Development Victoria has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer with specialised experience in major infrastructure projects.
The Victorian Government announced that Angela Skandarajah had secured the position.
Development Victoria is a significant partner in the Victorian Government’s infrastructure program, delivering projects that create cultural and recreational facilities, and bring key urban and regional precincts to life.
Ms Skandarajah brings a wealth of leadership and governance experience to the role, most recently as Development Victoria’s acting Chief Executive and General Counsel.
In a career spanning more than two decades in the legal profession and property development industry, Ms Skandarajah has been a partner and the national head of Minter Ellison’s real estate, environment and planning practice.
Ms Skandarajah has specialised in major infrastructure projects and Crown land development and is a regular contributor to industry bodies on development and real estate issues.
“I would like to thank the Board for appointing me as Chief Executive. Development Victoria has a great culture and the capability of our people means we are well positioned to build further on our success, which is a challenge I accept enthusiastically,” Ms Skandarajah said.
Among the 45 projects Development Victoria is currently working on are the redevelopments of Melbourne Park, the Melbourne Arts Precinct and State Library Victoria; the development of the new GovHub in Ballarat; precinct renewals at Docklands, Fishermans Bend and central Dandenong; and a range of projects to improve housing diversity and affordability.
With women making up more than 50 per cent of its workforce, Development Victoria is leading the way in promoting women in the development industry.
“Angela is an exceptional leader and I look forward to working closely with her as Development Victoria continues to deliver great projects for our state, ” said Development Victoria’s Chairperson, James MacKenzie.