CRESSIDA WALL APPOINTED VICTORIAN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Property Council of Australia has appointed Cressida Wall as its new Victorian Executive Director.
Ms Wall has extensive experience in senior roles across a wide variety of sectors, including public policy, corporate affairs, infrastructure, private equity, property and technology start-ups.
She has been a Board member of the Office of Projects Victoria (from which she has resigned to take up this position) and prior to that spent five years as a key economic adviser to the Bracks and Brumby Government.
Property Council Chief Executive Ken Morrison said Ms Wall would be a strong addition to the organisation’s executive team, working closely with well-regarded Deputy Executive Director Matt Kandelaars.
“Cressida has the public policy expertise, the breadth of experience and the passion to represent an industry that is so important for Victorians,” Mr Morrison said.
“Melbourne faces many challenges and Cressida is well placed to champion the policies that will be needed to ensure it continues to improve for the benefit of all Victorians.
“It’s fantastic to have someone of her calibre to lead the team in Victoria.”
Victorian President of the Property Council, Roger Teale, said he and the Divisional Council look forward to supporting Cressida in her new role.
Ms Wall said she was delighted to have the opportunity to represent the members of the property industry who make such a significant contribution to our State.
“Melbourne is Australia’s fastest growing city and it’s never been more important to ensure the policies shaping Victoria are the right ones,” said Ms Wall.
“More than 330,000 Victorians work in the property industry, more than mining and manufacturing combined – so everyone has a real stake in this industry.
“From the moment kids first move out of home to the building of large scale commercial properties, the industry shapes our lives and our economy.
“I look forward to working with policy makers across the spectrum and fiercely advocating for outcomes that work for the whole community.
“Property policy is about people’s lives. I’m passionate about our State creating property solutions that work for people while contributing to a thriving economy,” Ms Wall said.
Ms Wall replaces previous Executive Director Sally Capp who resigned from the Property Council upon being elected Lord Mayor of Melbourne. Ms Wall will commence on 12 September.
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