On the Move | August 2023

Beca appoints Amelia Linzey as new Group CEO

Beca has announced the appointment of Amelia Linzey as Beca’s next Group Chief Executive. Amelia will step into the role on 1 October 2023.

Amelia will be the eighth Chief Executive at Beca since its establishment in 1920. A geographer and planner by profession, Amelia has directed numerous strategic and community shaping, policy and infrastructure planning, and consultation projects across New Zealand, Samoa, Belize and the Pacific.

“It is a huge privilege to help make an impact on the next decade of Beca,” Amelia says. “I’m excited about the opportunity to shift our business to set ourselves up for growth and to strengthen our offerings across all our geographies.”

She is currently Beca’s Group Director – Advisory, Chief Planner, Chair of the business’ Sustainability Steering Group and a Director of both the Beca Group and Beca NZ boards.

Having worked across the whole spectrum of disciplines to deliver projects during her 25 years at Beca, Amelia says: “It is the exceptional people at Beca who come together to make cities, communities and economies work better that make this such a great place to work.”

Amelia will formally assume her new role in two months’ time, working closely with Beca’s current Group Chief Executive Greg Lowe over that period to ensure a smooth leadership transition.

University of Otago appoints new Director of Property

Tanya Syddall has been appointed as the Director of Property and Campus Development for the University of Otago. Tanya has been the Director of Campus Development since 2021 but will now lead the larger combined portfolio with responsibility for our substantial property services and built assets across all of New Zealand.

Tanya has spent the last eight years in various senior leadership roles in education and health for large, complex and multi campus organisations and has been involved with some of Australasia’s largest property development projects. Tanya has a Bachelor of Urban Development and Construction Management and 25 years in the construction, property, and engineering sector.

Tanya is highly regarded within the property and construction industry and has worked with sector groups in New Zealand such as the Construction Clients’ Group – NZ and currently represents the sector on the Construction Sector Accord Commercial Reference Group, Property Council New Zealand’s South Island Committee and Otago subcommittee as well as the NZGBC Green Star Advisory Group.

Reuben O'Halloran becomes Associate at Peddlethorp

Peddlethorp are delighted with the recent arrival of Reuben O’Halloran as an Associate in their Britomart studio.

Reuben brings more than twenty years’ experience as a project lead and designer in the design and delivery of buildings in Aotearoa and the United Kingdom. He has worked across commercial, mixed-use, multi-unit residential, healthcare and retail schemes on both sides of the globe.

A keen collaborator, Reuben is motivated by the challenges brought about by each project’s unique context and his work takes inspiration from construction materials and technologies (old and new).

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