Qualifications & Associations
Chartered Builder, University of Technology NSW (1986); Licensed Builder (1977); Accredited Real Estate Agent, University of NSW (1971); Quality Management Systems, University of NSW (1992).
Fellow of the Australian Institute of Building; Life Honorary Fellow of the Australian Institute of Construction; Foundation Member of the Institute of Building Quality Australia.
50 years experience in the commercial, industrial, government, semi-government and medium density housing sectors providing contracting, project and construction management services. Currently part owner and Managing Director of ProGroup Management Pty Limited, a facilities construction and maintenance company with an annual turnover ranging to $40million.
ProGroup Management Pty Limited
Managing Director, KJM Project Management Pty Ltd (2001–2002)
Managing Director, K.J. McCracken Pty Ltd (1974–2000)
Managing Director, Macan Constructions Pty Ltd (1968–1973)
Formative years from commencement in the building industry to position of Construction Manager for medium size building company BH Coleman & Fairburn Pty Ltd.
Aviation: sailplane (glider)
33 years pilot (1200 hours); 26 years instructor; 16 years National Gliding School instructor; 3 years Chief Flying Instructor, Southern Cross Gliding Club; 5 years Regional Technical Officer, NSW; 16 years aerobatic display pilot; 16 years Advanced aerobatic instructor; 1988 obtained Triple Diamond Badge.
Aviation: aeroplane (power)
23 years pilot (900 hours); 11 years formation display pilot; 21 years glider tow pilot. Endorsements include tail wheel, constant speed and retractable gear.
Family activities, reading, theatre, ballet, boxing, swimming.
17 years member Lions Club International, commencing as charter member Lions Chatswood Central and served two years as President Lions Club Dural, Sydney NSW.
5 years RAAF Reserve post National Service Training.