Ron Dwyer - Chairman
Ron has spent his working life in the building industry and from 1983 - 2010 was CEO of window manufacturing company, Jason Windows, where he remains a Director and significant shareholder.
Jason Windows is one of Australia’s largest window manufacturing companies with a workforce of 300 permanent fulltime employees combined with 100 installation contractors. As Executive Director, I remain actively involved in the window business focusing on strategic initiatives and growth opportunities.
Not long after commencing with Jason Window’s Ron subscribed to membership of HIA, the beginning of a relationship that would see him progress in roles with the West Australian branch through to his current position as National Director and Treasurer.
For the period 1990 – 2001 he served in various HIA committees at state and national level and chaired the Sales Accreditation Board.
In 1999 he was elected president of the HIA WA/Asia Region. At the time the industry faced the challenges associated with the introduction of the GST requiring HIA to exercise all its resources to ensure that members were best positioned to deal with this major shift in taxation legislation.
Following on from his time as WA President he was elected to the National Board in 2001 and appointed Treasurer in 2002. In his time as Treasurer HIA have been able to substantially improved members facilities all around the country while strengthening the balance sheet. Ron holds the current position of National Immediate Past President and Board Member
In 2006 Ron was awarded Life Membership for services to HIA and the building industry.
Dale Alcock is a third generation builder, who commenced his career as an apprentice bricklayer in 1979, in the small Wheatbelt town of Kellerberrin. In 1987, Dale moved to Perth and became a registered builder, joining forces with partner, Garry Brown-Neaves to launch Dale Alcock Homes. Although a significant enterprise in its own right, Dale Alcock Homes was only the start. Expanding from this foundation, Dale went on to establish what would become one of Australia’s leading construction, property and finance companies: the ABN Group.
Today, the ABN Group is comprised of 20 companies, over 1,400 employees and builds over 3,000 homes a year. It’s ranked second in the Housing Industry Association’s (HIA) Housing Top 100 2011-12.
Dale is also an avid believer in the social responsibility of his companies. He provides valuable support to industry training programs, promotes career opportunities within the building industry and drives the ABN Foundation, which, over the last six years, has donated more than $5.7 million to various worthy causes.
Other career highlights include:
- Ernst & Young 2012 Western Region Entrepreneur of the Year for Industry (2012)
- Australian of the Year Nomination (2012)
- MBA Robert Law Award (2008)
- National HIA Sir Phillip Lynch Award (2005) in recognition of outstanding service to the Australian Housing Industry
- Ernst & Young Western Australian Entrepreneur of the Year Award (2001)
- President of the Housing Industry Association (HIA) (1997-1999)
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.
Shane Goodwin - Managing Director Housing Industry Association
Shane Goodwin is the Managing Director of the Housing Industry Association with over 25 years experience in industry policy and service delivery for Australia’s residential construction sector.
He was educated at the University of Sydney (graduating Bachelor of Laws) and the University of Newcastle (Construction Management).
After early grounding as a practicing lawyer, Shane had extensive onsite experience working with a number of civil and commercial constructors managing a diverse range of contractual, commercial dispute resolution, industrial relations, OH&S issues. Shane has held a number of senior state and national building industry roles. Shane has been based in Canberra since 1993.
Having chaired and served on a wide range of industry and government advisory boards and committees, Shane has a long involvement in developing industry building codes, industry policy, contracts and procurement, codes of practice, and tendering and quality systems.
Shane has also taken a prominent role in a number of overseas trade missions, helping improve opportunities for Australian businesses in the construction industry and opening doors for Australian business in Asia.
Shane joined HIA in 1996, where he has been HIA’s National Chief Executive – Operations, and subsequently Deputy Managing Director for seven years. Shane assumed the role of Managing Director in 2009. He has been a member of the HIA’s National Board of Directors since 2007.