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Georgiou announces new CEO and Board Chairman

Friday 04, May 2018

Georgiou Group has today announced the appointment of Rob Monaci as its new CEO, effective 1st August 2018.

Rob has been a key member of Georgiou’s leadership team and has successfully led the NSW business since 2014. He will take over from inaugural CEO John Georgiou, who has led the company with distinction for 20 years, growing Georgiou from a $50 million WA company to a $600 million National company.

John Georgiou will move into the Chairman role on the company’s Board and replace Gerhard Vorster who will remain on the Board.

Gary Georgiou, Executive General Manager, will now oversee both Queensland and NSW businesses. 

“Rob is an exceptional leader. In the past two years he has led our growth in NSW and established the Georgiou brand in the transport sector within the state,” said John Georgiou.

“We have a great culture, the broadest capability in the market and a winning strategy that has enabled us to grow strongly. Building further on our success is a challenge I accept with great determination. Georgiou is in great shape and has a very solid base on which to build and I look forward to continuing to tap John’s knowledge and experience as Chairman,” said Rob Monaci.

Biography: Rob Monaci

Rob Monaci is a highly respected executive with extensive business experience across a broad range of industries and organisations. With more than 30 years of engineering and construction experience to the company and has built his career on a practical approach to project management and a strong customer focus.

Rob Monaci joined Georgiou in 2014 as an Executive General Manager responsible for establishing and growing a presence for Georgiou in the civil engineering market in New South Wales.

Previously with John Holland Pty Ltd as the General Manager, Mr Monaci has also held senior leadership roles with Thiess and BIS Industrial Logistics.


BE (CIVIL), Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia (FIEAUST), Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) and ENGEXEC.

Changes to Georgiou Advisory Board

Friday 04, May 2018

National building construction, engineering and property development company Georgiou Group is pleased to announce that Brian Riggall will join the Advisory Board as a non-executive member with effect from 1 May 2018.

Having held senior leadership roles at Baulderstone and Seymour Whyte, Brian brings more than 35 years’ experience in the construction industry to the new role, along with his strong strategic approach and proven experience in growing businesses.

John Georgiou, Georgiou Group CEO, said: “Over his career, Brian has played a significant role in the growth of the businesses under his direction. He brings a strong knowledge of strategy and execution to the Advisory Board and will assist greatly in the growth of Georgiou in the near future.”

Brian will replace inaugural non-executive board member, and chairman from 2010-2016, Joe Trio who will retire from the Board on 30 June 2018.

 “Joe has been an instrumental member of the Georgiou Advisory Board since its inception in 2003. Having worked on some of WA’s largest infrastructure projects, his experience and sound knowledge of civil engineering has seen Georgiou confidently move into new markets and successfully grow the business.

“We would like to thank Joe for his many years of commitment and dedication and wish him well for the future."

Georgiou awarded third NDRRA contract in Gold Coast hinterland

Friday 04, May 2018

Georgiou has been awarded its third contract as part of the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments’ Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) in the aftermath of Severe Tropical Cyclone (STC) Debbie in March 2017.

Georgiou Executive General Manager, Gary Georgiou said the team was excited to begin work on Beechmont Road after the successful delivery of a similar project which was completed in February 2018.

“We recently delivered three major landslip repairs along Lamington National Park Road and our staff have come out the other side with a great experience on slip rectification works,” he said.

“Beechmont Road is our third contract with the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) for the NDRRA and we look forward to further fostering our relationship with TMR and the Gold Coast hinterland community.”

Progress to date on key Georgiou NDRRA sites include:

  • Lamington National Park Road – work to repair three of the most critical sites was completed in February 2018. With the works now complete, the sections of road under give-way traffic control have now reopened.
  • Gold Coast–Springbrook Road – reconstruction works in progress at 18 critical sites and 35 minor sites within a 10 kilometre closed section.
  • Beechmont Road – design for repairs to 23 landslip sites is now complete and the contract for reconstruction works was awarded to Georgiou Group in late March 2018. Works on the repairs began in April 2018.

Compared to other natural disasters in recent years, the heavy rainfall totals associated with STC Debbie caused significant landslips as well as road damage, with more than 200 sites requiring geotechnical repairs, some of which were unprecedented in Queensland.


Mandurah bridge lights up local community

Friday 02, February 2018

Yesterday (Sunday 8 April), the Mandurah community in WA came together to celebrate the Mandurah Bridge, proudly delivered by Georgiou Group.

Minister for Transport the Hon. Rita Saffioti, Mandurah MLA David Templeman and City of Mandurah Mayor Rhys Williams unveiled a commemorative plaque to recognise the official completion of the project, followed by a lighting show that captured crowds.

Attended by CEO John Georgiou, EGM John Galvin, Construction Manager JJ vander Walt and Project Engineer Sam Collins, along with representatives from Main Roads WA and designers BG&E, the event attracted more than 200 locals.

“It’s been fantastic to see the community come together to celebrate the completion of this striking new bridge,” said Mandurah MLA David Templeman.

"I want to extend my thanks to the City of Mandurah for its excellent teamwork, and the people of Mandurah for their patience while this important project was being constructed, under complex traffic conditions and adjacent to the business precinct,” said Transport Minister Rita Saffioti.

“The project has been a great example of collaboration between government agencies and engagement with the community and stakeholders.”

For a timelapse of the project, click here.


Georgiou secures $40 million contract in NSW

Friday 02, February 2018

National building construction, engineering and property development company Georgiou Group has been awarded the New England Highway Upgrade by Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) at Bolivia Hill in NSW, valued at $40 million. 

The project, which will be delivered in joint venture with SRG, involves the construction of 2.1km of new road, a new 320-metre long bridge, wider lanes in each direction and widened road shoulders to improve safety.

NSW Executive General Manager Rob Monaci said the latest award is indicative of the strong relationship between RMS and Georgiou.

“In 2015, Georgiou expanded their operations into New South Wales after more than 35 years’ on the West Coast. In the past two years, we’ve worked hard to build a strong reputation in the transport sector in NSW and this contract is evidence of our strong roads capability,” he said.

“To date, we’ve delivered major infrastructure upgrades on Northern Road, Grong Grong Realignment and are currently delivering major upgrades on the M1 and the Pacific Highway network.

“The depth of our team, strong knowledge of roads and bridges and ability to work with our client to achieve best-for-project solutions has stood us in good stead and we look forward to delivering another great infrastructure project for the people of New South Wales.”

Located 35km south of Tenterfield, construction will commence immediately with expected completion in March 2020.

The project is expected to improve road safety, improve road transport productivity, efficiency and reliability of travel and minimise the impact on the natural, culture and built environment.

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