The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has appointed a new Chief Executive following an extensive selection process.
Andrew Fullgrabe, a senior executive with extensive experience in defence, training and the housing industry, was selected for the role.
His most recent experience spans military roles with the Australian Defence Force and a range of industry roles across the defence research and development sector.
Fullgrabe previous role was Director of the Defence Innovation Partnership.
He was involved in the creation of the CITB more than 25 years ago and established the Housing Industry Training Scheme.
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Presiding member Maree Wauchope said Andrew was chosen after a competitive and extensive selection process.
“In addition to his impressive career in defence, Andrew has a strong training background and he has worked closely with governments,” she said.
“I’m looking forward to working with Andrew and his appointment marks an important new chapter for the CITB.”
Fullgrabe will commence work in early 2021 and says he is looking forward to supporting the new and invigorated CITB Board.
“I am very much looking forward to working with Board members and our partners to address the pressing skill shortages the construction industry faces,” he said.
“Priorities will be to meet with industry stakeholders and begin developing a new and focused agenda for 2021 to support the construction industry through these challenging times.”
The Construction Industry Training Fund levy is a statutory training levy established under the Construction Training Industry Fund Act 1993.
The revenue generated from the levy is returned to the construction industry’s training providers, employers and workers through a range grants, subsidies and initiatives.
The grants and subsidies make skills training more affordable and accessible, and help South Australia’s construction industry meet its demand for skilled workers.