The MCC Team
Mobile Crisis Construction Ltd is a FOR PURPOSE (Not For Profit) charity company with a vision to make the world a better place for those in need:
A world where after a crisis, small mobile brick plants are rapidly deployed and the local workforce rebuilds their community.
Blake is one of Australia’s leading brick technology experts with over 30 years’ experience in materials science, manufacturing operations management, and product development. Through his firm Real Material Solutions Pty Ltd, Blake now consults to industry on a varied array of projects for the large brick manufacturers and smaller start up firms.
Blake has developed over 30 new products for Austral Bricks and Bristile Roofing and has become a specialist in bringing new products and concepts to commercial reality. Blake was Operations Manager at Bristile Roofing for 5 years, with operations budget of over $13m pa, making 50,000 tiles per day, and managing 60 staff.
Blake has worked with over 10 international companies, and developed bricks and roof tiles in 6 countries during the past 15 years. He is well aware of many brick products throughout the world and has conceived of the need for small container based factories, and building better structures.
He is an Elder (Warden) at St Barnabas Anglican Church in West Leederville, where he has been a member for over 25 years, and is involved in many areas of leadership and ministry. The work of Mobile Crisis Construction Ltd fits well with Blake’s passion for making brick products and his desire to improve the welfare of those in need.
Blake is the driving force behind MCC and as a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors is a natural choice to grow MCC into an organisation that can bring hope to people in need throughout the world.
Nic Matich, Director
Nic brings a rare blend of engineering and finance experience to the board of Mobile Crisis Constructions (MCC). Having 12 years professional experience, with seven in Property Insurance, specialising in fire and natural hazard risk consulting, Nic is uniquely qualified for emergency relief construction projects. Nic has worked in the financial services sector with start-ups as diverse as mining projects through to innovative manufacturing technology firms and is eager to use this experience to grow MCC from an idea to a reality.
Mike Pattison, Director Logistics and Aid
Mike is a Supply Chain and Logistics specialist with extensive experience in Emergency Logistics and Management. He has over 25 years experience working for World Vision leading the Emergency Logistics function with the Global Rapid Response Team (GRRT). Prior to joining the GRRT he was State manager WA with World Vision Australia managing marketing, public relations, and fundraising functions. Prior to joining World Vision he was involved in multi storey construction, Plumbing and Hardware with the Bunnings Group.
Mike has deployed to most of the World Vision major global disaster zones during the last 15 years. He brings practical crisis response experience and skills to Mobile Crisis Construction.
Alexandra Matich, Director and Company Secretary
Alexandra holds a Combined Bachelor of Laws (Dist) and Arts (French Studies & Linguistics) from the University of Western Australia and has completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Company Directors Course. Alexandra has over 10 years’ experience as a corporate and commercial lawyer, having spent nearly six years working in the Perth office of a top tier international law firm, where she was also the joint coordinator of their pro bono and community projects program.
Alexandra’s experience includes leading complex contractual negotiations, negotiation of international and local supply arrangements, drafting and advising on a broad range of commercial contracts, due diligence investigations, advising on corporate governance issues, undertaking the company secretariat function for a group of Australian exploration and production companies and providing legal support to the group’s supply chain function.
She is well-equipped to assist in providing positive commercial outcomes for Mobile Crisis Construction Limited, while also addressing potential legal risk and compliance requirements.
“For thousands of years bricks have been made with flat tops and bottoms, so they were easier to make, but they relied on laying with mortar, and are prone to failure in earthquakes and cyclones.
After examining interlocking concrete blocks that can be laid without mortar, I can see that they are well suited to being resistant to earthquakes and cyclones.
Making the ‘Crisis Block’ in small mobile plants, from the rubble of a disaster, and enabling people to build their own homes and community buildings, seems by far the best way to utilise improved block design, and advanced block making technology based in containers.
It will provide worldwide benefit both environmentally and to the people who are in desperate need of reliable shelter.”
Blake Stacey, Feb 2019