Seven Group Holdings has announced the appointment of Murray Vitlich into the role of Chief Operating Officer.
In this capacity Vitlich will focus on supporting the operational performance of the businesses across the Group portfolio, contributing to the development and delivery of key SGH strategic initiatives and supporting Group level relationships into key partners and customers.
MD & CEO Ryan Stokes said: “Murray brings an excellent blend of Operational and Industry experience, a relevant strategic and commercial skill set, and a strong executive leadership track record that I’m confident will add value to both the SGH team and the individual businesses.”
Vitlich’s early career was with Wesfarmers, where he developed through Finance, Project Management and Operational roles, ultimately becoming the CEO for the Australian Railroad Group with them. He then joined UGL as COO, Water Resources Group as CEO and moved to Asciano as their Director Strategy and Business Development in 2012. Most recently Murray was the Director for Patrick at Asciano, including the Terminals & Logistics and Bulk & Automotive Ports Services, leading these until the Asciano acquisition.
He will begin at SGH on 1 June 2017 and report directly to the MD & CEO. There will be no changes to other reporting relationships within the Group.
About Seven Group Holdings Limited:
Seven Group Holdings Limited (SGH) is a leading Australian diversified operating and investment group with market leading businesses and investments in industrial services and media. In industrial services, WesTrac Group is the sole authorised Caterpillar dealer in Western Australia, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory in Australia, and in North Eastern China territories. WesTrac Group is one of Caterpillar’s top five dealers globally (by sales value). SGH Energy is developing an expanding presence in oil and gas projects in Australia and the United States. SGH also owns AllightSykes, a supplier of lighting towers, generators and pumps, and has a 45 per cent shareholding in Coates Hire, Australia’s largest equipment hire business. In media, SGH has a 41% shareholding in Seven West Media, Australia’s largest multiple platform media company, including the Seven Network, West Australian Newspapers, Pacific Magazines and Yahoo!7.