Downer has announced the appointment of Mark Chellew as a Non-executive Director, and Chairman elect following the impending retirement of current Chairman Mike Harding.
Chellew is currently the Chairman of Cleanaway Waste Management and a Director of Ampol but is set to take up his new role with Downer effective from 1 September 2021.
Harding said that Chellew’s previous experiences in the Chief Executive Officer roles and experience within the industrial sector were major factors in the appointment.
Chellew’s experience includes roles within Adelaide Brighton, Blue Circle Industries, CSR, Manufacturing Australia, Virgin Australia, and Infigen Energy.
Chellew had been the Chairman of Cleanaway Waste Management since Septmeber 2016.
Harding will retire from the board on 30 September 2021, in which time Chellew will take up the role of Chairman. Harding’s tenure on the Downer board began in July 2008 and he became Chairman in November 2010.
“I thank all the employees of Downer for their hard work and support over the years,” Harding said.