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Change of Leadership at HIA

Media release

Change of Leadership at HIA

Media release
HIA today formally announced the retirement of its Managing Director, Graham Wolfe, and warmly welcomed the appointment of his replacement, Jocelyn Martin.

The Housing Industry Association today formally announced the retirement of its Managing Director, Graham Wolfe, and warmly welcomed the appointment of his replacement, Jocelyn Martin.

 After 26 years with HIA, Mr Wolfe will retire on 28 August 2023.

“During my 26 years with HIA, I have enjoyed a range of roles as National Technical Director, Executive Director in Queensland, NSW and Victoria, Deputy Managing Director, and for the past five years, as Managing Director,” said Mr Wolfe. “Every role has brought me closer to the incredible people who work in this industry and the dedicated individuals who plan, design, build and renovate the homes that house Australians, their families, their dreams and their futures”.

“It’s been an unbelievable journey and a great privilege to represent and support this industry – an industry that I have a tremendous passion for.  Always will,” said Mr Wolfe.

Debbie Johnson, National President of the Housing Industry Association commended Mr Wolfe’s dedication and achievements, saying “The housing industry has benefited enormously through Graham’s tenure as HIA’s Managing Director, and throughout the extensive time he has given our industry.  Graham is very well known, respected and admired by our members, our people and his colleagues across the nation.”

“On behalf of the Board and HIA broadly, we take this opportunity to thank him and wish him the very best in retirement.”

“Looking ahead, our new Managing Director, Jocelyn Martin, brings her own brand of wisdom, strength and enthusiasm to the role,“ added Mrs Johnson.

Having joined HIA in 2014, Mrs Martin has held a number of roles, including Chief Executive – Operations and more recently as Deputy Managing Director – Policy and Industry.

“What attracted me to HIA was its strong sense of advocacy,” said Mrs Martin. “In an environment where housing supply is such a critical issue, the work that HIA undertakes on behalf of members is extremely important.”

“Our members do amazing work and often deliver against the odds. I am looking forward to working to support and help members and also recognise excellence in the industry,” said Mrs Martin.

“HIA is in very good hands,“ concluded Mrs Johnson.

For more information please contact:

Joe Shanahan

Manager, Communications & Media
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