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Siemens appoints Peter Halliday as chairman & chief executive officer
Fri, 26th Aug 2022
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Peter Halliday, currently Siemens Smart Infrastructure senior vice president, has been appointed as the new chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) for the region, effective September 1, 2022.

In a career spanning 24 years at Siemens, Halliday has held senior roles within the company in Australia, Asia and Europe.

Before relocating back to his home country of Australia, Halliday was the global head of Siemens' Building Performance and Sustainability division operating out of Switzerland.

Halliday brings a wealth of experience across various technology fields, including engineering, project management, sales, business development, portfolio and senior management.

Current Siemens Australia chairman and CEO Jeff Connolly will leave the company on August 31 after a career of over 37 years with Siemens.

"We are pleased to confirm Peter as the new CEO for Siemens Australia," Siemens AG managing board member Matthias Rebellius says.

"Peter's extensive local and global leadership and technical experience will be pivotal to shaping future growth and the digital transformation of our customers in Australia and New Zealand.

"I also want to thank Jeff Connolly for his incredible contribution to shaping the brand and reputation of Siemens in the region.

"Jeff is not only highly regarded in Siemens but also across industry and government for his contributions to progressing critical topics related to manufacturing and Industry 4.0, the energy transition including hydrogen and the need for intelligent infrastructure in Australia," Rebellious adds.

"This is an exciting opportunity, and I am looking forward to working with the great team in the region to progress the company towards its next phase of growth," Halliday says.

"Technology and digitalisation will accelerate much needed outcomes for industry, infrastructure, and the environment."