Rivergum Homes Group announces the appointment of Julie Durand to the
senior role of General Manager – Sales and Marketing.
According to Rivergum Homes Group Managing Director Victor Said, Ms
Durand would take on the newly created role with a national focus that would
build on the significant growth achieved by the company in Queensland, New
South Wales and South Australia.
As a high calibre property executive with extensive achievement in land
development, building and real estate in both the private and public sectors,
Julie will help Rivergum Homes Group grow its profile in key markets while also
establishing a strong platform for growth in exciting new markets across
Ms Durand previously held a senior executive role at the Government of
South Australia’s Urban Renewal Authority (Renewal SA). She brings extensive
experience in strategic planning, corporate governance, strategic marketing,
campaign structuring and implementation, market research and analysis, media
management and public relations to her new position.
Ms Durand said Rivergum Homes Group was well placed to strengthen its
position as a leading high volume building and land development company. Her immediate
focus will be on the development and implementation of a nationally integrated
sales and marketing strategy for commercial and retail housing that aligns with
Rivergum’s established strategic plan and growth targets.
Founded by Mr Said, Rivergum Homes Group is an award-winning 20-year-old
home building and land development company based in Adelaide.
In 2014, Rivergum Homes received multiple awards for design, innovation
and environmental excellence. The company was recently awarded the Best Custom
Built Home over $2.5 million by the Housing Industry Association (HIA), while
development subsidiary, Living Developments, won both the Medium Density
Housing and Environmental Excellence categories at the Urban Development of
Australia (UDIA) Awards for Excellence for the Bowden, Terraces on Sixth
development in Adelaide.
Ms Durand’s appointment completes the high calibre executive team at
Rivergum Homes Group that will be led by Mr Said and also includes Chief
Financial Officer Marc Taintey, General Manager – Housing Rod Trebilco, and
General Manager – Property Rob Alvaro.