Our CEO John Georgiou has been featured in this month's The CEO Magazine! Since taking the reins at Georgiou Group, John Georgiou has taken the civil and building construction company to greater heights.
Georgiou Group evolved from relatively humble beginnings as a land development and infrastructure business called Direct Drainage, founded by Spiro (Peter) Georgiou in 1977. Adding more strings to its bow along the way, it established a precast business called Geocrete (1993), as well as a roadworks and earthworks company called Roadpave (1994).
This week marks the 40th anniversary of Georgiou Group, founded by Spiro Georgiou under the name Direct Drainage back in 1977.
The following can be attributed to CEO John Georgiou:
The last 40 years has been marked by phenomenal growth for Georgiou. As I reflect back on our journey, the business has embraced diverse opportunities and consolidated its position as a significant player in the Australian civil construction, engineering and building sectors.
As we’ve been closing in on this milestone, it’s incredible to think about what my dad, Spiro, has done with the business. In 1977, he left his job as a plumber to start a new venture – one that would span four States, nine Prime Ministers, two financial crises. It would see a small drainage company move into new sectors, accomplish incredible engineering feats while growing our reputation as a quality contractor across Australia.
None of this would’ve been possible without our people. Of all the things I’m proud of it’s the depth of skill and capability of our employees. It’s our innate ability to put our hand up for challenging projects and deliver excellence over and over again. For anyone that has worked with dad, he is big on training and upskilling his people and that culture of learning is very much prevalent in the business today. I’m a firm believer that you should always challenge yourself, look for better ways and take ownership of your development. My only hope is that Georgiou has provided an avenue for your professional development while opening up new career opportunities.
Going into the next financial year, we are in a great position. Our revenue is circa $600 million, our Queensland and New South Wales offices are circa $200 million across more than 10 projects and we are securing landmark projects like the DFO in WA – it’s incredible what we continue to achieve.
Looking at the next 40, the leadership team has a renewed focus and is passionate about growing Georgiou’s national reach, safely and sustainably. On behalf of the entire Georgiou family, I want to personally thank you all for what you have contributed to Georgiou Group in your tenure with the company. None of this would’ve been possible without your loyalty, commitment and dedication.
Tinana Interchange opens to the public
Wednesday 16, August 2017
The $38 million Tinana interchange upgrade on the Bruce Highway reached a crucial milestone last week with the official opening of the new interchange, proudly built by Georgiou Group.
Federal Transport and Infrastructure Minister Darren Chester said the restructured interchange was another step towards delivering a safer, more efficient Bruce Highway for motorists and industry throughout Queensland.
“This interchange is another milestone in our jointly funded $8.5 billion Bruce Highway 10 year upgrade program,” Mr Chester said.
Northbound motorists travelling to Maryborough and Hervey Bay could now exit the highway via a new off-ramp, and both lanes of through traffic could travel under the new overpass while safely separated by a wide centreline.
Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien said construction contractor, Georgiou Group, would remain onsite over the coming weeks to complete the final pavement, guard rail and landscape works as well as removing the side track connections.
“For the continued safety of road workers and motorists, speed reductions will remain in place until the whole project is completed, however the highway speed limit will return to 100 km/h upon full completion,” Mr O’Brien said.
“This project has been great news for local employment, with an estimated 118 direct jobs supported over the life of the project, and has transformed the main gateway to Maryborough and the Fraser Coast into a safe, inviting and welcoming entrance for locals and visitors to our region.
“The transport industry and local businesses will benefit from the more efficient movement of freight, tourists will find the interchange more appealing and be more inclined to visit the Fraser Coast, and local motorists will feel safer as they travel between their homes and the highway.”
The Australian Government has committed up to $30.4 million and the Queensland Government $7.6 million to fund the $38 million Bruce Highway – Tinana Interchange project.