We are very pleased to announce that Michael Wright has joined Birdon’s Advisory Board as an Independent Advisor.
Michael is a highly regarded leader with experience across multidisciplinary projects in Australia, Asia, Africa and the Americas. From 2017 to 2020, Michael was CEO of CIMIC Group which owns some of Australia’s largest contractors including CPB Contractors, Leightons, Thiess, Sedgmen, UGL and Broad Constructions. Michael’s prior roles included Executive General Manager of Thiess’ Australian mining business and Thiess’ Services business, General manager of Leighton Asia’s China and Mongolia operations and General Manager of Silcar, a joint venture between Thiess and Siemens. Michael has a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from the University of Sydney and a Master of Engineering Science from the University of New South Wales. Michael now serves as Executive Chairman of Thiess, a Director of the Minerals Council of Australia and is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia.
Michael will work closely with the other members of the Board in setting the business strategy for the coming years as we steer the Birdon Group through its next phase of growth.