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Management team



Phil Wilkinson

Chief executive officer

                 Phil Wilkinson became the chief executive officer of AIRAH in July 2010. He joined the Institute in 2002 following six years working in a multidisciplinary building services engineering consultancy in Queensland.

Phil was formerly responsible for planning and directing all professional development and technical activities of the organisation and holds his masters in mechanical engineering from the University of Sheffield in the UK.

Neil Cox

Chief operating officer

Neil Cox was promoted to the position of chief operating officer in July 2010. He joined AIRAH in 2005 with an initial brief to bolster the publishing revenues. He set up and managed the AIRAH ARC assessment program between 2007 to 2009.

His current responsibility is the overall management of the day to day business of the Institute.

Marina Gutkin

Finance and administration manager

Marina joined AIRAH in 2005 as an accounts officer. In 2009, she was promoted to the position of finance and administration manager.

Marina is responsible for the overall financial control and receipt and payment of all accounts. Marina holds an advanced diploma in accounting from Swinburne University in Melbourne.



Membership and divisions



Alex Petersen

Membership manager and Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania divisions



Monique Arrighi

Executive officer - Northern Territory and Queensland divisions



Alison Mattes

Executive officer - Western Australia division



Teresa Cotsinis
Executive officer - Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales divisions





Emily McLaughlin



Emma Ellis



Sally Tanasijevic






Laura Atkinson

Conference organiser


Communications team



Matt Dillon

Communications manager



Boon Mark Souphanh

Staff writer and associate editor



Glenn Douglas

Advertising executive



Judy Armstrong

Advertising executive


Laura Atkinson

Online content coordinator



Professional development



Melanie O'Mara

Program and learning manager


Lauren Murch

Training coordinator



Effie Koudounis

Training coordinator






Sue Falcke

ARBS manager