Engineering and infrastructure advisory company Aurecon has appointed its Managing Director of Australia and New Zealand William Cox as its new Global Chief Executive Officer.
His appointment aims to help lead the organisations growth and diversification across digital, advisory and Asia.
Mr Cox is a civil engineer with more than 30 years’ experience in transport, aviation and infrastructure across Australia and the UK.
Current Aurecon CEO Giam Swiegers will end his fixed four-year term, which saw the company more than double its profits since 2015, on 1 February 2019.
Mr Cox said it was a terrific opportunity to steer Aurecon during a time of significant growth and change for its industry.
“My focus areas for the immediate future are to consolidate and continue the growth trajectory in digital, advisory, and in Asia where we see immense potential in transport infrastructure, the built environment and fast-growing data centre sector,” he said.
“Aurecon is full of talented people, passionate about developing innovative solutions to some of the world’s most wicked problems. I look forward to working with them to continue our growth, reimagining and designing a better future,” Mr Cox said.
Aurecon Chairman Teddy Daka said Mr Cox has delivered operational excellence for Aurecon for more than 26 years.
“His leadership of ANZ saw the region’s revenue increase by 22 per cent since 2015. William’s extensive experience at Aurecon has ensured that he has a deep understanding of our business, operating environment, our clients and competitors,” Mr Daka said.
“William is a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion, playing a critical role in driving Aurecon’s business case for diversity, vital for our innovation agenda.
“With Giam at the helm, Aurecon undertook a phenomenal journey of growth and transformation, including building an advisory business that now comprises 1000 people and has delivered 26 per cent growth in revenue over the last financial year,” he said.
Mr Cox is also Aurecon’s Pay Equity Ambassador for the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) and has implemented female representation targets in Australia.