Devine Appoints New CEO


Devine Limited has appointed Andrew Cooper as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Mr Cooper was previously Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of CIMIC Group’s Leighton Properties, responsible for overseeing the company’s residential developments and for its national residential strategy.

The current strategic review of Devine’s businesses will be led by Mr Cooper.

Mr Cooper’s appointment is effective immediately.

Andrew Cooper[/caption]Devine Chairman Mr Peter Dransfield said: “Mr Cooper has more than 33 years’ experience in property development and construction.""The Board is pleased to have a leader of Mr Cooper’s calibre to lead the company through an in-depth review of its operations.”

Acting Chief Executive Officer Craig Bellamy will return to his previous position as Chief Financial Officer.

In addition, the Devine Board announced a number of changes to its board.

David Robinson, a Director of Devine, has been appointed as the Non-Executive Chairman.

Peter Dransfield will cease to be Non-Executive Independent Chairman. He will remain as an Independent Director and is appointed Chairman of the Audit Committee.

George Sassine, Executive General Manager Corporate Advisory and Group Property for CIMIC Group, has been appointed as a Director.

Judith Downes, Jeff Cummings and Mark Gray have resigned from the Board.


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