Demi Brown, Executive Director, AMCA SA

AMCA South Australia appoints new Executive Director

Published: 17 July 2019

Following the retirement last month of Christopher Rankin, AMCA South Australia has appointed Demi Brown as its new Executive Director.

The appointment comes at a pivotal time for the building industry, as all levels of Government grapple with numerous issues ranging from building quality to contractor insolvencies.

“We’re very pleased to announce the appointment of Demi as the new Executive Director”, said Andrew O’Connor, President of AMCA South Australia.

“Demi joins the AMCA with a wealth of experience working in both government and industry roles, and we are very confident that she is the right person to take the association forward”.

Early in her Career, Demi worked for the Commonwealth Government working on programs and initiatives to increase employment opportunities for the community, before being appointed as an advisor of government programs to Business SA.

Subsequently seconded to the Building and Construction industry, Demi developed a training centre for Construction Worker Level 1 training, which delivered VET for school programs, indigenous students and others seeking a carrier in the building industry. 

Following her time in Government, Demi took up the position of CEO with the Plastics Manufacturing Industry Association before moving to the Australian Home Heating Association as National General Manager.

With over 17 years in the role, Demi has extensive experience across all areas of association management and operations, including advocacy, marketing, media and promotional activities. She has represented industry on relevant Standards Committees, presented at international conferences and has a strong record of building relationships with government at all levels. 

More personally, Demi and her husband, Barry, are parents to two daughters and grandparents to two beautiful grandchildren.

Executive Director of AMCA Australia, Sumit Oberoi, also welcomed Demi’s appointment, saying "we’re very excited to have someone with such experience join the association,” Mr Oberoi said.

“We know she will bring fresh ideas and energy to the National Executive and we very much look forward to working together across a range of issues”.

Mr O’Connor and Mr Oberoi both thanked Christopher Rankin for contribution over the years.

“On behalf of the AMCA and our members, we take this opportunity to thank Christopher for his years of service.  He has been a passionate and tireless advocate for our industry and the association has thrived under his leadership", Mr O'Connor said.