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New Country Director for Soben APAC

3rd October 2022

Soben is thrilled to announce the appointment of David Watt, who joins the award-winning construction consultancy as Country Director for Australia and New Zealand (ANZ), and will form part of APAC’s operational board.


David is a Fellow of RICS (FRICS) with 27 years of experience in senior roles for large construction companies. This experience has taken David to Australia, Canada, South Africa, and the UK. During this time, he has developed strong skills and knowledge of commercial management, risk management, contract management, and project management both on-site and in the corporate environment.


In his most recent role as a Senior Commercial Manager, David was responsible for the effective leadership and management of the Cross River Rail (Unity) RIS Alliance commercial team. Before this position, he worked for the Australian Rail Track Corporation as Head of Commercial, leading a large team of commercial professionals in successfully delivering the Inland Rail Program.


Great Excitement


David commented on his appointment: “I am looking forward, with great excitement, to starting my new role with Soben.


“To be afforded the opening to lead, shape and build our ANZ team and develop our commercial acumen and construction service capabilities in the region is a great opportunity. I am eagerly anticipating the challenge ahead.”


Andrew Murie, CEO of Soben APAC, said: “I am delighted to welcome David to the APAC team. David is well-equipped to lead the business and drive our expansion plans in Australia and New Zealand.


“I have known David for over a decade, and his work ethic and professional approach are second to none. He also brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, working for major contractors and consultants in Australia and other countries. This alone will enhance our service offerings in ANZ.


“The APAC team and I know David will be a fantastic addition to Soben. He perfectly aligns with our core values and everything we stand for.


“We look forward to supporting him and the team in the coming years as we execute our growth strategy.”


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