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CEO and Board - Cladding Safety Victoria

Find out about the expertise and experience of Cladding Safety Victoria's Chief Executive and Board.

Cladding Safety Victoria's Board is governed by requirements set out in the Cladding Safety Victoria Act 2020.

  • Rodney Fehring
    Chairperson

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    Rod Fehring is Chairman of 3 Frasers Property Limited (FPL) business units in Australia, the UK and Europe and is Director of Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust, listed on the Singaporean stock exchange.  

    These roles are performed on a part time basis.  

    Prior to this appointment, Rod was Chief Executive Officer of Frasers Property Australia, which develops, builds, owns and manages residential, commercial, industrial and retail property assets in Australia and New Zealand.   

    He has 37 years of experience in the property and development industry primarily involved in large-scale urban development, mixed-use and urban renewal schemes. 

    Sarah Clarke
    Deputy Chairperson

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    Sarah Clarke is an executive leading pre-financial risk management focused on ethics, environmental social and corporate governance, and stakeholder engagement.  

    Sarah leads the Mirvac sustainability strategy, This Changes Everything, and is also the Deputy Chair of Sustainability Victoria. She has experience across multiple sectors and industries, including property, oil and gas, public transport, and social policy.   

    Sarah received a Master of Arts (Professional & Applied Ethics) from the University of Melbourne, is a graduate of the McKinsey & Co Executive Leadership program, the Prince of Wales Business & Sustainability Leadership program from the University of Cambridge, and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons, English) from James Cook University. 

    Genevieve Overell 
    Board member 

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    Genevieve’s executive career spans more than 25 years in leadership roles with leading consulting and professional services firms, Victorian Government and most recently, Deutsche Bank Australia. Deploying her technical expertise, transaction experience and advisory skills, Genevieve, an experienced Chair, has served on Boards across financial services, healthcare, professional services, infrastructure projects, cross-border trade and investment, professional associations, the arts, property development industry, non-profit charitable organisations and Government business enterprises and authorities.  

    Genevieve collaboratively fosters innovation, fiscal discipline and risk recognition to optimise project delivery. Committed to diversity and inclusion, Genevieve has mentored and sponsored emerging leaders throughout her career. A lifelong love of the arts culminated in Genevieve’s appointment as Chair of Victorian Opera in 2018. A Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Institute of Public Administration of Australia, Genevieve retains a keen interest in public policy and the urban environment. In the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours, in recognition of her contributions to a range of organisations, Genevieve was made a Member of the Order of Australia. 

    Jo Pugsley
    Board member 

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    With more than 25 years legal experience, Jo is a senior partner in the Clayton Utz Melbourne construction and major projects team. 

    Jo's expertise lies in working in the built environment. She is a subject matter expert on the full suite of construction contract models. She has sat at the negotiating table with many players in the construction industry over the years. She is known for her ability to develop innovative delivery models to solve the most complex project issues and manage risk appropriately. 

    As part of her practice, she has established herself as the go-to person for state government departments and agencies across Australia for end-to-end asset delivery for social infrastructure including social housing, prisons and hospitals. Her passion for this sector is driven by a strong sense of community justice. 

    Roger Teale
    Board member 

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    Roger Teale is the Managing Director of Lautaret, a specialist consulting firm based in Melbourne. Lautaret provides strategic advice to the property, construction, government and industry sectors. Key clients include government, industry, property, construction and infrastructure companies.  

    Roger Teale has more than 25 years of senior executive leadership and management experience in the property and construction industry in Australia.  

    Roger has extensive experience in managing client and stakeholder relationships in both public and private sectors collaborating with government stakeholders on large scale development and infrastructure projects within Victoria across State and Local Governments.   

    He has a proven ability to foster and manage complex commercial relationships with diverse stakeholders across government and industry and has demonstrated experience working with key industry stakeholders to develop collaborative partnerships. 

    David Webster
    Board member

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    David Webster has extensive government experience, including 7 years as Deputy Secretary Commercial and 6 months as Acting Secretary of Victoria’s Department of Treasury and Finance. He was also Global head of RBS infrastructure advisory in London for 5 years, in addition to a number of senior roles in financial institutions.  

    As Deputy Secretary, Commercial Division he was line manager of high performing commercial teams including Partnerships Victoria, Shareholder Advisory Services, privatisations, and infrastructure.  

    His work has included high-level negotiations in complex transactions, such as the Port of Melbourne lease. He offered lead Treasury oversight of financial assets and liabilities, asset recycling and privatisations, market led proposals, public private partnerships and infrastructure deals during his time at DTF. 

  • Dan O'Brien
    Chief Executive

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    Dan O’Brien has extensive experience across the public and private sector. 

    Most recently he was Chief Executive of Incolink – delivering services to Victoria’s building and construction industry. 

    He has also held key executive roles at the National Australia Bank and Medibank Private, and senior roles in both the Victorian and Federal governments – including Chief Executive of Regional Development Victoria and Deputy Secretary of the Department of Regional Development, Arts and Sports (Federal). 

    Dan was previously the Chief of Staff to former Victorian Premier John Brumby. 

    Dan is currently a Director on the board of VicTrack. 

Reviewed 07 May 2021

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