Ian Markos, CEO

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.

Rebecca Pickering, Director Operations

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.

Sam Condon, Lawyer & Manager, Workplace Relations

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 Stone, Principal Manager, Industry Services & Education

Christine manages and ensures the optimum operation of the Services, Group Training and Education departments for members, apprentices, hosts and students. Christine's background allows her to find solution driven processes for issues and efficiency improvements. She also manages and oversees the Development and Technical, Safety, Quality and Environment, and Return to Work Departments.

Marissa Hankinson, Membership & Business Development Manager

Marissa has been with Master Builders SA for just over four years now and was appointed Membership and Business Development Manager in August 2017. Her role is to retain and acquire members to Master Builders SA, ensuring that our members receive a return on their investment for their membership. To ensure our association continually adds value to members’ businesses through delivery of services, products, discounts and benefits and personal service. 

Will Frogley, Policy & Communications Manager

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 a Master of Business Administration (Finance).

Christopher Wiltshire, Development & Technical Manager

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.  

Chris Ginever, Safety Quality & Environment (SQE) Manager

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.

Jason Wilder, Industrial Relations Officer

Jason has over 15 years of industrial relations experience, including extensive experience in drafting and negotiating enterprise agreements. He has negotiated agreements for employers in the building and construction, plumbing and electrical trades, as well as for major engineering projects. 

Jason has extensive knowledge of industry-specific matters, including the Building Industry Redundancy Scheme Trust, and the Building and Construction General On-site Award 2010. He has particular experience with union right of entry and representing parties in industrial relations commissions.

He has previously held board positions on PEER VEET, the Construction Industry Safety Committee, Energy Skills SA, CITB Specialist Services Committee and the Building & Construction Industry Participation (BCIP) Advisory Panel. He is also a former director of the Connect Superannuation Board and Skills Assessor for Trade Recognition Australia.

Mel Jarvis, Return to Work & Injury Management Consultant

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.

Louise Sparks, Business Administration Officer

Louise assist with business operations, and advises about general legal processes for members. Louise also provide members with business administration from simple to complex building contracts to complex employment matters and debt collection and general business administration. She is also your first point of call for any issues regarding contract and using our online tool - Master Builders SA Suite.