After a long and varied career in the building and construction industry I am offering to provide a consultancy service that contributes to the professionalism and skills growth of those commencing their careers. In a volatile and complicated industry all too often differences of opinion, and many other factors, can occur that result in disagreement and disputation. This costs the industry and consumers considerably in monetary terms but more importantly, reputational damage and for many personal ruin.
In addition to providing assistance to those at the start of their careers in the industry, I am also very interested in assisting in dispute management when things have gone wrong. This aspect encompasses expert witness work, inspection and reporting on technical aspects of work, commentary on the options and alternative dispute strategies with a view to resolution.
May 2014 – Present
February 2012 – January 2014
Management of the Licensing, Dispute Management, Home Warranty Claims and Certification functions of the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (formally the Queensland Building Services Authority until 1 December 2013)
June 2008 – January 2012 (3 years 8 months) Brisbane, Australia
Responsibilities of this position included:
July 1999 – June 2008 (9 years) Brisbane, Australia
Various management positions within the organisation with a focus on dispute management and the development of Licensing.
1997 – 1999
Manager Building Services
Providing a range of Technical, Contractual and Dispute Resolution advice to members and their consumers.
1994 – 1997
Project Manager, Kenlynn Development Corporation, Brisbane
1986 – 1994
Project Manager, Manteena Pty Ltd, Canberra
1984 – 1986
Project Manager, Matrix Management Pty Ltd, Canberra
1980 – 1984
Manager Bodiam PNG Pty Ltd, Port Moresby
1974 – 1980
Building Foreman and Clerk of Works
Carpentry and Joinery apprenticeship, John Queneau Pty Ltd
Building Foreman and Clerk of Works, Bruce TAFE