ICN Vic welcomes new Executive Director
ICN Victoria’s new Executive Director, Grant Anderson, brings more than 40 years’ experience in the design and manufacturing sectors to his role.
In welcoming Grant to the organisation, ICN Limited Executive Director Derek Lark said the new ICN Victoria boss would be an asset to the network.
‘With this appointment, ICN Victoria is well placed to continue to ensure businesses across the state have the support they need to succeed and thrive,’ Derek said.
‘His appointment came at the same time as the Victoria Government’s local jobs policy became law, putting local suppliers first. We are strong supporters of policies such as this across the country and will continue to work to maximise opportunities for local business.’
Victorian Minister for Industry and Employment, The Hon Ben Carroll, said he was looking forward to working with Grant to make sure business growth continued.
‘The Industry Capability Network plays an important role making sure businesses across Victoria have an opportunity to share in the State Government’s record $56 billion infrastructure pipeline,’ he said.
‘We’re leading the nation with our local content laws – which ensures the products, like steel and concrete, used on our major projects are local and apprentices, trainees and engineering cadets do at least 10 per cent of the work. These laws are the strongest in the country – benefitting local businesses and local workers.’
Grant, who was previously CEO of Victorian manufacturing company ANCA Group, has senior-level experience across manufacturing, environmental services and logistics sectors for both publicly listed and private companies.
‘I am excited by the opportunity to use my experience to contribute to ICN’s long history of helping to increase the number of home-grown companies working on projects and other procurement options in Victoria,’ Grant said.
‘I understand the complexities and challenges large and small companies face in a changing landscape and am excited by the opportunity to use my experience to contribute to ICN’s long history of helping to increase the number of home-grown companies working on projects and other procurement options in Victoria.’