Staff

Master Builders ACT Key Staff

CEO

Michael Hopkins

Michael joined MBA ACT in 2015 from MBA Queensland where he was responsible for delivering services and advice to around 1,200 members in the Sunshine Coast and Wide Bay regions. Prior to the MBA, Michael's background is a combination of local government and industry experience, most notably leading large scale projects throughout Australia.

Commercial Director

Liz Nair

Liz comes to Master Builders with experience in the training sector, business acumen, people and culture. Her previous roles include Manager Business Growth and Development (CIT) and Director Business Tourism and Accounting College (CIT). She hold her Graduate Diploma in Management, Certificate IV in TAE, Advanced Diploma of Adult Vocational Education, and AGILE PM foundation accreditation.

Legal and Compliance Director

Ashlee Berry

Ashlee joined Master Builders in 2018 from a local Canberra law firm, where she specialised in commercial litigation. In particular, Ashlee acted for many members of the local building and construction industry in relation to contractual disputes and debt recovery. Prior to relocating to the ACT in 2015, Ashlee worked as a solicitor for several years in Central West NSW.

Technical Manager - Residential

David Kyburz

David commenced work with Master Builders in December as the Technical Manager - Residential. He has been involved in the building industry since early 1980s, in 1985 commencing work for ACT Government Building Electrical and Plumbing Control (BEPCON), conducting building approvals and inspections for all classifications of buildings as defined by the Building Code of Australia. David spent several years at ACT Planning and Land Authority (ACTPLA) conducting compliance monitoring and enforcement functions followed by several years undertaking procurement for ACT Procurement and Capital Works.

MARKETING & EVENTS COORDINATOR

Bethany Mason

Bethany has been in the Events Coordinator position for the past 18 months, having worked the previous 5 years with MBA Group Training ACT as the School Based Programs Administrator. Bethany has a passion for creating exciting and memorable event experiences and enjoys the interesting and diverse events that MBA offer. She will continue to work in the Marketing and Events team, delivering a variety of events and publications. Bethany holds her Certificate IV in Business Administration.

Short Course Training Manager

Trisha Moore

Trisha Moore joined MBA Group Training in February 2017 as an Administrative Assistant (Short Courses). Her role progressed into Short Course Training Manager in November 2017. Trisha, along with her dedicated team provide quality customer service in supporting clients from industry in understanding the many training services available through MBA Group Training.

FIDELITY FUND ADMINISTRATOR

Marcia Douch

Marcia is the Fidelity Fund Administrator and has been in this role for the past 4 years, assisting members with their Home Warranty Insurance requirements. Previous to this Marcia was the Administration Manager at Bombala High School for 16 years where the role dealt with students and the teaching staff as well as administration.

Field Service Manager

Geoff Wood

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