The CITB Field Team

Our Field Team are on the road and will visit you to discuss your business needs, from funding & support to apprenticeships.

Meet the team

Mark Gosden — Executive Manager Operations

Phone: 0419 851 496

Mark has worked in the construction industry since the age of 17 when he was fortunate enough to get an apprenticeship in carpentry with Hansen Yuncken. This opportunity helped him to become a qualified carpenter/joiner. During his construction and building career Mark progressed his career into the roles of leading hand, foreman, site management and project management, and worked with companies that include Hansen Yuncken, Cox Constuctions, Normus Urban Projects and Tagara Constructions. Mark has also worked with public and private training providers throughout his construction and building career that has facilitated a full understanding of training from an employer and trainer perspective.

Mark’s current role as Executive Manager Operations at the CITB enables him to use his experience in both the construction and training areas to service the industry. 

Elias Lambetis — Field Officer

Phone: 0439 166 205
Area Serviced: Servicing northern SA

Elias has worked in the construction industry for over 9 years. Starting out as a concreter he moved into residential wall & floor tiling for 8 years where he operated a successful tiling business servicing custom home builder Serenity Homes. During this period Elias also carried out private works in bathroom renovations and worked with NS Tiling Services in the commercial sector, providing him with a broader understanding of the industry. More recently Elias worked with staff and tiling apprentices at FCTA (Flexible Construction Training & Assessment) providing first-hand industry feedback on training packages.

His specialised experience and knowledge combined with exposure to training environments gives Elias a unique understanding of industry needs on an individual and business level.   

Katja Gubbins — Field Officer

Phone: 0437 645 763
Area Serviced: Servicing southern metropolitan and south-east SA

Katja has worked with the CITB since 2013 and has extensive knowledge of CITB eligibility and support schemes building strong relationships with employers and RTOs across South Australia. Advocating for women in construction, Katja is working to progress the profile of this group with NAWIC and onsite consultations with female employers and apprentices. 

Prior to CITB Katja spent four years working as a sales support coordinator in the UK with international clients for defence engineering. Her ability to resource and connect tradespeople with funding and training providers ensures that you will receive appropriate and up-to-date knowledge to supplement your business requirements.

Derek Anderson — Field Officer

Phone: 0437 720 159
Area Serviced: Central & metropolitan Adelaide and eastern South Australia (Riverland)

Derek’s 25 years in the construction industry began at age 15 with his apprenticeship in the wall & ceiling industry with company Interior Projects. In the third year of his apprenticeship Derek was awarded Apprentice of the Year which gave him the confidence to further his career from tradesperson into leading hand and quality assurance roles. Progressing his training in the area of Construction Supervision, Derek worked as a Construction Coordinator for Suburban Ceilings. In addition he has comprehensive experience in both commercial and domestic construction with Laser Linings, Beverley Ceilings and Boral Interior Linings. Derek’s long-standing relationship with the industry provides an understanding of what it takes to be sustainable and successful in the construction business.      

Latest updates

The Heritage Trades Program offers construction workers subsidised training at some of South Australia's prestigious heritage locations.

Did you know CITB offer a mentoring program to employers of Aboriginal apprentices? Call 8172 9500 @CITB_SA

This weekend the doors of Z Ward at the former Glenside Mental Hospital will open to the public again to host a showcase of traditional artisan trades in this magnificent heritage building. Visitors will be welcome to roam the building and to find out more about heritage conservation and the skills needed to preserve our heritage places. Artisan tradespeople will present a variety of live interactive demonstrations of traditional skills and their use in conserving heritage buildings, including stonemasonry, fibrous plastering, blacksmithing, lead lighting, roofing, pressed metal and heritage carpentry. You will be welcome to roam this amazing building and to find out more about heritage conservation and artisan skills. The open day is hosted by the new Australian Artisan Trades Academy (AATA) the first heritage skills academy in Australia offering specialist seminars, training courses and practical learning opportunities in the applied use of traditional trades and skills. AATA a unique collaboration between Applied Building Conservation Training and the National Trust of South Australia. Date: Saturday 25th November Time: 10am - 3pm Address: Z Ward. Access via Conyngham Street, Glenside. Map: FREE ENTRY More information call (08) 8202 9200

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