The Building & Construction Industry Training Board welcomes new board member, Paula West.

General Manager of Inspired Homes, Paula West, has been appointed to the Building & Construction Industry Training Board for a three-year term.

General Manager of Inspired Homes, Paula West, has been appointed to the Building & Construction Industry Training Board for a three-year term.

Bringing over 30 years of experience in business management, leadership, administration, construction and customer service to the table, Ms West is also on the board of Master Builders Association WA, where she was the first builder elected female councillor, and has received Business Partner, Business Women and Rising Star Awards.

Ms West started her career in building and construction in 1988 and has held several management and leadership positions since 1990 with companies such as J-Corp, JWH Group and Amano Homes. In addition to her involvement with the Master Builders Association she also serves on the Housing Industry Australia committee and Housing judging panels.

Mr Reg Howard-Smith, Chairman of the Board said, “Paula’s passion for building and genuine love of assisting people achieve their aspirations is industry renowned. She prides herself on delivering a dedicated level of service, honesty and integrity – all key attributes the members of our Board possess and hold in high regard. We are delighted to welcome her to the team”.

Ms West replaces outgoing board member Michael McLean. At the Boards’ recent Stakeholder Sundowner event, Mr Howard-Smith thanked Mr McLean for his dedication, service, commitment, and valued contribution to the BCITB over the last three years.

In addition to Ms West’s appointment, current board member, Dean O’Rourke, has been re-appointed to the Board for a further term of three years. Mr O’Rourke is currently employed as Executive General Manager with ABN Group.

The BCITB’s trading entity, the Construction Training Fund (CTF) is a WA Government Statutory Authority that collects a construction levy on all relevant building and construction works undertaken in Western Australia. The CTF then returns revenue from the levy to the construction industry via a range of programs that assist in providing a skilled workforce and reduces the costs of attracting and developing apprentices and trainees in the industry.

Portrait Photo: Ms Paula West