CCAA appoints Michael Kilgariff as Chief Executive Officer

by | Apr 26, 2024

Mr George Agriogiannis, Chair of Cement Concrete & Aggregates Australia (CCAA), has announced the appointment of Michael Kilgariff as the new Chief Executive Officer of CCAA, commencing on Monday 6 May.

Michael Kalgariff

CCAA is the peak body for the heavy construction materials industry in the country, with members operating cement manufacturing and distribution facilities, concrete batching plants, hard rock quarries, and sand and gravel extraction operations throughout Australia.

The industry as a whole generates approximately $15 Billion in annual revenues and employs 30,000 Australians directly and a further 80,000 indirectly. An efficient and sustainable supply chain of heavy construction materials underpins the development of Australia’s infrastructure and building industry and is a significant contributor to the economic and social fabric of the nation.

“Michael Kilgariff’s appointment comes at a critical time for CCAA as it goes through a process of renewal and transformation,” said George Agriogiannis, Chair of Cement Concrete & Aggregates Australia.

“The infrastructure industry is undergoing a pivot from transport to energy and social infrastructure, while the building industry is also facing a number of economic and social challenges, including an acute housing shortage. All these sectors require an efficient and sustainable supply chain of heavy construction materials.”

“Michael Kilgariff comes to CCAA with over 20 years industry association experience across infrastructure, transport, logistics, and energy, including as Chief Executive Officer of Roads Australia and the Australian Logistics Council. He has a highly developed knowledge of both policy development and advocacy at the federal and state level and broad recognition as an industry leader and key influencer,” Mr Agriogiannis said.

Mr Agriogiannis said that a key strength Mr Kilgariff brings is in stakeholder management, combined with extensive experience in building strong working relationships between industry and government.

“The Board and I particularly want to thank Jason Kuchel who has done an outstanding job as Interim Chief Executive Officer while the recruitment process has been underway. His focus on delivering key board objectives and getting on with the job of rebuilding CCAA has been highly regarded.”

“The Board and members of CCAA join with me in congratulating Michael Kilgariff on his appointment and we look forward to working with him and his team on many of the challenges facing the industry,” M Agriogiannis said.

Mr Kilgariff said he was looking forward to working with CCAA, recognising the contributions the body has already made to the industry.

“I thank the CCAA Board for their confidence and I am looking forward to working with the CCAA Board, members and team, as well as industry and government stakeholders, to build on the great work already done by CCAA to ensure this industry is sustainable and recognised for its significant economic and social contribution,” Mr Kilgariff said.