24 September 2013 - To position for growth and drive value for our clients, Aurecon has made a number of strategic appointments in Asia.
"I am pleased to welcome a number of new people to Aurecon and look forward to appointing additional people who will provide a significant step up in Aurecon's regional capability. With the capability our new people add, Aurecon is better positioned to accelerate growth and fully leverage value for our clients," said Tony Barry, General Manager Development & Operations – Asia, Aurecon.
Warren Yeung, Unit Manager Buildings China
Warren Yeung has been appointed Aurecon's new Unit Manager for Buildings in China. Warren joined Aurecon in September 2013 and brings over 25 years of mechanical electrical plumbing (MEP), design and project management experience. His appointment is another step in Aurecon's investment into Asia to support the growth evident across all market sectors in the region.
Warren has worked extensively in all facets of the property industry in China, Hong Kong and Macau. He has particular expertise in hotels and high technology industrial projects. Previously, Warren has held senior positions with WSP and J Roger Preston.
Ben Coxon, Country Manager China and Hong Kong, said: "We are delighted to have Warren on board. Having Warren on the team will help us further strengthen both our presence in China and our engagement with international and local clients who want a strong local offering with international capability.”
Chris Burley, Transport Planning Leader – Asia
Chris Burley joins Aurecon to lead the transport planning group covering the Asia region. Based in Hong Kong, Chris has over 25 years of project experience in most of the major Asian countries.
Most recently, Chris was with AECOM Asia where his project experience included Study Director of the Jakarta Airport Rail Link PPP Feasibility Study, Study Director of Travel Smart Singapore and director and advisor on several studies for private investors and government authorities in China, Vietnam, India, Thailand and the Philippines.
"As countries such as Indonesia and Vietnam continue to develop and improve their infrastructure to provide better access to markets and improved livelihoods for their people, there is a strong demand for international experience to be applied to make investments viable for the long term," Chris said.
John Webb, Buildings Leader – Asia
John Webb moves to Aurecon's Hong Kong office as Buildings Leader – Asia. John relocates from the Sydney office where he was the Development Manager for Property across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He has worked with Aurecon for over 25 years.
Having been involved in tall building projects in China, Hong Kong, Macau, Abu Dhabi, Vietnam and Australia, John is also keen to build on the critical skills development in Asia: "There is great potential to utilise the skills we already have in Buildings which I am very keen to enhance in other parts of the Aurecon world. Through the further development of our work sharing processes across the globe we will not only increase our competitiveness, but also develop the flexibility and skills necessary for us to work seamlessly across the company to add value for our clients and ensure our people are offered global opportunities."
Neil Sutehall, Business Development – Asia
Neil Sutehall will join the Asia team in October this year as Aurecon's new Business Development lead for the Asia region, based in Singapore. Neil brings to Aurecon a wide range of established relationships across the region within the private sector and good knowledge of government authorities and relationships with key decision makers.
Neil has a solid track record in business development in the region having most recently been the Business Strategy Director at Murphy Group. He has developed innovative commercial solutions for delivering complex transactions including all aspects of trade finance, counter trade, offset and multi-dimensional trading arrangements.
“I am looking forward to using my knowledge of the markets in the region to uncover the key value drivers of clients and formulating win strategies that flow through into new business for Aurecon," Neil said.