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. 

Cameron Spence

Director Industrial Relations

Cameron Spence has previously worked for the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, The ACT Director of Public Prosecutions, and has also spent several years in private practice as a solicitor in the ACT. Prior to this Cameron worked as a Court Reporter, mainly in the NSW Industrial Relations Commission.  

KAREN FREER

Marketing Manager

Karen joined MBA ACT in March and has a marketing background across many high profile brands including Westfield, Mirvac, QIC, Canberra Milk, Questacon and Capital Chemist. Together with the membership and events team, Karen will continue to deliver the MBA ACT’s event program and supporting member communications.

Hamish Harrington

Industrial Relations Advisor

Hamish is the Industrial Relations Advisor/Lawyer at the MBA. Hamish holds a Juris Doctor from the University of New South Wales and is able to give advice relating to modern awards, right of entry, setting up / terminating an enterprise agreement, unfair dismissal, adverse action, discrimination and leave requirements.

Marcia Douch

Fidelity Fund Administrator

Marcia is the Fidelity Fund Administrator and has been in this role for the past 2 years.  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.

BETHANY MASON

Events Coordinator

Bethany comes to the Events Coordinator position, having worked the last 5 years with MBA Group Training ACT as the School Based Programs Administrator. Bethany has been involved in several MBA events over her time with Group Training and is eager to start work on the interesting and diverse events that MBA offer. Bethany holds her Certificate IV in Business Administration. 

MBA Group Training Key Staff

Manager Field Services

Don Rail

Don commenced his apprenticeship in 1964 and has worked in the industry since – a total of 51 years.  Don manages the apprentice program which includes mentoring, placement, recruitment, monitoring and administration.  He has been involved in the apprentice program for 17 years ranging from School based to full time apprentices.  Don’s role also involves working with schools, vets in schools, school to industry programs, builders and sub-contractors.

Field Officer

Geoff Wood

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