New McConnell Dowell CEO named

Scott Cummins has been named the new Chief Executive Officer of McConnell Dowell Corporation.

Mr Cummins takes over from David Robinson who will be retiring in October this year. Mr Robinson will remain available to the company in a consulting role. Kobus Verster, CEO of McConnell Dowell’s South African parent company Aveng, said the appointment follows a comprehensive executive search that considered both internal and external candidates. “I am confident that Scott will lead McConnell Dowell in sustaining its track record in its anchor market, Australia, while helping us realise the full potential of its international operations,” said Mr Verster. Mr Cummins previously worked in project management and leadership roles for McDermott International, working across the company’s marine, production, construction engineering, fabrication, business development and regional operations. Kobus Verster also thanked outgoing CEO David Robinson for his 15-year tenure as CEO. “Mr Robinson has overseen periods of considerable growth and change within McConnell Dowell and has led the company through challenging times and market transitions,” said Mr Verster.

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