The conga line of departures at the state’s embattled building industry watchdog has continued with the impending early exit of the chief executive.
CITY BEAT Anthony Marx July 26, 2021 - 3:41PM The Australian Business Network
Another one bites the dust.
The conga line of departures at the state’s embattled building industry watchdog has continued with the impending early exit of chief executive Brett Bassett (illustrated).
Queensland Building and Construction Commission chairman Dick Williams alerted his troops via email on Friday that “by mutual agreement’’ Bassett would leave on September 3.
That’s a full eight months before his contract expires in May next year but the news didn’t come as a complete surprise.
Bassett, a former ASIC operative who first came aboard in mid-2016, had previously flagged his intention not to seek reappointment to another three-year term.
QBCC chief executive Brett Bassett.
It’s understood that he and Williams had clashed repeatedly and the pair were even spotted recently in a very heated exchange within earshot of visitors at the QBCC headquarters in the West End.
Despite the acrimony, Williams said Bassett had “done an admirable job in what were at times very trying circumstances’’.
SubbiesUnited comment below;
Had to laugh at the Williams choice of word "admirable". Why not "fantastic", "brilliant", "incredible", "exceeded all expectations", or perhaps "worth more money", instead he is leaving us with very average "admirable".....
"So long farewell, auf wiedersehen good-bye, So long...farewell...auf wiedersehen goodbye...