Global engineering and technical services company Aurecon announces 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.
Giam leaves his current role as Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte Australia after a highly successful 12 years in the role.
Beginning his career as an auditor with Deloitte in South Africa, Giam 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 in 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.
Aurecon Chairman, Teddy Daka said that the appointment followed an extensive global search for a new CEO for the company.
According to Mr Daka, Giam has an outstanding track record as CEO and is a great cultural fit for Aurecon as a business. His South African background combined with experience in the US and Australia fits in well with Aurecon’s large footprint in both Australia and Africa.
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.