Sally Capp

The chief operating officer of the Victorian Chamber of Commerce, Sally Capp, has been appointed executive director of the Property Council of Australia’s Victorian Branch.

Ms Capp replaces Jennifer Cunich, who left to become chief executive of the Australian Institute of Architects in May. Deputy executive director Asher Judah had been filling in until a replacement was found.

Ms Capp has held a range of corporate and government roles, including head of markets, Victoria at KPMG; a board member of the Victorian Tourism Industry Council; Agent-General in London for the Victorian government; and chief executive of the Committee for Melbourne.

PCA chief executive Ken Morrison said Ms Capp was the right person to represent the sector in Victoria.

“Sally is a proven leader with deep experience and a passion for Victoria’s future,” Mr Morrison said.

“She will be an influential voice for an industry that underpins the state’s economy, its liveability and the aspirations of so many of its people.”

Ms Capp said she was honoured to be representing an industry that had a strong influence on the community and economy.

“Property is more than just a great Australian passion, it touches the lives of every Victorian,” Ms Capp said.

“The property industry provides the homes where people live, the places they work, directly employs more than 270,000 Victorians, and shapes the very future of Melbourne and our regional cities.

“It is critical to Victoria’s future and has an important role to play in the public debates about managing a growing city, making housing affordable and keeping the economy strong.

“I look forward to working with policy makers to champion the prosperity, jobs and strong solutions this industry creates.”

Ms Capp will commence the role on 19 September.