FOOTBALL fans might notice a familiar face at the Master Plumbers & Gasfitters Association.
Former Dockers and St Kilda AFL star Brett Peake has been appointed State Business Development Manager for the Association.
The role sees Mr Peake become the primary contact for new members.
“This is an exciting time to join this prestigious and longstanding Association,” he said.
“Plumbers all over the State appreciate support and advocacy and I look forward to working with current and new members to ensure the MPGA continues to promote the best interests of the industry and uphold the high standards of the plumbing profession.
“The Association works at many levels to improve market conditions for plumbers, to ensure public health is protected and to build and maintain a positive image for the industry.
“Put simply, we help plumbing professionals run better businesses.
“I intend to meet with as many members and new prospects as possible to ensure the Association remains relevant and continues to offer and grow value to members.”
MPGA Executive Director Murray Thomas said the appointment was part of an ongoing focus on protecting public health and of unifying the industry in Western Australia.
“There’s been a lot of change and disruption in the industry and in government over recent years, and the MPGA has a more important role than ever in representing the interests of plumbing businesses in WA,” Mr Thomas said.
“Brett’s appointment, which will see him working in a very hands-on way, is part of our ongoing focus to ensure we can continue to grow our membership and that all members have open and direct lines of communication with all stakeholders.”
Mr Peake, who played more than 100 AFL games, was formerly a plumbing field officer with training organisation MPA Skills. Prior to commencing his football career, he completed a plumbing apprenticeship.