CCF Victoria Board
The CCF Victoria Board is comprised of some of Victoria’s most experienced and respected specialists in the Civil Construction Industry.
General Manager Southern Region at BMD Group (BMD).
Antony (Tony) has held senior management roles in the construction industry, previously managing director of civil engineering company Cut & Fill and past Vice President of CCF, Victoria.
Specialties: Relationship Contracting, Strategic Development, Bid and Project Management.
Operations Manager; Fulton Hogan.
Khaled has over 30 years experience in the field of civil infrastructure. He has worked on a wide range of projects including roads, bridges, rail, airports, ports, water, dams in Australia and overseas.
Managing Director; Maw Civil Pty Ltd.
Activities: Largest privately owned contractor on Mornington Peninsula, general civil and specialized Equipment hire (provided a number of long reach excavators to the Hazelwood mine fire).
Managing Director at Califam Constructions Pty Ltd.
Anthony is a qualified civil engineer with extensive experience delivering services to a diverse range of projects, in both the government and private sector.
Anthony currently holds the position of Managing Director at Califam Constructions. Established in 1974, Califam Constructions has worked extensively throughout Greater Melbourne, specialising in Earthmoving and Civil Construction, with particular expertise in providing hydraulic infrastructure services. In addition to their pivotal area of expertise is sewerage reticulation and trunk outfall works, Califam also delivers world-class services to drainage and water supply projects.
General Manager/Executive Director, Rokon Pty Ltd.
Tertiary qualified and a Chartered professional Engineer holding a Bachelor of Engineering Degree BE (Civil) and a Fellow Member of the Institution of Engineers FIE (Aust). Steve has worked on a continual basis in the Victorian Civil construction Industry since 1986. First role was on the client side for a period of approx. 2.5 years and then on the contracting side ever since. Steve’s passion for the industry is a testament for spending in excess of 30 years in this sector.
The current role is Executive Commercial Director of the Rokon Group specializing in the green field land development sector and peripheral works. The Group serves and values its client base along with its stakeholders and self performs many aspects of its works which is complimented by an extensive modern and Rokon owned plant fleet. Steve has served on the CCF Board initially in the early 2000’s and re-joined some 5 years ago contributing in excess of 10 years. As this is a non for profit organization, the commitment of time by all Board Members is a commitment to our industry that we serve to advance and propagate all stakeholders in a fair, safe and sustainable manner.
Managing Director, Millers Civil Contractors Pty Ltd.
Dom is currently the Construction Manger at CivilworX Construction. With over 20 years of experience within the civil industry, Dom has proven himself and become a significant asset to CivilworX. This is demonstrated through his achievements and delivery of successful projects on time and of the highest quality.
Dom is delighted to be elected and be part of the CCF Victoria board, to continue to implement the strategic directions that it stands for, and to further maintain the fundamental foundations it was built on.
Chief Executive Officer – Lisa Kinross
Lisa is a highly qualified, experienced executive and transformational leader with over 20 years’ experience in management, human resources and education/training. Recently Lisa has been a leader and advocate for innovation and driving future skills development across the Water Industry nationally. She is a strategic advisor to industry, invited to sit on a number of industry committees and is highly networked.
Lisa will be providing attendees with an update on the initiatives currently underway by CCF Victoria around training, representation, advocacy, and other major upcoming events for Contractors and Associates to be aware of.
Executive Management Team
The CCF Victoria Executive Management Team is comprised of highly experienced professionals, each specialists in their respective areas, working together to the benefit of our Members and the industry at large.
Lyndal joined the CCF Victoria family in 2021 supporting the SVTS Audit, was Program Supervisor for Training & Quality and was successfully appointed to this newly created executive position. She brings a decadent, highly experienced skill set from her extensive multi-sector career across highly regulated industries. In her new role, Lyndal will lead a young, bright and innovative, solutions driven team across Governance, Delivery Design, IT & Systems and Digital Media, and she is looking forward to streamlining business processes and enhancing end user experience that practically supports all functions of CCF Victoria, its members and industry.
Introduced to Civil Construction by Lendlease Engineering in 2011, Lyndal collected a range internal, external, individual and team Awards in Excellence, Collaboration and Quality outcomes for industry. From the Enterprise RTO in Quality, Compliance, Instruction Design and Delivery, her transformation of products produced significant operational efficiencies and safety culture outcomes.
Her core strength is the ability to listen and understand the individuality of people and stakeholders need and the hands-on desire to create effective Quality driven streamlined, practical and compliant solutions that are profitable and benefit all levels of business. We look forward to management principles, processes, and procedures as well as contemporary practice and customer needs that link services and solutions for business strategies, best practice and end user practicality.
Lyndal is also a multiple individual and Team Captain World Champion across two sports, with her preference to achieve as a team, empowering people to exceed personal limitations and expectations and inspiring each other.
Simon is an award-winning, growth-focused Advocacy, Corporate Affairs, Communications and Stakeholder Engagement professional, who brings extensive skills and experience in industry advocacy and creative, thought-provoking strategies and campaigns development to enhance stakeholder engagement and promote organisational brand and reputation.
He’s also experienced in managing and mitigating potential and emerging issues across sectors including government, civil infrastructure, environment, vocational and tertiary education and training, health and financial services.
Annie Kessell has a proven track record of success in the construction industry. Joining the CCF team in May 2018, Annie brings with her over two decades of expertise in both the horizontal and vertical build sectors. Her strategic approach has seen her manage multifaceted projects that are delivered on time and to budget.
Annie specialises in construction systems, strategy and facilitation. Knowledgeable and informed, she has been instrumental in enhancing the resilience of stakeholder relations and manages the team responsible for engagement, industry collaboration and business development in the delivery of Membership Services.
Annie enjoys family time, hosting CCF events and the Western Bulldogs!
Nicky Di Marco
Nicky Di Marco has robust background in Education and Immigration Law.
She has worked with international students, non-for-profit organisations and in the Adult Education sector supporting migrants and refugees for more than 20 years. She has implemented & overseen Education Departmental Government contracts, executing & enforcing AMEP, SEE and Skills First funded contractual compliance and auditing, and has effectively operated as an Executive Administrator and Office Manager. Nicky also has strong skills in supporting Executives, General Managers, and Directors in PA/EA roles.
She holds a Graduate Certificate in Immigration Law and Practice, an Associate Diploma in Arts, and an Advanced Certificate in Business Management.
Our Industry Capability and Engagement Team
The CCF Victoria Industry Capability and Engagement team enhances collaboration and innovation in civil construction through stakeholder partnerships and knowledge sharing.
Faye has led an extensive career in the civil industry with CCF Victoria; a long serving staff member who is passionate about the industry and its members.
Working in the Workforce Development space she is highly experienced and over the years has developed successful Skills Programs for the industry such as the…
– Foresite Program for Civil Engineering students;
– the Civil Taster Program for Secondary School students;
– the Certificate III Skills Program to upskill the CCF Membership, and
– the Civil Skills Cadetship Program in support of the Major Infrastructure and Civil projects in Victoria.
Faye is highly networked and has been a major instigator in helping many in the industry to make a real difference in their civil career development.
Susanna Rossetto is the Marketing & Comms Lead at Civil Contractors Federation Victoria, bringing over 15 years of experience in marketing and communications. With a solid background in corporate design, Susanna has gained valuable expertise through her positions at esteemed organisations in Australia and Europe, including recent work within the Federal Government.
Susanna’s skill set encompasses multimedia and graphic design, specialising in strategic communications, desktop publishing, and presentations. She embraces challenges and has recently expanded her capabilities to include project management. Her dedication to delivering exceptional work is evident as she consistently adds value and professionalism to every project she takes on.
Beyond her professional pursuits, Susanna finds joy in spending time with her family, embarking on Vespa rides, and engaging in volunteer work within her local community.
Nathan Lee is the Events and Marketing Assistant at Civil Contractors Federation Victoria. New to civil construction, Nathan quickly adapted to the role and is enjoying the challenge of learning about this exciting and dynamic industry. He’s built a strong foundation in digital marketing, which he has been able to apply to his current position.
Outside of work, Nathan enjoys a range of hobbies, including gaming, gym and catching up with mates. He is also an avid golfer and enjoys spending time on the course whenever he can.
With his positive attitude, adaptability, and commitment to learning, Nathan is quickly making a name for himself in the civil construction industry. He is excited about the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead and looks forward to continuing to grow and develop in his role at the Civil Contractors Federation Victoria.
Our Training, Service Delivery and Performance Team
The CCF Victoria Training, Service Delivery, and Performance Team ensures effective skills development, seamless service provision, and continuous improvement within an organization.
Geoff is highly qualified and experienced, and has spent more than 45 years in the civil industry across the Water, Environment and Waste Management sectors in consultant, contractor and authority officer roles.
On behalf of the Civil Contractors Federation he is CCF’s representative for the Engineering and Design Construction Manual (EDCM) and the Local Government Infrastructure Design Manual (LGIDA) under the Victorian Planning authority (VPA). He has also been a reference group member for the EPA in the development of civil construction industry Guidance documents supporting the introduction of the Environment Protection Amendment Act 2017.
His engagement with the VEDN led to the harmonisation project for Civil construction standards across the 5 electricity distribution business which resulted in the agreement and publication of the for and worked with the VEDN as they developed the new Urban Residential Design (URD) Standards for Civil Construction.
Currently, Geoff also represents the CCF on the Water Industry Liaison Committee (WILC), Foundations for Safety Victoria and the Ausnet Developer Consultative forum.
Geoff Manages the Civil Contractor’s Management System Reference Documents (MSRD), available through the Members Portal and provides consulting services for the development of member’s Management Systems Certifiable to the JAS ANZ Accredited , Civil Contractor’s Management Code.
Had commenced with the CCF in 2012 as the Certificate III trainer and also to help bolster the increase in traffic control training within the RTO. My role for the last 20 years has been that of a traffic controller and workplace trainer in confined space, trench and shoring and Electrical Spotting, I live in Geelong and have travelled extensively through out the state to deliver training to our members. I enjoy working with all the young people that come through our training sessions as they are enthusiastic about this industry which makes it easier to be as enthusiastic as they are to help them develop their skills.
Josh’s approach to the Civil construction industry has contributed a significant number of improvements with a fresh and creative insight. His main focuses are IT and technical system solutions for the wider business.
He identifies and problem solves, developing new and improved processes and implementing brilliant and innovative ideas.
This trainee has a bright future and is truly a valued member to the CCF family.
Megan recently joined CCF Victoria and brings over 13 years of experience in the business administration field, and 11 years as an Executive Assistant supporting various senior leaders in both Global and local organisations. She has a multi-sector background with the last decade in the manufacturing industry.
Over Megan’s career she has been involved with and lead many local and global projects around process improvement, developing and implementing systems policies and procedures, and been a facilitator for upskilling around multiple workforces. Other key projects and areas of responsibility over her career have included Human Resources, Employee engagement & wellbeing, Reward and recognition programs, Induction & onboarding.
Marika is highly motivated and personable with strong customer service. She has over 20 years’ experience in administration, data entry, archival and RTO administration roles.
She is highly organised and loves being part of a team that makes a difference. A valued support member contributing a positive, professional, and fun attitude to the CCF family.
Dip VET Dip Quality auditing Cert IV WHS Cert IV Civil supervision Cert IV Leadership & management Cert III Civil.
Peter has extensive experience in the civil construction and mining industries, working in remote locations as part of the defense forces. He has a comprehensive knowledge and skill set in planning, development and implementation of training programs, facility management, inventory control, maintenance and civil construction operations and the operation of a diverse range of heavy earthmoving plant.
With excellent communication and interpersonal skills that enable effective liaison with people at all levels in the workplace and community. Maintains strong commitment to working as part of a team with the ability to motivate and exhibit leadership qualities, has excellent organizational and time management skills together with well developed analytical and conceptual skills. He is dedicated, resourceful and enthusiastic worker who believes in precision in a professional and personal capacity while maintaining an impeccable safety record.
Mark started out as a plumber in his early teens to then get a job at the MMBW some years after finishing my apprenticeship.
Mark worked in the water industry for many years before taking a job at Chisholm Institute as a workplace trainer delivering industry based training for 20 years.
He now works at CCF as an Industry Trainer delivering training to the Civil sector such as Confined Space, Install Trench Support and many other courses.
Mark has been at CCF for 2 years now look forward to enjoying many more years to come.
Luke Pywell is a dedicated professional currently serving as the Business & Accounts Officer for the Civil Contractors Federation Victoria. Luke’s commitment to his role and his ability to quickly learn new skills have made him an invaluable member of the team.
Prior to his current position, Luke gained valuable experience in other industries that have honed his skills in communication, organization, and problem-solving. He brings these skills to his current role, where he excels in managing accounts and finances, coordinating with clients, and ensuring smooth business operations.
Despite his busy schedule, Luke always makes time for his hobbies. In his free time, he enjoys hitting the golf course to improve his game, unwinding with a good video game, or catching up with friends. Luke’s dedication to both his work and his personal interests makes him a well-rounded and highly respected professional in his field.
Sarani Ricks is the Quality and IT Systems Coordinator at CCF Victoria, with over thirteen years of RTO/VET administration experience, this talented motivated team player excels at working with stakeholders, identifying issues, and creating innovative solutions. Sarani brings a wealth of interpersonal excellence, strong analytical skills and have a passion to grow with no limitation.
Sarani’s experience involves the full process of staff on/offboarding, asset management, learning management system management, onsite IT support with meeting tight deadlines without compromising on quality.
In her free time, Sarani enjoys gardening, backing and spend quality time with her family.
Harnessing a supreme safety culture from 10 years in the mining industry, Adam also holds extensive experience operating heavy equipment to supervising large workgroups, still currently producing the highest production rates to date for coal movement while maintaining zero harm.
Dipal Patel is working as an RTO and Finance Administrator with CCF from last 18 months. Dipal is a hardworking and driven individual who isn’t afraid to face challenge. Dipal is passionate about her work, and she knows how to get the job done. Dipal can be described as an open, friendly and honest person.
Dipal’s main role is in RTO training department to help with student’s journey from Enrolment to Completion. Also, Dipal is responsible to get on top up of all payments for RTO department.
Renjith is known for his expertise in translating data into actionable insights. With a focus on enhancing training quality, he adeptly identifies students at risk and crafts impactful visualizations to aid strategic decision-making. Renjith also plays a vital role in ensuring regulatory compliance and offers effective solutions to his teammates. His commitment to optimizing processes and fostering collaborative success underscores his invaluable contributions to the organization.
Apart from his professional life, he loves travelling and capturing moments through photography.
Cicelia is a new member to the CCF family who brings in exceptional administration and customer service skills as she has worked in RTO for over 13 years. She has worked in different government funded programs and is responsible for enrolments and administrative duties for shorts courses at CCF Vic.
If you have enquired about short courses, reprint of cards/qualifications or transferring your red card to white card. Cicelia would likely be the one responding to your enquiries and assisting you with your needs.
During her spare time, Cicelia researches different types of desserts and makes them into one dessert.
John La Terra
I have worked in the Civil Construction Industry for 20 years.
In 1997 I commenced working with a Civil Construction company called SJ Moran constructions. In 2001 I was able to complete my Certificate III in Civil Construction and plant operations whilst working at SJ Moran. I then decided to start my own Civil Construction business called Grounds Paving and was able to obtain two contracts with local governments such as Moreland City Council and Whittlesea Council. I specialised in road maintenance which consisted of all aspects of concrete works. After 8 years I decided to take on a new career pathway in the training industry.
In 2010, I studied at NMIT to become a Trainer and Assessor. On completion of this course I have been able to work as a consultant for various training organisations such as: Holmesglen, NMIT, Star Training and Assessing, Multiskills and AITAC (Australian Industrial Trainers & Assessors)
I have many qualifications which I have gained over the years such as Certificate III in Civil Construction, Certificate III in Concreting and various types of tickets and licenses. I am also able to train Forklift, White Card, Traffic Management & RII EWP under 11 meters & Scissor Lift.
Charlie has over 35 years’ experience in mobile plant operations across multiple sectors including Civil, Mining, Forestry and The Defense Force.
He has been engaged as a trainer with several RTO’s for the past 15 years and commenced with CCF as a Contract Industry Trainer in 2021 and commenced with CivilTrain fulltime in July this year.
He specializes in mobile plant training as well as facilitating short courses.
Charlie is based in the Gippsland region.