Early Confirmed Speakers

Ted Simmonds

Director NCBP & Safer Buildings
Queensland Building and Construction Commission

Dr. Jonathan Barnett

Managing Director
Basic Expert Pty Ltd

Nick Beswick

Product Leader
Professional Indemnity AXA XL

Dr Martyn S. McLaggan

Research Fellow
Co-ordinator of Material Library of Cladding Materials, University of Queensland

Melissa Herrmann

Industry Engagement Manager
Fairview Architectural

David Leggatt

Coterminous Legal

Michael Stuckings

Operations Chief Engineer
FM Global

Bradley Halliday

Product Manager
Fairview Architectural

Mark Kahler

Director - Community Infrastructure Branch
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services

Marie-Louise Scarf

Senior Associate
Holding Redlich

Petrina Macpherson

Senior Associate
Minter Ellison

Jenny Han

Lead Fire Engineer QNT

Dirk van der Walt

Senior Fire Engineer
Sotera Fire and Risk Engineering

Craig Mills

Senior Fire Safety Engineer
RED Fire Engineers Pty Ltd

Dr. Cristian Maluk

Senior Lecturer
School of Civil Engineering The University of Queensland

Michael Moran

Philip Chun

Sam Rigby

National Manager Emergency Planning

Past Key Speakers

The Hon. Ted Baillieu

Former Victorian Premier & Current Co-Chair
Victorian Government’s Cladding Task Force

The Hon. John Graham, MLC

Legislative Council

MP David Shoebridge

NSW Greens

Aaron Hemsley

Director Building Policy Program and Governance
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Victoria

Natasha Stojanovich

Lander & Rogers

Nicola Grayson

Consult Australia

Andy Dean

Head of Facades
Middle East, WSP

Wayne Liddy

Gardner Group

Fonda Zahopoulos

Gallagher Jeffs

Jeanette Barbaro


Craig Mills

Senior Fire Safety Engineer
RED Fire Engineers Pty Ltd

Blair Stratton

Manager – Major Projects
RED Fire Engineers Pty Ltd

Jamie Vistnes

Manager - Fire Safety Policy Unit
Fire and Rescue NSW

Dr. Kate Nguyen

Senior Lecturer & ARC DECRA Fellow
RMIT University

Professor Guan Yeoh


Sam Hogg

Senior Project Manager
Gallagher Jeffs

Ms. Sue Eddy


Charles Fortin

Managing Director

Nathan White

Fire Engineering Team Leader
Infrastructure Technologies and Testing Services CSIRO

Alex Webb

Group Leader
CSIRO Infrastructure Technologies

Volker Raedel

General Manager
CASA Systems

John Tansey

Executive Director, Regulatory Policy
NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation

Brett Bassett

Queensland Building and Construction Code (QBCC)

Dr Simon Lockrey

Senior Lecturer
Industrial Design RMIT University

Dr. Kate Nguyen

Senior Lecturer & ARC DECRA Fellow
RMIT University

Luke Exell

Deputy Head
Victorian Building Authority (VBA) State-wide Cladding Audit

Pelle Zetterström

Technical Director
Olsson Fire & Risk

Dr Nicole Johnston

Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Business and Law, Deakin Business School

Hank Van Ravenstein

LCI Consultants

Kim Lovegrove

Consultant Lawyer
Lovegrove & Cotton

Lisa Mitchell

FL Major Loss Examiner and Construction Claims Specialist

Craig Carpenter

Assistant Director General
Queensland Department of Housing and Public Works

Dr Giorgio Marfella

Lecturer in Construction Management and Architecture
Melbourne School of Design, Faculty of Architecture

Peter Hofstetter

Director/Senior Building Certifier
Certis Group

James Thomson

Senior Adviser
Standards and Regulation Ai Group

Phil Dwyer

National President
Builders Collective of Australia

Christina Knorr

Director / Accredited Fire Safety Engineer
CJK Fire & Safety Pty Ltd

Victoria Blidman

Victorian Bar

Darren Pavic

Broking Manager
Bovill Risk & Insurance Consultants (BRIC)

Ari Akritidis

Managing Director
Akritidis Group Building Consultants

Steven Baxas

Municipal Building Surveyor
City of Melbourne

Dr Trivess Moore

Lecturer School of Property - Construction and Project Management
RMIT University

Ashley How

Technical Manager
Fairview Architectural

Charles Thornley

Lander & Rogers Lawyers

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