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FOLLOWING an extensive nation-wide search by the Suburban Land Agency board, John Dietz has been appointed its new CEO.Minister for Housing and Suburban Development Yvette Berry says Mr Dietz brings significant management and leadership experience to this integral role, and joins the Suburban Land Agency from Defence Housing Australia, where he has been General Manager since 2011.
“It is essential that as we shape our city and suburbs for the future, we are doing this work with a people-focused perspective, founded on the principles of good design and place-making, and delivered to stand the test of time for the city as a whole,” Ms Berry says.
“I am confident that John’s strong focus on community engagement and robust governance practices, together with his commitment to build an organisation based on good culture, transparency and participation will ensure we can deliver great outcomes for our community.”
Chair of the Suburban Land Agency John Fitzgerald says he has no doubt that John will ably lead the Suburban Land Agency to deliver the ACT government’s suburban development program, including urban renewal in established town centres and suburbs and land release for residential, commercial, industrial, mixed use and community purposes.
“I would like to acknowledge John’s strong leadership capability, and his demonstrated experience in delivering complex projects in the housing and development space,” he says.
“I look forward to working closely with John to deliver the goals that have been set for the organisation all while operating effectively and in a way that is socially and environmentally sustainable, manages risk and delivers value for money.”