David Carter becomes Beca’s Executive Chairman this month, succeeding Richard Aitken, ONZM, who steps down after eight years in the role.
This appointment is the culmination of Carter’s long and distinguished career with Beca, having held a number of executive roles including: Regional Director, Asia; Managing Director of Beca Australia; and Managing Director, Corporate Operations. He holds numerous board roles with Beca, has nearly 30 years of experience in strategy and management and has an extensive track record in leading and delivering major infrastructure projects.
Carter will also continue in his current roles as Chief Technical Officer (CTO) and as Regional Director for Beca Asia. He is active in the wider community as a Trustee of The University of Auckland Foundation; Chairman, Hutt Valley Water Services; and Non-Executive Board Member, Leadership Development Centre, New Zealand.
Aitken has been an executive at Beca for more than 40 years. Before becoming Executive Chairman in 2009, he held numerous leadership roles, including that of Group CEO for 10 years. He will continue to hold a number of roles for Beca, including Chair of the Project Alliance Board on the hallmark Waterview Connection project, the much heralded NZD1.4b Auckland motorway project soon to be open to the public.