Watpac Appoints Peter Furlong as New General Manager of NSW

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Watpac has announced its new General Manager of New South Wales who will prioritise strategy so the company can take on large and complex projects as a tier one contractor. 

The well-respected leader in the construction industry, Peter Furlong has left his role with Lendlease to join Watpac. 

CEO at Watpac, Jean-Pol Bouharmont welcomed Peter and remarked on how this appointment is a milestone for the company and their strategy. 

He said Peter coming onboard will allow Watpac to diversify, grown and take on more complex projects, 

“With the backing of BESIX Group, Watpac can see great opportunities to provide New South Wales clients with the engineering strength and delivery value they need to bring their visions to life. Peter is the ideal person to lead and develop the state team to achieve this objective,” Jean-Pol said.

Peter returns to Watpac during a strategy rebrand which has been inspired by BESIX. He is said to be excited by the opportunity. 

He said, “I’m thrilled to be coming home to Watpac after an absence of 5 years and I’m excited for our team and the journey we have embarked upon in New South Wales.” 

“We have a proud record of iconic projects in this state including One Central Park and current projects such as Poly Centre. With our in-house engineering strength and diversified capabilities, we will play a major role in building the future of Sydney and the state,” said Peter. 

Watpac recently made other key changes to its team. We recently reported that Simon Ballard from CPB Contractors now runs Watpac’s Victorian and South Australian operations and Seamus Egan was announced as Watpac’s New Business Manager of Victoria and South Australia. 

In mid-May of this year, Jean-Paul CEO of Watpac said that he wanted to take equity stakes in projects where possible and that Watpac was broadening its scope beyond construction and property development and into civil and marine engineering.

He believes it is a great time to be a part of Watpac.

“It’s an honour for me to be leading the dedicated Watpac team and I’d like to pay tribute to their resilience during the challenges of COVID19. While the crisis has kept us apart physically, in many ways it has brought us closer together and I’m excited about the future for Watpac and for all our people,” he said.

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