Galvin to leave builders with solid foundations for the future

16 March 2022

After almost nine years at the helm of Queensland’s peak building and construction industry body, Grant Galvin will step down as CEO of Master Builders Queensland.

Galvin took over the reins as CEO in 2013, leading the association through a period of positive transformation and leaving it as the leading industry voice and authority representing the building industry in Queensland.

Master Builders President, Ralf Dutton said Galvin was responsible for some key changes that shifted the direction of the association and have seen it go from strength to strength over that time.

“It’s not just about a strong balance sheet, which Grant has definitely delivered with his focus on ensuring profits were returned to the business to reinvest in relevant products and services for members,” Ralf said.

He undoubtedly saw the value in having a strong industry voice – and via his leadership he strengthened our voice not only via monetary growth and an increase in our membership base, but through a focus on our lobbying and advocacy efforts.

“Recently, Grant has navigated us through the complex waters of the COVID-19 pandemic and the incredible pressures that this has meant for the industry – with the perfect storm of trade and material shortages and cost hikes currently impacting the industry.

“His work over the 8 ½ years has never wavered from putting members’ interests first and it is this leadership that has strengthened not only our membership value proposition, but also leaves us well positioned for the future and for continued growth.”

Grant has been capably supported throughout his tenure by Deputy CEO, Paul Bidwell, who will step into an Acting CEO role from 1 April 2022.

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