Musical chairs at AECOM

AECOM has announced changes to its Australia New Zealand team, with Michael Batchelor named ANZ chief executive and Chris Tatam to become chief operating officer.
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AECOM ANZ chief executive Michael Batchelor

Jon Cuthbert

Tatam takes the position vacated by Batchelor following three years as managing director – transportation ANZ.

Both movements will be effective from October 1.

Managing director of its NSW business, Peter Wyton, has been appointed managing director – transportation for Australia New Zealand, with industry director Ian Hosking to lead AECOM’s New South Wales business.

Batchelor will oversee the region’s 5200-strong team, which includes designers, economists, engineers, planners, scientists and program managers.

He replaces chief executive Richard Jackson, who is retiring following 25 years with AECOM.

Batchelor said he was looking forward to the challenge of being at the helm of the ANZ business, and an integral component of AECOM’s global presence, which boasts 45,000 team members.

“I’m excited to lead this team of dedicated professionals and provide project outcomes that benefit the community and society as a whole,” he said.

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