Meet our team

Providing our apprentices with real life practical work experience.
Mark Kucks

Mark Kucks

Indigenous Program Manager

Mark is a descendant of the Yuggerah and Kullilli people of South-east and Southwest Queensland and has spent close to two decades learning his trade in the employment and training sector.

This has included developing a number of successful programs and strategies that continue to open up career opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders people nationally. Mark has worked with Hutchinson Builders since 2012 to help build the company’s capacity to work with Indigenous communities, leading to increased participation on our projects. Mark’s focus is to ensure Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders are afforded the opportunity to gain careers and carve out their own futures, for them and their families.

Jean Cobbo

Jean Cobbo

Indigenous Employment Coordinator

Jean is a descendant of the Wakka Wakka and Kamilaroi tribes of Southeast Queensland and North-Central of NSW.

She has over 10 years’ experience in the development and implementation of employment and training programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the greater Brisbane areas.

Jean has firsthand experience and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, cultures and societies and the issues which impact in a contemporary society.

Jean’s role is to work with Hutchies’ project teams and sub-contractors to create employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the construction industry.

Glen Duncan

Glen Duncan

Indigenous Employment Coordinator for Sydney

Glen is a descendant of the Kamilaroi & Wiradjuri tribes of Northern Central NSW/Southeast Queensland and Southern Slopes of NSW.

He has over 25 years experience working within the Employment & Training and Community Services sector with extensive experience in the development and implementation of employment and training programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Australia. Glen has experience in working and engaging with remote, rural and metropolitan communities and has a good understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, cultures and societies, and the issues which impact Indigenous Australians. Glen is working closely with our Sydney project teams, subbies and suppliers to maximise employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Joel Anderson

Joel Anderson

Indigenous Mentor Coordinator

Joel is a descendant of the Awabakal People from the Central Coast of NSW. He has approximately 10 years’ experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities in and around South-east QLD, including teaching, career development, tertiary pathway programs and community engagement.

With a background in education and human services Joel has spent many years working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in a range of settings including school, university, state and local government and more recently with apprentices and trainees. Joel’s role is to coordinate the mentoring strategy for all participants of Hutchinson Builder’s Statim-Yaga Program, through his own caseload of apprentices, trainees and employees and the coordination of external mentor organisations located throughout Hutchies work locations.

Mark is a descendant of the Yuggerah and Kullilli people of South-east and Southwest Queensland and has spent close to two decades learning...
his trade in the employment and training sector.

This has included developing a number of successful programs and strategies that continue to open up career opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders people nationally. Mark has worked with Hutchinson Builders since 2012 to help build the company’s capacity to work with Indigenous communities, leading to increased participation on our projects. Mark’s focus is to ensure Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders are afforded the opportunity to gain careers and carve out their own futures, for them and their families.

Jean is a descendant of the Wakka Wakka and Kamilaroi tribes of Southeast Queensland and North-Central of NSW.

She has over 10 years’ experience in the development and implementation of employment and training programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the greater Brisbane areas.

Jean has firsthand experience and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, cultures and societies and the issues which impact in a contemporary society.

Jean’s role is to work with Hutchies’ project teams and sub-contractors to create employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the construction industry.

Glen is a descendant of the Kamilaroi & Wiradjuri tribes of Northern Central NSW/Southeast Queensland and Southern Slopes of NSW.

He has over 25 years experience working within the Employment & Training and Community Services sector with extensive experience in the development and implementation of employment and training programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Australia. Glen has experience in working and engaging with remote, rural and metropolitan communities and has a good understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, cultures and societies, and the issues which impact Indigenous Australians. Glen is working closely with our Sydney project teams, subbies and suppliers to maximise employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Joel is a descendant of the Awabakal People from the Central Coast of NSW. He has approximately 10 years' experience working...
with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities in and around South-east QLD, including teaching, career development, tertiary pathway programs and community engagement.

With a background in education and human services Joel has spent many years working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in a range of settings including school, university, state and local government and more recently with apprentices and trainees. Joel’s role is to coordinate the mentoring strategy for all participants of Hutchinson Builder’s Statim-Yaga Program, through his own caseload of apprentices, trainees and employees and the coordination of external mentor organisations located throughout Hutchies work locations.

Alan Waldron

Alan Waldron

National Training Manager

Alan started working life as an apprentice. His solid grounding formed the foundation for a varied and successful career. Following his early days ‘on the tools’ Alan became a teacher, which ultimately took him to the position of school principal. He has subsequently been a Commanding Officer in the Royal Australian Air Force, and since then General Manager of Construction Training Queensland. More recently, Alan took on the inaugural National Training Manager role at Hutchinson Builders.

It was when he was Principal of a school with over 40% Indigenous students, that Alan realised the magnitude of students being able to make informed decisions when choosing a future career. This realisation has stayed with him and has heavily influenced the development of ‘Hutchinson Builders’ recruitment, training and mentoring strategy for future leaders in the industry. This highly successful strategy has high success rates with a special emphasis on indigenous workers.

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