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New CEO For Development Victoria

05 February 2019

The Andrews Labor Government today announced the appointment of Angela Skandarajah as the new Chief Executive Officer of Development Victoria.

Development Victoria is an important partner in the Labor 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.

Among the 45 projects Development Victoria is currently working on are the redevelopment of Melbourne Park, the Melbourne Arts Precinct and State Library Victoria, the development of the new GovHub in Ballarat, precinct renewal 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.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Priority Precincts Gavin Jennings

"I congratulate Angela Skandarajah on her appointment as Development Victoria’s Chief Executive Officer.”

“Ms Skandarajah’s record as Development Victoria’s acting Chief Executive demonstrates she has the experience and skills to deliver projects of state significance on behalf of the Government.”

Quote attributable to Development Victoria Chairperson James MacKenzie

“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.”

Quote attributable to Development Victoria Chief Executive Officer Angela Skandarajah

“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.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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