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Who's Who at AWCI QLD

Meet Our Team

Suzanne Butler
Suzanne ButlerOffice & Marketing Manager and Events Coordinator

Beginning her career in the Australian Defence Force as a communicator, Suzanne was involved in a number of operations in both the Royal Australian Airforce & Royal Australian Navy.

Since her discharge, Suzanne has been active in a number of industries, including Insurance, Education, Recruitment, Sport and has operated multiple businesses as a sole trader, including a trades business.

Due to her desire to provide the highest levels of customer service, Suzanne has been effective in developing important relationships with clients & critical stakeholders alike.

Suzanne is a skilled and confident operator, with expertise and knowledge expanding over a number of industries, and is looking forward to providing the AWCI family with great customer service.

Your Board

We have upcoming elections of board members.

Below are our current sitting board members

Geoff Hart - B & G Plastering Pty Ltd
Geoff Hart - B & G Plastering Pty LtdPresident
Geoff Hart is Managing Director of B&G Group based in Townsville.  Geoff grew up in Rockhampton and started the trade as an apprentice to Dooley and Bryant.  When Geoff saw potential in the market in Townsville he started B&G Group and since 1999 has grown the business from a small company to having fifty people.  B&G Plastering realised that they had to be prepared to travel to remain in the game undertaking commercial projects in remote locations such as Weipa in Far North Queensland to Mount Isa in Western Queensland
Dain Masterson - DNA Drywall Plastering
Dain Masterson - DNA Drywall PlasteringVice President
Dain has been on the AWCI QLD board for the past 3 years.
His company DNA Drywall Plastering has been in business for 13 years, specialising in commercial works.
Dain has also been an active member of AWCI since 2010. Dain sits on the board in order to support and make a difference around mentorship with younger plasterers.
Ashleigh Marshall - Platinum Interior Linings Pty Ltd
Ashleigh Marshall - Platinum Interior Linings Pty LtdTreasurer
Ashleigh Marshall is Managing Director of Platinum Interior Linings & has been part of the plastering industry for over 15 years. Coming from a family of Plasterers including her Grandfather, father & Uncle you could almost say its in her blood. Now, alongside her husband they run a successful plastering contracting business, servicing
mostly the residential industry & small apartment blocks. Ashleigh has been on the executive committee for the last two years & as a newly elected member for another term she can help implement new income streams for the association as well as providing support & useful tools for Plastering contractors
Stuart Boyce - Rondo Building Services
Stuart Boyce - Rondo Building ServicesCouncillor
Stuart has been in the building services game for 24 years. Rondo is where he learnt the ropes and where his loyalty has laid. Seeing much of what happens in the construction trade he now knows a thing or two about technical support.
From factory beginnings to his current role, Stuart has lent his knowledge to plenty of jobs including almost every hospital project in QLD over the past 18 years. He says despite the ups and downs, he is rewarded by being a part of major projects like these.
In his spare time Stuart enjoys a bit of surfing, fishing, a punt, watching sports and
unwinding with a few ales.
John Kelly - Precision Interior Walls & Ceilings Pty Ltd
John Kelly - Precision Interior Walls & Ceilings Pty LtdVice President
John Kelly has been involved in the building industry for over 30 years.

He began as a sell-employed contractor and is now running one of the largest tier one contracting business in Queensland. As General Manager of Precision Group of companies,  John has undertaken some of the largest projects in south-east Queensland.

After establishing the Brisbane-based company, in 2004, it has grown to be a market leader, winning numerous awards for projects. One such achievement includes the recent AWCI 2017 People's Choice excellence in plastering Award for 1 William Street Brisbane

John brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience to the AWCI executive team.

Clinton Swan - Swan Commercial Walls & Ceilings
Clinton Swan - Swan Commercial Walls & CeilingsCouncillor
Clinton has been on the AWCI QLD board for the past 3 years and also involved nationally Been a plasterer for 20 years after following his fathers footsteps who was a plasterer for 50 years.
Began his business Swan Commercial Walls and Ceilings 6 years ago, and opened his domestic side 3 years ago on the Gold coast.
Clinton has a close relationship with clients and suppliers
Michael Thomas - Knauf
Michael Thomas - KnaufCouncillor
I have been involved in the building industry for nearly 18 years. After completing a Bachelor of Business I joined CSR Gyprock in late 2000. I worked in various sales and operations roles over a 7 year period and then moved over to Rondo as a Technical Sales Representative for 3.5 years. I then moved to Lafarge (who were
shortly after purchased by Knauf) and I have worked in both state and national roles over the last 7 years with Knauf Australia.
I am currently the Queensland Regional Sales Manager for Knauf Plasterboard and Metal. I have worked in the building industry my entire career and apart from my 2.5 years as Knauf National Key Accounts Manager, I have worked solely in the Queensland market. This has given me great experience and knowledge of the Queensland building industry which I hope will be of value to the AWCI Queensland.
Wayne Kennedy - USG Boral
Wayne Kennedy - USG BoralCounsellor
With a trade qualified carpentry background I
am currently developing the Ceilings Category
for Qld and NT for USGBORAL. Since joining
USGBORAL 10 years ago I have covered both
residential and commercial projects with a specific category role of Partiwall – Residential.
Recently worked on major projects such as Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Athlete’s Village and Gold Cost University Hospital covering design , fire and acoustics ,
installation and compliance.
David Blindell - CSR
David Blindell - CSRCounsellor
David Blindell , 33 years with CSR , learning the entire business from Warehouse,
production, trade stores, account manager across, retail, residential & commercial to current role Segment Manager Commercial, with a direct team of 6 staff. David has been involved in product and system development , across Gyprock, Cemintel and Himmel. Very customer focused on helping provide practical solutions that adds value. Has
a MBA major in Marketing.
Derek Christensen - James Hardie
Derek Christensen - James HardieCounsellor
Derek Christensen has been In the building industry for 30 years.
28 years with James Hardie and 20 of those in the commercial building sector.
His role involves sales and technical support with distributors, contractors, builders and architects. Derek has also been on the AWCI technical committee for around 12 years.

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