Troy Rudd, AECOM

AECOM has announced the appointment of Troy Rudd as its net chief executive officer, replacing Michael Burke, who previously announced his plans to retire

Troy Rudd’s appointment marks the completion of AECOM’s CEO succession search process.

AECOM also announced the appointment of Lara Poloni, currently AECOM’s chief executive of Europe, the Middle East and Africa, to president of AECOM.

Both appointments are effective from 1 October.

Since joining AECOM in 2009, Troy Rudd has held key leadership roles, including operational and financial responsibility for AECOM’s America’s design and consulting services business, as well as AECOM Capital, mergers and acquisitions, investor relations, treasury, corporate controllership and financial reporting, risk and controls, and tax and shared services functions.

Rudd has also led the expansion of the company’s design center and shared services center practices. Throughout more than a decade of operational and financial leadership at AECOM, he has played a critical role in the transformation and growth of the company into an innovative, premier professional services firm and infrastructure industry leader.

Delivering innovative solutions

Steven Kandarian, lead independent director of AECOM’s board of directors, said: “His leadership, as well as Lara’s, have contributed to our strong financial performance and the execution of key initiatives that resulted in substantially improved profitability and expanded margins, and transformed our balance sheet with record levels of liquidity.”

Troy Rudd said: “I am honoured to be appointed CEO and look forward to leading AECOM with support from Lara, our executive leadership team, and our board, as our great company shapes the future of our industry.

“Our people have demonstrated dedication, perseverance and adaptability throughout our transformation and the uncertainties of this past year. This has only affirmed my belief that we have the talent, capabilities and reach to deliver exceptional service to our clients, build on our strong financial performance, and create value for all our stakeholders.”

Lara Poloni said: “I am excited to work with Troy and our teams around the world as we continue leveraging AECOM’s exceptional expertise and innovative solutions to deliver on our clients’ most complex projects.

“Looking ahead, we remain focused on creating value for our shareholders as our global workforce increasingly becomes the premier trusted professional services partner to our clients.”

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