Stephen McBurney was appointed to the role of Commissioner on 6 February 2018 for a period of five years.
Prior to Commissioner McBurney's appointment, the following people had held the position of Commissioner in 2017–18:
- Nigel Hadgkiss, Commissioner from 1 July until 27 September 2017
- Cathy Cato, Acting Commissioner from 28 September 2017 until 14 January 2018
- Cliff Pettit, Acting Commissioner from 15 January until 5 February 2018.
During the reporting period, the ABCC was restructured following the appointment of three Deputy Commissioners in July 2017—Cathy Cato, Cliff Pettit and Tony Southall QC.
Tony Southall QC resigned as Deputy Commissioner on 17 October 2017. Since then, the position has remained vacant.
Together with the Commissioner and Deputy Commissioners, the ABCC Executive Team comprises six Senior Executive Service (SES) employees who manage dedicated functions across the agency, including regional operations, the Code, legal, and corporate services.
Stephen McBurney, Commissioner
Stephen McBurney was appointed Commissioner on 6 February 2018. As Commissioner, Stephen is responsible for all functions and services delivered by the ABCC.
Cathy Cato, Deputy Commissioner
Cathy Cato was appointed Deputy Commissioner on 10 July 2017. Prior to this appointment, Cathy was the agency's National Manager Building Code. Her primary duties as Deputy Commissioner include overseeing the building codes and operations teams.
Cliff Pettit, Deputy Commissioner
Cliff Pettit was appointed Deputy Commissioner on 10 July 2017. Prior to this appointment, Cliff was the agency's Regional Manager Western. Cliff retains his oversight for the Western region and also oversees the agency's wages and entitlements team. The Western region comprises Western Australia (WA), South Australia (SA) and the Northern Territory (NT).
Jill Jepson, Chief Operating Officer
Jill Jepson is the ABCC's Chief Operating Officer. Jill's role involves oversight of the agency's corporate functions, including human resources, technology, planning and performance, finance, and business support teams.
Janine Drennan, National Manager Building Code
Janine Drennan was appointed National Manager Building Code in August 2017. Janine oversees the compliance strategy and administration of the building codes.
Shamim Saeedi, General Counsel
Shamim Saeedi leads the Office of General Counsel, which provides practice management, professional leadership and high-level technical advice to the Commissioner, Deputy Commissioners and regional legal teams.
Peter Darlaston, Regional Manager Eastern
Peter Darlaston is the Regional Manager for the Eastern region, which comprises New South Wales (NSW) and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). Peter oversees all matters for this region, including proactive compliance activities, local stakeholder engagement and education, investigations, and legal proceedings.
Piet Hooker, Regional Manager Northern
Piet Hooker is the Regional Manager for the Northern region, which comprises Queensland (QLD). Piet oversees all matters for this region, including proactive compliance activities, local stakeholder engagement and education, investigations, and legal proceedings.
Murray Gregor, Regional Manager Southern
Murray Gregor is the Regional Manager for the Southern region, which comprises Victoria (VIC) and Tasmania (TAS). Murray oversees all matters for this region, including proactive compliance activities, local stakeholder engagement and education, investigations, and legal proceedings.