With great excitement and pride, we are thrilled to welcome Murray Kretschmer to our team. This strategic appointment marks a monumental phase of the North evolution to becoming a leading construction advisor in Australia.
A transformational leader, connector, and Engineer by background with over 26 years of experience locally and internationally, Murray as North’s Chief Operating Officer will lead the operations of our business, delivering our growth strategy to provide world class outcomes with North’s clients.
As a people and outcomes focused leader, Murray brings a wealth of experience from sequential leadership positions including Australasian Chief Operating Officer, Australasian Regional Board Member, and Executive level Sector leads during his 26 years at Arup. He has delivered across the full project lifecycle covering many sectors including Road, Rail, Water, Energy, Aviation, Health, Data, and Property sectors.
“I am excited to be part of the North culture that is agile and vibrant whilst providing pragmatic advice that is underpinned by our excellence in cost management.”
Murray will work closely with the Board of Directors – Tim Hogg, Graeme Billings, Min Zhong, Jason D’Antonio, Jarrod McHugh, Samantha Smith, and Daniel Muirhead to deliver the North 5 Year Strategic Plan, elevating North to an unprecedented level of competitiveness and entering new markets by 2030.
North’s Chairman Graeme Billings expressed his welcome saying “On behalf of the Board I welcome Murray to North. I look forward to working with him on a range of initiatives which will ultimately drive growth and profitability across the North Group”
In the past 12 years, North has experienced remarkable growth. Murray’s robust leadership and expertise will play a pivotal role in realising ambitious plans to enhance our service portfolio, broaden our sector reach, and expand our geographical presence both nationally and internationally.
“It is a very exciting time for North, and I am extremely proud to announce Murray’s appointment to our team. Murray’s innovative and business focused mindset will propel North to strengthen our capabilities and extend our reach in the construction industry.,” noted Chief Executive Officer, Tim Hogg.
“What sets North apart from the market is our approach to cost management from various perspectives, including the diverse construction backgrounds and technical capabilities offered on projects. Murray also brings a credible and competitive design background, as well as a comprehensive portfolio of major projects and major programmes across Australasia.”
North are committed to providing greater certainty to our clients as a truly independent partner; solving complex property and infrastructure challenges, whilst helping our clients realise their strengths and opportunities.
Based in Queensland with a national remit, Murray is looking forward to connecting with staff, clients, and industry peers to help build North’s legacy.