Chief Executive Officer
Following the recent departure of Warren Overton, the AGGA Board has appointed Will Walker to act as CEO.
Over the last ten months, Will has worked closely with members focusing on quality management and compliance. The familiarity Will has developed with the Association and its members will ensure effective continuity of the AGGA’s key strategic initiatives and programs.
Will's extensive career in WHS has spanned some 20 years, and was initiated following his first hand experience in observing a major workplace incident. During his tenure, Will has undertaken extensive training across many aspects of WHS, and worked in various government and private sector roles, in senior management and consultant positions, largely in the construction industry. Will's training and experience has hd a particular emphasis on high-risk work, he has also spent significant time with emergency services, and the Department of Justice and Regulation.
Will has a strong background in training, including delivering WorkSafe-accredited programs in Victoria and Comcare courses nationally, and has acted as SME on focus groups reviewing OHS regulations in Victoria.
National Training Manager
Patrick Gavaghan is the National Training Manager for the Australian Glass and Glazing Association. Patrick represents AGGA on the review of the Glass and Glazing industry Training Package with MSA, is chair of the AGGA member RTO and Training executive committees. Patrick also represents the glass industry on the newly formed industry reference committee and is responsible for developing AGGA’s Training strategies to increase members access to up to date training and increasing Apprenticeship across all the glass sectors. His background is in industrial training and education. Previously he was General Manager of a leading Registered Training Organisation delivering trade training in the floor covering industry. Patrick also conceived and managed the “Flooring Industry Training Initiative” that was responsible for the doubling of Apprentices in the floor covering trade across Australia. He has been involved with State and Federal agencies in Training Package development and sits on various committees promoting industry training needs to government.
John Carnovale is the Financial Controller for the Australian Glass & Glazing Association (AGGA), Insulating Glass Manufacturers Affiliation (IGMA) and AusFenex2016 the joint AGGA/AWA conference for 2016.
This role requires John to be involved in every aspect of operations, projects and day to day administration ensuring that any financial impact is properly assessed, monitored and finally reported.
Prior to joining AGGA, some 7 years ago John successfully owned and operated an establishment in the hospitality industry for 18 years. Prior to this John was Managing Director of a global freight forwarding organisation based in Melbourne and subsequently New Zealand responsible for $50m turnover.
Membership, Communications & Event Management Coordinator
Jane is responsible for AGGA's membership, marketing & communications and event management. She has extensive commercial experience in marketing and business development, event and project management and administrative and operational support across a wide range of sectors. She's passionate about health and wellbeing and is a qualified Yoga and Meditation teacher - which definately helps when things get a bit hectic!
Nancy is the first point of contact for all AGGA's members and non members and is responsible for running the AGGA office. Prior to joining AGGA, Nancy worked in the financial services industry for over 14 years in client facing and administration support roles. She enjoys travelling, spending time with her family and has a passion for interior design.