About

Organisational Structure

Board Members & Executive Staff

President

Brendan Coyle

Oldfields

Oldfields

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).

Vice President & Executive Officer

Laura Carr

Construction Manager – Walsos Bricklaying (NSW) Pty Ltd

Construction Manager – Walsos Bricklaying (NSW) Pty Ltd

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.

Executive Member

Tim Murphy

Director at Fugen Group Pty Ltd

Director at Fugen Group 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.

Executive Member

Con Zarafetas

Executive Director at Conrina Masonry Pty Ltd

Executive Director – Conrina Masonry Pty Ltd

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.

Director

John White

Senior Commercial Business Development Manager – PGH Bricks & Pavers NSW

Senior Commercial Business Development Manager – PGH Bricks & Pavers NSW

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.

Executive Member

Sam Favetti

Operations Manager / Supervisor – Favetti Pty Ltd

Operations Manager / Supervisor – Favetti Pty Ltd

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.

Executive Secretary

Tracey Van Breugel

Master Builders Association of NSW
Secretariat to Masonry Contractors Australia

Master Builders Association of NSW
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.

Member

All members have an important role to play in the Association.

Executive Secretary

Assist Executive Committee as needed in providing service to members and management.

Executive Committee Member

The Executive Committee provides the office bearers with opportunities to discuss their respective duties and to develop collegiality and team-work.

President

Provide leadership to position the Association at the forefront of the Construction Industry.

Executive Officer

The Executive Officer is responsible for overseeing MCA with regard to cultural, legal and financial activities.

Technical Assistant

Assist the President as needed in providing service to member’s and systems management.