Master Builders Australia has announced the appointment of Denita Wawn as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective from 20 March 2017.
Wawn will be Master Builders’ first female CEO in the organisation's 127-year history, and only the third CEO in thirty years.
“Denita’s qualities, skills and experience as a highly accomplished industry leader and advocate saw her emerge as the successful candidate from the comprehensive recruitment process undertaken by the board," said National President of Master Builders, Dan Perkins.
Perkins said Wawn's appointment will see Master Builders Australia move to being "a modern, credible and influential national voice for its more than 32,000 members.”
Wawn lead "game changing advocacy and industrial relations campaigns" at the National Farmers Federation and the Australian Hotels Association, Perkins said.
She was formerly CEO of the Brewers Association of Australia and New Zealand, where she lead reputational change at national and international levels, said Perkins
Denita has been General Manager Operations at Master Builders for the last 12 months, giving her a "strong foundation to understand the issues impacting on Master Builders and our members", said Perkins.
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