Craig Mitchell

DEXUS executive director and chief operating officer Craig Mitchell has announced his resignation to take over as chief executive of Grocon.

Current Grocon chief executive Carolyn Viney in February announced her intention to step down by the end of June, saying it was time to “explore new opportunities”.

DEXUS chief executive Darren Steinberg said: “I would like to thank Craig for his significant contribution to the Group over more than eight years. He leaves DEXUS in a strong position and we wish him all the best in his new leadership role.”

Mr Mitchell had been with DEXUS as chief financial officer in 2007 and was appointed to the board as an executive director in 2013.

DEXUS chair Richard Sheppard said: “On behalf of the board and the team at DEXUS we extend our thanks and gratitude to Craig and appreciate his dedication and overall contribution to the Group.”