FWBC executes its role of monitoring and promoting appropriate standards of conduct in the building and construction industry through a seven-group structure. Each group handles specific aspects of the agency’s role, enabling FWBC to ensure that there is a balanced framework for cooperative, productive and harmonious workplace relations in the building and construction industry. Following is a summary of each FWBC group function.
FWBC’s Field Operations Group is headed by Chief of Field Operations, Michael Campbell and supported by two Executive Directors, Jeff Radisich (Central/West) and Murray Gregor (Eastern).
The Field Operations Group provides assistance and advice to building and construction industry participants regarding their rights and responsibilities under the FW Act and the National Code. The Field Operations Group also seeks to establish co-operative, productive and harmonious workplace relations in the building and construction industry. This is achieved by promoting compliance with relevant workplace laws, the National Code and industrial instruments, and investigating any suspected contraventions.
The main focus of the Field Operations Group is SoSI goal 1: ensure effective compliance and responsive enforcement.
FWBC CHIEF EXECUTIVE AND EXECUTIVE (L-R) MURRAY GREGOR, TIM HONEY, JOHN CASEY, JUDY DANS, BRIAN CORNEY,
GLYN CRYER, LEIGH JOHNS, MICHAEL CAMPBELL, CLIFF PETTIT, HEATHER HAUSLER AND JEFF RADISICH
FWBC’s Legal Group is headed by Chief Counsel Brian Corney and is supported by two Executive Directors, Cliff Pettit (Central/West) and Tim Honey (Eastern).
The Legal Group provides internal services to the agency in the form of legal advice to the FWBC Chief Executive, the FWBC Executive Board and the Field Operations Group. The Legal Group also briefs external counsel on the prospects of success of potential civil penalty prosecutions and manages the conduct of agency proceedings and interventions. The Legal Group provides advice and assistance to industry in relation to the FW Act and the National Code.
The main focus of the Legal Group is SoSI goal 1: ensure effective compliance and responsive enforcement.
INDUSTRY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS
FWBC’s Industry & Public Affairs Group is headed by Executive Director Glyn Cryer.
The Industry & Public Affairs Group is responsible for developing communications and education strategies and delivering outcomes in areas such as stakeholder and community engagement, internal and external communications, media, parliamentary and corporate reporting, online communications and industry education programs.
The Industry & Public Affairs Group also provides business support to the FWBC Executive Board, Field Operations and Legal. The work of the Industry & Public Affairs Group helps FWBC to promote appropriate standards of conduct throughout the building and construction industry, as expressed in the agency’s role.
The main focus of Industry & Public Affairs is SoSI goals 2: implement a comprehensive regulation and advisory service, and 3: deepen engagement with stakeholders.
Each of the following small groups focus on SoSI goal 4: supporting the sourcing of our staff.
PEOPLE, LEARNING AND CULTURE
FWBC’s People, Learning & Culture Group is headed by Acting Executive Director Judy Dans.
The People, Learning & Culture Group is responsible for providing a broad range of support services to FWBC, including strategic and workforce planning, performance management, workplace health and safety, recruitment and learning and development.
FWBC’s Finance Group is headed by Chief Financial Officer John Casey.
The Finance Group comprises the Financial Reporting and Analysis Team and the Financial Operations Team which both provide financial services to internal groups.
The Financial Reporting and Analysis Team are responsible for external and internal financial and budget management and reporting, taxation accounting, financial accounting, treasury management and environmental reporting.
The Financial Operations Team are responsible for accounts payable and reimbursement management, accounts receivable and cash management and the administration and management of mail, credit cards, travel, contracts and procurement.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE’S OFFICE
FWBC’s Chief Executive Office is headed by Director Murray Furlong.
The Chief Executive’s Office is responsible for creating and implementing policy frameworks and guidance materials to ensure FWBC successfully discharges its responsibilities under the FWBI Act, including the agency’s obligations to the Advisory Board, Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Commonwealth Ombudsman and the Independent Assessor.
The Chief Executive’s Office provides high level support to the Chief Executive on workplace relations policy. In addition, the Chief Executive’s Office is responsible for discharging the agency’s conformance functions and creating stronger working relationships with key external stakeholders, including relevant government agencies and state workplace health and safety and apprenticeship agencies.
FWBC’s Strategic Projects Group is headed by Group Manager Heather Hausler.
The Strategic Projects Group provides high level strategic advice to the FWBC Chief Executive. The Strategic Projects Group is currently focusing on investigating opportunities for shared efficiencies and increased effectiveness in office support functions with the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO).
The Strategic Projects Group works with the FWO to find opportunities that:
- benefit the work of both agencies
- leverage skills, expertise and resources within each agency
- broaden staff opportunities
- deliver continuous improvement, and
- find innovation in our core business support functions.