The Master Builders Top 100 Builders Lunch will address building resilience, the economy and other factors impacting South Australia’s building industry now and in the future.

Join South Australia’s leading industry experts, commercial and residential builders, specialist contractors and industry suppliers to gain a comprehensive insight into the economic outlook, proposed legislative changes and government policies.

The impressive line-up of guest speakers will tackle even the most controversial of topics affecting the building industry.

 Event Details 

Where: National Wine Centre
When: Thursday 11 March
Time: 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Master Builders SA Member: $150 Inc GST
Non Member: $190 Inc GST
MBASA Members Table of 10: $ 1450 Inc GST

Bernard Salt AM

Managing Director & Founder – The Demographics Group

Bernard Salt is one of Australia’s leading social commentators and business analysts. He draws upon vast datasets to interpret the overall trajectory of social change in the past and future.  He argues that social and cultural change are rising forces that are reshaping how we live, how we work and even how we form relationships.

Bernard writes two weekly columns for The Australian newspaper and Herald Sun that deal with social, generational and demographic matters. He is currently Chairman of the Tourism Forecasting Committee at Tourism Australia and adjunct professor at Curtin University Business School and he holds a Master of Arts degree from Monash University.

Hon Vickie Chapman MP
Deputy Premier | Attorney-General Minister for Planning & Local Government Member for Bragg


Vickie was born on Kangaroo Island on 21 June 1957 and was educated at Parndana Area School and Pembroke School before studying Law at Adelaide University.
After graduating from Law in 1978, Vickie became a Barrister and Solicitor and, for many of those years ran her own small business, the family law practice Chapman and Associates, before going to the independent Bar.
Vickie was actively involved with the Liberal Party from a very young age when her father Ted had her handing out pamphlets and volunteering! Since then, Vickie has been very active in the Party holding many positions which include serving as Vice President of the South Australian Liberal Party (1990-1992) then as President (1992-1995).
During her time in Parliament, Vickie has been responsible for a number of key portfolios for the Opposition, including Education, Health, Transport and Infrastructure. With the election of the Marshall Government in 2018, Vickie serves as the Deputy Premier and Attorney-General, with further responsibility for the Justice Reform and Consumer and Business Services portfolios. In 2020, she gained further portfolio responsibilities in planning and local government.

Peter Malinauskas MP
Leader of the Opposition, Shadow Minister for Defence, Space Industries & Shadow Minister for Jobs


Before entering Parliament, Peter rose to head the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association from 2008 to 2015 during which he worked with both employees and employers in the retail industry to find a balance that benefited all South Australians.

Prior to becoming Leader of the Opposition, Peter was Minister for Police, Correctional Services, Emergency Services and Road Safety (2016-2017) and Minister for Health, Mental Health and Substance Abuse (2017-2018). Peter first entered state parliament as a member of the Legislative Council in 2015 before being elected as the member for Croydon in 2018.

Tim Cooper
Managing Director of Coopers Brewery

A fifth-generation brewer, Tim Cooper began professional life as a doctor, graduating in 1980. Tim took time off medicine to study Brewing Science before joining the family company in 1990. From 1999, Tim was responsible for the construction of the new brewery at Regency Park, and in 2002, he was appointed Managing Director.

Rear Admiral the Honourable Kevin Scarce
FinAdmin, M. MGMTECO, MS. NATSECS, DUniv Flin, Hon. Litt.D UNE.

Rear-Admiral the Honourable Kevin Scarce AC CSC RAN (Rtd), born in Adelaide and educated at Elizabeth East Primary School and Elizabeth High School. He was the 34th Governor of South Australia from 2007 to 2014. He served in the Royal Australian Navy from 1968, retiring in 2004.

Kevin also specialised in military logistics and procurement, rising to the rank of Rear Admiral and Head of Maritime Systems at the Defence Materiel Organisation. After retirement, as Head of the South Australian Defence Unit, he led a government team that contributed to ASC winning the contract to build air warfare destroyers for the Australian Defence Force. Kevin was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross in 1994, the Knight of Grace in the Venerable Order of Saint John in 2007, an Officer of the Order of Australia (Military Division) and a Companion of the Order of Australia in 2008.

Grant Kelley
Chief Executive Officer of Melbourne-based
Vicinity Centres Limited & owner of SA NBL team the Adelaide 36ers

Grant Kelley is an Australian businessman based in Adelaide, South Australia. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Melbourne-based Vicinity Centres Limited (ASX:  VCX), Australia’s second-largest retail landlord. Kelley is also the owner of South Australian NBL team the Adelaide 36ers.

Born in South Australia, Kelley was educated at Pulteney Grammar School and graduated from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Law followed by a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree at Harvard Business School.

In 2005, Kelley was the driving force behind the $1 billion USD purchase of Raffles Hotels & Resorts, one of the biggest buyouts at that time in Asia.

In February 2014, Kelley became CEO of City Developments Limited. During this time, he was voted leading CEO in Singapore by Institutional Investor, and the number two Singapore CEO by Finance Asia magazine.

In 2018, Kelley became the CEO of Vicinity Centres Limited, owners of 62 shopping centres around Australia (including Chadstone, Emporium Melbourne, and Queen Victoria Building and The Strand Arcade in Sydney.

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