The Australian Institute of Building (AIB), the leading Institute for building and construction professionals, is pleased to announce the appointment of Geoff Dart as the new Executive Director.

Announcing the appointment, National President David Burnell FAIB, acknowledged the excellent contribution of his predecessor and now looks forward to a renewed strategic approach to allow the AIB to grow within a dynamic and changing construction industry landscape.

Geoff brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the role, having consulted to the building industry for thirty years in Australia and New Zealand. His previous experience includes being a director of his own consulting practice, Geoff, a social scientist, has worked with corporate and privately owned SME’s in the areas of vision setting, strategic planning and implementation, including acquisitions and divestments.

These organizations have included developers, architects, builders, retailers / wholesalers, suppliers and private equity firms. During his corporate career, Geoff has held roles as a director with Moore Stephens, Nielsen and McCann.

Honoured to be appointed to the role, Geoff is looking forward to working with the Board and the team to crystalize the vision, set direction and undertake action. This will ensure the AIB is equipped to meet the ongoing challenges facing our members and partners. The AIB has a significant role to support the necessary growth, professionalism and prosperity of the building industry as it helps to lead Australia out of the contraction across our community that is deeply impacted by the last six months of COVID-19 disrupting our daily lives.

In line with the goals of the AIB, Geoff will focus on driving growth through innovative membership strategies, strengthening ties with allied professionals and development of commercial partnerships. Underpinning this focus will be a collaborative approach to continuing professional development, education, training, events and deeper media engagement to raise the awareness and profile of the AIB.

In summary, David noted the brief from the Board at the conclusion of the executive search …   “Geoff will pay close attention to our internal and external operations, ensuring that we deliver the most appropriate, best in class products and services to our members. Importantly, to ensure that we have a strong, united voice and seat at the table with regard to Government relations, policy-making and industry reform”.