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    Brisbane developer announces new CEO

    Gemma Battenbough

    Brisbane property developer, Devine Limited, has appointed former Delfin Lend Lease CEO, David Keir, as the company’s new chief executive officer.

    Keir will replace company founder, David Devine, who announced his decision to step down in October last year.

    He will commence with Devine on 1 March 2010, with acting CEO, Viv Grayson, holding the position until then.

    Having recently resigned from Delfin Lend Lease, Keir brings a wealth of residential knowledge to Devine.

    He joined Delfin in 1994 and has more than 20 years of experience in the urban development industry, including six years in town planning roles.

    Keir said he welcomed the opportunity to join an iconic Queensland company at a time when it was embarking on a new strategic path.

    “Devine is one of the great Queensland brands and has a very strong presence in Victoria and South Australia. I am looking forward to working with the company’s board, the executive team and all the staff to take the company to new heights in the future.”

    Keir holds a Bachelor of Applied Science, Built Environment from the Queensland University of Technology and holds a number of post graduate qualifications. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Board Member of the Residential Development Council of Australia.

    Devine Limited’s chairman, Doug Ridley, said the board was delighted to have secured someone with extensive experience in the residential sector given that this was the focus of Devine’s business strategy moving forward.

    “In particular, the strategy to grow Devine’s residential land division, Devine

    Communities, fits well with David’s experience with Delfin Lend Lease which has an excellent reputation for developing quality residential communities across Australia”, he said.

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