Col trained as a Carpenter/Joiner at Cootamundra Components in NSW, Australia and gained his trade qualification through Wagga Wagga Technical Institute. He has a Level 5 Construction Supervisors Certificate and has 28 years in the trade. His construction experience includes residential, commercial, cabinetmaking and boat building.
Col ran his own building business in Australia for 5 years, working as a site foreman. He is now employed by Hawes Building Solutions as a Construction Manager responsible for overseeing the complete on-site management of projects including liaising with sub trades, clients and architects. He is also the company health and safety representative.
Col is happily married with 4 young boys and enjoys rugby, golf, live music, snow skiing and catching up with friends for a BBQ.