The Industry Reference Group and the Australian Government Agency Reference Group


The FSC chairs two formal consultative reference groups, the Industry Reference Group (IRG) and the Australian Government Agency Reference Group (AGARG).

The IRG was established to promote sharing of information, facilitate feedback from industry participants and provide advice to the FSC on activities of the Office. Members are drawn from a cross section of industry bodies and accredited companies to ensure a balance of views.

The AGARG was established to promote the sharing of information, facilitate feedback from client agencies and to advise the FSC on Australian Government activities relating to the Scheme. Members are drawn from major Australian Government construction procurement and funding agencies.

Both groups aim to meet three times a year and occasionally have joint meetings where issues of relevance to both groups can be openly discussed. Membership is reviewed every 12 months, with the FSC inviting all current and prospective members to submit an application for membership.

Reference Group Members


Industry Reference Group (IRG)


Mr Tony Aloisio
General Manager Corporate Services & National Safety Manager
Fulton Hogan Pty Ltd


Mr Joe Brinzi
National OHS Manager
Grocon Constructions Pty Ltd


Mr Richard Calver
National Director Industrial Relations
Master Builders Association


Mr Dean Cipolla
Group General Manager for Knowledge Management & Business Improvement
John Holland Group Pty Ltd


Mr David Colbertaldo
Manager Construction Operations
Hindmarsh Construction Australia Pty Ltd


Mr Robert Duvel
Group Manager SHE Operational Services
Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd


Mr Richard Whipp
National Safety System Manager
Watpac Construction Pty Ltd


Mr Ritchie Green
National HSEQ Manager
Bouygues Construction Australia Pty Ltd


Mr Lindsay Le Compte
Executive Director
Australian Constructors Association


Mr Peter Marix-Evans
General Manager
Shape Australia Pty Ltd


Mr John Stewart
CEO Civil Contractors Federation Victoria
Civil Contractors Federation


Dr Ross Trethewy
Head of Environment, Health & Safety, Building
Lend Lease Pty Ltd


Australian Government Agency Reference Group (AGARG)

Mr Bob Baird
Department of Defence


Ms Belinda Campbell
Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs


Mr Jeremy Elia
Australia Post


Mr Tooey Elliott
Department of Finance


Ms Jessica Hall
Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development


Mr Antony Mikulic


Mr Neil Quarmby


Mr Rod Shaw
Department of Environment


Mr Mark Wombwell
Department of Health