Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011
Stephen Griffiths, NSW President of the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA), today announced that NECA NSW and ACT chief executive, Lindsay Le Compte, has tendered his resignation from the organisation after more than four and a half years in the top position. He will leave the organisation on 30 November 2011.

The Executive Committee of NECA understands and respects Lindsay's decision, and he departs with the Executive Committee's best wishes on behalf of the Association's members and staff.

Mr Griffiths said that, as chief executive, Lindsay Le Compte has been a catalyst for change and development within NECA in NSW and the ACT as well as at the national level, and has been instrumental in the establishment of the following new business activities:

  • NECA Training Ltd — NECAs new registered training organisation that is about to commence the delivery of a wide range of training for the electrotechnology industry from new premises at King's Park

  • NECA Legal Pty Ltd — NECAs new specialist law firm that is rapidly earning a reputation for providing high quality advice and assistance to the industry

  • NECA Safe Online — NECAs new workplace health and safety business that has now commenced the delivery of a suite of online safety management systems and accreditation processes coupled with training and operational support for industry operators and their staff

In addition, Lindsay has played a crucial role in representing the interests of NECA and the wider industry in relation to a large number of government reviews and enquiries arguing persuasively for sensible and long term change to legislation and administrative processes.

Mr Griffiths went on to say that NECA is also very appreciative of the role that Lindsay has played in the development of the ACT Chapter, including the establishment of its premises in Fyshwick, and in relation to the establishment of the new Queensland Chapter operations in Brisbane.

At the national level, Lindsay led the development of NECAs Environmental Sustainability Advisory Group and contributed significantly to the development of a number of new policies and systems on behalf of NECAs National Council.

Mr Le Compte said that he had greatly valued the opportunity to lead NECA in NSW and the ACT, and to represent the interests of its members across a wide field.

“I will leave the organisation with some regret, but at the same time knowing that it is pointed in the right direction and with the capacity to grow and prosper further", he said.

"In these tough economic times, a strong and vibrant industry association is what is needed to provide business, technical, training and operational support to contractors and their employees and NECA fulfils that role as Australia's leading electrotechnology contracting industry association", he said.

Mr Griffiths said that Mr Barry Dawson, NECAs Deputy Chief Executive will act in Mr Le Compte's position pending finalisation of recruitment action.

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