The Victorian Government has announced that Angela Skandarajah has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Development Victoria.
Development Victoria is an important 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 is set to bring a wealth of leadership and governance experience to the role, recently holding the title of Development Victoria’s acting Chief Executive and General Counsel and has been a long-term contributor to the Property Council of Australia and Law Council of Australia committees.
In a career spanning over two decades in the legal profession and property development industry, Ms Skandarajah has been a partner and the national head of Minter Ellison’s National Real Estate, Environment and Planning team and has acted for both public and private sector clients in high-profile property and infrastructure projects.
Ms Skandarajah thanked the Board for appointing her 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,” said Ms Skandarajah.
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.
Development Victoria’s Chairperson, James MacKenzie, added: “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”.