John Kirkwood

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Seymour Whyte Constructions

Takes part in

  • Future of Construction SummitView Full Event
  • 12:20 - 13:00

    Construction leaders panel II: Growing the construction workforce with inbuilt capability

    By Sarah Marshall General Manager – People, Safety & Sustainability, Fulton Hogan

    The construction industry is heavily reliant on the capability, capacity and skills of its workforce to execute the projects it is called upon to deliver. In this session we examine how to improve industry capacity and capability to grow the industry. Important topics include: 

    • Developing inbuilt capability and the capacity to support the ‘digital by default’ approach outlined by government 
    • Providing opportunities for stable ongoing employment 
    • Investing in the career development of workers 
    • Role of leaders in changing the ‘this is how we’ve always done it’ mentality
    Panellists include:
    Jane MacMaster Chief Engineer, Engineers Australia
    Brett Mason Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Built
    John Kirkwood Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Seymour Whyte Constructions
    Peter Bennett Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Clough
    Moderated by:
    Sarah Marshall General Manager – People, Safety & Sustainability, Fulton Hogan

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