technical standards.
Working in the Construction industry for over 18 years, with previous experience in mining, Rebecca has worked at both construction project and executive levels. Her career achievements and personal strengths support her capability to impart her skills, knowledge and energy to the benefit of others. Most recently, Rebecca has joined Master Builders SA to facilitate offering her skills to multiple clients in the industry she loves.
Her extensive career has focused, and continues, in the areas of risk management, management systems, work health and safety legislative compliance and ICT (Information and Communication Technology). Rebecca's professional life involves critical process analysis and system development which underpins Rebecca’s career of several years. Further supporting her career development, Rebecca has completed a number of recognised courses and qualifications in the areas of Business, Compliance, Auditing, Quality Management, Systems, Risk Management and Management.
Will uses his experience and qualifications in journalism, finance, business and politics to develop high quality policy and media campaigns and strategies in order to work collaboratively with key stakeholders and deliver results for South Australia's building and construction industry.
Will is Master Builders SA’s representative on a number of important external bodies for the industry’s future including the Construction Industry Forum, the Planning Reform Collaborative Advisory Team and the Construction and Other Industries Drug & Alcohol Program.
Will has worked in print and broadcast media and was most recently employed as Manager for the Hon Rob Lucas MLC, Shadow Treasurer and Minister for Industrial Relations. He has a Master of Business Administration (Finance).
Sam was admitted to practice as a lawyer in March 2007.
Prior to joining Master Builders SA, Sam practised exclusively in workplace relations law at two leading South Australian law firms.
Sam’s areas of expertise include: enterprise agreements; modern awards; National Employment Standards; Fair Work Act compliance; termination of employment; right of entry; and work, health and safety.
Sam provides members of Master Builders SA with pragmatic workplace relations advice, and can represent members at conciliation conferences and in industrial tribunals.
Sam has been recognised as a “Rising Star” in employment law by Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession.
Christine manages and ensures the optimum operation of the Services, Group Training and Education departments for members, apprentices, hosts and students. She also manages and oversees the Development and Technical, Safety, Quality and Environment, and Return to Work Departments.
Marissa emigrated from the UK in August 2012 and started working for another membership organisation prior to joining Master Builders. Now in her 3rd year, Marissa can truly empathise with our members after running her own business and understanding the conflicting priorities and pressures that running a business can bring.
Through her knowledge and experience, she helps our members to navigate the demands of a small business utilising the services available at Master Builders,
In her role as Membership Manager, she supports over 2000 members and is always willing to help, her and her team are always only a phone call away.
Chris provides technical advice to MBA members, co-workers, students and the general public. Chris conduct pre-license interviews, building inspections with specific reference to the National Construction Code and associated Australian Standards. He is also able to provide specific individual training and helps to facilitate the Developer Supervisor Matching Service.
Experienced QHSE Professional with a demonstrated history of working across a broad range of industries. Skilled in Crisis Management, ISO 14001, Emergency Management, and Workplace Safety.
Chris assists with policy development and provides SQE advice, assistance, training and auditing services to association members. Chris also provides Master Builders SA stakeholder engagement on ministerial and other consultative working groups, including the Construction Industry Safety Committee and SA Construction Safety Alliance.
Mel has been in the Return to Work industry for over seven years. She commenced her career as the Rehabilitation and Return to Work Coordinator for self-insured labour hire company, SKILLED Group - responsible for early intervention and claims management for workplace injury claims.
Mel then became a Senior Case Manager at Gallagher Bassett, agent for Return to Work SA, where she managed a large number of claims and was responsible for the development of policies, procedures and proposed suggestions for best business practice in relation to the introduction of the new legislation in 2015.
She has a Certificate IV in Personal Injury Management as well as being a registered Return to Work Coordinator with Return to Work SA.
With over 20 years’ experience working in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) and apprenticeships training centres Lee-Ann loves working with young people to support their career paths. Lee-Ann’s role spans over both our Education and Group Training (Apprenticeship) teams.
Lee-Ann’s last position was with Franklyn Scholar, a national RTO based in Adelaide , as their National Administration Manager for over five years and prior to this LeeAnn has extensive background in group training (GTO) having previously headed up the ATEC Apprenticeship Centre in its opening round and for the first ten years of its life as a GTO. Her involvement saw the ATEC GTO contract renewed annually for her 10 years in tenure due to 100% successful audit rates.
LeeAnn’s meticulous and methodical dedication to customer service, coupled with her experience in managing complex human resource data management systems is invaluable in the role and the customers she assists.
Holding close to ten years’ experience working in both the construction and education industries, Ben Morgan has witnessed firsthand the challenges faced by apprentice employees and employers within these fields. As a result of this, and the hardships often faced by these workers, Ben has always wanted to work in this field as an Apprentice Field Coordinator.
Ben’s interest in working with apprentices in the industry has encouraged him to continue his learning in the mentoring of young people, and he is currently part way through his Bachelor of Psychology at Adelaide University.
Ben’s trade is electrical, working on major building projects such as the Adelaide Oval Western Grand Stand, QBE Insurance office building, Woodville Community Centre and the Gallagher Bassett Services Worker’s Compensation building as the Grade 5 Electrical Site supervisor.
This background in electrical also means he is acutely aware of safety and was an apprentice mentor / advisor with E-Oz in 2014.
Ben also has worked in other trades including concreting and has supervised building sites to ensure sub – contractors and other trades on sites are compliant to Occupational Health Safety and Welfare Act and Regulations preparing SWMS, site inductions and other safety measures.
As a Membership Advisor I have a unique opportunity to get to know our consumers on a personal level and identify what needs they have and prioritise and delegate incoming enquiries which of our experts will be of most value to them, who can assist them to fully cover their needs.
Having diverse skills set from working across various industries Monika has had the opportunity to speak with people from many walks of life and strive to help people obtain what they require by simplifying the process and make it more manageable and realistic to achieve like how to obtain your Builders Licence and upgrade your license.