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ANZ Committee

CIBSE ANZ Regional Chair - Paul AngusPaul Angus

Paul has been an active member of CIBSE since 2004, being involved with the CIBSE NSW & ANZ committee, from 2011.  Since June 2013, in the capacity of CIBSE NSW Chairman.  Paul was appointed Australia and New Zealand Honorary Secretary in March 2014.  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 NSW region.

He has served as the CIBSE Society of Public Health Engineers (SoPHE) Voluntary Regional facilitator for the North West of England region from 2006 to 2008.  He was also instrumental in co-founding the Scotland SoPHE region from 2008 to 2012.  Paul is the editor of the SoPHE Newsletter.  Paul also Chaired and co-authored the revision to the third edition of the CIBSE Guide G – Plumbing & Public Health Engineering.  He is also lead author on two chapters of the new CIBSE Cold Climate Guide to be published early in 2017.


Honorary Secretary -  Lindy Stephens
Bio and photo coming soon.


Business Development Manager - Sharon Pestonji

Sharon oversees national events in the CIBSE ANZ regional calendar, including the Young Engineers Awards and Annual function, and the ANZ Seminar Series. She is involved in raising the awareness of building services opportunities at tertiary institutions and championing chartership to raise standards for the greater good of the industry. She is working to develop more CIBSE cpd training opportunities in the region, both online and face to face. She also co-ordinates regional communications such as the ANZ eNewsletter and the Talking Buildings podcast and would love to hear from you if you have any content you would like to contribute.

Prior to joining CIBSE ANZ in 2017, Sharon worked for CIBSE UK as a Marketing Executive. She managed the marketing for the CIBSE Building Performance Awards and the CIBSE Building Performance Conference & Exhibition as well as producing the CIBSE Newsletter. 


Honorary Treasurer - Mathew Klintfalt

Mathew Kinfalt

Mathew has been with volunteering for CIBSE since 2010.  He was elected YEN President in 

2012 and is currently serving as the National Treasurer.  Mathew is the Managing Director of Ultraflow Group, providing building services in Stormwater Design and Indoor Climate.


CIBSE ANZ Immediate Past Chair - Ian Small

Ian Small served as Chair of the CIBSE ANZ Region from 2014 - 2017. Prior to this, Ian was the ANZ Regional Treasurer from 2005. Ian was also the Chair of the South Australian Chapter from 2003 to 2014, as well as serving on the South Australian Committee prior.

Ian has been awarded the CIBSE Bronze Medal for his service to the Institution.

Ian is the retired Managing Director of the National Air Group. He has been involved in the HVAC Industry in the UK and Australia, as both a Mechanical Services Contractor and Consultant, for over 45 years.


Membership Secretary - Steve HennessyStephen Hennessy

Stephen Hennessy is a past Chair for the Australia and New Zealand Region of CIBSE.  He has had a long association with the Institution, serving in the past as the NSW Chair, and the national membership secretary. He also served as Region Chair from 2004 to 2006. In 2010 he was awarded a Silver Medal for services to the Institution. He also undertakes the Professional Competency Review Interviews for IEng and CEng, and the Competence Review Interviews for ACIBSE and MCIBSE.

Ian Van ErdenYEN Representative - Ian Van Eerden

Ian is an experienced sustainability consultant with Northrop Consulting Engineers. His key areas of expertise include renewable energy, sustainability policy, energy assessment and the application of energy rating tools such as Green Star, BASIX and NABERS. Ian has advised high profile clients including CBUS, Jones Lang Lasalle, The Clean Energy Regulator, Grocon, Lend Lease and Australia Post and has been involved with CIBSE since 2013 and has been chair of the YEN since 2015.

Regional Almoner - Ian Small

See above.

Committee Chairs:

Auckland -  Mark Crawford

Mark is an electrical engineer by qualification, with a passion for systems commissioning.  With over 20 years’ experience in engineering and commissioning, including managing the commissioning of complex, highly technical buildings, Mark understands the importance of thorough planning for the testing and commissioning phase of construction.

Originating from the UK Mark now resides in Auckland and works as a Technical Director for Beca, having previously performed a similar role in the London office.  The projects where Mark’s skills and experience are put to best use are complex buildings, including GreenStar buildings, and mission critical facilities, such as data centres.  Mark has worked on many such projects, both in the UK and NZ, with a client list including the NZ & UK Governments, various telecommunications, banks and pharmaceutical companies.

Mark strongly believes in thorough commissioning of buildings’ systems and the careful management of that commissioning.  His philosophy is that if a system cannot be commissioned correctly the effort and expense of design and installation has been wasted.  Within Beca Mark is leading the drive to educate the engineers on the importance of commissioning and how the design of building services can be enhanced to assist the installation and commissioning on site.

Mark is the current chairman for the Auckland Chapter of CIBSE ANZ, having served on the committee for four years.  He has also been a member of the Commissioning Specialist Association (CSA) in the UK for 20 years and is a founding co-chairman of the New Zealand branch of the CSA, launched in the third quarter of 2013.  To cover his electrical engineering interest Mark has been a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (MIET) for over 10 years.

Christchurch - Stefano Ciciani

Stefano Ciciani is the CIBSE Christchurch Chapter Chair and a Committee of the ANZ Region. He is a Chartered Building Services Mechanical Engineer with 16 years of experience in the Industry.

Stefano has a passion for the excellence of the design that delivers robust, coordinated and cost-effective solutions that are also green, sustainable and energy efficient. He has applied this knowledge to the educational, leisure, commercial and public sectors where a pragmatic balance between the green initiatives and commercial considerations are necessary. His skills extend from projects completed in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Montenegro, Latvia, Russia, Auckland and Christchurch where Stefano is permanently based.
Stefano have been a CIBSE member since 1999.  His first goal in the NZ region is to promote the benefits of having BS engineers involved at the early stages of the design and spread the awareness of CIBSE amongst the young engineers.


New South Wales - Phil Senn

Phil joined the CIBSE NSW Committee in 2013 while working in the energy efficiency industry and studying part time for a Master of Design Science in Building Services at the University of Sydney. This led to a broader focus on energy efficiency project management and commissioning roles on several large new construction projects in Victoria and the ACT.
In late 2014 Phil joined Australian property group Charter Hall, working in their Office Technical Services team. This role focusses on asset operations and lifecycle management through capital investments and has provided an opportunity to take a long term view of building services performance and seeing how intelligent building management translates to happy, productive tenants and confident investors.
Phil is passionate about the value of CIBSE’s repository of technical information and the professionalism that active CIBSE members bring to building services.
Phil took over as NSW Chair in June 2017.

Queensland - Steven Mairs

Bio and photo to be added.


David RobinsonSouth Australia - David Robinson

David Robinson emigrated in 1974 having commenced his career in heating/ventilating and then progressed to encompass multi-discipline services within both contracting and consulting practices. He then specialised in fire safety building code and fire protection services consulting which as extended over the last 35 years.

David has been involved in several Standards Committees over a number of these years including AS1668.1, both 1998 and current versions. His other membership involvement relates to SA as member of the Building Advisory Committee, Part –Time Commissioner of the ERD Court, Adviser to Planning/ Building Standards, PCA Technical Committee and Building Rules Assessment Commission.

He has been at the forefront of performance fire engineering and also a participant in the establishment of the BCA 90 as Australia’s first uniform building code as a replacement to State Regulations. Involvement overseas related to an AusAid Training Mission Project in building code development for Vietnam. Building systems innovation has also been part of fire safety development with involvement with the first “zone pressurisation” smoke management system, designer of the ceiling plenum smoke exhaust system concept and also, the multi-storey combined fire system. He also initially patented new concealed exit signage for use with wayfinding applications. David has been a CIBSE member since his student days in the UK and is currently the SA Region Chairman.


Victoria - Peter Kinsella

Peter has been actively involved with CIBSE for many years both Regionally and Internationally, which culminated in serving as the CIBSE President for the 2014-15 term of office.

Peter currently serves as the Victorian Chapter Chair and is supported by a fantastic hard working and enthusiastic Victorian committee. Peter is also a registered interviewer and undertakes the Professional Competency Review Interviews for IEng and CEng, and the Competence Review Interviews for ACIBSE and MCIBSE.

Professionally Peter's whole working life has been within the building services industry and is an Associate at the Consultancy group LCI (Australia) based in Melbourne.


Wellington - Alex Hilton

​Photo and bio to be added


Peter WhalleyWestern Australia - Peter Whalley

Peter Whalley has had a long association with the Institution, being a member since 1988 and has served on the WA Committee for the last 10 years. He is passionate about the institution, in particular promoting the educational benefits of membership along with growing the social activities in WA.