John Holland appoints new COO

Rod Heale will join the company in the newly created Chief Operating Officer role in September.John Holland has appointed Rod Heale to its newly created Chief Operating Officer role this week.

Company Chief Executive Officer Joe Barr said Mr. Heale’s appointment comes off the back of recent changes to the John Holland executive team, including the recent appointment of Jayne Whitney to the Chief Strategy Officer role earlier this month.

Mr. Barr said the changes to the firm’s executive team reflect a new strategic approach to grow the business and establish an integrated offering across infrastructure and property.

“It has been a phenomenal period for John Holland. We’re on track to double the business, with a host of megaproject wins this year worth around $15.5 billion. On a number of these projects, including the Melbourne Metro Tunnel, we’ve shown the value of our integrated offering, with a stake in equity, design and construction, development and maintenance,” said Mr. Barr.

“Rod will join the business to oversee John Holland’s project wins and delivery. He will look after operations, working closely with the respective EGMs and their leadership teams to drive excellence and innovation,” he said.

“Rod is an experienced senior executive leader with more than 30 years’ experience in the construction industry. He has a strong track record in transformational leadership, strategic business development and building high-performing teams. He also has extensive experience in the delivery of large and complex infrastructure and building projects across Australia and Asia.”

Mr. Heale will join the company in September, coming from CPB.

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