Master Builders Australia’s longstanding chief, Wilhelm Harnisch, has announced his resignation on Wednesday, after 15 years in the top job.
Harnisch who has been with Master Builders for last 26 years left the job voluntarily as he felt that it was time to move on to other endeavours.
Harnish has had an illustrious career with Association since he first started as their chief economist in 1991 before being promoted to deputy chief executive officer in 1996 and finally landing the CEO role in 2002.
“It has been a privilege to lead the most influential lobby group that represents the whole spectrum of the building and construction industry,” Harnisch said.
Harnisch has been one of Australia’s leading advocates for the building and construction industry, as well as one of its preeminent economists.
Dan Perkins, National President of Master Builders Australia, thanked Harnisch for tirelessly representing the interests of Master Builders’ employer members with distinction and wished him well in his future endeavours.
“Under his leadership, Master Builders Australia has become a highly influential and effective voice in promoting the building and construction sector for its 32,000 members. His hallmark as CEO has been his passion for the industry, his bipartisan approach and highly disciplined evidence-based advocacy,” Perkins said.