President of the Master Painters Association 2015

Great news everybody! We are delighted to announce that Robin has once again been elected as the President of the Master Painters Association in New South Wales. That makes it 3 of the last 5 years Robin has been elected as President, including the first back to back presidency in the history of the MPA since 1901!

 

A bit about the Master Painters Association

Master Painters Association of Australia is a not for profit industry association representing painting and decorating contractors and employers in NSW.

The MPA was formed in 1901 and has since been an independent representative to firms and individuals who are running a business in the painting, decorating and sign writing trades. Our involvement with several government consultative forums both nationally and at a state level gives the MPA an excellent foundation for the industry.

The Association seeks to advance, encourage and recognise the highest standards of trade craftsmanship and ethical business practice in residential, strata, industrial, commercial and historical projects. This is achieved by providing the best and most current information to our members and consumers and through the annual Awards for Excellence, with the best of the best competing. Robin is an award winning painter, heading the team at Summit Coatings with over 30 years experience.

What’s the process of becoming a member of the board of the MPA?

To be a member of the board of the Master Painters Association you have to be a member for at least two years. There are 14 members of the board. From there you get elected to the Council, which you have to be a member of for at least one year before being elected to the Executive.To get elected as the president of the MPA, you have to have been on the Executive for at least one year. The election is scrutinised by the Australian Electoral Commission and is bound by the Associations Constitution. Anyone can apply to become a member of the MPA , that meets the criteria including insurance and a license to paint.

Robin’s responsibilities as President of the Master Painters’ include:

  • Running monthly meetings with the Board
  • Overseeing MPA staff and implement the MPA Strategic Plan
  • Liaise with all members of the MPA
  • Liaise with Government departments, mainly the ATO, WorkCover and Fair Trading
  • Chair meetings and liaise with the MPA Group Training Company regarding apprentices.

So you can see that Robin is very involved in quality of the painting industry here in Sydney and Australia wide.

Why Master Painters membership is so valuable

A member of Master Painters has a range of resources available to them by way of magazines, e-bulletins, industry consultants, updated resources, accredited and certified courses, including Lead Paint, Asbestos and Sustainable Painting Practices, and a whole list of professional courses. The MPA also provides apprenticeships through their Group Training Company.

The Master Painters Association has also been selected to carry out the assessment of painters for licensing for NSW Fair Trading.

When choosing the right Master Painter for your job, it’s important to consider comparing apples with apples and getting itemised quoting including which products

Have Robin and his team of highly skilled Master Painters assess your next job. Summit Coatings offer competitive pricing with comprehensive quoting upfront. Call or contact us today with the details of your works, we look forward to hearing from you!

Conny

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Conny

Conny Ottowa started the first half of her life overseas in Germany, where she completed a Bachelor of Economics and Commerce with Honours. After moving to Australia, enjoying a successful career in marketing, and raising 2 daughters with Robin, Conny put her skills to work as business manager of Summit Coatings.