President of Master Builders Association of Victoria, Melanie Fasham, announced today that Rebecca Casson has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Master Builders.

Ms Casson is currently Chief Executive Officer of the Committee for Geelong, with more than 20 years experience across government, industry and not-for-profit organisations in Australia, the UK and USA.

She replaces Radley de Silva who is retiring after five years as chief executive and 17 years with Master Builders.

Ms Fasham said that under Radley’s leadership the organisation had become an increasingly powerful representative of the interests of the construction and building industry.

Members both large and small have appreciated and benefited from Radley’s untiring efforts on their behalf, she said.

Ms Fasham said that Ms Casson was appointed from an extensive list of extremely well qualified candidates.

“Her extensive history of advocacy and outstanding organisational skills make her an exceptional appointment,” she said.

Ms Casson will join Master Builders early next year and with arrangements being made for a handover period.

She said today she was looking forward to continuing to promote the outstanding contribution that the construction industry, which supports more than 280,000 jobs across the state, made to Victoria.

Ms Casson is a current board member of Development Victoria which is the authority planning the future growth of Victoria.

Under her leadership the Committee for Geelong has been involved in numerous initiatives that have helped Geelong to increased economic prosperity.

Taken from Master Builders Association of Victoria News 31 October 2018