• Industry Movers & Shakers

    2018-06-14

    Industry Movers & Shakers

    Lord Mayor of Melbourne Sally Capp has been sworn in

    Sally Capp has commenced her role as Lord Mayor of Melbourne. The former Property Council executive won 53.05% of votes after preferences in the recent byelection, after winning 25.38% of the primary vote. She will become the third woman to take the position of mayor with Lecki Ord holding office in 1987-88 and Winsome McCaughey in 1988-89.
     
    Ms Capp campaigned to tackle homelessness, population growth and proposed a $250m elevated walking path from Federation Square to Docklands.
     
    “(It’s) the opportunity to really cleanse from what has been somewhat of a troubled and disruptive last six months in particular and an opportunity for all of us to look forward,” she said. “I am absolutely committed to that new code of conduct and the standards that are set and are expected.”
     
    New Red Tape Commissioner

    Anna Cronin has commenced her role as Victoria’s new Red Tape Commissioner, taking over from Dr Matthew Butlin, who had been in the role for almost three years.

    Anna combines this new role with her ongoing (separate) role as Commissioner for Better Regulation.

    The new dual role will improve the effectiveness of both positions, creating a ‘one-stop shop’ for issues regarding red tape and improvements to regulation.
     
    Ms Cronin has more than 25 years’ experience in policy development, including as an economist in the Commonwealth Government and as Chief Executive Officer of the National Farmers’ Federation. She currently sits on the Advisory Board of the Melbourne School of Government at the University of Melbourne.
     
    The combined role will enable the Commissioner to advise government on a broad range of regulatory reforms – including those which reduce regulatory burden – in close consultation with businesses and not-for-profits, particularly in regional areas.
     
    Mike Zorbas takes over as Chief of Policy and Advocacy at the Property Council of Victoria

    Mike Zorbas, who took over as interim Executive Director of the Property Council during the Melbourne Mayoral campaign, has been appointed as the Chief of Policy and Advocacy at the Property Council of Australia. He succeeds Glenn Byers in this role. Mike will be based in Melbourne, and will be promoting Property Council’s Federal advocacy.