Leading open space, infrastructure and environmental services provider Citywide announced today the appointment of Chris Campbell as Chief Executive Officer, effective 19 October 2015.
Mr Campbell brings with him more than 20 years of executive leadership experience in the resources and energy sectors within Australia and internationally. The majority of this time was spent at BHP Billiton where he held a variety of senior roles including Chief Development Officer – Nickel, Vice President of Strategy & Business Development – Iron Ore, and most recently Head of Group Public Affairs. He joins Citywide from EnergyAustralia where he has led a small, high performance team dedicated to identifying solutions to key strategic challenges for the sector.
Citywide Chairman, John Brumby, said the Board is delighted to have someone of Mr Campbell’s calibre and experience leading the Citywide team.
“Chris has a proven track record in building and developing high performing teams and businesses to deliver strong results and financial growth,” said Mr Brumby. “He joins the business at an exciting time as we seek to take the company through its next phase of evolution and growth, which has included the recent appointments of two new directors and a refreshed executive management team.”
“Citywide strives to set the benchmark in Australia for the delivery of innovative solutions in open space and environmental services that not only meet our customers’ needs but also enhance the value of community assets and help to create more liveable cities.”
Mr Brumby acknowledged Acting CEO John Collins who has led the business during the recruitment phase. Mr Collins will resume his role as Chief Financial Officer when Mr Campbell commences with Citywide in October.
“On behalf of the Board I thank John for the important role he has played in ensuring the business continues to perform and deliver on behalf of our clients and our shareholder.”
Citywide employs more than 1,100 people and delivers civil infrastructure, open space and environmental services in Victoria, the ACT, New South Wales and Queensland. It is focused on providing sustainable solutions for its customers, the community and the environment.