Wood Group PSN has appointed a new regional managing director to lead its Australia & Asia Pacific business.
The company’s previous southern operations business manager in Australia Andrew Stewart is now being appointed new regional managing director. Stewart takes the reins as part of a planned handover from Matt Gavin, who has served as the company’s regional director for more than five years.
Stewart first joined WGPSN in Melbourne, Australia in 2009 following a number of domestic and international assignments in India, the UK and the Netherlands. Since then he has held roles as project delivery manager, assignment manager and project director, before joining the Australia & Asia Pacific regional leadership team as southern business manager in January 2013. In his new role, Stewart will be based in Melbourne and report to WGPSN’s chief executive, Robin Watson.
Stewart said: “It’s an exciting time to be a leading brownfield production services contractor in the Australia & Asia Pacific region. We have an amazing group of people spanning project management, engineering, business services and the full suite of maintenance and construction trades. What this means for our customers is low transaction costs and single point accountability for ‘cradle to grave’ delivery performance.”
WGPSN’s chief executive Robin Watson said: “Andrew has played a key part in our regional growth story and in transforming our southern operations in Australia where we maintain contracts with Esso, Caltex and Melbourne Water. He is an exceptional leader who has a natural ability to engage with customers and employees alike.”
Stewart has an honors degree in mechanical engineering, a post graduate diploma of management and a Master of Business Administration from the Melbourne Business School. In 2010, he was awarded Australian Financial Review BOSS Young Executive of the Year in recognition of his career achievements and his ability to manage a 300 strong team through adversity during the global financial crisis.