About us

QBC Board

Appointed 1 December 2016

The QBC Board Chair, R. L. (Dick) Williams, has served as Company Secretary and Director of Future Skills Limited, a recognised training organisation, since 2009. Mr Williams has also worked as Company Secretary and Director of Connect Assess Australia Limited (trading as Future Skills International) since 2011. Mr Williams also holds a Directorship with Construction Skills Queensland, and Future Skills Management and Consulting.  Mr Williams has also served as Director and Trustee with Energy Super; and Construction Skills Queensland; Energy Skills Queensland and as a member of Energy Super’s Audit and Risk, Membership Services, Investment, Remuneration and Governance Committees; and as a member of the Electrical Safety Board. He was ALP Queensland State President from 2012 to 2016 and is a former State Secretary of the Electrical Trades Union of Employees Queensland.

 

LLB, GradCertBus, FAICD

Appointed 1 December 2016

Ms Robertson is an experienced company director, governance consultant at Board Matters and practising lawyer. She has significant expertise in the Queensland building and construction legislative landscape and has been responsible for a number of commercial and litigious  construction matters during her legal career. As one of Board Matters’ longest serving corporate governance consultants, Jennifer has provided  specialised governance services to boards and their directors around Australia. Board Matters’ clients include listed companies, government-owned corporations, not-for-profit entities and small and medium-sized enterprises. She currently chairs the Defence Reserves Support Council Queensland, is a Director of Brisbane Marine Pilots Pty Ltd, Queensland Independent Schools Block Grant Authority Ltd and sits on the Queensland Work Health and Safety Board.

 

B. Com (Hons), M. Ec (Hons), GAICD

Appointed 1 December 2016

Ms Anderson is an economist with experience in government policy, regulation and long-term liability insurance. Her most significant regulatory role was as Queensland’s Insurance Commissioner for Motor Accident Personal Injury Insurance from 1996 to 2007. Other roles include her early career with the Reserve Bank of Australia, and more recently with the Northern Territory Insurance Office. Ms Anderson is a current member of the Board of the National Injury Insurance Agency Queensland, and served as a director of Ports North (Far North Queensland Ports Corporation) and as Chair of its Audit Committee from 2009 to 2012.  She has also served on boards of not-for-profit organisations providing social assistance programs.

BEChem, MBA, FAICD, RPEQ, CPEng, Hon FIEAust 

Appointed 1 December 2016

Ms Bond has 30 years’ corporate experience, including 12 years as a professional company director. She established WorleyParsons’ business in Queensland, the Northern Territory and Papua New Guinea, growing it from three people to 600 people over 10 years. She has a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering and an MBA from The University  of Queensland, is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an Honorary Fellow of Engineers Australia.  Ms Bond was the first female President of Engineers Australia (Queensland), is a past Deputy Chair of the Board of Professional Engineersand was Australian Professional Engineer of the Year in 2007. She is also a non-executive director of Engineers Australia, Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (ASX:LNG), Snowy Hydro Limited, Territory Generation and JK Tech P/L.

 

Appointed 19 July 2018

Andrew is the General Manager of FireVac Services Group Pty Ltd and President of the National Fire Industry Association. He holds several high-level positions within other companies and organisations. He brings a wealth of experience to the Board including skills in change leadership and management, negotiation and strategic and solution based thinking.

Appointed 19 July 2018

Jade Ingham is the Assistant Divisional Branch Secretary, Qld/NT. He also holds the position of National Divisional President of the CFMEU – Construction & General Division. The CFMEU is the principal construction union in Australia, representing workers in respect of employment and other social justice matters. 

Jade started as a full time official with the CFMEU in 2004 as an Organiser and has worked in all sectors of the industry.  He currently has responsibility for training and coordination of Construction Organisers, negotiation/implementation of enterprise agreements and implementing strategic policy initiatives.

Jade is currently a Director on the Building Employees Redundancy Trust (BERT), and Construction Income Protection Limited (CIPL) Board.

 

LLB (Hons), GAICD

Appointed 1 December 2016

Ms James is a principal with law firm Maurice Blackburn. She has almost 20 years’ experience in personal  injuries litigation and significant experience advocating for the rights of injured people through her work with the Australian Lawyers Alliance She has appeared before Parliamentary hearings about legislative reform for workers and in relation to the National Injury Insurance Scheme. She has expertise in organisation leadership and governance, and is an advocate for inclusion and diversity in governance. Ms James has been Queensland President of the Australian Lawyers Alliance since 2013, the first woman to hold this office, was the 2013 Recipient of the Queensland Law Society Agnes McWhinney Award, is a member of the Queensland Law Society Personal Injuries Specialist Accreditation Committee and a Board Member of Encircle, a community not-for-profit.

BTech Engineering, MACID

Appointed 19 July 2018

Yvonne holds a Bachelor of Technology (Engineering) and has worked within the construction industry for the past 30+ years, in areas of trade contracting, contract administration, project management, design management, development management and as company director.  During her career, Yvonne has worked in all facets of the industry, from family operated businesses to Tier 1 builders and significant developers delivering high-end resort developments and multi storey apartments.  Yvonne is a registered open builder and sits on the Board of Professional Engineers Queensland and Sector Committee of Master Builders Queensland.  Yvonne was awarded MBQ State Woman In Construction 2013 and used this platform to found Women In Construction in Far North Queensland, which promotes involvement of engineers, architects and builders through organised events. 

 

MBA, M.PA, B.Ed, FAICD, FAIM

Appointed 1 December 2016

Mr Schimming is the CEO of Construction Skills Queensland. In this role, he initiates and leads partnerships with industry, government, employers, unions, educators, trainers and associations to develop initiatives and programs to grow the skills base and capacity of Queensland’s building and construction industry workforce. Mr Schimming has qualifications in education, business and public policy and many years of experience managing training and education organisations. He has served on multiple State and national committees and company boards, and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and  the Australian Institute of  Company Directors. Mr Schimming is Queensland’s representative on the Australian Industry Skills Committee.

 

Appointed 1 December 2016

Mr Schwarten was Minister for Public Works and Housing from 1998 until 2009 with Information and Communication Technology added to his portfolio in 2006. He retired as Minister for Public Works and Information and Communication Technology in 2011 and from Parliament at the 2012 Queensland election. Mr Schwarten took over responsibility for the then Queensland Building Services Authority in 2001. As Minister for Public Works and Housing, he had responsibility for the construction industry for more than a decade. He also commenced his working life in the construction industry, working for his building contractor father before completing an education degree. He holds the honorific, The Honourable, vested in him by the Governor-in-Council following his retirement from the ministry, and was awarded an honorary doctorate by Central Queensland University in 2006.  Mr Schwarten was the member representing Rockhampton for more than 20 years.