Aecom promotes Michael Burke to chairman

'Planned succession' sees CEO take role from John M. Dionosio, who will remain on company's board of directors

Aecom chairman Michael Burke
Aecom chairman Michael Burke

Aecom has announced that its executive chairman, John M. Dionosio, is to step down as chairman.

His role of chairman will be filled by the organisation's CEO, Michael S. Burke, who was appointed to his current position (which he will retain) in March 2014.

Aecom said the move "completes a planned succession" at the company, which Dionosio had been a member of for 43 years. Burke has been with the company since 2005 and became CEO in March last year.

Since then, the firm has doubled its revenue and workforce - mainly through the $6bn acquisition of URS Corp. It now has almost 100,000 employees.

Dionisio will remain a member of the board of directors.

“I would like to thank John Dionisio for his 43 years of service to this organisation and his many contributions to the engineering industry,” said Burke.

“I am grateful to him and to our board of directors for their leadership and also for the trust they are placing in me to execute against Aecom’s vision to be the premier fully integrated infrastructure firm in the world.”

 Aecom has also appointed Carla Christofferson as executive vice-president and general counsel. She joins from law firm O'Melveny & Myers.


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