prefabAUS People

Our Board of Directors deals with the governance and overall direction ofprefabAUS.

They all volunteer their time to the organisation and are passionate about the role that prefabricated building technologies play in the future of our built environment. The Board currently comprises the individuals listed below.

Our CEO is responsible for the day to day control and management ofprefabAUS and reports to the Board.

Little Hero Apartments by Unitised Building

Little Hero Apartments by Unitised Building

Board of Directors

Damien Crough is our Board Chair and is a founding Director, and sees strong opportunities for the industry to set itself apart by providing low waste, high quality, sustainable and design led alternatives. Now Managing Director of Advanced Offsite Group, he was previously Business Development Manager at Hickory Group, Damien has been involved a range of medium to high density modular housing projects. He also understands the importance of research and development collaborations following the participation of Unitised Building (UB) in a number of projects with the University of Melbourne exploring issues such as advanced manufacturing technologies and embodied energy.

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Josh Chaplin is Sales Manager for Modular Building Systems, an off-site construction company based in Sydney. Josh has been in the modular building industry for over 14 years specialising in permanent and semi-permanent modular building construction projects. Josh has extensive knowledge with the off-site construction techniques from previous roles held including Procurement, Production Management, Project Management and Sales. Experienced in all sectors of the commercial modular building market including education, government, mining and resources, accommodation and health and aged care, Josh looks forward to the continued growth of the modular building industry in Australia.

Rob Colquhoun is one of our founding Directors.  He is also a Director of two prefabrication companies which operate Australia wide: Prebuilt which provides design-led prefab homes, and Precom which focuses on commercial solutions to corporate clients.  An engineer by training, Rob has extensive experience in development management, manufacturing and corporate governance, in addition to his passion for quality building prefabrication.

Andrew Lian is  a Director of Alda Consultants , a Perth-based independent, vendor-neutral modular design services consultancy. Alda consults to Owners, Contractors, Manufacturers and Architects in Australia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.  Alda has worked on modular projects in the North West of WA for major mining companies and private developers.  He has spoken at major modular international conferences including UK Offsite, Modular Building Institute (USA), BCA ( Singapore) and is actively consulting in Singapore on modular projects.  Andrew holds an MBA and is a qualified Project Manager and registered Architect in Western Australia. Prior to joining the industry, Andrew was the Managing Principal of Woods Bagot in Western Australia.

John Lucchetti is the Hydraulics Section Manager in the Melbourne office of Wood & Grieve Engineers. John has a particular focus on the modular and prefabricated construction field and is always focused on opportunities to improve technology and construction methodology in this area through the continued delivery of numerous projects.  He is also a member of the Modular Construction Codes Board.

Bill McCorkell is Director and owner of Victorian-based prefabricated modular architecture and construction firm ArchiBlox. Bill is committed to producing sustainable homes that combine innovative architecture with prefabrication and new technologies. Prior to founding ArchiBlox, Bill was Director of Melbourne firm Techne Architecture + Interior Design, and before that he was Director of McCorkell Constructions which has built numerous award-winning projects including the iconic St Kilda Pier redevelopment and the Wheeler Centre at the State Library of Victoria.

CEO

Warren McGregor joined PrefabAUS as CEO in February 2015. Warren has a diverse professional background, but predominantly management consulting both in Australia and 10 years in South-East Asia, across many industries including financial services, new business ventures and with a property focus for the past 10 years.  Most recently Warren has been consulting with Thinc Projects, including examining the advances being made in the prefabrication space. His interest in prefabrication dates back more than five years when considering modular options for an apartment development.

Warren may be contacted on warren.mcgregor@prefabaus.org.au