MBA's Bidwell joins the Brisbane panel

Paul Bidwell, Deputy Executive Director for Master Builders Association Queensland has agreed to join the industry expert panel at the upcoming ACIF Briefing in Brisbane.

Paul’s extensive knowledge of the construction industry, including policy and planning, adds even greater depth to the panel – and could add additional dimensions to the expected lively debate on the future for residential, non residential building and engineering construction in the state.

Paul joined Master Builders in July 2009 and has a long history in industry policy. He most recently worked with the Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland, Herron Todd White Property Valuers and AgForce Queensland. Paul is a registered valuer with tertiary qualifications in urban and regional planning, and business administration. 

Paul joins a number of industry experts from across economics, property management, construction costing, and client groups at the Briefing to be held on Thursday 14 November at the Sofitel Hotel Brisbane. >> Click here for more details and to register.

Chair for the event will be one of Brisbane’s most successful builders, Robin Fardoulys. Robin’s perspective of the marketplace is enriched by his role as CEO of Fardoulys Constructions, as well as Board involvement with the Australian Institute of Building and as Chair of Australian Construction Industry Forum. Robin brings a balanced view as business operator as well as someone involved with industry policy setting and advocacy.

Kerry Barwise, Director, ACIL Allen Consulting is an expert in forecasting for the built environment. Kerry particularly interested in the intersection of policy development in areas including land use, transport, urban design, sustainability, greenhouse gas abatement, renewable energy, and community development. He started his career in providing economic policy advice at the Commonwealth Government’s Department of the Treasury, where he was for 11 years.

Considering the costs of construction will be Mark Burow, Director from Rider Levett Bucknall. Over more than 30 years in the industry, Mark has been involved in a diverse range and size of projects throughout the Pacific Basin.  This diverse background has enabled him to specialise in strategic advice, cost planning and management

Executive Director for the Queensland Division of the Property Council of Queensland, Kathy McDermott brings to the Briefing over 28 years of experience in property, and a full view of the issues affecting Queensland’s community and businesses.  Kathy was The Australian Financial Review’s Queensland bureau chief for seven years and journalist for eleven.

Leigh Warner heads Jones Lang LaSalle’s Queensland Research team as Director, and also co-ordinates national retail market research. Leigh has a strong background in economics, previously working as an economist for the Reserve Bank of Australia and Queensland Treasury. Since joining Jones Lang LaSalle in 2004, he has also provided strategic consulting advice to both private and public sector clients.

ACIF Briefing will be held Thursday 14 November 2013 at Sofitel Hotel Brisbane. Register online here or download the registration form here.

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