Appointment of new ACT Executive Director for the Property Council

Following an extensive executive search, the Property Council of Australia is pleased to announce that Adina Cirson as its new ACT Executive Director.

Ms Cirson brings to the role a decade of experience in public policy including working for two chief ministers. Since 2014, Ms Cirson has worked as Chief of Staff to the ACT Minister for Planning and Land Management.

Ken Morrison, Chief Executive of the Property Council of Australia said Adina Cirson is a compelling and experienced local voice who understands the contribution that the industry makes to the capital’s economy.

“The property industry contributes $2 billion to the ACT economy and employs over 11,400 local people. Property generates 55 per cent of the ACT Government’s tax base and is vital to the growth of Canberra.

“Adina has energy and enthusiasm and has a deep grasp of the policy challenges facing the capital.

“Prior to the Territory election, the Property Council publicly released a policy agenda that addressed the issues of affordability and liveability as well as taxation, the transport corridor and the renewal of Canberra’s CBD.

“I look forward to working with Adina in delivering on this agenda because it will deliver real benefits to the people of Canberra.

Ms Cirson said she was looking forward to working with the Property Council’s members and the community as Executive Director.

“I’m a great believer in Canberra and its potential. We will always be the home of the national government, but I believe we offer major private sector organisations a real alternative to locating in Sydney.

“Canberra has a strong professional skills base and offers considerable cost and lifestyle benefits to the city up the highway.

“I intend to be a strong voice for Canberra and the role this industry can play in its future.

“This is a great time for Canberra. The local economy is strong, building approvals are up, the light rail is underway and real opportunities exist to renew the CBD.

“Canberra is one of the most liveable cities in the country, and is possibly the most liveable capital in the world.

“The challenge for Canberra is to preserve its inherent strengths as it experiences growth – and this industry can work with all sides of politics to ensure we deliver this for Canberra.

“I have worked with the Property Council over many years. It is an organisation that’s public position is always the same as its private position. It is a strength that I intend to continue.

Media contact: Paul Ritchie | E pritchie@propertycouncil.com.au