In line with Master Builders' Constitution, the management and control of the association is vested in the Board, which is elected by the Master Builders Electoral College (MBEC) every three years.

The Board, which meets monthly, is responsible for the governance and strategic direction of Master Builders.

Board 2019-2022

  • President - Ralf Dutton
  • Housing Sector Committee Chair - Stephen Havas
  • Construction Sector Committee Chair - Mark Spry
  • General Board - Geoff Baguley, Drew Brockhurst, Ross Hogno, Brett Johnston and Christopher Taylor.

Board 2016-2019

Ralf Dutton (President)

ralf_duttonRalf has worked in a variety of roles in the building industry throughout his career and is now proprietor of Value Homes (NQ) Pty Ltd.

He began work as an architectural draftsman while studying for his building qualification and became a registered builder in 1978. He worked for Ballantyne Homes from 1979 to 1992, after which he began his first of many successful businesses.

Ross Hogno (Chairman Housing)


Ross has been a long-time supporter of Master Builders, holding positions on the Downs & Western Committee of Management, the Housing Sector Committee and the 2016 WH&S campaign working group.

He has a strong interest in contributing to the industry, providing input into the issues which directly impact business owners and operators.

Mark Spry (Chairman Construction)

mark_spryWith over 30 years industry experience Mark is currently the Managing Director at Emacen Projects Pty Ltd. Previous to this he was Director for Icon Co’s QLD operation, Precontracts Manager and State Manager for Watpac and Operations Manager for John Holland.

Mark has been on the Construction Sector Committee since 2015 and strives to be the link between industry and association, to ensure alignment on issues and outcomes.

Geoff Baguley (Board Member)

geoff_baguleyAfter completing his apprenticeship in 1999, Geoff went on to start up Baguley Developments Pty Ltd in 2002, which has since become Mackay Property Maintenance Pty Ltd.

He has been a Master Builders member for 14 years and involved with the local committee and MBEC (formerly State Council) for the past six years, including the position of Local Committee Chair since 2012. Geoff is also the Divisional Representative for Mackay & Whitsunday.

Drew Brockhurst (Board Member)

drew_brockhurstAs the State Manager for Watpac Construction in Queensland and the Northern Territory, Drew has over 21 years’ experience in the construction industry. Prior to this, he worked for large companies such as St Hilliers Construction in Queensland and the Leighton Group in the Middle East and India.

Drew currently sits on Master Builders’ Construction Sector Committee.

Adrian Gabrielli (Board Member)

adrian_gabrielliWith over 30 years’ experience as a trade qualified carpenter and registered builder, Adrian has worked from apprentice through to Managing Director of A. Gabrielli Constructions Pty Ltd, Gabcon Pty and Northern Plant Hire Pty Ltd.

He has been involved in numerous committees throughout his career, included two terms as Master Builders’ Chairman, Master Builders North Queensland Executive member for over 20 years, Regional Committee Chairman Construction Training Qld and Director of Torgas (apprenticeship company).

Nick Herron (Board Member)


As Managing Director of Herron Coorey, Brisbane, Nick has an impressive track record with 30 years’ industry experience under his belt. Prior to establishing Herron Coorey Building Contractors, he worked for numerous high profile construction firms, including Badge Constructions, Fletcher Construction Australia and Jennings Construction Services.

Joining the Master Builders Board in December 2012, Nick has been a MBEC member (formerly a State Councillor) since 2004 and a member of the Contracts Committee since 2001. He is also a past Chairman of the Contracts Committee and formerly sat on the Construction Sector Committee.

Peter Schriek (Board Member)


After completing his apprenticeship some 30 years ago, Peter has diverse industry experience, ranging from carpentry to construction management and running his own business. The successful Schriek Building Group has completed numerous award winning projects and boasts a high profile and positive reputation within the industry.

Peter joined the Master Builders board in 2012. He is currently Chairman of the Downs & Western Committee of Management - a role he's served for four years - and Divisional Representative for the region.

Rod McDonald (Board Member)

rod_mcdonaldRod has 25 years' experience in the construction and property development sector. Having served as the Regional Managing Director at Brookfield Multiplex in Queensland for almost a decade, he has vast industry experience overseeing operations, including client relations, reputation and ongoing performance.

Board 2014-2016

  • Nick Herron (President)
  • Rod McDonald (Chairman Construction)
  • Ralf Dutton (Chairman Housing)
  • Peter Schriek (Board Member)
  • Geoff Baguley (Board Member)
  • Drew Brockhurst (Board Member)
  • Adrian Gabrielli (Board Member)

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