Doing Business with Local Government

Virtual registrations closing: 02nd September 2021

Please join us in welcoming our VIP speaker Mr Greg Chemello, Chief Executive Officer for Morton Bay Regional Council who will speak to what is driving local governments post COVID and what industry might do to help them meet their upcoming challenges. Reflecting on his broad executive experience in both local and state government he will offer members insight on what councils are looking for in engaging industry and suggestions on how members might position themselves in the future.

Mr Greg Chemello, CEO of Morton Bay Regional Council

Greg has some 35 years’ professional and management experience; the last two decades in leadership roles within public and private sector organisations undergoing significant change.
Greg’s professional experience is generally in the property and development sectors; he has held senior professional, management and leadership roles with both property asset owners and advisory/consulting businesses and organisations.
With a Bachelor degree in town planning, Masters in environmental science and an MBA, Greg has undertaken the roles of development manager/director on an extensive range of private and public sector development projects across the civic, sport/leisure/entertainment, residential, retail, commercial and industrial sectors.
In addition to roles involved with delivery of developments and capital works, Greg has extensive business management experience having undertaken Director / General Manager / senior executive roles for a number of private companies and public sector organisations. Greg has developed considerable expertise in areas such as strategic planning, governance, change management, commercial negotiation and stakeholder management and communication.
Greg’s most recent roles were General Manager of Economic Development Queensland and, from August 2018 to January 2020, Interim Administrator of Ipswich City Council following dissolution of the Council by the Queensland Parliament.
Greg was appointed as CEO of Moreton Bay Regional Council in January 2020 to lead the organisation following a major review of the organisation’s culture and practices.


Tanja Conners, Executive Director Knowledge and Partnerships, Australian Flexible Pavement AssociationTitle: Industry Skills Card Roll Out: Be Bitumen Safe (BBS) Training
Title: Industry Skills Card Roll Out: Be Bitumen Safe (BBS) Training

Tanja will discuss the rollout of the Be Bitumen Safe (BBS) training and the safety benefits of the whole of industry undertaking this training. The Bitumen safety training is part of a larger project under the roll-out of an Industry Skills Card which is the first stage launched of a Flexible Pavement Industry Card.
In developing this qualification AfPA has understood that it needs to be recognised as a trade equivalent that provides confidence to procurers. These skill sets must be transferable between employers and State boundaries and recognised nationally. The safety skill set will be the initial focus (Phase 1) with 2 levels and 4 parts:

• Accessible through on-line delivery
• Low cost and scalable
• Short targeted time investment by participants
• Required by everyone that goes within 15 metres of hot bituminous materials (including sprayers, trucks, plants, surfacings, etc.)