The Property Council of Australia has appointed former Labor adviser Cressida Wall as its new Victorian executive director.
Wall replaces Sally Capp, who has since become the Lord Mayor of Melbourne.
Wall has extensive experience in infrastructure policy and major projects having provided advice to premiers and ministers for nearly 20 years.
Wall spent five years as an economic adviser to the Bracks and Brumby governments and is on the board of Office of Projects Victoria.
Wall also 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.
“Melbourne is Australia’s fastest growing city and it’s never been more important to ensure the policies shaping Victoria are the right ones,” Wall said.
“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.
“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.”
Property Council chief executive Ken Morrison said Wall would be a strong addition to the organisation’s executive team, working closely with 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,” Morrison said.
Wall will commence on September 12.