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. Swiegers leaves his current role as Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte Australia after 12 years in the role.
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."
Swiegers 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.