BSMART™ – The Board of Directors
The Board of Directors provides discrete governance and direction for BSMART™ and its subsidiaries in Australia, and as they are established in different regions. Recognizing the different legislation and regulations in each jurisdictions, coupled with the variety of cultures in which BSMART™ operates, we appoint local specialists, professionals with trans-jurisdiction experience, and international advisors, who provide assistance to appointed Executive Management in each country as required.
John Outhred (Global)
BA (Planning); Grad Dip Pub Sec Man; Adv Dip Bus Dev; Dip Bus (FLM); MPIA; CPP
Based in Adelaide (Australia), John is the Chairman of the BSMART™ Board. John also serves on the Boards of Digislide Photonics, Spinergy® Pty Ltd, GEM College of International Business and the Outhred English Group.
John is Principal Planner at Outhred English and Associates Pty Ltd and specialises in environmental management, land division advice and design, project management, and site analysis and selection. He has had 40+ years experience in balancing the needs of natural and built environments. He held executive positions in government for over 17 years before going into private enterprise.
The South Australian Government’s Land Management Corporation and Department for Environment and Heritage delegated the project management of the politically charged and environmentally, culturally and ecologically sensitive Statewide Shacks Freeholding Project, which involved development of a number of sensitive coastal, river and estuarine sites.
John was Director of Development at the City of Onkaparinga (formerly, Noarlunga) for over 6 years and was responsible for economic development, all statutory and strategic planning, building, and health functions. He was Chair of the Seaford Co-ordinating Committee and a key member of the Seaford Structure Planning Team. Seaford is a Joint Venture (private and public) urban development project that developed 700 hectares of land over a 10-15 year period. He was Chair of the Noarlunga Development Assessment Panel and the Noarlunga Centre Interim Steering Committee (1994-1996) which was responsible for redevelopment work to the Noarlunga Regional Centre.
John managed extensive public consultation processes, including Development Plan Amendment processes, and his land division experience includes broad acre industrial, commercial and residential land divisions, including a 165 allotment residential development undertaken by the City of Noarlunga, in 3 stages over 3 years.
John provides site analysis and selection services for a range of commercial and industrial clients, including the Urban Renewal Authority of South Australia, Liberty Oil, Hickinbotham Group, the Accor Group and Venuti Developments. He has had extensive experience in the preparation and presentation of Statements of Evidence for the Environment, Resources and Development Court (SA).
Bishop Efraim M. Tendero (Philippines and Global)
Dr Div; BA Theology
Bishop Efraim Tendero (Bishop Ef) has been designated Chairman of the Board of BSMART™ (Philippines), and is a Director of Spinergy® (Philippines) and Spinergy® Pty Ltd.
Bishop Ef is Secretary General of The World Evangelical Alliance, which is a global organization of churches founded in 1846 in London, England. Now headquartered in New York, it brings together 129 national alliances of churches, 104 member associations and 6 boards, and is the largest international organization of evangelical churches.
Prior to his above appointment Bishop Tendero served as national director of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC) from 1993 to 2014. PCEC is the largest network of evangelical Christians in the Philippines composed of 25,000 evangelical churches, 66 denominations, 150 para-church and mission organizations.
In 2005, he was appointed executive director of the Philippine Relief and Development Services (PHILRADS) and continues to hold the said position till now. PHILRADS, the relief and development arm of PCEC, works hand in hand with local churches in holistic ministries for the poor and the needy, to enable them to become all that God intends them to be. It responds to the emergency needs of disaster victims, provides assistance for their rehabilitation, carries out community development projects, and conducts disaster management seminars for local churches and communities.
Besides providing leadership for PCEC and PHILRADS, Bishop Tendero is the chair of the board of the following organizations: Asian Theological Seminary, Back to the Bible Broadcast, Evangelism Explosion (EE) 3 Philippines, and Philippine Missions Association, and the Youth Commission of the Evangelical Fellowship of Asia. He is also a member of the Youth Commission of the World Evangelical Alliance.
He was chair of the General Committee of the Metro Manila Franklin Graham Festival that spearheaded the festival of Franklin Graham in the Philippines in February 2006.
Bishop Ef’s dynamic communication style, excellent leadership and rich ministry experience, has made him an international favourite speaker for conferences in more than 25 countries.
He was one of the spiritual advisers of former President Fidel V. Ramos in his capacity as chair of the National Ecumenical Consultative Committee (NECCOM); and is now a member of the Presidential Council for Values Formation. Bishop Tendero was also appointed by President GMA as one of the members of the 50-man Citizen’s Consultative Commission or Concom that traversed the country to consult and gather input from various sectors and stakeholders of the nation, to review and craft possible amendments to the present Constitution. He was awarded a Presidential Medal of Merit for these services.
He actively represented the Philippines in several International Interfaith Dialogues including the United Nations High Level Inter-religious and Intercultural dialogue for Understanding and Peace and the Inter-faith Climate Change Conference.
Bishop Tendero earned his B. A. Theology degree from FEBIAS College of Bible in 1978, cum laude and was the recipient of that year’s Most Outstanding Student Award. He also went to Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois for his M. Div. (Pastoral Counseling) degree, graduating cum laude. He is listed in the 1989 “Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities.” He received three honorary Doctor of Divinity degrees from Asian Theological Seminary, Febias College of Bible, and International School of Theology-Asia.
In recognition of his exemplary leadership and fostering unity and advocacy for national transformation, he was given the Distinguished Evangelical Leadership Award, making him the fifth person to receive this prestigious award in the 35 years of PCEC.
Dr Grace Sembillo (Manila, Philippines)
D Min; D Ed; M Div; B CE; BSc
Dr Grace was appointed to the Board in July, 2015. She has since been designated Executive Director of Spinergy® (Philippines), and invited to serve on the Board of Spinergy® Pty Ltd.
Her background includes Corporate Training (Leadership, Change Management, Human Resource Management, Business Development, Customer Service, Team Building, Entrepreneurship); Organizational Analysis and Culture Change; Executive Mentoring and Coaching.
She is Corporate Human Resources Manager for AMTES, a major manufacturing firm, which is one of 300 organisations in The Philippines that has gained the Certificate of Compliance, placing it in the top 1% of Filipino organisations.
Prior to her current appointment, she was Human Resources and Organization Development Manager for Scotland Inc and Regional Representative for the Master of Business Administration for the Bakke Graduate School of Business (Seattle, Washington).
Dr Grace has provided leadership and mentoring for executives in some of The Philippines most rapidly growing and largest businesses. She has provided Human Resources and Organization Development services to Seaoil, Philippines, where she was a Leadership development Mentor; and has provided similar services to GW Architects, World Vision, ICI Ministries and Nutrinova Philippines.
Dr Grace was Associate Director for HRD and Ministry Education at the Greenhills Christian Fellowship and has held responsibilities as Dean for Academics in a major tertiary college in Manila. She is a Board Member and Certified Trainer for World Teach Philippines; Executive Team Member for Christ@Work, Philippines and teaches and is Adjunct Faculty Masters in Executive Business Administration at Bakke Graduate University (Washington, Seattle) and is Part Time Faculty Member of the Master of Arts in Christian Education at the Alliance Graduate School, Quezon City. She is also Adjunct Faculty member for the Master of Arts in Christian Education and Master in Business Administration at the Asian Theological Seminary.
Dip Construction; Ad Dip Bus; Cert IV Small Business Mgt; MHIA
Michael (Mike) is one of the inventors of what is now known as BSMART™ Green Brick technologies.
Mike holds an unlimited residential builders contractors and supervisors license up to 3 storey buildings; and with 25 years in the construction industry, Mike knows what home owners want and he knows what builders, and the Construction industry needs.
Mike started his career qualifying as a carpenter by trade, but his entrepreneurial spirit drove him further. He commenced his own business in 1999, completed a Diploma of Construction and then gained a scholarship to the Graduate 2000 Enterprise workshop program sponsored through Business SA.
His innovative approach to residential and commercial premises design has led to him being highly regarded as a “green builder” and being intimately involved in the Beyond Today development at Victor Harbor and Lochiel Park in South Australia. Both these developments utilised waste clays from the development site and combined it with waste building rubble .
Mike has been the instigator and visionary of the BSMART™ brand in the Housing and Construction industries, always focusing on ways of being greener and smarter. He is the founder of BSMART Housing.
Mike understands the importance of life long learning and has gained a Certificate IV in Small Business Management and an Advanced Diploma of Business.