Wednesday, July 24, 2024

New Infrastructure Victoria board appointment

The Victorian Government has appointed construction industry leader, Rebecca Casson, as an independent director of the Infrastructure Victoria board.

Infrastructure Victoria is an independent advisory body that prepares Victoria’s 30-year infrastructure strategy, advises the Government on specific infrastructure matters and publishes research on infrastructure-related issues.

Infrastructure Victoria Board Chair, Jim Miller said Ms Casson brings a wealth of experience to the board.

“Rebecca Casson’s experience in infrastructure projects, policy development and implementation of change will be valuable as Infrastructure Victoria progresses the next update of Victoria’s 30-year infrastructure strategy.”

“I also acknowledge and thank previous directors Ann Sherry and Margaret Gardner who made significant contributions to Infrastructure Victoria’s achievements during their terms over the past eight years,” he said.

Ms Casson is chair of the Building Industry Consultative Council, president of construction worker entitlement body Incolink and a director of the Victorian Skills Authority.

She was previously CEO of Master Builders Victoria and was the first woman appointed to the role in the organisation’s 147-year history. She led Master Builders Victoria for four years including through positive transformation during the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Rebecca is respected across business and government and has tremendous knowledge and expertise to bring to this new role,” said Treasurer, Tim Pallas.

“We know she will add great value as an independent member of the board.”

Ms Casson was also previously CEO of the Committee for Geelong, a not-for-profit advocate body for the city and its long-term sustainability.

Ms Casson joins the Infrastructure Victoria board after previous directors Ann Sherry AO and Professor Margaret Gardner AC concluded their terms as board members.

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