NS Group appoints new Chairman /
22 May 2019
NS Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Ross Donaldson as Chairman to the Board. Mr Donaldson will succeed Founder and current Chairman, Neill Stevens, who will be stepping down from the position in line with the Group’s strategic succession plan.
Since founding NS Projects in 2003, Mr Stevens has taken the Western Australian business to a national offering with offices in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Darwin incorporating project management, development management and advisory services to the property and construction industries.
Mr Stevens said he was incredibly proud of the NS Group journey to date and looks forward to what the future holds.
“We are delighted to have secured a Chairman of Mr Donaldson’s profile to bring such unique experience, insight and perspective to the Board as part of the company’s ongoing development,” Mr Stevens said.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our staff, partners and clients who have been extremely supportive of the company’s vision and growth over the past 16 years.”
Mr Donaldson joins NS Group with extensive industry and executive experience over a number of roles, including 15 years at Woods Bagot as Chief Executive Officer, Group Managing Director and Global Executive Chairman.
Mr Donaldson has had a long-standing relationship with the Group and holds a deep understanding of the company’s activities. Over the past two years as an independent consultant, he has been providing guidance in relation to the company’s strategic planning.
Mr Donaldson said he was excited to be appointed to the role.
“I am honoured to be charged with leading a company of this calibre – recognised as a leading independent Australian project management and advisory firm – and to further develop NS Group’s national offering,” Mr Donaldson said.
NS Group Managing Director, Andrew Durkin, welcomed the appointment which comes at a time when the business is entering a new and exciting stage of growth in both scale and service offering.
“As Chairman, Mr Donaldson will bring a wealth of experience and capability to drive the trajectory of NS Group to greater heights,” Mr Durkin said.
“We thank Mr Stevens for his invaluable contributions. He has been instrumental in the establishment and evolution of the business and will continue to support NS Group as an advisor to the Board, mentoring staff, and in a strategic capacity on key projects.”
[Pictured L-R: Ross Donaldson and Neill Stevens.]