The Victorian opposition has lost another senior staffer just three months out from the state election.
Lee Anderson has quit his role as the Liberal Party’s director of media, effective immediately, just a week after Matthew Guy’s former chief of staff, Mitch Catlin, was forced to stand down.
Catlin’s resignation came after it was revealed he asked billionaire Liberal donor Jonathan Munz to pay more than $100,000 to his private marketing business, in addition to his taxpayer-funded salary.
The contract, which was never executed, would have required the donor to pay $8333 a month to Catlin’s company, Catchy Media Marketing and Management, for contracting services described as “supporting business interests”.
Alex Woff will replace Anderson as director of media, and Anja Wolff will be promoted to deputy director of communications.
The opposition’s five-person media team lost Nationals media adviser Emma Manser less than a fortnight ago.
When asked about Anderson’s departure, opposition health spokeswoman Georgie Crozier said the Coalition was in “full campaign mode”.
“Lee was awesome,” she said.