Last week, the Standards Australia Board met in Brisbane for our quarterly board meetings. Our agenda was diverse. From domestic and international standards priorities being led by our contributors to our digital and business transformation. We looked at length at the work being done by the team to build a culture of delivery whilst scaling our operations to meet current and future needs.
In this context, the Board confirmed the appointment of Adrian O’Connell as our Chief Executive Officer.
Adrian’s appointment followed a detailed and considered assessment by the Board of the current and future needs of Standards Australia and the mix of skills and experience we need in our new CEO, as we continue through our next period of growth and change.
Adrian will be known to many of you and has been Deputy CEO since 2013 and Acting CEO since March this year.
In his 14 years of Executive leadership in Standards Australia, Adrian has led each functional aspect of the business, including Standards Development, Operations, Finance, Strategy, Stakeholder Engagement and International relations.
Adrian has an extensive understanding and commitment to our public purpose mandate and has been instrumental in building the organisational capacities, strategies and relationships that have enabled Standards Australia to achieve its strategic objectives and deliver increasing value to all stakeholders and the community.
Adrian’s experience and excellent reputation in representing Australia internationally, his previous career experience in leading membership based organisations and his business experience in professional service and superannuation fund governance were also taken into account by the Board.
We are excited about Adrian’s vision as to how Standards Australia can move even further ahead under his leadership and look forward to working with him as we move ahead. The Board is fortunate to have been able to appoint a CEO with so much knowledge and respect from colleagues in Australia and internationally.
I would like to welcome Adrian to the role.
Read more in our media release