After an extensive national search Rebecca Pickering, previously Director Apprenticeships at Civil Contractors Federation in SA (CCF (SA)), has been appointed its new Chief Executive Officer.
Pickering will lead the CCF’s South Australian Branch of over 500 company members, who employ around 40,000 South Australians.
She has extensive experience in the construction sector and across industry association work. Pickering held a position at the Master Builders Association before moving to the CCF for the Director Apprenticeships role more recently.
The President of the CCF (SA), Paul Davison, said the CCF (SA) Board had every confidence that under Rebecca’s leadership, the Federation will continue to strongly represent the interests of the State’s civil contractors and deliver services of benefit to its membership.
“Pleasingly, we had a large field of high-quality applicants, but Ms Pickering was the stand-out candidate who was able to set out a very clear pathway forward,” Davison said.
“We are confident that under her leadership, the CCF (SA) will maintain our position as the peak body representing civil contractors.”
Davidson said given Rebecca’s unique skills set and experience, we will see our very significant training operation, Civil Train, and our interest in Apprentices through our Group Training Organisation, continue to grow and develop.
“Over the years, the CCF (SA) has achieved many successes. Appointing a woman to be the CCF (SA) CEO sends a valuable message to our industry about the contribution women can make at all levels of SA’s civil construction industry.”