VicRoads has appointed Geelong businessman and former Melbourne City Council CEO Michael Malouf as its new Chief Executive.
Mr. Malouf has more than a decade of experience in local council, including as CEO of Wyndham City Council and City of Greater Geelong.
He has previously also worked as Managing Director of Barwon Water, Director of Southern West Water and runs a management services company.
Mr. Malouf said he was looking forward to his new appointment at VicRoads.
“Customers and community come first, and I believe VicRoads is focused on getting it right for the people who interact with them every day – whether it be through registration and licencing or as part of their daily commute,” Mr. Malouf said in a VicRoads news item.
“No one likes getting stuck in traffic, and I’m excited to be here as VicRoads moves forward to create a smarter, safer and more reliable road network. As the population continues to grow, we have to look at new ways to keep people connected, and that’s what we’ll be doing.”
Mr. Malouf said in the statement he sees the complexity of managing such a vast network of roads and assets as a challenge, and says he’s passionate about roads and road safety.
“I’ve spent many years working alongside VicRoads as a civil engineer. I understand where VicRoads has come from and the challenges the organisation has faced,” Mr Malouf said.
“I’m joining VicRoads at an exciting time. With the recent investment in maintenance we can improve many vital roads, making them safer for the people who drive them every day.”
Mr. Malouf begins his role on 30 July.