The Australasian Corrosion Association (ACA) has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer.

Based in Melbourne, Richard Reilly brings executive experience to the role, 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. 

“Corrosion is an enormous cost to the national economy. I’m looking forward to working with members to help address this challenge and ensure that the association continues to meet the needs of its members and of the industry through training, membership, communication and governance,” Mr Reilly said.

Mr Reilly 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.

Dean Wall, ACA‘s Chairman, said, “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.”

Mr Reilly is passionate about delivering value to members and is well qualified to lead the 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.

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