Kirk Coningham to step down as Master Builders ACT Executive Director

Posted 1 September 2017

Kirk Coningham to step down as Master Builders ACT Executive Director

 

Kirk Coningham to step down as Master Builders ACT Executive Director

Master Builders ACT Executive Director, Kirk Coningham, announced that, effective Monday 4th September, he is stepping down from the role of Executive Director after two and a half years at the helm.

Mr Coningham has led the organisation through one of its most turbulent times, including the Association’s response to the controversial Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption, the re-establishment of the Australian Building and Construction Commission, and through a period of sustained attack by local construction unions against the MBA’s long standing apprenticeship training program.

“I came in with a promise to commit three years to an amazing membership and organisation.  We’ve achieved a great deal – particularly reclaiming our industry from the thugs and bullies who once sought to control it”, Mr Coningham said.

“We have a great team and Board and I genuinely don’t believe I’d add much value by sticking around for another six months. I’m sad to be leaving, but hoped this difficult decision would see me depart on a high while leaving our members in extremely capable hands.”

Graciete Ferreira, Master Builders ACT President said, “Kirk has been a passionate advocate for our local industry, particularly in regards to industrial relations reform and local industry participation.”

“On behalf of the Master Builders ACT Board, members and staff we thank Kirk for his passion and dedication to the organisation and wish him all the best for the future”, said Mrs Ferreira.

The Master Builders ACT Executive Committee has appointed current Deputy Executive Director, Michael Hopkins, as the Association’s Acting CEO, until a permanent appointment is made.

For further information contact:

Graciete Ferreira, Master Builders ACT President, 0417 272 506

Karen Freer, Master Builders ACT Marketing Manager, 0437 955 923

 

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