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Master Builders WA Executive Director to retire

Master Builders Executive Director, Michael McLean, has announced his intention to retire at the end of December this year.

Mr McLean commenced his employment with the Master Builders Association in August 1983 as its Industrial Relations Manager and was appointed Executive Director in September 1996 when his predecessor, the late Harvey McLeod, retired.

Mr McLean said that his pending retirement from his current position was the culmination of a three-year exit strategy which Master Builders Board members were aware of.

“After 22 years as the head of WA’s peak building and construction industry Association, it was time to hand over the baton to someone younger with new ideas to take Master Builders to the next level,” Mr McLean said.

“It has been an absolute privilege to have served my Association for as long as I have because I have enjoyed every moment dealing with many different issues, lots of capable people and learnt so much about what makes the building and construction industry tick.

“I am leaving on my terms, in good health and hope to stay involved with Master Builders in a lesser capacity after the appointment of my successor, subject to the Board’s final approval.”

Master Builders President, Robert Spadaccini, said Mr McLean’s contribution to the Association over the past 35 years was enormous and he would be missed by everyone who knows him.

“Master Builders respects Michael’s decision to retire at a relatively young age and wishes him all the best in his future endeavours which include a lot more travel,” Mr Spadaccini said.

“The process of recruiting a new Executive Director has commenced and we anticipate the transition to a new appointment will be a smooth one as Michael will still be around to pass on his knowledge and experience.

 “With so many challenging policy and structural issues confronting our industry, our Board is looking for a very competent and experienced person to lead our Association.”

Taken from Master Builders Western Australia Media Release 20 February 2018

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