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Management committee

Pino MonacoPino Monaco - Chairman

Pino Monaco is a director of GV Lawyers and is based in Perth. Pino is the litigation director in the practice and his main area of work is for the housing industry representing builders, contractors, manufacturers and suppliers.

Pino is the immediate past National President of the Housing Industry Association representing over 60,000 members Australia wide.

Having such a wide and long involvement in the housing industry as a lawyer and member of the HIA, Pino has a good knowledge and awareness of the issues facing members in their day to day activities. Charity work and giving back to the community has been a strong ethos and important part of his personal and professional life.

Pino was on the National Board when the HIA Charitable Foundation was launched and has been an integral part of its continued development.

Robert GriekRobert Griek

Robert Griek has been in the building industry for the past 40 years, beginning his career as an apprentice tile layer in 1975. Seven years later he starter his first business in bathroom renovations and became a registered builder. The bathroom renovation business then grew to include waterproofing as a result The Cherob Group Pty Ltd was established.

Robert is still the managing director of the The Cherob Group Pty Ltd, which under this directorship he managers C & D Waterproofing and Back to Basic Bathroom and Kitchens.

Not long after joining HIA as a member in 1989 as a platform to form numerous networks in the industry he was asked to chair his first committee in 1991. This was the starting point of being involved in numerous HIA committees and State President of Victoria.

Robert believes everyone has different experiences and insights to share in problem solving the issues that face the building industry. He understands what it’s like to have skin in the game and as a result he is committed in seeing the advancement of the building industry and supporting those working in it.

Simon NorrisSimon Norris

Simon Norris has extensive experience in the delivery of low and medium density land and housing projects and dwellings in Queensland, Victoria , NSW and South Australia.

Simon’s experience ranges from the delivery of entry level and middle market home buyer packages in Greenfield locations through to delivering high end urban infill housing and townhomes in inner/middle ring suburban locations. His experience includes the delivery function of the built form on other developers' land under various partnering, JV or AS contractual arrangements. His Mirvac tenure included being responsible for establishing the sales and marketing strategy and team for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Athletes Village (Newington).

His industry experience has included tenures on the National Housing Supply Council and the NRAS Advisory Panel (both Federal Government appointments) and he currently serves as the National President of the Housing Industry Association (HIA) and Chairs its Board of Directors.

Graham WolfeGraham Wolfe - Managing Director Housing Industry Association

Graham Wolfe’s career in the building and construction industry spans over 40 years.  Over this period he has held roles variously responsible for and overseeing building design and construction, building assessment and compliance, building structure and fire safety, building regulations and legislation, the development of building codes and standards, and building information and stakeholder awareness initiatives. 

Graham has completed a civil engineering trade, a structural engineering honours degree and a Masters Degree in Management.

He has held positions on a range of Ministerial Councils, including the Victorian Housing Minister’s Advisory Council, the Victorian Building Advisory Council, the NSW Home Building Advisory Council, and was the Chair of the NSW Ministerial Building Regulation Advisory Council for four years.

Graham’s focus over the past 20 years has been on the residential building industry.  With a HIA membership of over 60,000 across Australia, he dedicates his time to informing HIA’s national membership on all aspects of the residential building industry, from building, technical, planning and contractual matters to industry activity forecasts, housing affordability, environmental sustainability, building materials, skills’ development, licensing and government regulations.

Having held a number of senior roles with HIA including Deputy Managing Director, Graham was appointed Managing Director on 28 August 2018.

Sean YeomansSean Yeomans

Sean Yeomans is Owner and Managing director of Kitchens for Living a Newcastle based custom design Joinery Manufacturer.  Sean has worked in the kitchen industry for over 25 years and started his own company 12 years ago.  He is an HIA award winning designer with a passion to see the building industry thrive through the growth of local suppliers servicing their community.

Sean has served as a member of the HIA Hunter Regional executive committee and is the immediate past president for the Hunter region.  Sean also sits on the National Kitchen and Bathroom committee and enjoys being part of this dynamic team.

Being part of a local business Sean has first hand knowledge of issues affecting the industry and the people who make it great.  He is passionate about ensuring the HIA supports its members through not only practical endeavours but through returning goodwill to our local communities throughout Australia.

Sean is a new member to the HIA charitable foundation team and is looking forward to seeing continued development of the foundation as they strive to leave a footprint of sustainable change for the future.