BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Paula Masters has been a Director of BUSSQ since 1 May, 2015 and is the current Chair. Her other directorships are BERT Fund Limited, BEWT Welfare Limited, Bert Pty Ltd, Construction Income Protection Limited, QCTF Fund Limited, Coralgale Pty Ltd. Previously she was employed by the CFMEU Queensland Construction & General Division as the Systems and Governance Officer. Paula has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Queensland and a Graduate Diploma in Commercial Computing from QUT. She is a CPA and a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries, the Governance Institute of Australia and the Institute of Company Directors.
Ben Young was appointed as a BUSSQ Director in April 2022. He has been active in the construction industry since joining Hutchinson Builders in 2003 and he currently owns and operates Workplace Compliance Australia which specialises in workplace and industrial relations compliance matters. He is also the Workplace Relations Director for Hutchinson Builders. Ben holds Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business Management and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Queensland and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Geoff Baguley joined the BUSSQ Board of Directors in February 2022. Geoff has worked in the building and construction industry for over 20 years. He is the Director and owner of Local Building Pty Ltd in North Queensland and is an active industry advocate with a history of supporting workers starting out in the industry. Geoff is a state Board Member for Master Builders Queensland and is a member of their Housing Sector Committee.
Jacqui Collie has been a BUSSQ Director since 28 August, 2019. Her other directorships are Construction Income Protection Limited, and The Construction Training Centre. Jacqui Collie is the Governance, Political and Executive Officer of the CFMEU. She currently has responsibility for developing policies, processes and procedures and implementing and maintaining governance to ensure compliance with relevant legislation and regulations. Jacqui has extensive experience in the union movement for over 25 years previously working for the peak body, Queensland Council of Unions. Jacqui is also a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Linda Vickers was appointed as BUSSQ Director in April 2022. She has over 40 years’ experience in superannuation, insurance and wealth management. Linda began working for BUSSQ in 1998, retiring as CEO in 2020. Linda has a Diploma in Superannuation, Diploma in Financial Planning and a Masters in Organisational Leadership and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Paul Hick was appointed as a BUSSQ Director in February 2022. He is a senior construction lawyer with over 40 years experience in the construction industry. Paul has been working in the area of construction law for the past 20 years and is a highly regarded adjudicator. This expertise is complemented by over 20 years of hands-on construction experience.
Michael Ravbar was appointed as a BUSSQ Director on 3 November 2021. He is State Secretary of the CFMEU (Construction Forestry Mining and Energy, Industrial Union of Employees, Queensland) the major construction union in Queensland. Michael holds a number of senior union leadership positions both at State and Federal level. Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Graduate Diploma of Economics, Master of Business Administration and a Diploma of Superannuation. He is an experienced Director holding numerous positions including Director - Building Employees Redundancy Trust (BERT), Director – BERT Welfare Fund, Director – Building Employees Welfare Trust (BEWT), Director – The Construction Training Centre (CTC) and Director - Queensland Construction Training Fund (QCTF).
Christopher Taylor was appointed as a BUSSQ Director in February 2022. He is a current board member of Master Builders Queensland. Christopher has held a number of board positions with large and small organisations including QBSA. He owns and runs a medium sized Construction business in North Queensland. Christopher has a Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Law, Post Graduate Diploma in Construction, Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.