Our Team

The Construction Training Centre is managed by a small and dedicated team, who are committed to providing a safe, high quality and enjoyable precinct that is central to on-site activity.  We take pride in the community that has developed within CTC among our tenants, their workers and all industry organisations who make use of our facilities. Our aim is to facilitate the centre being an industry ‘resource hub’, working towards our mission of up-skilling and driving advancement for the future of the construction industry. Our team are equipped to deal quickly and flexibly with any issues and opportunities that arise, and we are always here to help.

Phil Diver, JP (Qual) - Chief Executive Officer & Company Secretary


Heading up the CTC team is Chief Executive Officer, Phil Diver. Back in 2006, Phil was asked to bring his extensive management experience to fulfil the founders’ vision of a relevant, sustainable and fully occupied training hub that The Construction Training Centre is today.

A person of vision, Phil has spear-headed initiatives such as the living laboratory concept and Hot Leasing and is committed to developing a business model that continues to deliver value to industry. He spearheaded CTC’s Whole Hearted You initiative which promotes wellness in the workplace. He is particularly passionate about the new business philosophy of collaborative consumption, mindfulness at work, corporate social responsibility and eastern philosophy in western business practice.

Interested in rugby, movies and music he winds down with Tai Chi and writing blogs on his webpage http://burningmanagementblog.com.

Carolyn Mather - Finance & Risk Manager


Carolyn oversees all accounting functions at CTC including financial analysis and reporting to the Board of Directors; statutory reporting and compliance, as well as managing IT and insurance requirements. She has a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting & Business Management and has completed her CPA.

Carolyn has extensive financial experience in commercial environments. Prior to joining CTC she was the Financial Controller of a commercial boat building company, Aluminium Boats Australia, and was the Accountant of AMX Australia (where she implemented a new reporting system and provided financial guidance to the General Manager and Management team).

Carolyn enjoys travelling, crime (fiction and TV series), silk screen painting and Zumba.

Pam Anderson, C.Dec - Quality & Communications Manager


Pam has held various roles since commencing in 2005, but currently looks after quality and communications for CTC. She came to the organisation with more than 20 years' experience in the vocational education and training sector. In the early days, she managed CTC's labour market programs before implementing a triple certified management system in 2012.

While she still oversees CTC's quality, safety and environmental management system to comply with ISO standards, these days she spends most of her time ensuring CTC communicates effectively with customers, stakeholders, tenants and the general public. Seeing the importance of worker health and well-being, she has implemented and promotes a precinct-wide program called "Whole-hearted-you".

Pam likes to keep fit by participating in group fitness sessions and loves her early morning walks along the Brisbane River. She enjoys learning new things and studied Italian for three years. Seeking a new challenge, she recently completed studies in Interior Design.

Denis Drum - Facilities Manager


Denis is a qualified Painter & Decorator and in his role ensures the grounds and facilities are maintained to the highest standards. Denis was well known to us prior to joining the CTC Team previously working as Membership Officer with CTC tenant, Master Painters Queensland – a position he held for 2 years.

In his spare time, Denis enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He loves travelling, snow-skiing and watching all types of sports and shares a passion with his son for enduro motorbike riding.

Odette Isaac - Quality & Communications Officer


Odette is the friendly face that greets our visitors and welcomes them to the centre. She's just returned part time from maternity leave and is currently working 3 days a week. As well as looking after the needs of our customers, Odette supports CEO Phil Diver and fulfills the role of Quality & Communications Officer making sure our documentation is in order and reporting is done in accordance with our Integrated Management System requirements. She works closely with Facility Manager Denis on our safety, emergency preparedness and environmental processes. She holds a Diploma in Leadership, Certificate IV in Business and a Certificate III in Children's Services.

Odette is an elite basketball player having played for the past 17 years at various levels. Even though she's kept busy caring for beautiful baby daughter Hazel, she is also an active member of the Brisbane & Southern District Spartans, current Women's State Champions in the Queensland Basketball League. For five years she competed at the national level as a power forward with the Logan Thunder, a team in the Women's National Basketball League.

Lynn Starkey-Neate, Accounts & Sales Coordinator


Lynn joined CTC in February 2014 and supports the Finance & Risk Manager with administrative and accounting functions such as processing of debtors and creditors, bank reconciliations, payroll and HR functions. She also handles customer enquiries and manages our room/equipment booking system.

Lynn spent most of her adult life in Cairns before moving to Canberra where she was deeply involved in community projects with Rotary. She has been District Governor for Rotary International.

Among her many talents, Lynn is a published author – part one of her e-book “Circle of Lunar – ancient lies” is available on Amazon and other sites. She has travelled extensively around the world and her other interests include genealogy and canvas art.

Jay Purcell - Facility Supervisor


Jay started with CTC back in 2010 when he was a participant on the Skilling Queenslanders for Work Acacia Ridge Bikeways project. Following completion of the project, Jay was kept on as part of the Maintenance Team. Fast forward 7 years, and after time away pursuing other ventures, Jay returned to CTC in 2016 firstly in a casual capacity and most recently in the role of Facility Supervisor.

Jay is responsible for overseeing our contractors and dealing with immediate maintenance issues as they arise. He's Facility Manager Denis Drum's right hand man and covers for him when Denis is away.

When he's not at work, Jay enjoys looking after his young nephews, watching documentaries and sport on television and he's recently taken up archery!