Master Builders Executive Council Members
Ms Ferreira formerly chaired the MBA’s subcontractor and supplier sector council. She has served on the board for the past decade. The appointment reflects the growing importance of subcontractors in the MBA ACT and in our industry. This is the first time a subcontractor has become president of the MBA ACT, or any other MBA nationally. It is also the first time in our 125 year national history that a woman has been appointed President.
Commencing in the role of Chief Executive Officer of Manteena in 2000, Simon has guided Manteena into a phase of growth and development, while building upon a reputation of professionalism, integrity, reliability and excellence in construction. He has overseen the expansion of Manteena’s activities working in many locations across Australia and internationally. Simon is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Building, a member of the Australian Institute of Project Management and the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science.
Bryan joined VBC in January 2012 having spent 23 years working in the UK construction and residential property sector. He was responsible for managing the construction and completion of over 3000 homes as a regional board director for a national UK housing developer, prior to his move to Canberra. He has spent periods of his career as a quantity surveyor, planning and technical Director and construction Director. Bryan has responsibility for delivery of all projects once acquired through to completion and handover. He also has responsibility for WHS requirements within VBC.
Richard is a partner of ABC Constructions ACT. ABC Constructions has been in business for 33 years designing and building extensions and renovations.
He has been an active member of the MBA for a number of years lobbying the ACT Government for changes to the planning and building regulations that affect the residential building industry. He also represents the ACT on the National Residential Building Committee of the MBA.
Stephen established Wise Choice Project Services in February 2010 providing inspection and supervision services for building problems & repairs. This followed a 35 year career working for numerous major building contractors in the ACT region managing significant commercial construction contracts between $10 million and $400 million. Stephen has a great depth of construction experience gained from a hands on approach to all of his projects and utilises these skills along with his organisation and people skills to bring about solutions without conflict. Stephen enjoys interaction with people, with a particular emphasis in his current role on training and improving skills in the construction industry to improve outcomes. He gained his initial formal training through the gaining of a Building Certificate and Clerk of Works qualifying certificate, but maintains an active approach to upskilling and targeted training to broaden and maintain skills. Stephen is an active member of the MBA and is well respected by his peers and colleagues.