LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 9, 2017--
AECOM (NYSE:ACM), a premier, fully integrated global infrastructure
firm, today announced executive leadership appointments for Fred Werner,
Steve Morriss and Lara Poloni, effective immediately. The promotions
create a strengthened Executive Leadership Team with diverse expertise
in place to best achieve the Company’s goals and strategic priorities.
With nearly 40 years of industry experience, Mr. Werner has been named
President of Major Pursuits, in which he will focus on leveraging the
full breadth of AECOM’s design, build, finance and operate capabilities
on large, complex bids. Mr. Morriss, previously Chief Executive, Europe,
the Middle East, India and Africa (EMIA), has been named Group
President, Design and Consulting Services, Americas, which was
previously led by Mr. Werner. In tandem with these appointments, Ms.
Poloni, previously Chief Executive of Australia-New Zealand, will assume
the role of Chief Executive of EMIA.
“As we continue to position our business to best capitalize on
tremendous market opportunities, I am pleased to announce the promotions
of excellent leaders who have proven to bring a passion for executing
our design, build, finance and operate strategy,” said Michael S. Burke,
AECOM’s chairman and chief executive officer. “At AECOM, we are
fortunate to have assembled some of the best employees in our industry,
and we remain committed to fostering a culture that provides
opportunities for our professionals to grow their careers within our
company. I look forward to these leaders bringing their diverse
expertise to their respective roles across our enterprise.”
In his long-tenured career, Mr. Werner has amassed an impressive list of
accomplishments across the civil infrastructure landscape. His
understanding of AECOM’s diverse, global business and offerings will
help advance the Company’s efforts in matching its unrivaled integrated
solutions with prospective clients’ increasingly complex needs.
Mr. Morriss brings substantial expertise and a unique client focus to
the key Americas market. He joined AECOM in January 2011 from Mouchel
where he served as Managing Director of Government and Business
Services. Additionally, his nearly 30-year career includes senior
executive roles with Serco PLC and WS Atkins.
Over a career spanning more than 25 years, Ms. Poloni has predominantly
worked in the planning, assessment and development of major
infrastructure in the transport, energy and telecommunications sectors.
She has also been appointed to AECOM’s Executive Leadership Team at the
enterprise level. Her role leading Australia-New Zealand will be
succeeded by Todd Battley, who has over 20 years of experience with
AECOM and the industry.
AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and
operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and
organizations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we
connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to
help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance
buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments,
to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated
and vital. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM had revenue of approximately
$17.4 billion during fiscal year 2016. See how we deliver what others
can only imagine at aecom.com and @AECOM.
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