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Media Release: TasBuild appoints new Chairman

Media Release: Embargoed until 9 September 2012



Issued by Mr. Chris Atkins the Chief Executive Officer of TasBuild Limited.


Mr. Rod Scurrah has been appointed to replace Lin Thorp as the Independent Chairman of the TasBuild Limited Board. TasBuild Limited is responsible for the administration of the portable long service scheme for construction industry workers and manages assets worth in excess of $70 million, covers over 18,500 employees and 2,700 employers.

Mr. Christopher Atkins the Chief Executive Officer of TasBuild Limited said “We are delighted to be able to appoint such a high calibre person as Mr. Scurrah to the Board. Rod’s breadth and depth of skills, qualifications and extensive experience  in the areas of corporate governance, investment and business management make him an ideal and first class person to replace the outgoing Chairman, Lin Thorp.”

Mr. Scurrah is a well known in business circles within Tasmania; he has previously held the positions or Chairman of the Tasmanian Catholic Education Commission, the Board of the Guilford Young College and the Asia Pacific Life Insurance Council. He has also held the Office of National President of the Association of Financial Advisers.

He is also a Certified Financial Planner, a Fellow of the Financial Planning Association and a Life Member of the Association of Financial Advisers. Rod also holds a Graduate Diploma of the Institute of Company Directors.

Mr. Scurrah has a significant business background as a shareholder and Principal Consultant in a major financial advice centre In Hobart. During his career he has held the positions of CEO and Company Director, is a published writer for financial magazines and has extensive experience as a public speaker whilst providing assistance to a number of community groups as a volunteer.

In accepting the appointment Mr. Scurrah said “I am excited by the challenge the position of Chairman of the TasBuild Board presents. They have a large investment portfolio which will need careful management and guidance in uncertain financial and economic times to preserve an extremely valuable employee benefit and minimizing its cost to employers.”


Contact:  Rod Scurrah         Phone Mobile 0417 350 566.

                Chris Atkins          Phone Mobile 0458 891 839.