matthew pollock appointed as master builders wa ceo january 2024
Matthew Pollock was previously the chief economist for Master Builders Australia, and formerly the CEO of Master Builders Tasmania. Image: Supplied.
  • John Gelavis stepped down in August this year.
  • Pollock was previously CEO of Master Builders Tasmania.
  • He was also the chief economist of Master Builders Australia prior to the CEO role.

Master Builders Association of WA (MBAWA) has appointed Matthew Pollock as the new chief executive officer, taking over from John Gelavis, who stepped down in August this year.

Pollock has previously held multiple roles with Master Builders, including CEO of Master Builders Tasmania, and two years as chief economist for Master Builders Australia.

With the assistance of executive recruitment company, Derwent, a number of high calibre applicants were interviewed.

“It was critical that we conducted an extensive and rigorous recruitment process to identify the best candidate to fill this important role and we are very pleased with the outcome,” said MBAWA president, Michael Van Dongen.

“As MBAWA celebrates 125 years of service to its members this year, we are conscious of the need to be looking forward, through appropriate strategy review and renewal, particularly as we emerge from the significant challenges of the past five years”.

Van Dongen added that the organisation is currently defining its new strategic plan, ensuring that MBAWA continues to best represent the interests of its members and support the future of the industry.

“With a proven track record of implementing significant strategic change over the past five years with MBA Tasmania, and his strong alignment with Master Builders culture and purpose, Matthew is well placed to successfully take MBAWA through this next chapter.”

Michael Van Dongen, MBAWA

“We look forward to Matthew’s commencement and are excited to be able to formally announce this appointment,” added Van Dongen.

Pollock will take the reins in January 2024, with Megan Brown continuing her role as interim CEO in the meantime.



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