The President of the Master Builders Association of Victoria , Greg Zuccala has announced the resignation of Executive Director Brian Welch.

According to Mr Zuccala, Brian Welch has led Master Builders in Victoria for 19 years, and has been a passionate voice and fervent advocate for the state’s building and construction industry. During his stint at Master Builders Association of Victoria, he not only transformed the organisation but also helped it rise to be the preeminent representative of the building and construction sector, with a record membership and solid financial strength.

He added that Brian would remain onboard until August to provide a smooth transition to his successor and ensure the organisation was best placed to meet the ongoing needs of members without disruption.

Mr Zuccala stated that Master Builders’ Deputy Executive Director, Radley de Silva, would take over Mr Welch’s role in August 2013, which will be then known as Chief Executive Officer.

Mr Zuccala said that Radley de Silva has been the Deputy Executive Director for 12 years, and has previously held senior management positions both in Australia and abroad across the finance, travel and insurance industries as well as trade associations.