Brendan has more than 30 years experience in the Masonry Industry. He has worked as a bricklayer in Ireland, England, New Zealand and across Australia. With more than 20 years’ Senior Management experience, being employed by two Australian major brick manufacturers for approximately 15 years. Brendan also has Masters in Business (MBA).
Laura arrived in Australia from the UK in July 2005, and after travelling around the country decided to settle in Sydney. She enrolled and completed a Diploma of Business Management and Work Health & Safety (WHS).
Laura attended Australian Technical and Further Education (TAFE) as an International Student, and in 2010 completed a Certificate IV in Building and Construction. She commenced in the Construction Industry as an Estimator for Walsos Bricklaying (NSW) Pty Ltd.
Tim and his brother Dan established FUGEN (Bricklaying) in 1984, which Tim and Dan still operate today. Tim was a founding member of the MCA, under the leadership of ‘Jock’ Cameron (and John White). Tim is proud to still be involved with the MCA and the Masonry Industry.
Con Zarafetas, founder of the Conrina Group, has been involved in the Masonry Industry for more than 30 years. His love for the industry manifests in his commitment in promoting the positive aspects that masonry delivers, through his involvement with the MCA. Con, an experienced Director, demonstrates an ability to grow organisations to be both financially and ethically sustainable, rewarding all stakeholders in the process. Con has a Graduate Diploma of Management from Macquarie University and is currently completing his Master of Business (MBA) at MGSM.
John has been around the MCA activities since 1997. He served as Executive Officer from 2003 to 2013. Primarily from a Sales background, John has sold everything from brick, blocks, sand, cements, wall ties, apprentices and bricklayers. He has a basic knowledge of remedial and rectification work. Companies he has worked for are Aalborg, ABBTF, Austral, Boral, Brick & Block, Melcann, Statewide and Westox. John’s motivation for his work with the Association is to contribute to the continuance of a trade which has fed and clothed him for 30+ years.
Sam Favetti, a Bricklayer for over 40 years, Business Owner, Director and Operator of the Favetti Group of Companies involved in Commercial and Residential Construction and some of Sydney’s Iconic Brick Buildings. Bricklaying is his daily passion and keeping the trade strong is his commitment to the industry. An MCA Member who wants to contribute his experience for the betterment of the trade. Sam has a Cert IV in Building and an Associate Diploma Construction Management.
Secretariat to Masonry Contractors Australia
Tracey has been employed by the Master Builders Association of NSW (MBA NSW) for five years working Tuesdays-Fridays 8:30am-5:00pm. She administrates for three Industry Sectors: Masonry Contractors Australia (MCA), Metal Roofing and Cladding Association of Australia (MRCAA) and Livable Housing Australia (LHA).
Roles & Responsibilities
All roles of MCA member and executive committee are listed here. Please click a role below to read the corresponding responsibilities.