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CEO, Board and Organisational Structure – Cladding Safety Victoria

Find out about our organisational structure and the expertise and experience of our Chief Executive and Board.

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

  • 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. These roles are performed on a part time basis.

    Rod is also the Independent Director of the Lendlease Retirement Living (LLRL) Joint Operating Committee and is a member of the NSW Housing Strategy 2041 Expert Panel.

    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. Rod was also formerly the Director of Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust, listed on the Singaporean stock exchange.

    He has more than 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 a senior executive focused on sustainability, ethics, and environmental social and corporate governance.

    Sarah leads the highly-regarded Mirvac sustainability strategy, This Changes Everything, and is also a Board Member of Homes Victoria. She has experience across multiple sectors and industries, including the built environment, 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 Leaderships 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.

    In 2021, Monash University appointed Genevieve the Distinguished Alumna, Faculty of Law.

    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 is the Chief Executive of the Australian Government Infrastructure and Commercial Advisory Office (ICA).

    David's extensive government experience includes seven 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.

    In his current role David leads a team of specialist commercial advisers within the Australian Government. 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.

    David is also on the Board of the ACT Government’s Suburban Land Agency.

  • Dan O'Brien
    Chief Executive

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

    Dan was previously the 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.

  • Cladding Safety Victoria has 5 main work areas:

    • Program Delivery
    • Operations
    • Legal, Commercial and Procurement
    • Stakeholder Engagement
    • Communications

    Program Delivery

    Our Program Delivery team is responsible for:

    • Residential Cladding Rectification Program Delivery
    • Government Building Cladding Rectification Program Delivery

    The team is led by Executive Director Ashley Hunt and Director Nathan Matthews.

    Ashley Hunt – Executive Director Program Delivery

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    Bringing extensive and senior experience from both government and private sectors, Ashley Hunt is the Executive Director Program Delivery.

    Prior to this, Ashley has led several high value, high-risk programs across government including being:

    • Director of Infringement Management & Enforcement Services Reform Program at the Department of Justice and Community Safety
    • Director of Energy Emergency Management at the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
    • Director of the Powerline Bushfire Safety Program, which was undertaken in response to the Black Saturday Bushfires Royal Commission.

    Nathan Matthews – Director Cladding Rectification

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    With a background in engineering and a strong record in delivering large safety projects for government, Nathan Matthews is the Director of Cladding Rectification.

    Operations

    Operations is responsible for the following functions:

    • Finance and Accounting
    • People and Capability
    • IT Services
    • Program and Corporate Strategy and Governance
    • Policy and Coordination

    Our Operations team is led by Chief Operating Officer Jodee Cook.

    Jodee Cook – Chief Operating Officer

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    Bringing extensive senior management and government experience to the role, Jodee Cook is the Chief Operating Officer for Cladding Safety Victoria.

    Previously, Jodee worked as the Director of Commercial and Corporate Services at the Department of Treasury and Finance.

    Jodee previously held senior positions in strategic operations, knowledge management and policy within the Victorian Government.

    Our Legal, Commercial and Procurement team is responsible for the following functions:

    • Legal Services
    • Commercial Services
    • Procurement and Contracts

    Our Legal, Commercial and Procurement team is led by Director Luke Exell.

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    Stakeholder Engagement and Communications

    Our Stakeholder Engagement and Communications team is responsible for the following functions:

    • Stakeholder Engagement
    • Communications
    • Media Liaison

    Our Stakeholder Engagement and Communications team is led by Director John Kent.

    John Kent – Director Stakeholder Engagement and Communications

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    With an extensive background in strategic communications, media management, corporate affairs and marketing, John brings a wealth of experience to the role.

    John has experience at senior management level extending across Australasia, the UK and the Middle East in business consulting, politics, government, journalism, major events, education and professional sports.

    John’s previous roles include Head of Communications and Corporate Affairs at Football Federation Australia, and Director of Communications for the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

Reviewed 19 September 2022

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