Thank You Graham Hobbs

Mark Trotter , 9 December 2013

Graham Hobbs is retiring from his long involvement in ACA – Qld. Mark Trotter outlines Graham’s contribution.

Graham Hobbs, long-serving ACA – Qld Branch Committee member, has announced his decision to step down from his ACA committee involvement. Graham joined the ACA – Qld committee in 2005 and took on the presidency in 2007 – at a time when membership was dropping, and enthusiasm low. Operating with contagious enthusiasm, he reorganised our structure and over a four-year term rebuilt our finances and governance structures. Graham also rebuilt the committee with a committed new team, as long-serving members retired. 

At the same time, Graham represented Queensland on the National Executive Committee and undertook the national treasurer role, again introducing new initiatives to improve ACA.

In 2011, having spent so much time thinking about the ACA’s mission, Graham wrote a paper entitled “A Case For Action”, which formed a basis for the ACA move towards developing a strategic plan and ultimately expanding its role in our industry.

Graham has had a significant impact on the profession through his work with ACA and is now applying that same passion to his role on the Queensland Chapter Council of the AIA.

Mark Trotter is Immediate Past President of ACA – Qld and Director of Fulton Trotter. This item was first published in ACA Communique, July 2013.