Geelong businessman and former Melbourne City Council and Carlton AFL CEO Michael Malouf has joined VicRoads as its Chief Executive.
Mr Malouf leads VicRoads as it embarks on the biggest maintenance and road management campaign in the organisation’s history.
More than a decade of experience in local council, including as the CEO of Wyndham City Council and City of Greater Geelong has given Mr Malouf an insight into how important roads are to local communities, transport and the economy.
The Kardinia Park Stadium Trust member and former Carlton Football Club boss is looking forward to managing a new team, spread throughout Victoria.
“Customers and community come first, and I believe VicRoads is focused on getting it right for the people who interact with them every day – whether it be through registration and licencing or as part of their daily commute.
“No one likes getting stuck in traffic, and I’m excited to be here as VicRoads moves forward to create a smarter, safer and more reliable road network. As the population continues to grow, we have to look at new ways to keep people connected, and that’s what we’ll be doing.”
Mr Malouf sees the complexity of managing such a vast network of roads and assets as a challenge, and says he’s passionate about roads and road safety.
“I’ve spent many years working alongside VicRoads as a civil engineer. I understand where VicRoads has come from and the challenges the organisation has faced,” Mr Malouf said.
“I’m joining VicRoads at an exciting time. With the recent investment in maintenance we can improve many vital roads, making them safer for the people who drive them every day."
Mr Malouf brings with him a wealth of experience from a range of industries. He has previously worked as the Managing Director of Barwon Water, Director of Southern West Water and runs a successful management services company.
Mr Malouf started at VicRoads on 30 July.