Hear from exceptional people who are bringing social agenda - people and planet purpose - to their central business and future proofing strategy.
CASE STUDY: Michael Hopkins, MASTER BUILDER ACT
Michael is the Deputy Executive Director at Master Builders ACT, a position he has held since May 2015. In this role, Michael is responsible for all aspects of the operations of the MBA, overseeing the provision of services to more than 1,200 members businesses and representing the views of the construction industry to government.
Michael's background is a combination of local government and industry experience, most notably leading large scale projects throughout Australia. Michael holds qualifications in business and urban planning.
The Master Builders charity projects generated extraordinary results in 2016. A grand sum of $3.025 million was raised from the sale of two properties in Deakin, with $2.2 million distributed to three local Canberra charities supporting people with disabilities. These included Boundless, an all abilities playground, Hands Across Canberra, a community foundation that distributes funds to 150 local charities, and Hartley Lifecare, who run facilities for people with disabilities. The properties were designed and built by members of Master Builders ACT, many of whom donated their time or did the work at cost or for free to bring the homes to life. It's a remarkable story of generosity and collaboration across the building sector and the ACT Land Development Agency. Read more here.