King announced as Sundance chair

Former Leighton Holdings CEO Wal King AO FAICD will succeed George Jones AM FAICD as chairman of Sundance Resources after Jones retires following the annual general meeting in November.

King has held the position of deputy chairman of Sundance since May this year, while Jones has been chairman since 2006 and held the position until 2009, when he resigned for health reasons. He returned to the chairmanship in July 2010 following a plane crash that killed the entire board of the company.

King was CEO at the construction and contracting giant Leighton for 23 years.

In another market move, City of Melbourne CEO, Dr Kathy Alexander MAICD has resigned from the role to pursue new opportunities and spend more time with her family. She will remain in the role until 3 December 2014 while the organisation undertakes a recruitment program.

Dr Alexander has held the position for six years and during her tenure has led several major capital works projects, including the Swanston Street redevelopment and the construction of major community infrastructure, including Boyd in Southbank, Carlton Community Centre and the new Docklands Library. She has been instrumental in driving what will be the council’s largest investment in its history, the renewal of the Queen Victoria Market.