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    Woods Bagot welcomes new leaders to help drive global expansion

    Geraldine Chua

    Woods Bagot has appointed three new executives to its leadership team to help support and drive the firm’s continuing global growth.

    Peter White, a finance executive who has worked in service based businesses, has been named Chief Financial Officer, while Larisa Moran, a Chartered Accountant who was previously a partner at KMPG and Grant Thornton, is now the firm’s Chief Operating Officer. Both White and Moran are based in Woods Bagot’s Melbourne studio.

    Andrew Kalinowski, located in the Sydney office, has been named Director of People and Culture, and will work with Studio and Regional executives and the Board to define and implement the firm’s global strategy around culture and organisation development.

    Aligned with the firm’s ‘Global Studio’ model, all three leaders will work globally, collaborating with regional leadership teams and the group services team across five regions.

    Left to right: Peter White, CFO; Larisa Moran, COO; Ross Donaldson, GMD; and Andrew Kalinowski, Director of People and Culture. Images: Woods Bagot

    “Peter, Larisa and Andrew each bring a raft of experience and specialist knowledge to Woods Bagot, strengthening the global business across financial, operational and cultural aspects,” says Group Managing Director, Ross Donaldson.

    “We warmly welcome Peter, Larisa and Andrew to Woods Bagot. It is an exciting time as we look to the next phase of the firm’s trajectory.”

    Woods Bagot was named Australia’s largest practice, and the world’s seventh largest, on the World Architecture 100 list. It attributes this success and growth to the move away from a headquartered ‘hub and spoke’ business model, to a disaggregated matrix structure that means more than 60 per cent of its revenue is won outside of Australia. 

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