DECMIL Group has appointed David Saxelby to its board of directors, announcing he will also act as a strategy and relationship advisor to the group.

Mr Saxelby is one of the most senior executives in the Australian construction and infrastructure industry, Decmil said.

Having held numerous managing director and chief executive roles for the past decade, most recently Mr Saxelby was chief executive of construction and infrastructure Australia at Lend Lease.

Prior to Lend Lease, he was with the Leighton Group for 18 years, where he held a number of senior positions, most recently as managing director of Thiess.

Decmil said Mr Saxelby’s relationships with many leaders in the construction and infrastructure sectors, and will help accelerate the group’s strategy development and growth into the New South Wales and Victorian markets.

Decmil chairman Bill Healy was pleased to have Mr Saxelby on board.

“David’s substantial experience and contacts will be invaluable to the business as we grow our national footprint and customer base,” Mr Healy said.