Building Design Queensland welcomes new Management Committee

Our members elected their 2021-2022 Management Committee on Friday at the 2021 Annual General Meeting.

For the first time in our 31 year history, and in an industry that is typically male-dominated, we are honoured to have a female majority Executive leading our Association. All four members of the Executive bring with them a unique set of strengths that when put together create a well-rounded and cohesive team.
State President - Tamica Lewis
After serving for the last two years as Vice President, we’re thrilled to welcome Tamica Lewis to the role of State President. Tamica has a long history with BDAQ and has held various roles at both branch and State level previously, as well as being the NABD National President for two years. Tamica's extensive experience in leadership and her passion for the profession of Building Design will enhance our organisational evolution as Building Design Queensland embraces the challenges presented by the radically changing landscape witnessed over the last few years.
State Vice President - Henriette Werner
We’re excited to welcome Henriette Werner as our new State Vice President. Henriette has successfully led our Events Sub-Committee for the last few years and served on the Sunshine Coast branch committee as a general committee member, branch Secretary, and most recently as our Sunshine Coast Delegate. As a hard-working, enthusiastic member of the BDAQ family, we know she’ll bring a fresh perspective to the Executive team.
State Treasuer - Evan Andrews
Evan Andrews has been re-elected as our State Treasurer, making this his fifth term in the position. He’ll bring his analytical mind to the role again this year and plans on working closely with our new Executive Manager Rob Bebrouth in budgeting and forecasting. Evan’s history on the Executive and all-rounder approach to getting involved in the Association make him a valuable part of the team.
State Secretary - Margaret Ewings
Our new State Secretary is Margaret Ewings. Margaret stepped up to the role of Brisbane branch President in 2019 and has headed up our practice notes taskforce within the Technical Sub-Committee for the past 18 months. Her eye for detail and practical nature means she’ll not only be a terrific Secretary, but a valuable member of the Executive team.

We’d like to take the opportunity to thank Owen Kleidon and Neil Jones for their service on the Executive team in the roles of President and Secretary respectively. Over the course of the last three years, the dedication and passion they brought to their respective roles should recognised and applauded.
Owen will be taking on the newly created role of Immediate Past President to assist the new Executive in this transition and become involved in areas of interest to him within the Association.
2021-2022 Branch Delegates

Branch AGMs have been held in every branch over the last three months, with several new Delegates elected by their local members: Robert Patterson on the Sunshine Coast, Tyson Lochwood in Wide Bay and Nathan Huppatz in Townsville. A thank you must be extended to those who held the roles previously: Henriette Werner, Michael Russell and Andrea Weightman respectively.

All Delegates were ratified during Friday's AGM and are now officially members of the 2021-2022 Management Committee:
  • Far North Queensland: Lisa Mackee
  • Townsville: Nathan Huppatz
  • Mackay: Richard Pace
  • Central Queensland: Kim Laundry
  • Wide Bay: Tyson Lochwood
  • Sunshine Coast: Robert Patterson
  • Brisbane: Patrick Quain
  • South West: Craig van Heerden
  • Gold Coast: Tony Hague
We’re excited to see where this fresh committee takes us and trust our members will give the Management Committee their full support over the next twelve months as they lead us into this new era.