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Kilgariff takes on top job at CCAA

Michael Kilgariff has been revealed as the new chief executive of Cement Concrete & Aggregates Australia.  

Kilgariff comes to CCAA after a long career in administration, including stints as chief executive of Roads Australia and the Australian Logistics Council. He takes over from Jason Kuchel, who has served as interim chief executive during the recruitment process.  

“Michael Kilgariff’s appointment comes at a critical time for CCAA as it goes through a process of renewal and transformation,” CCAA chair George Agriogiannis said.  

“The infrastructure industry is undergoing a pivot from transport to energy and social infrastructure, while the building industry is also facing a number of economic and social challenges, including an acute housing shortage.  

“All these sectors require an efficient and sustainable supply chain of heavy construction materials.”  

The CCAA board thanked Kuchel for his service as interim chief executive during the past few months.  

The association has been engaged in the nation’s fire ant eradication response and advocated for the sector during the recent Tasmanian election under his leadership. 

Agriogiannis said Kilgariff’s skillset stood out to the CCAA as it looks to continue delivering on key objectives.  

“He has a highly developed knowledge of both policy development and advocacy at the federal and state level, and broad recognition as an industry leader and key influencer,” he said.  

“A key strength is in stakeholder management combined with extensive experience in building strong working relationships between industry and government.”  

CCAA members operate cement manufacturing and distribution facilities, concrete batching plants, hard rock quarries, and sand and gravel extraction operations throughout Australia. According to the CCAA, The industry generates approximately $15 billion in annual revenues and employs 30,000 Australians directly and a further 80,000 indirectly.

Kilgariff said he was excited to take on the leadership role in the aggregates sector.  

“I thank the CCAA Board for their confidence and I am looking forward to working with the CCAA Board, members and team, as well as industry and government stakeholders, to build on the great work already done by CCAA to ensure this industry is sustainable and recognised for its significant economic and social contribution,” he said. 

Kilgariff will start the role on May 6.

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