Senior Leadership Team

The day-to-day operations of Master Builders are overseen by the Senior Leadership Team.

Grant Galvin (CEO)

grant_galvinGrant Galvin joined Master Builders on 1 July 2013 as Chief Executive Officer.

He joined the organisation after almost eight years in various roles at News Limited, more recently as General Manager Group Editorial Operations – Australia. Other roles over this time included General Manager – Northern Territory and Operations Director – Queensland.

Grant has a proven track record in significantly improving business performance. He specialises in change management and the development of performance-focused cultures. Over the years he has achieved significant cost reductions and increased revenues through customer focus.

Grant’s role as CEO sees him collaborate regularly with the Master Builders Board to develop policies, recommendations and strategies that drive the best outcomes for members and industry.

Paul Bidwell (Deputy CEO)

paul_bidwellPaul joined Master Builders in July 2009 with 18 years' private and public sector experience in policy planning and analysis.

He previously worked with the Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland, Herron Todd White Property Valuers and AgForce Queensland.

Paul is a qualified valuer with tertiary qualifications in urban and regional planning, and business administration.

As convenor of the Housing and Construction sector committees, Paul works closely with committee members, who are representative of the broader membership base, to develop industry relevant recommendations on policy and other issues, ensuring that policies and recommendations are directly reflective of members’ needs.

Sue-Ann Fresneda (Director – Business Development & Membership)


Sue-Ann was appointed Director of Business Development & Membership in 2013, bringing to the role strong commercial acumen in business development, marketing, innovation and product development.

She joined Master Builders after almost 20 years at News Limited, where she worked her way up from Advertising Sales Executive to various management roles, including Sales Director and General Manager – Operations for Queensland. In the latter recent position, Sue-Ann was responsible for managing operations across Queensland locations, including Cairns, Townsville, the wider Brisbane area and the Gold Coast.

Simon Spencer (Director – Business Systems)

simon_spencerSimon was appointed Director of Business Systems in 2014 after heading up the Master Builders’ IT team for a number of years. Simon’s expertise in technology and his vision for Master Builders’ technological future were recognised via the creation of this new role, ensuring Master Builders is well placed to service members in the world of ever-evolving technologies and business systems.

Prior to his time at Master Builders, Simon spent seven years in the United Kingdom where he worked for a number of IT integrators, commencing in an IT service delivery role, moving into a consultancy position specialising in IT security and then onto developing and managing a technical services delivery team for a software reseller.

Adrian O'Grady (Director – Finance)


Adrian joined Master Builders in 2015 as manager of the finance team, but was appointed Finance Director in 2016. He brings over 20 years' experience to the role from the commercial accounting arena, having worked as a Senior Accountant at Mountain Designs and Nova 106.9.

Demonstrating strong skills in budgeting, forecasting, reporting and improving business processes, Adrian is driving the finance function forward to align with the strategic goals of Master Builders.

Adrian is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) who has a Bachelor of Business degree majoring in Accounting.

Steve Krogh (Director – Insurance)

steve-kroughSteve started working in the insurance industry in 1994 and has specialised in the Construction and Engineering insurance space his whole career.

During the late ‘90s he was seconded as an employee of Suncorp to work in the Master Builders insurance agency to assist in its development as a specialist Insurance service for the construction industry. He later re-joined Master Builders in 2005 after having spent time in senior roles with both insurers and brokers in Brisbane.

As the Nominated Responsible Manager for Master Builders Australian Financial Services Licence, Steve is a Qualified Practicing Insurance Broker (QPIB) and holds a Diploma in Financial Services – Broking.

Mikki Richardson (Director – People and Regional Connections)


Mikki joined Master Builders in February 2012 as a Senior Advisor in the Workplace Relations team.

She brings with her over 15 years’ experience supporting CEO’s and senior management with technical and practical human resource and industrial relations advice across a range of industries, including construction, legal, engineering, insurance and finance.

Mikki holds a Bachelor of Business (Majoring in Human Resource Management).

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