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The Victoria Chapter is chaired by Tony McDermott and supported by a committee dedicated to providing practical information in their technical sessions. 

Tony McDermott
CIBSE Victoria Chair


Manus Freeman


Peter Cotterell

During his career, Peter has developed an extensive knowledge in fan, applications, commerciality, project management, customer management, product management and sales and marketing. Peter continues to be an active member of the Victorian Chapter.  During his membership he has been a General Committee Member, Victorian Chapter Chair and currently holds the position as Victorian Chapter Treasurer.  Peter believes that his involvement with CIBSE ANZ has been invaluable as he continues to expand his professional networks and broaden his knowledge of the Australian Building Services Industry.

Sean McKeag
Immediate Past Chair

Sean McKeag is a Chartered Engineer with 30 years of experience in the construction industry, having lived and worked in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, London, KSA and the United Arab Emirates. Sean is a Fellow of Engineers Australia (FIE Aust), Fellow of Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (FCIBSE); Professional Engineer on Australia’s National Engineering Register (NER) and a registered International Professional Engineer Int(PE) APEC. 

Lindy Stephens
Seminar Series Advisory Committee


Shunil Parmar
Membership Liaison


Patrick Leung
Universities Liasion


Aaron Hoare
Victoria Young Engineers Network Chair


Andrew Foley
SLL Representative Australia


Jeff Robinson
Committee Member


Peter Kinsella
Committee Member
ANZ Technical Advisor

Peter has been involved with CIBSE ANZ in many positions over the last 18 years or so and has held positions from the Victorian Chair (2002 -2008) through to ANZ Chair (2008 – 2013) and CIBSE Global President (2014-2015). He is currently serving in an Advisory role on the ANZ Regional Committee He also undertakes the Professional Review Interviews for IEng and CEng, and the Competence Review Interviews for ACIBSE and MCIBSE, and conducts candidate interviews in the Victorian region.

Lucy Allen
Committee Member


James Cheesewright
Committee Member


Sian Willmott
Committee Member

Sian has been working within sustainability in the built environment for over 7 years, with AECOM for the past 3.5 years. She is no stranger to CIBSE, a young engineers network member since 2014, Sian has been engaged in both the Victorian chapter and YEN committees from 2016-2019 and has attended the Global YEN conferences in Hong Kong (2015) and Dubai (2017).  

Matthew Hill
Committee Member

Matthew is an Associate at Compass Engineering Group. Having been with the business since January 2018 and assisting with the growth of the business from 3 to 15 persons, his role primarily consists of being project lead and Mechanical Services discipline lead. Matthew’s key areas of interest include promoting energy efficient and sustainable building services design, developing fit-for-purpose and cost-effective solutions for clients and the development and progression of young engineers through the HVAC&R and greater construction industries.