25 September 2012 — AECOM has announced changes to its Australia New Zealand (ANZ) C-Suite, with Michael Batchelor named ANZ chief executive and Chris Tatam to become chief operating officer as of 1 October 2012.
Mr Tatam has moved into the position vacated by Mr Batchelor following the past three years as managing director – Transportation ANZ.
Peter Wyton, managing director of NSW business, has been appointed managing director – Transportation for Australia New Zealand with industry director Ian Hosking to lead AECOM’s NSW business.
Mr Batchelor will oversee the region’s 5200-strong multi-disciplinary team which includes designers, economists, engineers, planners, scientists and program managers.
Chief executive Richard Jackson is retiring after 25 years with AECOM.
“As chief executive, Mr Jackson oversaw the integration of EarthTech and AECOM’s legacy firms of Maunsell, Bassett, ENSR and EDAW in 2009 and the addition of Davis Langdon in 2010,” Mr Batchelor said.
“He spearheaded AECOM’s move into many new markets and its expanded, integrated offer to clients, creating significant growth for the company and leaving a great legacy of leadership and innovation that I hope to continue.”