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Resource engineering firm plans for growth

Sedgman has appointed former SKM executive Mark Read as its new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer to lead the company’s growth phase in Australia and abroad.

Mr Read’s appointment is effective from 19th May 2008. He is the former General Manager of Sinclair Knight Merz’s (SKM) Mining and Metals Business Unit and will take over from outgoing Managing Director, Mr Peter Hay, who has accepted the invitation of the Board to continue his commitment to the Company as a non-executive Director upon completion of his current duties.

Sedgman’s Chairman, Mr Russell Kempnich said Mr Read was instrumental in the development and exceptional international growth of SKM’s Mining and Metals Business Unit.

“Mark will be the fifth generation of CEO for Sedgman and will be empowered to lead the company through its next step change of growth in the broader resource sectors and internationally.

“His skills and experience in the leadership, management and change management of technical services and project delivery organisations will be key to this,” Mr Kempnich said.

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