First independent director appointed: Mike Wilke

On 2 August 2010, Beca announced the appointment of its first independent director, Queenslander Mike Wilke. It was the first time in the company’s 92-year history that Beca had appointed an external candidate as director. His appointment was part of a planned programme of ongoing governance enhancement and growth, which included a series of strategic partnering initiatives in Australia.

Chairman Richard Aitken welcomed the appointment saying, “With an outstanding track record in corporate leadership, Mike brings with him exceptional experience in developing and delivering on company strategies in the infrastructure sector.”