Nicholas Proud has been appointed as National CEO of the Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) and will commence in the CCF Canberra Office early in the New Year.

Mr Proud brings to the role 20 years of diverse experience in policy, advocacy and finance within peak bodies and industry associations.

CCF National President Mick Boyle said: “There has never been a more important time in Australia for civil contractors and the Civil Contractors Federation. With that in mind we undertook an extensive recruitment process for this important role and Nicholas was the standout candidate. The National Board and I are really looking forward to working with Nicholas who has a wealth of experience and an impressive track record of strong leadership and effective advocacy in similar roles.”

Mr Proud said: “I have really enjoyed my last 8 years as CEO with PowerHousing Australia, effectively advocating for housing affordability and building great communities. This next dynamic role is focussed on national infrastructure delivery across the transport, water, and energy sectors all of which are so important for communities and affordable housing. I am looking forward to my National CEO role at the Civil Contractors Federation and building on all the great work my State and Territory colleagues are doing around the country to work with government and advocate for our members at a federal level here in Canberra.”

Mr Proud will commence his new role on Monday 29 January 2024.