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New South Wales

The New South Wales Chapter is chaired by Phil Senn and supported by a committee dedicated to member purpose, with a priority being placed on providing practical information in their technical sessions.

New South Wales committee:

Phil Senn
NSW Chair
ANZ Vice Chair
Seminar Series Advisor

Phil has been NSW Chair since 2017. 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. 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.
 


Ian Van Eerden
NSW Vice Chair
Seminar Series Advisor

Ian joined CIBSE YEN in 2012 and joined the CIBSE NSW State Committee in 2017. He began his professional career providing sustainability advice to householders wanting to reduce electricity costs as part of the Federal Energy Efficient Homes Program. After moving into renewable energy consultancy, Ian set up and managed a program of solar panel inspection across the country for the Clean Energy Regulators. Ian leads the Northrop Sydney Sustainability team. He believes that project success depends on a combination of three key elements: economic viability, social acceptability, and environmental sustainability. His current focus is on finding novel solutions to complex sustainability problems to achieve the desired sustainability outcomes.


 


Ben McCluskey
NSW Secretary



 


Paul Angus
Committee Member
Membership Interviewer
ENGineering Buildings Journal Editor

Paul has been an active member of CIBSE since 2004, being involved with the CIBSE NSW & ANZ committee, from 2011 to present.  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 later in 2015.  
 


Haris Moraitis
Committee Member
Seminar Series Advisor


Haris joined CIBSE in 1996 and the CIBSE NSW Committee in 2017. Haris is an Associate Director with HKA, Board Member of the LFIA and a Fellow of Engineers Australia and the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers, with a passion in sustainable development for over twenty years. He is an esteemed advocate of sustainability in real estate development and facilities management. He has been involved in major sustainable projects in Australia, Europe and the Middle East, and mega events such as the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup and World Expo 2020 Dubai. He is considered a sustainability challenger and creative thinker with a focus on social sustainability, diversity and inclusion in the real estate and development industry. His innovative and change-driven disruptive thinking instigates positive environmental and social change in the built environment. 




Martin Craig
Committee Member
Membership Interviewer

Martin has been an active member of CIBSE since 2001, having obtained Chartered Engineer and MCIBSE status in 2006.  Having been working in Australia since early 2011, Martin is now the membership coordinator for CIBSE NSW, providing mentoring and guidance for engineers working towards Chartership. He facilitates the organisation of 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.
 



Steve Hennessy
Committee Member
Seminar Series Advisor
Membership Interviewer

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.

 


Erik Moore
Committee Member
Seminar Series Advisor


Erik is an Associate Director with Atelier Ten and a mythical blend of sheer awesomeness combined with the approachability of a mere mortal. 

Cutting his (career) teeth as a services engineer in the powerhouses of European of building design has given him the design ‘chops’ to see through to the very core of sustainable building design where he is oft seen leading sustainability on some of the largest built environment projects around Australia and the world.



 


Ryan Crabbe
Committee Member





 


Sam Snutch 
Committee Member


 



 


If you would like to get information on the local Chapter activities, or if you would like to get in touch with any of our committee members, please email: psenn@cibse.org.au