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Whilst in the UK in August, CIBSE ANZ Chair Paul Angus, who is an active member of the Society of Public Health Engineers (SoPHE), was interviewed by SoPHE Journal.


The interview, published in the latest Journal, traces Paul’s career path back to 1992, as an apprentice Plumber for Hall and Tawse, where he was awarded the apprentice of the year two years concurrently, prior to making the move into the design office.  Paul reminisces upon the ‘awesome’ mentors he was fortunate to have throughout his career and credits a great deal of his success to their teachings. He sees a mentor schemes as being a critical part of the shake-up of CIBSE training and education in the region, currently being re-developed. 


Paul utilised his UK visit to meet with key team players within the CIBSE organisation.  He firstly caught up with Dr. Hywel Davies, CIBSE Technical Director for an early morning breakfast meeting. The two discussed future developments for the region, including the refinement of the 2018 Seminar Series (to be announced shortly).  They further discussed collaborations between CIBSE and the ANZ region on Government initiatives, to raise the profile of the region and become the organisation of choice in terms of building services engineering and sustainability matters.


Paul then collaborated with the team in London on the ANZ 2020 strategy proposal that the ANZ regional committee and Advisory Panel have been working on in recent months – currently being considered by the CIBSE board.  In addition, various strategies and initiatives were further explored with some great outcomes overall.  Further information regarding the CIBSE ANZ regional strategy is available on the website.

(from left: Bruce McGill, CIBSE interim Director of Membership, Paul Angus,  ANZ Chair; Nick Everitt, Ex-Membership Development Manager, Joe Timms, National and Regional Co-ordinator)


Closer to home, the Regional Committee recently met in Wellington to further discuss, plan and implement new strategies that our members shall hopefully see vast improvements that will awaken the sleeping giant that CIBSE is in the ANZ region.


As a region, we encourage and welcome your feedback and suggestions, please forward these onto either Paul Angus or Sharon Pestonji