Start Date: 23 Aug 2023
Start Time: 4:00 pm
End Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Moonee Valley Racecourse - Feehan Ave, Moonee Ponds VIC 3039
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Welcome & Introduction
ICN Victoria Presentation
Apprenticeship Victoria Presentation
Panel discussion & Q&A
Connect with Booth Holders & Networking
MEET OUR SPEAKERS
|Tariro Makwasha leads ICN Victoria’s Development and Customer Strategy, focusing on growth, innovation and building customer relationships and partnerships. With a focus on customer-centred growth, she connects strategy to business outcomes through data, processes and people. Tariro has partnered with state and federal governments on economic development policies, infrastructure investment, and road safety improvement strategies, including the Local Jobs First Policy. She is passionate about inclusion and looks forward to supporting the Building Equality Policy.|
|Janelle Williams is ICN Vic’s Building Equality Policy Industry Adviser, providing assistance to the construction industry on its application. As a member of the Social Procurement Team, Janelle also supports industry on understanding the Social Procurement Framework. Having previously work in Health and for the Victorian Government, Janelle has experience developing and implementing various policy changed. She holds a bachelor’s degree, focused in law from Monash University and has a strong relationship building and public policy background.|
|John joined Apprenticeships Victoria as a Demonstration Project Manager in August 2022. As a part of the Apprenticeships Victoria Major Projects Unit, John works directly with industry and industry partnerships across Victoria’s Big Build, to enhance the training and employment outcomes for Apprentices and Trainees on Big Build projects, in line government policies and priorities.
Prior to joining Apprenticeships Victoria John worked at Holmesglen Institute as the Program Manager Major Projects, leading Holmesglen’s engagement with the Big Build projects including, Metrotunnel, North East Link and Suburban Rail Loop.
John has an expert understanding of the opportunities and challenges of employing apprentices and trainees on major projects and how the Big Build Apprenticeship model can be implemented to the benefit of all parties.
|Joe is a seasoned Social Procurement Manager at Spark North East Link, Joe’s dedication to driving social outcomes through strategic procurement is truly inspiring.
From his transformative years in the Royal Australian Navy to his engagement with remote communities and major industry operations, Joe’s richly varied background fuels his creative approach to procurement. His current role sees him creating lasting legacies by fostering relationships that support disadvantaged job seekers and uplift Indigenous communities.
Joe’s commitment to engagement and planning sets the bar high, proving the immense potential of social procurement to enact positive change extending beyond construction activities.
|Bernie joined Hutchinson Builders in September 2015 and has over 35 years construction industry experience.
Bernie is a degree-qualified construction professional with extensive experience in the delivery of highly complex commercial and infrastructure projects. Having worked for companies including Lewis Constructions, Baulderstone, Probuild and Leightons, Bernie understands the requirements of managing and delivering large scale projects, whilst also having the added experience of delivering many smaller projects throughout his career.
In his seven plus years with Hutchinson Builders, Bernie has delivered approximately $500 million worth of projects for the VSBA and is currently delivering 12 separate schools over eight sites.
|David Campbell is a Snr Project Manager at Lendlease with responsibility for Social Procurement outcomes across all construction projects in Victoria.
In 2012, David moved to Melbourne from the UK, bringing more than 10 years construction experience in delivering a wide range of projects for head contractors in London. Since arriving in Melbourne 11 years ago, David has held diverse roles delivering projects, managing a tensile structures business and tendering for major construction projects. This has resulted in exposure to the Social Procurement Framework from its introduction, which sparked a passion and landed David in his current full-time role at Lendlease.
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