Leighton Asia has appointed Bob Cooke as acting head of Leighton – Asia, India and Offshore following the appointment of Hamish Tyrwhitt as chief executive officer of Leighton Holdings.
Bob Cooke joined Leighton Asia in June 2007 as commercial director and has been in the industry for more than 30 years. He has worked in the UK, South Africa, Australia and Asia both in commercial and general management roles. Across these geographical areas he has been involved in major building, civil engineering, rail, marine and mining work.
He said: “Leighton – Asia, India and Offshore is like a well-built ship on calm waters. It is heading in a positive and steady direction with current annual revenue of US$3 billion. It is supported by a robust order book of US$8 billion with solid and exciting projects, underpinned by a strong culture, embedded values and a stable organizational structure of more than 13,000 employees. I am honoured to be given the responsibility of leading Leighton – Asia, India and Offshore.
“It’s business as usual at Leighton – Asia, India and Offshore. We have a strategic and business plan in place which will continue to grow Leighton’s businesses in the vibrant sectors where we operate. Improving value to all stakeholders remains the focus going forward,” he added.