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.

Will Frogley, Director, Policy & Communications

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.

Sam Condon, Director, 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.  

Marissa Hankinson, Director, Membership & Business Development

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, 

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.  

Mark Evans, Safety Quality & Environment (SQE) Manager

Mark has been working in the safety and environment arena for 25 years encompassing many challenges and career advancements during his journey across a diverse range of industries. Mark has a strong passion for creating great places to work and the recognition that workplaces need to place health and safety at the forefront.

Previously Mark was employed as a Safety Advisor with Lendlease Engineering assigned to the Gawler Rail Electrification Project.

A key responsibility for Mark was  to foster Lendlease’s Injury and Incident Free vision and Global Minimal Requirements strategies.

Lee-Ann Attick, Manager Training & Apprenticeship

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 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 ten years in tenure due to 100% successful audit rates.

Chris Thompson, Membership Advisor

Chris has been with the Master Builders membership team since 2015.

Prior to working at Master Builders, Chris worked in the construction industry with a residential builder and in tourism working in Japan, USA, South Africa and England.

Chris has a large amount of experience in account management, business support and customer service stretching over 15 years

As a Member Service Advisor Chris is always going the extra mile to help his members with their enquiries and make sure they are pointed in the right direction.

Monika Hindmarsh, Membership Advisor

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.

Gavin Watson, Membership Advisor

Gavin joined the membership team in December 2018.

He has over 20 years’ experience in Sales, Account Management and Business Development Management in the automotive industry.

Gavin has a passion for customer service and enjoys helping his clients achieve their goals.

Ben Morgan, Field Coordinator

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.

Ben’s trade is electrical, working on major building projects such as the Adelaide Oval Western Grand Stand, and the Gallagher Bassett Compensation building as the Grade 5 Electrical Site supervisor.

Ben has also worked in other trades including concreting and has supervised building sites to ensure all trades on sites are WHS compliant. 

Mario Cappella, Field Coordinator

Mario has been a Field Coordinator since 2008 working closely with apprentices, host employers and various RTO's across South Australia. Mario’s experience as a Field Coordinator has predominantly been within the trades of Plumbing, Roof Plumbing, Refrigeration and Electrical. 

Mario is also very passionate and understanding of apprentice and trainee needs providing ongoing pastoral care and mentoring. His dedication to the Building Industry has been life long and looks forward in assisting the next generation of apprentices and trainees achieving their goals and ambitions.

Samantha Cowan, Return To Work Coordinator

Samantha has extensive Case management experience within the Workers Compensation area in South Australia since 2007, including experience in the Self-Insurance area, in a range of different aspects. Sam has a proven ability to problem solve and investigate complex claims for determination on liability and ongoing entitlements, as well as continuing to manage and strategise complex claims.

Sam’s commitment to members of the Return To Work Scheme will provide members with excellent customer service that is out-come driven, friendly and highly professional.

Vikram Howard, Education & Curriculum Development

As an experienced Facilitator and Trainer Vikram works with a focus on instructional design and has significant experience in how best to understand an individual’s needs and adapt his own approach to get the best out of the people that he is working with. 

With over 10 years’ experience working in Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s) as an: RTO Business & Development Manager, Training Coordinator, Curriculum Development for in class and online. Vikram is comfortable working in challenging environments and bringing a calming and proactive nature to each task, approaching all with an openness and willingness to learn and succeed.