Phil Diver celebrates 10 years at the helm of CTC

Phil Diver reached an important milestone last week when he celebrated 10 years as CEO of CTC.

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Phil for the whole 10 years, having started with CTC the previous year in 2005. It’s been a great journey watching and being part of the centre “pivoting” (as Phil describes it), when we’ve changed direction because of government changes or to respond to the needs of industry.

Under Phil’s stewardship, we’ve seen 10 years of continuous profit, almost 100% occupancy across the precinct, implementation of new initiatives such as Hot Leasing and Safety Series Seminars, continued certification of our Integrated Management System to meet international standard requirements for Quality, Safety and Environment, recognition as a leading provider of employment programs under the Skilling Queenslanders for Work program and adoption of worker well-being initiatives that benefit the whole precinct.

Phil is passionate about equity, whether it’s social, gender or cultural. Evidence of this is the 50:50 gender balance at CTC, recognition as a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace with a dedicated Breastfeeding Room, a Prayer Room available for staff and students and as a signatory to the “Racism. It stops with me campaign”.

Worker well-being is another area that has been front and centre for Phil recently. For several years we have been offering a number of activities such as group fitness sessions, preventative health monitoring (skin and hearing checks, flu vaccinations) – all provided at no cost to tenant staff.

But recognising the importance of maintaining a healthy workforce and knowing the cost of this for small businesses, Phil wanted to adopt an holistic approach to wellbeing that would look after the body, heart, mind, spirt and self – creating a “whole-hearted-you”. Launching a gym in March that would be available to tenant staff 24/7 was just the beginning. A number of tenant staff participated in a Mindfulness Course delivered right here at CTC and some are even joining us for our daily meditation sessions!

Healthy eating is vital for maintaining good health, and so we have engaged a nutritionist to work with the Cafè to include healthier options on the menu and to deliver seminars about the importance of food and lifestyle.  This is all part of Phil’s “whole-hearted-you” philosophy!

Phil is on board with Malcolm Turnbull’s innovation agenda and will soon announce some exciting new initiatives that will see CTC recognised as a thought leader in the building and construction industry.

He is an enthusiastic blogger and I’d recommend his Burning Management blogsite. In his most recent blog, he has reflected on his time at CTC, and has managed to compare the role of a CEO with that of the Prime Minister! Makes for interesting reading in light of the recent close election result.

Congratulations Phil on reaching this milestone! It’s been a fabulous 10 years and I’m looking forward to many more to come!

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