Los Angeles — AECOM announced executive leadership appointments for Fred Werner, Steve Morriss and Lara Poloni, effective immediately. The promotions create a strengthened Executive Leadership Team with diverse expertise in place to best achieve the Company’s goals and strategic priorities.
With nearly 40 years of industry experience, Mr. Werner has been named President of Major Pursuits, in which he will focus on leveraging the full breadth of AECOM’s design, build, finance and operate capabilities on large, complex bids. Mr. Morriss, previously Chief Executive, Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa (EMIA), has been named Group President, Design and Consulting Services, Americas, which was previously led by Mr. Werner. In tandem with these appointments, Ms. Poloni, previously Chief Executive of Australia-New Zealand, will assume the role of Chief Executive of EMIA.
“As we continue to position our business to best capitalize on tremendous market opportunities, I am pleased to announce the promotions of excellent leaders who have proven to bring a passion for executing our design, build, finance and operate strategy,” said Michael S. Burke, AECOM’s chairman and chief executive officer. “At AECOM, we are fortunate to have assembled some of the best employees in our industry, and we remain committed to fostering a culture that provides opportunities for our professionals to grow their careers within our company. I look forward to these leaders bringing their diverse expertise to their respective roles across our enterprise.”
In his long-tenured career, Mr. Werner has amassed an impressive list of accomplishments across the civil infrastructure landscape. His understanding of AECOM’s diverse, global business and offerings will help advance the Company’s efforts in matching its unrivaled integrated solutions with prospective clients’ increasingly complex needs.
Mr. Morriss brings substantial expertise and a unique client focus to the key Americas market. He joined AECOM in January 2011 from Mouchel where he served as Managing Director of Government and Business Services. Additionally, his nearly 30-year career includes senior executive roles with Serco PLC and WS Atkins.
Over a career spanning more than 25 years, Ms. Poloni has predominantly worked in the planning, assessment and development of major infrastructure in the transport, energy and telecommunications sectors. She has also been appointed to AECOM’s Executive Leadership Team at the enterprise level. Her role leading Australia-New Zealand will be succeeded by Todd Battley, who has over 20 years of experience with AECOM and the industry.