Chief Executive Officer
Following the departure of Warren Overton, the AGGA Board appointed Will Walker to act as CEO.
Since mid-2016, 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 has more than 20 years of leadership experience in both private and government sectors. A business management systems specialist, he has a broad range of professional experiences to draw from. These include leadership and management positions, training and education, workplace health and safety, project management, change management, governance, and policy and strategy development. Will is highly effective engaging with diverse groups and maintains a large network of contacts in Health and Safety, Construction, Industry Associations, Tourism, Government and Industry.
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.
Member Services Officer
David Robertson is the Member Services Officer for the Australian Glass and Glazing Association. David represents AGGA in the field, liaising with small to large businesses to enable them to become accredited companies in accordance with the four pillars of the Accredited Companies Program. David has the qualifications and experience to drive the technical aspects, skills, compliance and safety initiatives that are so important to our industries future. David has made a career out of assisting others in the industry to continuously improve their personal and business development.
His 40-year solid trade background, safety qualifications and training experience makes him a perfect fit for our dynamic team.
Marketing, Communications & Event Management Officer
Jane is responsible for AGGA's 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.
Julie Stevens has been appointed to the role of AGGA Administrative Officer and will be responsible for delivering all secretariat services on behalf of all AGGA state Associations and National Office.
This appointment has been established to improve and expand on member services, to effect a speedier and more efficient response to member queries and offer general administration support services as required. Julie will be the direct point of contact for all member enquiries, providing general advice to new members, managing membership renewals and also responsible for all general communication with all state committee members. Julie joins the AGGA team in a full time role, bringing with her many years of experience in general administration and customer service roles.