Master Builders WA appoints new legal director

By Jerome Doraisamy|02 April 2019

Member-based association for builders, subcontractors and suppliers Master Builders WA has hired a new legal director has part of an internal restructure.

Perth-based lawyer Marianne Rose has been appointed to the role, which Master Builders WA executive director John Gelavis said would improve the association’s commercial, training and advocacy services.

“We are excited that Ms Rose is joining our team and will bring her extensive experience in the industry to the legal and commercial issues encountered by our members in the fast-paced and rapidly changing building and construction environment,” he said.

“She is the first woman to be appointed to a director’s position at Master Builders Western Australia, which is a sign of transformation in the traditionally male-dominated field of construction. We are strengthening our commercial offering to ensure we continue to innovate and advocate for our members, so they have the best contract solutions available to them.”

Ms Rose has more than 15 years’ experience in the areas of construction, telecommunications and infrastructure, Mr Gelavis continued, noting that she has held senior commercial and regional counsel positions with DLA Piper, Probuild, Kier and Jacobs as well as running her own business advisory and consulting firm.

Speaking about her new role, she said: “There are many regulatory challenges facing the industry at a state and federal level. My primary focus will be to listen to the concerns of our members and ensure they have access to tools that can support the growth of their business such as contract guidance, training seminars and advocacy.”

“It’s an exciting time for the industry and I look forward to providing innovative solutions that support members through the challenging economic conditions in the building and construction industry,” she said.

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