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Interim CEO to set out strategic blueprint for TABMA’s future

David Little

David Little has been appointed acting CEO of TABMA Australia following the departure of Colin Fitzpatrick who resigned on 9 November. Mr Little has extensive experience in the management of building supplies and timber merchants including as group general manager of Newline Building Supplies/ Clark and & Walker/ NBS Frame and Truss and as general manager of a number of hardware and general building supplies’ business units. Source: Timberbiz

After a comprehensive and detailed review of TABMA’s financial performance at the last board meeting, the directors agreed that a new strategic plan was required to ensure the association’s long-term financial security and lay a platform for better service to members in the future.

Mr Little’s short-term objective is to review the significant commercial operations of TABMA, which include two group training organisations and a registered training organisation.

He will also review the association’s overall structure and operations, which are member services and member representation, with a view to make TABMA more relevant as a peak national body for the pre-fabrication and building materials sector.

Mr Little will report back directly through the chairman of the board with his findings before a board meeting in May 2019. The board will then be in a better position to formulate a short and long-term strategy and establish a policy to both secure TABMA financially and better serve its members.

The board praised Mr Fitzpatrick’s 10 years-plus service, including his work on TABMA’s apprentices and trainees program which developed into Australia’s largest timber and forestry group training organisation.