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Our team

People. Professional. Performance. Prosperity.

A supportive, adaptive, and resilient team culture that empowers our people to play to their strengths.


Scott Williams

Chief Executive Officer

AS CEO of the newly formed AMCA Australia, Scott is focused on strong team culture that positions members at the core of everything we do. Having started several companies throughout his career, Scott understands the challenges facing business, and in his previous role as chief executive of the Fire Protection Association successfully executed a national strategy while strengthening local member engagement.  Outside of work, Scott runs a small hobby farm in Victoria where he enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys. 

Demi Brown

Executive Director | SA, WA, NT

As Executive Director of our Western Region, Demi is responsible for member engagement and government relations in South Australia, Western Australia, and the Northern Territory. Having worked in both government and industry roles, she understands how to foster productive relationships and brings a wealth of experience across every aspect of association operation. Outside of work, Demi and her husband are proud parents to two daughters and grandparents to three beautiful grandchildren.

Adrian Shackleton

Executive Director | QLD, NSW

As Executive Director of the AMCA in Queensland and New South Wales, Adrian is responsible for safeguarding member interests in two states with strong industry reform agendas. After starting his career as a plumbing apprentice in 1987, Adrian served in the Australian Army for over a decade, followed by various project and senior management roles in the construction, mining, oil and gas, health care, and vocational education and training sectors. A passionate life-long learner with qualifications in engineering, project management, and governance, Adrian is guided by a people-first approach. 

 


 

Grace Cue

Workplace Relations Advisor

As an employment lawyer, Grace helps members navigate the tricky terrain of the workplace relations system. Recognising that risks are best avoided, Grace takes a proactive approach to issues and prides herself on providing clear and actionable strategies across various employment and human resources topics. When problems do arise, though, Grace gets great satisfaction from supporting businesses during stressful times. 

Kalli Ercegovic

Administrator

With a background in administration, human resources and customer service, Kalli is a natural people person who has a passion for supporting others. Whether dealing with an office order, assisting a colleague or fielding a membership enquiry, Kalli's positive and no-fuss approach is infectious in the workplace. Outside of work, Kalli loves nothing more than having a laugh with her family and friends. 

Ben Hawkins

Policy and Communications Manager

As policy and communications manager, Ben is responsible for government relations and strategic communication initiatives. Since joining the AMCA, he has developed a deep appreciation for the challenges facing industry and enjoys working closely with members to identify areas where the AMCA can make a real impact. Ben has a keen interest in elite sports organisations but spends most of his time soaking up the early years of his two girls. 

Mark Johnstone

Database and Systems Administrator

As Data and Systems Administrator, Mark is helping us to radically improve our membership engagement using technology. Drawing upon lessons learned while working with a diverse range of associations over more than three decades, Mark is passionate about delivering a better user experience and enjoys helping teammates get their work out to members more quickly and effectively. Outside work Mark enjoys spending time with his wife and two teenage kids.

Andrew Kendt

Corporate Services Manager

As Corporate Services Manager, Andrew is responsible for finance and overseeing the best use of member funds. With over twenty years industry association experience, Andrew understands the importance of supporting the team by providing timely and relevant information to assist in making the right decisions. Outside of work, Andrew enjoys getting outdoors and helping out at his wife’s café.

Marie Meachen

Events & Training | QLD, NSW

Marie coordinates our training and events program in both Queensland and New South Wales. With a background in accounts and payroll, Marie enjoys the closer contact with members that the role provides and gets satisfaction from playing a part in the career development of our members' staff.  


Alana Musolino

Administration & Events Officer | SA

Based in South Australia, Alana knows how to put on an event.  Whether it's a golf day, awards dinner, networking lunch, or an information session, she loves the dynamic nature of event management and that no two days are the same.  Outside of work, you'll find Alana staying active or spending time with family and friends.  

Tricia Pezet

Executive Assistant | QLD, NSW

For much of the last 15 years, Patricia managed the accounts for both AMCA Queensland and New South Wales. More recently, she's embraced the role of Executive Assistant and Office Manager, where she enjoys the daily connection with members. As a fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants, Patricia has been helping businesses achieve their goals for over twenty years and brings this passion to her work with AMCA members every day.  

Amanda Searle

Events Manager

Amanda oversees and coordinates all our major events, including the National Conference, Construction Innovation Forum, and Training Awards. Having worked in marketing and event management her entire working life, Amanda loves to see the smile on people's faces when a well-planned event comes to life. When Amanda isn't playing taxi to three children, she enjoys travelling and exploring new places with her husband. 

Laura Steedman

Special Projects

After more than a decade managing the AMCA Training Department, Laura is now focused on strategic projects that can have a lasting impact. Drawing upon qualifications in engineering, project management, training and assessing, Laura has a proven record of delivering big projects. After setting up the AMCA as a registered training organisation, she was instrumental in delivering two state-of-the-art training facilities, as well as numerous course development projects and strategic partnerships. Outside of work, Laura runs marathons. We've lost count of how many. 

Shannon Thomas

Executive Manager, BIM-MEPAUS

As the leader of our BIM-MEPAUS initiative, Shannon is helping to keep AMCA members at the forefront of digital innovation in the construction industry. Drawing upon his experience in automotive engineering, Shannon is passionate about how digitalised workflows and integrated process improvement methodologies such as six sigma and lean construction can help improve members' productivity and profitability. Outside of work, Shannon keeps fit in between spending time with his young family and chipping away at home renovations. 

Lisa Zhou

Communications Coordinator

As Communications Coordinator, Lisa helps keep our members informed. Qualified in marketing and graphic design, she is passionate about finding interesting and effective ways of communicating based on members' wants and needs and enjoys helping colleagues showcase their feats. Outside of work, Lisa is riding the incredible wave of being a mum to two young girls. 

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