Arcadis has appointed Greg Steele to the Executive Leadership Team to take on the role of group executive for Asia Pacific. He takes over the role from CEO Peter Oosterveer, who held the position on an interim basis.

As group executive for Asia Pacific, Steele will take responsibility for developing and implementing the regional strategy, ensuring alignment with the global strategy, and the overall financial performance for the Arcadis businesses in Asia Pacific.

While the company says that the intention is to keep the Asia and Australia Pacific regions as two separate operating entities, Steele’s role will be to seek, identify and leverage synergies between the two regions, so the collective performance can be lifted.

Over the past eight years as Australia Pacific CEO, Steele transformed the organisation into an agile, client focused and high performing business, that doubled in size under his leadership and opened new markets, the company says.

As a result, Arcadis is now significantly involved in infrastructure mega projects in Australia; including more recently the Sydney and Melbourne metro projects.

"I am pleased with this strong addition to our management team and look forward to working with Greg Steele, and further improve our focus and performance in the region," says Peter Oosterveer, CEO of Arcadis.