John Holland names COO

2 August 2017

Australia – John Holland has appointed Rod Heale as its new chief operating officer (COO), a new position at the company. Heale is due to join from CPB in September. CEO Joe Barr said the appointment comes off the back of recent changes to the John Holland Executive team, reflecting a new strategic approach to grow the business and establish “an integrated offering across infrastructure and property”.

Barr added: “It has been a phenomenal period for John Holland. We’re on track to double the business, with a host of mega- project wins this year worth around AUD 15.5bn. 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.

“[Heale] 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.

“[Heale] 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.”