Joe Dimasi

20 November 2013 — After just over two months in the position, Joe Dimasi has stepped down as chief executive of the Victorian Building Authority, citing personal reasons.

VBA chief commissioner Bill Kusznirczuk today confirmed that senior government executive Prue Digby would commence as acting chief executive effective from Monday 25 November 2013.

The announcement of Mr Dimasi’s employment as chief executive was only announced in late August.

Mr Kusznirczuk said he and the Board respected the decision taken by Mr Dimasi, who was a former ACCC Commissioner.

“We have made significant advancement by enhancing our ability to be a better regulator with additional resourcing and training and by bringing in a more systematic and thorough audit program across both the building and plumbing sectors,” Mr Kusznirczuk said.

“We will continue to build on these achievements and meet the many reform challenges still confronting us by focusing on standards, enforcement and the best interests of consumers.

“The Victorian building industry is a significant contributor to the State’s economy and I look forward to working with Ms Digby over the coming months to further entrench reforms that support industry growth and jobs.”

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