Simon Wild

Cundall’s Australian chief executive Simon Wild has been snapped up by Lend Lease, as part of a rash of new appointments in recent months.

Mr Wild was key to the establishment of Cundall 10 years ago. A statement from Cundall on Friday afternoon said he leaves behind a “strong management team of Caimin McCabe and Garrit Schot.”

Manchester-based David Clark will relocate to Australia to head the Sydney office.

Highlights of Cundall’s work under Mr Wild include projects highly regarded in terms of sustainability, such as 1 Bligh Street in Sydney, Rouse Hill Town Centre at Rouse Hill in Sydney, the Gauge in Melbourne, Kings Square in Perth, the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, SA Water House, Port of Brisbane Office, and the recently LEED Gold certified SAHMRI building in Adelaide.

Current work includes the Health Innovation Building for University of SA in Adelaide, Ryde Gardens in Sydney and the Waterbank development in Perth.

“It is with great sadness we say goodbye to Simon” Said Caimin McCabe. “Everyone at Cundall would like to thank Simon for creating a strong business, his hard work and dedication in developing a strong, innovative team at the forefront of sustainable design and engineering. We look forward to building on this strong legacy to continue to provide our clients with world class design services.”

Lend Lease has been hiring key staff recently. Five months ago it appointed Jonathan Emery as managing director Urban Regeneration, and other recent appointments include Michael Zorbas as its head of head of external government and industry affairs Roger Walker in its Green Utilities sector.