Mohd Shahazwan bin Mohd Harris has today announced that he has resigned from the Opus International Consultants Board following his resignation from the board of UEM Edgenta Berhad.
Keith Watson has been appointed as Chair of Opus International Consultants Ltd (Opus), to succeed Dr Kerry McDonald, with the appointment taking effect on 1 August 2017.
Opus International Consultants has announced the appointment of a new Director, Low Chee Yen, effective from 8 May 2017.
Opus International Consultants (Opus) reported a much improved second half performance for 2016 despite continuing difficult economic conditions in Canada and Australia, with Operating EBIT up from $2.5m in the first half to $17.7m for the full year.
In 2016 our people were recognised for their individual professionalism, expertise, agility and commitment to the industry.
“Better data means better decisions, resulting in greater well-being for all New Zealanders.”
We live in an age where our lives can be improved by better use of the data that is collected about us. This is most noticeable where different data sets are able to be integrated, for example in the health sector, where linked datasets between agencies ensure a better level of efficiency, a better understanding of medical history, and ultimately a better level of care. On the other extreme, some would suggest our data is already being collected to monitor us and that “big brother” is watching. Movies like Minority Report raise moral questions around data use, in this case to predict pre-crime activity prior to it happening, but there are less extreme examples where data can be used to unfairly stereotype people if used inappropriately. So what is our willingness to accept data integration and sharing, under what circumstances are we more trusting, and what are the underlying reasons for this? By gauging the level and extent of public concerns around privacy and appropriate use of data, public sector agencies and the Statistics New Zealand Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI) unit will be better positioned to anticipate public requirements and respond appropriately.
Opus International Consultants (Opus) reported a mixed performance for the first six months of 2016 with continuing difficult economic conditions, particularly in Canada and Australia, and weaker margins in New Zealand. In the Half Year ending 30 June, revenue was $236.8m, down 7.4%, and underlying operating earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) were $2.5m, down 78.7%.
Global infrastructure company Opus International Consultants (Opus), has been named Company of the Year by the New Civil Engineer (NCE) at this year’s NCE100 Awards in London.
Overall, Group revenue and EBIT were down but EBIT in New Zealand increased strongly, by 29%, reflecting reasonable economic conditions and a strong focus over recent years on performance improvement. UK EBIT also rose, by 133% to an all-time high. In contrast there were reductions in Canada and Australia, reflecting the difficult economic conditions and the sharp fall in oil and gas prices and resource prices generally.
Opus International Consultants delivered a much improved New Zealand and United Kingdom performance in 2015 but the Group result was impacted by poor economic conditions in Canada and Australia.