Woodhead have appointed Angelo Di Marco, as its new CEO and Managing Director. Mr. Di Marco has been with the firm for 15 years, six of those as a partner.
Woodhead Chairman John Churchill said “the appointment of Angelo to the leadership role is a recognition that design firms must be lead by designers who are not only skilled in their profession but understand and have a global view.
Angelo brings to his role as CEO skills that have been developed by working with business leaders in Australia and in the Asia Pacific region on large, complex and business critical projects designed to provide sustainable competitive advantages to his clients.
Angelo is a true professional, passionate, committed and the right person to have as a leader of Woodhead into the 21st century. He understands how a business like Woodhead must provide an opportunity for all our people to grow and succeed and make a difference to the success of our clients.”
Woodhead has an exceptional history of designing significant nation building infrastructure projects in Australia, including Sydney Airport Terminals 1 & 2, the Royal Women’s Hospital Melbourne, Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide, and the new campus for Southern Cross University on the Gold Coast. Mr Di Marco said the firms experience in delivering such projects, and projects in Asia, such as Singapore’s new Terminal 3 and Terminal 1 redevelopment, new the Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi as well as projects in India, Africa and Indonesia for global brands such as; Standard Chartered Bank, HSBC, Deutsche Bank, CIMB, and Permata Bank position Woodhead well for the Asian century.
“Because we set up in Asia nearly 20 years ago we see ourselves as both insiders in Asia and capable of bridging the design understanding between Asia and Australia. Intra-Asia trade is now bigger than trade between Asia and Europe. Asian investors are investing across Asia and into Australia.
“Our challenge will be to continue to contribute to the shaping of developing economies and developed economies like Australia and Singapore through urban and city strategies. We aim to provide design and infrastructure solutions which address each country’s unique global economic and political landscape. “In fact, Woodhead was the first Australian design firm to establish a recognised China design business”.
Woodhead has a proven capacity to deliver large projects. Our team specialises in integrated design strategies that enable our clients; Government, private sector or Institutions, to plan for future impacts on their service models and business. Woodhead are challenging the traditional notions of architecture and design to operate in a sphere of intellectual rigour, providing superior design solutions for our clients.