Appointment of Group Chief Executive Officer

Essential services company, Ventia, today announced the appointment of Dean Banks as Group Chief Executive Officer. 

Dean is currently the Chief Executive Officer, UK Construction Services, Balfour Beatty plc (a FTSE 250 listed infrastructure company) and has served in that role since January 2018, having first joined Balfour Beatty plc in April 2015 as Chief Operating Officer for regional, mechanical and electrical engineering services. Prior to those appointments, Dean held C-level roles in other FTSE 250 global businesses in construction, manufacturing and service industries.

David Moffatt, Ventia's Chairman said he was pleased with the appointment: "I am delighted that Dean will become our Group Chief Executive Officer. Dean's values, experience and performance in successfully growing large-scale essential services businesses, in highly competitive markets, is ideal for Ventia's evolution. 

Dean's successful operations and management background, across many industries is a good fit with Ventia's dynamic operating model and diverse client base. His integration experience is directly relevant in completing the integration of Broadspectrum (formerly Transfield Services). 

"The Ventia Board, Dean and our highly experienced Executive Leadership Team will together build on the combined strength and diversity of Ventia and Broadspectrum to fulfil our core purpose - to make infrastructure work for our communities". 

Dean said: "I am honoured and excited to be appointed as the Group Chief Executive Officer of Ventia. The acquisition of Broadspectrum affords us with a rare and exciting opportunity to create a truly world-class essential services organisation with safety as our number one brand promise. 

"I believe Ventia has the scale, service breadth and depth, and quality of people to uniquely assist our clients to achieve their objectives in the Australian and New Zealand markets."

Dean will commence as Group CEO Ventia in early 2021.