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 Shaun Schmitke
National Director Industrial Relations
Master Builders Association


Mr Martin Smith
General Manager Health, Safety and Environment
John Holland Group Pty Ltd


Mr Jonathon DePuit
Acting National SQE Manager
Hindmarsh Construction Australia Pty Ltd


Mr Graeme Silvester
Group Manager Safety and Health
CPB 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 Philip Smith
Group Manager, Environmental, Health and Safety
Shape Australia Pty Ltd


Mr Nick Zardo
Managing Director, Guideline Civil Engineering Contractors
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


Mr Andrew Mealor
Australia Post


Ms Lorraine Holcroft
Department of Finance


Mr Roland Pittar
Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities


Mr Antony Mikulic


Mr Justin Napier


Ms Wendy Ah Chin
Department of Health