Victoria's North Central Catchment Management Authority's (CMA) has a new chief executive.

Brad Drust has officially replaced Damian Wells as CEO of the water authority, saying there will now be a period of consolidation while he gets a sense of the role.

Mr Wells resigned earlier this year to take up a job at Victoria's Environment Protection Authority.

CMA has recently seen the successful conclusion of a large-scale environmental water project at Gunbower, and is at the starting phase of several flood studies across central Victoria.

Mr Drust says he wants current work to continue smoothly.

“We've got lots of great ideas articulated in our Regional Catchment Strategy and Waterway Management Strategy and we're looking forward to getting stuck into some larger scale projects into the future but at this point I think it's just about continuing on with the great work the organisation's been doing,” he said.