Dear ACA members

It is with great pleasure that I announce the appointment of Mr Richard Reilly to the position of Chief Executive Officer of the ACA, based in the Melbourne HQ, effective 3 April 2018.

Richard brings executive experience to the newly created position of ACA CEO, having been the chief executive of the Federation of Automotive Products Manufacturers for over six years. He also spent nine years at professional services firm Deloitte in the Global Investment and Innovation Incentive group, delivering tax services to clients.

Richard is very experienced working with stakeholders in a membership based organisation, providing advocacy and liaising with key industry and government bodies.
His professional background and experience are an excellent fit for the ACA. Richard will be responsible for delivering key outcomes contained in the ACA’s strategic plan and I am sure you will enjoy working with him to further the interests of companies and individuals in the Australasian corrosion mitigation sector and related industries

Richard is passionate about delivering value to members and is well qualified to lead our organisation, with Bachelor Degrees in Arts and Commerce from the University of Melbourne and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne. He is also a graduate of the Company Directors’ course from the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Richard has two children, lives in Kensington and follows the Footy – AFL.

I look forward to introducing Richard to you at the earliest opportunity.

Dean Wall



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