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Aurecon appoints new CEO

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Media release

14 August 2014

Aurecon appoints new CEO

Global engineering and technical services company Aurecon today announced the appointment of Giam Swiegers as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective 1 February 2015. He will be based in the company’s Sydney office.

Aurecon Chairman, Teddy Daka, said, “After an extensive global search for a new CEO, we are delighted that Giam will be joining Aurecon. He has an outstanding track record as a CEO and is a great cultural fit for us as a business. His South African background and experience in the US and Australia tie well with our large footprint in both Australia and Africa. His track-record in building a great culture and an agile, growing business are a great strategic fit for us as an expanding global business.”

Giam leaves his current role as Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte Australia after a highly successful 12 years in the role.

Giam began his career as an auditor with Deloitte in South Africa, and subsequently worked for Deloitte in the USA before returning to become Managing Partner of its Tshwane (Pretoria) office. He moved to Australia in 1997 and became CEO on 1 June 2003. He has been a member of Deloitte’s Global Board and Global Board Governance Committee for three years and is a member of the Deloitte Global Executive Committee.

With 7 500 staff across ANZ, Africa, Asia and the Middle East, Aurecon provides engineering, management and specialist technical services for public and private sector clients globally. The result of a three-way merger in 2009 between Australian engineering company Connell Wagner and South African companies Africon and Ninham Shand, the company delivers services across the span of the infrastructure lifecycle in twelve industries.

Giam said, “This is an exciting time to take a global role in a leading engineering company with the ability to be agile in the market. The sector is experiencing unparalleled change and offers immense opportunities for a company like Aurecon which is already leading in technology driven innovation and in tailoring its services to meet client needs around the entire infrastructure lifecycle. I am very impressed by the people I have met at Aurecon. They are clever and passionate. I look forward to working with them to grow the company even further around and beyond its excellent core design and engineering business.”

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