MBC has established an external Advisory Board, comprising leading experts in architecture, building certification, business development and leadership. In November 2018, the team welcomed Ross Styles and David Bruce to the Advisory Board as Non-Executive Directors. Joel Lewis has also joined MBC as Associate Director.
“The Advisory Board is the next step in MBC’s growth and will give us the guidance and support we need to expand in the Australian market,” said Heath McNab, MBC Managing Director. “We’re proud to be a Principal Certifying Authority with an external Advisory Board, and will make the most of this opportunity to leverage their considerable expertise and experience.”
The Advisory Board will meet once a month to provide advice to MBC on corporate governance, decision making, expansion plans, service delivery and more. “The industry continues to evolve over time, and we want to make sure the fresh approach we offer clients is applied to every area of our business, as well as our plans for the future,” McNab said.
MBC is also pleased to welcome Joel Lewis to the role of Associate Director. “It’s a great team, with a diverse range of skills and an enjoyable office environment,” Lewis said. “One of the drawcards for me joining the team was that MBC is always looking to develop its processes to improve results for clients.”
Lewis believes MBC offers a younger, fresher approach to building certification. “MBC is continually growing in the industry, which shows it has strong client relationships and provides quality services—something I feel is lacking in the current market,” he said. “The team already have the skills and knowledge, so I’ll be using their existing resources and capabilities to help them build a strong and diverse workbook of projects for the company. I’m excited to be involved with MBC and the business opportunities it offers moving forward.”
Ross Styles, Non-Executive Director
Ross Styles is an experienced architect and former Principal and Director of Architectus, where he worked for more than 30 years. His distinguished career in the field of architectural design includes managing the design and delivery of projects across Australia, China and the Middle East. As a Board member, Ross contributed to the success of Architectus through strategy development and strong governance and culture.
Ross holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and has completed a Company Directors Course at the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is highly experienced in the areas of business development, practice management, contract review and negotiation, quality assurance systems and human resources.
David Bruce, Non-Executive Director
David is a seasoned Managing Director and Non-Executive Director, with over 30 years’ experience in the finance, corporate, non-profit and charitable sectors. He was previously the CEO, CFO and Director/Principal of Kann Finch Group for over seven years, leading the corporate restructure and redevelopment of the practice during difficult trading conditions in the Middle East and North Africa region.
David has completed a Company Directors Course at the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Executive Leadership Training at the Brooklyn Institute, and a Master of Business Administration at Southern Cross University. He is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders.
Joel Lewis, Associate Director
Joel has joined the MBC Advisory Board as Associate Director, and has a broad range of experience in the industrial and commercial sectors. Prior to joining MBC, Joel held a Senior Associate role at Metro Building Consultancy, a Senior Building Surveyor role at McKenzie Group Consulting, and a Project Manager role at Prime Constructions.
Joel has a Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) from University of Technology Sydney and a Graduate Diploma of Building Surveying from Western Sydney University. He is an A1 Accredited Certifier (unrestricted) and brings to MBC a strong understanding of business development, quality assurance and staff development in the building and construction industry.