Alan Marshall, CICA’s chief executive officer, said: "Jeff’s contribution, strength and leadership to progress CraneSafe and CICA over many years may never be fully appreciated. Jeff’s departure will leave a significant gap in our organisation as he is irreplaceable. Jeff has voluntarily chosen this time to step down from the board and, along with the board, should take great comfort that CICA has put in place a strong succession plan with Brandon Hitch as the general manager of CraneSafe,"

Brundell has been invited to attend the CICA 2013 Conference in Hobart, so that members can further recognise the significant role he played.