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Stantec appoints Ralph Fouche to lead New Zealand business

Internal talent recognised with country-leadership role

07/05/18 Auckland, New Zealand TSX, NYSE:STN

Ralph Fouche has been named Country Manager for Stantec New Zealand, accountable for their operations, financial performance, and overseeing community engagement activities.

‘I am thrilled to have this opportunity to support our talented team in New Zealand,’ says Ralph Fouche. ‘We have 16 offices across the country so how we connect with communities will remain key to continuing our growth.’

With over 30 years’ experience delivering infrastructure projects, Ralph has spent a good portion of his career collaborating with clients to deliver outstanding project outcomes. He is a Chartered Professional Engineer with a background in managing projects across NZ and more recently in business management.

Ralph’s governance experience extends to serving many years on alliance leadership teams and as a past board member of Engineering NZ and IPWEA NZ. He also brings management experience gained from leading business units and as Stantec’s former Strategy, Marketing & Sales Director for Australia and New Zealand (ANZ).

‘Ralph has been running our trans-Tasman sales and marketing programmes for the last three years,’ says Managing Director for ANZ, Mark Bruzzone. ‘His appointment to a country leadership role not only demonstrates our commitment to New Zealand but celebrates his achievements in gaining the respect of our people, our clients and the communities where we live and work.’

As Country Manager, Ralph will create a growth plan for Stantec New Zealand and strategically position the business with regard to economic and market trends.

About Stantec
Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That’s why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind. We care about the communities we serve—because they’re our communities too. This allows us to assess what’s needed and connect our expertise, to appreciate nuances and envision what's never been considered, to bring together diverse perspectives so we can collaborate toward a shared success. We’re designers, planners, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

Stantec NZ employs over 600 staff and continues our long association of over 100 years in NZ.

Media Contact
Paul Bromiley  
Stantec Media Relations
Ph: +61 429 529 174
Paul.Bromiley@stantec.com     

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