The Australian Institute of Building (AIB) is lead by a national President who is typically selected on the basis of leadership in business, the broader building profession and often in the community service. Amongst their numbers include Sir Manuel Hornibrook OBE FAIB and Sir Albert Jennings FAIB, respectively of Baulderstone Hornibrook and AV Jennings fame.

The following is the complete list of AIB Presidents:

1951—1952
Fred Wilson OBE FAIB
1952—1956
Sir Manuel Hornibrook OBE LFAIB
1956—1958
George Augustus Winwood JP FAIB
1958—1960
Henry Wilckens FAIB
1960—1962
Harold Alfred Doust FAIB
1962—1964
Major Thomas Meredith Lipscombe JP FAIB
1964—1966
Sir Albert Victor Jennings LFAIB
1966—1968
Frederick Ormond Watts OBE FAIB
1968—1970
Sir Keith Douglas Morris CBE JP FAIB
1970—1972
Alex Leslie Rigby AM ED JP LFAIB
1972—1974
John Anderson Taylor FAIB
1974—1976
Victor Talbot Edwards FAIB
1976—1978
Robert Arthur O’Neill JP FAIB
1978—1980
Harold David McGonigal FAIB
1980—1982 Ronald Albert Swane AM LFAIB
1982—1984
Donald (Bill) Cockram MBE LFAIB
1984—1986
Donald Sarah AM LFAIB
1986—1988 Charles William Martin AM LFAIB
1988—1990 Anthony John Underwood FAIB
1990—1992
Richard Hatherly Humphries FAIB
1992—1994
Robert Leslie Greaves AM FAIB
1994—1996 John Collins Hutchinson AM FAIB
1996—1997
Ronald William Beslich OAM LFAIB
1997—1999
John David Thomas AM FAIB
1999—2001
Peter Sydney Fardoulys AM LFAIB
2001—2003 Graham Andrew Fricker AM LFAIB
2003—2004
Peter Hansen OAM LFAIB
2004—2006
Thomas John Morris OAM LFAIB
2006—2008
Robin Peter Fardoulys AM LFAIB
2008—2010 Patrick Clive Toomey FAIB
2010—2012
Gregory Darcy McLean FAIB
2012—2014 Robert Gordon Whittaker AM FRSN FAIB
2014—2016Norman Abraham Faifer FAIB
2016 – 2018Paul Heather AM FRSN JP FAIB

AIB Chief Executive Officers

Since its formation in 1951 the Australian Institute of Building (AIB) there have been eight people appointed to the Chief Executive role.

The title of the position has varied but the essential role of the job remains as providing administrative leadership and policy advice to the Council.

AIB’s members have been well served by:

1951—1972
Murray Gosper AM OBE
1973—1990
Hugh Gordon LVO DFC
1990—2001
Don Debus
2001—2003John Crickmore
2003—2004Kayt Watts
2005—2009
Troy Williams MAICD
2009—2016Robert Hunt CPA
2016-Greg Hughes