Appointment of Andrew Fraser to Watpac Board

Wednesday, 29th January 2020
Article Type: Media Release

Leading national contractor Watpac has appointed accomplished company director Andrew Fraser as a non-executive director.

Mr Fraser brings seasoned experience to Watpac including professional directorships, executive roles and ministerial experience in two Queensland governments.

Watpac director and BESIX Group Chief Executive Officer, Rik Vandenberghe, welcomed the appointment of Mr Fraser.

“We are delighted that Andrew has chosen Watpac as his newest directorship.

“Andrew brings strong credentials and valuable perspectives to the Watpac Board, sharing our vision for the future as a key player in Australia’s contracting sector.

“From a successful career in politics to roles in strategy and risk, and more recently as a professional director, Andrew’s breadth and depth of experience will strengthen Watpac’s position as we progress our growth strategy,” Mr Vandenberghe said.

Commenting on his new appointment, Mr Fraser said he was excited about the opportunity to join the Watpac Board.

“Watpac has a proud heritage in helping to build this nation and I am eager to play a role in the company’s future.

“As part of the global BESIX Group, Watpac is well placed to leverage its strong reputation in the local market with enhanced global insight and capability, particularly in areas such as marine and civil infrastructure.

“I look forward to bringing my experience from across the private and public sector to Watpac and contributing to the next chapter of the company as part of BESIX Group,” Mr Fraser said.

Watpac has delivered landmark Australian projects from One Central Park in Sydney to Queensland Country Bank Stadium in Townsville. BESIX Group has an iconic and diverse portfolio from Dubai’s Burj Khalifa tower to the Gdansk LNG container terminal in Poland.

About Andrew Fraser:

Andrew Fraser is professional director with a range of organisations including Watpac, Sunsuper (Chair), New Zealand Rugby League and Motorsport Australia. His charitable directorships include Orange Sky Australia (Chair), Hear and Say, 3rd Space and the Council of Griffith University (Chair of Finance and Risk). 

Mr Fraser’s former directorships include Moorebank Intermodal Company Ltd and the Australian Sports Commission, where he was a member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee. 

Previously Mr Fraser was Head of Strategy and Investment for the National Rugby League and held ministerial positions in two Queensland governments, including Treasurer from 2007 to 2012 and as the state’s youngest Deputy Premier in 2011.

A graduate of Griffith University, Andrew has a First-Class Honours Degree in Law and a Bachelor of Commerce and won the University Medal.