ACA is governed by a Board of Directors who are elected by members of the Council.

Current Directors

Kingsley Brown Dean Ferguson (Chair)
Patricia ShawBlane McGuiness
Wayne BurnsAaron Sudholz
Michael Werle

The council consists of the President and two Vice-Presidents, two Council members appointed by each Branch Committee each year and the Public Officer.

Governance Structure


PresidentVahid Afshari
Vice PresidentIsaac Isakovich
Vice PresidentVacant
Public OfficerRoman Dankiw
NSWJim Galanos
NSWGary Bennett
VICCandice Blackney
VICRichard Brodribb
QLDBob Phang
QLDJason Paterson
SAHuw Dent
SAAdam Levi
WAJohn Grapiglia
WAPhil Schmidli
TASPeter Johnston
TASMark Jones
NCSLIgor Chaves
NCSLJim Hickey
NZMatt Vercoe
NZWillie Mandeno


Ross BoucherGeneral ManagerResponsible for achieving the ACA revenue and membership satisfaction goals by acquiring new business, building and nurturing member industry relationships and networks, developing sales strategies and implementing and maintaining member service standards.
Suzzanna SelveyFinance ManagerContributes to the overall success of the ACA by effectively managing administrative, financial and management accounting services to ensure long term financial viability and providing accurate and timely financial reports, analysis and recommendations to assist with effective corporate governance and decision-making.
Robert SlaterDigital Services ManagerResponsible for leading the development and optimisation of fit for purpose business information systems and digital services ensuring they meet and maintain business and legal requirements, improve productivity, service delivery, member engagement and experience.
Jeffrey LimTraining and Development CoordinatorResponsible for the provision of contemporary learning and development products and services to support the achievement of ACA revenue and membership satisfaction goals, build capability and capacity to meet the future needs of industry.
Lachlan SebbensMembership Services CoordinatorResponsible for leading the ACA membership operations and experience by nurturing member relationships and networks, coordinating the delivery of professional events and maintaining member service standards.
Rachelle RigbyEvent Coordinator - Corrosion and Prevention ConferenceResponsible for organising and leading the ACA's delivery of the annual Corrosion & Prevention Conference.
Gillian SlaterAdmin OfficerProvides professional support to the General Manager and coordinate and performs a range of administrative functions. Works collaboratively across business units driving a superior member experience.
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