On 3 July 2017, the Australian Stone Advisory Association (ASAA) circulated information regarding proposed changes to its Constitution, which are designed to “fully represent the interests of all elements of the industry.” A vote on a Special Resolution was required to amend the Constitution.

Financial members were invited to vote in person at the AGM, which was held at Holmesglen TAFE on 26 July 2017, or via a proxy vote. The Resolution was passed and the revised Constitution will soon be available for review at

The members of the Board remain unchanged, as nominations and elections of new directors are now held biennially. The current Board consists of:

  • CEO: Peter Mitchelhill, CDK Stone (VIC)
  • Wayne Blakeney, Absolute Stone (WA)
  • Jim Mann, Stone Initiatives & Materials Testing (SA)
  • Rolf Offerhaus, Ardex Australia (NSW)
  • Bruno Repeti, Stone Concept Holdings (NSW)
  • David West, Materialswise (NSW)
  • Carolyn Spralja, Cairns Marble (QLD)
  • Michael Steel, BAM Stone (VIC)

In light of the changes to the Constitution the Board will now determine its next steps.

Following the AGM the ASAA presented a panel discussion entitled Natural Stone – Naturally Sustainable, which was well received by all attendees.



July 26 – Time 4:15 to 5:45pm

Holmesglen Institute of TAFE,
Cnr Warrigal & Batesford Roads,
Holmesglen, Melbourne, 3148

Note: The ASAA hosted ‘Ask the Experts’ Panel Debate on Natural Stone – Naturally Sustainable will follow at 6pm. See next post.

Natural Stone – Naturally Sustainable

Ask the experts

The Australian Stone Advisory Association (ASAA) will present a panel discussion chaired by David West. The forum will combine brief mini-talks, panel opinions and questions from attendees addressing the life-cycle of natural stone installations, starting with aspects of material selection, through specification, installation, sealing and general maintenance. The panel combines over 150 years of industry experience.

  • David West (Materialswise)
  • Colin Cass (Techtile)
  • Jim Mann (Stone Initiatives & Materials Testing)
  • Rolf Offerhaus (Ardex Australia)
  • Everard Paynter (Actichem)

The panel possesses vast experience in regard to stone resources, material testing, local and international standards and test methods and recommended installation and maintenance practices.

To book a FREE seat email

Light refreshments will be provided.

July 26 – Time 6 to 8pm

Holmesglen Institute of TAFE,
Cnr Warrigal & Batesford Roads,
Holmesglen, Melbourne, 3148

Note: The Panel Debate will be preceded by the ASAA AGM (4.15 to 5.45pm) and a vote on a Special Resolution by full financial members. Visit for more information.

See original ASAA eNews