Peter Bisby, the Regional Manager of Redink Homes Geraldton was last night elected Chairman of the Master Builders Geraldton Branch.
Peter takes over from Serena Giudice who has been the Chairman of the Master Builders Geraldton Branch for the last 4 years.
“Mr Bisby has been actively involved in our local Geraldton Committee for seven years so he has a good understanding of how the industry and our member-based Association works, said regional Manager Di Gilleland. “Peter also sits on the Master Builders Housing Council at their head office in West Perth.
The role of regional Chairman is really important, with such a wealth of experience and knowledge required of the building industry in the mid-west. Peter certainly has the experience to carry out this new position”, she said.
Mrs Gilleland said the past year has been challenging for those involved in the building industry, with the current downturn it has been tough for many.
“There will always be challenges for builders and specialist contractors and that’s why we need a strong Association and an active membership to respond to these issues, such as planning approvals, industrial relations, energy efficiency, apprenticeship training, safety standards and the like”, Mrs Gilleland said.
“Mr Bisbys’ expertise and his additional role on housing council will mean us having an extra voice for our regional committee and our members. We have a number of new initiatives set for 2016 so an exciting year ahead”, said Mrs Gilleland.
The 2015/16 Master Builders Branch office bearers are:
Chairman Peter Bisby/Redink Homes
Past Chairman Serena Giudice/Geraldton Homes
Vice Chairman Paul Mandosio/Mandosio Homes
Secretary Andrew Crothers/GBSC
Treasurer Paul Kerr/Midland Brick
Committee Member David Blakemore/Crothers Construction
Committee Member Janette Brennan/Ray White Geraldton
Committee Member Ross Conti/Conti Homes
Committee Member Laurie Dines / Ocean Air Solutions
Committee Member David Dibble / 1st Dibbs
Committee Member Shane Richard / Elite Electrical
The Master Builders Association was formed in 1898 by a group of builders who recognised the need to have a reputable organization to represent their interests before governments, clients and unions. Its services to members have evolved over the last 117 years.