Chief Executive Officer

Nigel Hadgkiss has held the position of FWBC Director since October 2013.

The Director's functions are set out in section 10 of the FWBI Act and include:

  • promoting harmonious, productive and cooperative workplace relations in the building industry;
  • providing information, assistance and advice; promoting and monitoring compliance; and
  • inquiring into and investigating any suspected contraventions of a designated building law or a safety net contractual entitlement.

Senior Executive Service (SES) officers

At the close of the 2015–16 financial year, the Director was supported by four business group managers. They are required to provide high-level policy and strategic advice, and to report on matters relating to their specific business group, to the Director and the FWBC Executive Team.

Figure 1.1 shows the structure of FWBC at senior executive level as at 30 June 2016.

FWBC SES officers listed by band


Executive Manager, Operations
Heather Hausler

Chief Counsel
Brian Corney


National Manager, Building Code
Cathy Cato

Chief Operating Officer (and Chief Financial Officer)
Bernie O'Keeffe

General Manager, Legal (Eastern)
Tim Honey

General Manager, Legal (Central/West)
Cliff Pettit

General Manager, Operations (Eastern)
Murray Gregor

General Manager, Operations (Central/West)
Jeff Radisich

Figure 1.1: FWBC Executive Organisational Chart as at 30 June 2016

The FWBC Executive Organisational Chart is a traditional tree diagram showing Director Nigel Hadgkiss at the top with the second level underneath consisting of Chief Counsel Brian Corney, National Manager Building Code Cathy Cato, Chief Operating Officer Bernie O'Keeffe and Executive Manager Operations Heather Hausler. Under Chief Counsel Brian Corney is General Manager Legal (Eastern) Tim Honey and General Manager Legal (Central/West) Cliff Pettit. Under Executive Manager Operations Heather Hausler is General Manager Operations (Eastern) Murray Gregor and General Manager Operations (Central/West) Jeff Radisich.