Australasia Centre

Centre Committee

John O'Sullivan MCIAT

Chairman and Treasurer

Current location: Kalgoorlie, Western Australia

Manager of Assets and Procurement
I came to Australia on a 457 visa in 2012 to work with the city as a Senior Building Surveyor in the City’s Building Department. This role was a Building Control role assessing plans and issuing building permits. I transferred to my current role as Manager of Assets and Procurement in May 2014. I now manage a team of five people. I am responsible for the Management of the City’s Infrastructure Assets, ensuring the city’s procurement processes are compliant with the Local Government Act and the delivery of the City’s major building projects, excluding roads. 
I am responsible for the procurement process within the City in compliance with the requirements of the Western Australian Local Government Act. I have implemented an e-tendering system for all purchases and projects over $100K which require to be tendered and am implementing an e-purchasing programme for purchases under 100K to ensure compliance with the Act and which maximises the use of local businesses and suppliers.

I am also responsible for the asset management of the City’s infrastructure assets. I coordinate between the officers responsible for the operation and maintenance of the various assets classes and the Finance Department. I prepare asset management plans with projections for future expenditure to maintain the assets at their current service levels or identify which ones need to be replaced or renewed. I assist with the asset related elements of the City’s reporting requirements of the Department of local Government’s Integrated Planning Framework process which is intended to keep local Government’s finances sustainable in the long term.

Mark Scott-Jeffs MCIAT

Councillor, Centre C3 Australasia and Centre Treasurer

Current location: Perth, Western Australia
Current Employer: Campion Design Group
Associate Design Director for Campion Design Group. One of three directors working closely with our cosmopolitan team of 20 graduate architects and designers. My role is usually as lead designer for a given project.

Gill Armstrong MCIAT

Education Officer

Gill's interest in the profession of Architectural Technology stems from its pragmatic approach of developing architecture from quantifiable concepts: responding to site, climate, policy and technical possibilities. Gill is a Chartered Architectural Technologist but started her professional career in design & technology education and an ARB registered architect. After over 10 years in private practice in Manchester (UK) working predominately on urban residential and healthcare architecture, Gill struck a balance between family & professional life by furthering her academic career, working at Manchester Metropolitan University and the Grenfell Baines School of Architecture, Environment and Construction at University of Central Lancashire promoted to Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Architectural Technology.

In 2012, Gill embraced a state sponsored opportunity to emigrate to Australia. Now residing in Adelaide and working internationally, she specialises in urban renewal, building control policy, and sustainable design. She is a doctoral candidate at the University of Adelaide and tutor in architecture & design at the University of South Australia. Gill's long term ambition is to build upon existing international (eg: USA, South Africa, Canada, EU, UK) recognition of Chartered Architectural Technologists, focussing within the HE/FE education sectors to expand CIAT accredited degree and masters programs throughout Australasia.

John Rennie MCIAT




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