BSCAA Queensland elects new president, board of directors

BSCAA Queensland appoints president and board of directors for 2019-2021.

The Building Service Contractors Association of Australia (BSCAA) Queensland division has elected a new president and board of directors for 2019-2021.

Sharman Property Services owner and managing director Mark Nipper has been appointed BSCAA Queensland president, taking over from long-serving president Kim Puxty.

Managing director of cleaning, maintenance, building and facility management services firm CMBM Facility Services Mark Hohn has been named vice president.

Nipper has more than 30 years’ experience in the commercial cleaning industry having joined the sector as a cleaner in the late 1990’s. Over his career he has held operational, administrative and sales roles.

Hohn, who joined the BSCAA board in 2017, has 15 years’ experience in the facility services industry and is directly accountable for sales, operations and service delivery throughout Queensland to a large range of sectors.

Board members include Kim Puxty, 9T’S Asset Management Services; Brian Ellem, Ellems, Cleaning Services; Joanna Hudson, Vintage Cleaning; Rod Abbott, NRE Maintenance; Matthew Evans, One Team Clean Cleaning Services and James Holder, Pickwick Group.

Nipper told INCLEAN an immediate focus for the board is the rollout of a new corporate membership structure for Queensland members.

Under the new arrangement the membership process has been consolidated into four categories; small business, medium business, large business and corporate business.

“We have moved to a four-tier membership structure to simplify the process and create a better value proposition for our current members as well as potential new members.”

Other priorities for the association will include increasing membership, engaging in new marketing activities and promoting ethical business standards and practices.

“We have a really busy agenda for the next three years which we are really excited to work towards. We want to make sure [BSCAA] Queensland remains active in the industry.

“There’s a greater focus on [transparency] in the industry and we are dedicated to making sure that it’s an even playing field for everyone.”

BSCAA is Australia’s peak industry representative body for the building services industry.

Association members include contractors for cleaning, security, facilities management and grounds maintenance.

The management changes were announced at the division’s annual general meeting.

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