Mr. Hamish Tyrwhitt was appointed Group CEO in April 2016 following an extensive international search for an exceptional candidate to lead the Depa Group. In June 2016, he was appointed as a director of Design Studio Group Limited (a member of the Depa Group). Since November 2016, Mr. Tyrwhitt has also held the position of Group CEO of the Arabtec Group, one of the leading construction and engineering groups in the Middle East and North Africa.
Mr. Tyrwhitt has three decades of senior leadership experience in the global engineering and construction sectors. Most recently, he was CEO of Asia Resource Minerals Plc, a coal mining company listed in London. Prior to this, he was CEO of Australian Securities Exchange-listed Leighton Group (now CIMIC Group), with an annual revenue of approximately USD20 billion and operations in more than 20 international markets. In his previous roles, Mr. Tyrwhitt supervised the delivery of numerous multi-billion dollar projects, and as Managing Director for Leighton Asia, he ran the business across all of Asia, from the company’s headquarters in Hong Kong.
Mr. Tyrwhitt holds a Bachelor of Engineering from The University of Western Australia.