Building a path for women: HIA appoints new Vice President

HIA is proud to announce the appointment of its new national Vice President, Ms Debbie Johnson. Debbie is the second female to be elected to this position.

Debbie is a highly experienced and regarded building designer and builder based in Queensland bringing a strong portfolio of skills to the role having run her business for 35 years and being involved in a diverse range of industry and government boards throughout her career.

Debbie was appointed as the Queensland Regional President in 2013 and to the National Board in 2017. Her appointment as National Vice President reflects her experience , knowledge and the respect she holds from members across the Association.

Debbie was integral in the establishment of HIA’s Building Women awards in Queensland which will celebrate their 7th annual event later this year. She supported the expansion of the program nationally and has shared her career journey speaking at many regional Building Women events over the last five years.

Ms Johnson has expressed her desire to carry on the good work of her predecessors and represent the HIA core values.

“HIA is the trusted voice of the housing industry that has represented our members and promoted the industry more broadly since we were established in 1945,” said Ms Johnson.

“Today, just as then, we are one voice, strengthened by our members who give their knowledge, experience and time generously – and we are supported by the exceptional HIA team who work in our national and regional offices.

“I am proud to be a HIA member and will always promote the Housing Industry Association at every level.

“I want Australians to have confidence in our industry, in the products and materials we use and the homes we deliver every day for thousands of families. The industry is proud of our knowledge, experience and our skills and the Association will continue to work hard to develop the next generation of building professionals,” concluded Ms Johnson.

Source: HIA