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Who we are

The HIA Charitable Foundation committee members are dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of those in the residential building industry.

Who we are

The HIA Charitable Foundation committee members are dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of those in the residential building industry.

Meet our management committee

Pino Monaco


Pino Monaco, director of GV Lawyers and represents builders, contractors, manufacturers and suppliers. Pino has previously served as National President of the Housing Industry Association, representing over 60,000 members Australia wide.

Having such a broad and long involvement in the housing industry, Pino has a solid understanding of the issues facing our industry. Charity work and giving back to the community is an important part of his personal and professional life.


Being able to be involved with projects that have life-changing effects on people within our industry is extremely rewarding. I am proud of what we have achieved to date.


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

Robert Griek

Robert Griek has been in the building industry for the past 44 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.


I believe everyone has different experiences and insights to share in solving the issues we face as an industry. I know what it’s like to have skin in the game, so I am committed to seeing the advancement of the building industry and supporting those working in it.


Simon 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.


Giving back to our industry is important to me. Especially when it comes to ensuring the health and wellbeing of building and construction workers.


Simon’s experience ranges from the delivery of entry-level and middle-market home buyer packages through to delivering high-end urban infill housing. Simon has extensive expertise, with experience on the National Housing Supply Council and the NRAS Advisory Panel (both Federal Government appointments) and has recently finished his tenure as the National President of the Housing Industry Association (HIA). Simon currently chairs HIA’s Board of Directors.

Graham Wolfe

Managing Director, Housing Industry Association

Graham Wolfe’s career in the building and construction industry spans over 40 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.


‘Nothing is more important to me than our industry. Our people deserve to feel supported in whatever way we can provide it.’

Sean 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 13 years ago. He is an HIA award-winning designer with a passion for seeing 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 is passionate about ensuring the HIA supports its members through not only practical endeavours but through returning goodwill to our local communities throughout Australia.


‘I am dedicated to seeing the continued development of the support the foundation can offer, together, we strive to leave a footprint of sustainable change for the future.’

Make a donation

HIA Charitable Foundation

Thank you for your interest in supporting the HIA Charitable Foundation.

Your support helps to fund much needed research into the health and wellbeing of those involved in the residential building industry through grant opportunities to best practice research organisations.

1300 783 345  Email us

Upcoming events

Upcoming events

With the current COVID-19 community impact, scheduled events are currently on hold with potential new dates yet to be announced.

Contact us

HIA Charitable Foundation
22 Parkland Road
Osborne Park WA 6017

 1300 783 345

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