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Fulton Hogan announces new NZ CEO leadership

Nick Miller, Group Managing Director of Fulton Hogan, has announced the appointment of Graeme Johnson to the position of CEO – NZ Regional Business and Domenic De-Fazio to the position of CEO – NZ Construction.

Both men have a long association with Fulton Hogan, with nearly 30 years’ collective experience with the company, and will take over from Robert Jones, CEO – NZ Contracting who steps down on 30 June 2017.

This structure will see the New Zealand leadership split into two streams, Regional Business and Construction to allow the business to grow tomorrow’s leaders, while meeting the changing needs of customers in an innovative and responsive manner. The two leaders will remain focused on the ‘one Fulton Hogan team’ approach that has been built under Mr Jones’s leadership.

Graeme Johnson has held several senior management roles within Fulton Hogan, most recently as General Manager – South Island.  In this role, Mr Johnson supported the six South Island regional businesses and a staff of over 1600.  His journey with Fulton Hogan first started in 2003 as a Contract Engineer in the Wellington region.  Since then Mr Johnson has worked across many parts of our business in both Construction and Regional streams in New Zealand and Fiji, giving him a solid understanding of Fulton Hogan’s diverse operations, people and culture.  Mr Johnson is well known for his ability to develop collaborative teams which have strong relationships with customers and the community.

Domenic De-Fazio was most recently the General Manager – Southern Construction (Victoria and Tasmania) where he led the diversification of this region into rail, water and airports.  Under his leadership the region has secured many significant projects, including over A$1 billion of rail work. Mr De-Fazio also led Fulton Hogan’s first major project in Queensland, when the company expanded its construction footprint outside of Victoria, and was one of its first Australian alliance leaders.  During his 16 years with Fulton Hogan, Mr De-Fazio has worked in both streams of the Australian business, giving him a keen understanding of the value of working together as one collaborative team.

Mr Miller would also like to acknowledge Mr Jones’s tremendous contribution to Fulton Hogan over the past seven years. “Robert has provided stability, vision and leadership to the New Zealand business, growing and diversifying our core offerings, and better integrating our services to ensure a seamless transaction for all our customers.” Mr Jones leaves the New Zealand business in a strong position with our ‘one Fulton Hogan team’ approach well embedded into our people and processes, Mr Miller said.