Standards Australia recently announced the appointment of Adrian O’Connell as the company’s new chief executive officer. He has been Standards Australia’s deputy CEO since 2014 and acting CEO since March 2019.
O’Connell’s appointment follows a detailed and considered process of CEO selection undertaken by Standard Australia’s Board during the last few months.
“The Board is delighted to confirm Adrian as our Chief Executive Officer,” says Standards Australia’s Chairman Richard Brooks. “Since joining Standards Australia in 2006, Adrian has been instrumental in driving innovation and change to deliver greater value for stakeholders and the end users of Australian Standards.
“Leading departments across the business, including stakeholder engagement, standards development, corporate services, and international engagement has given Adrian a deep understanding of all the functions of the organization, and importantly how we work with our network of thousands of stakeholders on a daily basis. Through the selection process the Board found Adrian’s experience, commitment, and vision for Standards Australia compelling.”
Adrian O’Connell also has diverse and extensive experience representing Australia internationally and is widely respected and recognized for his contributions in international governance positions and regional leadership roles.
“This will be one of the most demanding periods in the history of Standards Australia as we continue to adapt to market and community expectations in the digital age,” says O’Connell. “To be leading the team through this next period of change is a tremendous honor. I look forward to working with all of our stakeholders in Australia and internationally as we strive to deliver even more value to the Australian community.”