Giam Swiegers (left) with Aurecon chair Teddy Daka.

Global engineering and technical services company Aurecon has appointed Giam Swiegers as its new chief executive.

Aurecon chairman Teddy Daka said that following an extensive global search Mr Giam was selected and would begin effective 1 February 2015 in the company’s Sydney office.

“We are delighted that Giam will be joining Aurecon,” Mr Daka said. “He has an outstanding track record as a CEO and is a great cultural fit for us as a business.”

Mr Swiegers is currently chief executive of professional services firm Deloitte Australia, and will leave the position after a highly successful 12 years in the role.

“This is an exciting time to take a global role in a leading engineering company with the ability to be agile in the market,” Mr Swiegers said. “The sector is experiencing unparalleled change and offers immense opportunities for a company like Aurecon, which is already leading in technology driven innovation and in tailoring its services to meet client needs around the entire infrastructure lifecycle.”