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Future in civil (FIC) 



The Civil Contractors Federation – South Australia Future in Civil Committee is comprised of younger people from CCF SA Member companies who come together regularly to discuss and progress strategies and initiatives including events designed to collegiately support and encourage the younger next generation of people working in or considering a career in our industry.

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Meet the Committee


CHRIS STAAK
ESO SURVEYORS - SOUTH AUSTRALIAN STATE MANAGER

Through his extensive work as a Surveyor in the civil construction industry, Chris has developed a passion for innovative technologies and systems, allowing for business efficiency and growth.

Chris is dedicated to applying his knowledge, experience and passion to give future South Australian Civil employees the same positive opportunities that this great industry has given to him. Chris is driven to support, develop and mentor industry workers encouraging growth and ensuring full potential is reached by all.



ALEXIS COLINA
ENGEO - SENIOR GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEER

With over a decade of experience in Australia and abroad, I have been involved in different roles and duties, including increasing scope of NATA accredited testing for construction material testing (CMT) labs, implementation of automation in construction material testing and more recently application of innovative engineering technologies to offer solutions for civil contractors and developers. Some of this solutions include drone mapping, remote project management, cloud based GIS systems, Artificial Intelligence modules for retrofitting earthmoving equipment and alternative testing to push the boundaries of design and construction. 



Narelle Jellie
Fyfe - survey team leader

Since completing my studies in Surveying in 2016, I was warmly welcomed into the civil industry when I commenced employment providing surveying and machine guidance solutions. A few years on and employed by Fyfe Pty Ltd I was initially tasked with undertaking survey works on various construction sites throughout South Australia. Now, managing site survey works and a team of surveyors, I strive to build relationships to coordinate and deliver survey works on major infrastructure projects.

Being a member of the Future in Civil Committee allows me an opportunity to give back to an industry that helped me build a career. I hope to encourage and support newcomers to the industry and promote the variety of career opportunities it provides.

ALEXIS COLINA
ENGEO - SENIOR GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEER

With over a decade of experience in Australia and abroad, I have been involved in different roles and duties, including increasing scope of NATA accredited testing for construction material testing (CMT) labs, implementation of automation in construction material testing and more recently application of innovative engineering technologies to offer solutions for civil contractors and developers. Some of this solutions include drone mapping, remote project management, cloud based GIS systems, Artificial Intelligence modules for retrofitting earthmoving equipment and alternative testing to push the boundaries of design and construction. 


JOHN VOZZO
HWL EBSWORTH LAWYERS - pARTNER

John has extensive experience in construction law, and has been recognised by Doyle’s Guide as a leading construction and infrastructure lawyer in South Australia.

His construction practice has a particular focus on major disputes, security of payment, contract negotiation and project delivery on complex projects.  John also regularly advises on tenders and contracts for construction, engineering, manufacturing, defence, technology and infrastructure projects of all sizes.

In addition, John has substantial experience in general commercial litigation, dispute resolution and insolvency law. He has been recognised as a ‘Rising Star’ in those areas by Doyle’s Guide.  He has conducted and appeared as counsel in complex trials in State and Federal Courts. 

John’s capability as a commercial lawyer is rounded by experience working on major commercial transactions. He is noted for his pragmatic approach to disputes and commercial negotiations.

From his time working with a peak construction industry body John also has strong, practical experience in industrial relations law.



DAVID HAGAN
RAWsa - Construction manager roads, infrastructure and renewables

With 30+ years experience within the civil industry both here in Australia and in the UK.

I have been involved in the civil industry here in South Australia for the past 12 years and have been involved with major road project like the Superway, Southern Expressway and Northern Connector. In the past 3 years I have also been involved in the Renewables Industry and major wind, solar farms and battery storage across SA and Victoria.

I am passionate about our industry and this is why I joined The Next Gen, and to pass on what I have learnt over my years within the industry.


HAMISH WESTON
ADBRI LIMITED - GENERAL MANAGER SA/NT

As a major supplier to the civil and construction industry, ADBRI became the first Major Partner of the Future In Civil program in 2023 and shares the passion of encouraging new entrants and up-and-comers into the industry.

“I began in the industry 15 years ago and have had the pleasure of working with various stakeholders and contractors, and projects of all shapes and sizes. I'm proud to represent ADBRI and the construction material supplier view on the committee and we hope to help influence and shape the broader civil and construction pathways for the next generation to the industry.

The industry needs to continue to have a strong platform, including voice to stakeholders from suppliers, contractors, and consultants alike - to ensure that South Australian products are maximised, and companies continue to develop, invest, and deliver on the future of this great state.”

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and watching sports.


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