DM Roads has appointed Peter Bierton to the position of General Manager (GM) - Maintenance and ITS

Peter will assume responsibility in late January 2024 from Ritchie Taylor who has been appointed to the position of GM Strategic Development to drive front-end focus across the wider Maintenance and Pavements business, working closely with Peter.

As General Manager, Peter will be responsible for driving the direction of the DM Roads business and contributing to the growth and development of the Transport and Infrastructure business.

Peter will be joining us from our Utilities business where he is currently GM Telecommunications in New Zealand, responsible for the delivery of long-term contracts and a workforce of over 1000 employees.

Prior to joining Downer, Peter has held senior roles with UGL, Ventia, Zinfra and previously Leighton Contractors across utilities, rail and civil construction sectors in Australia.

Peter holds a Bachelor of Construction Management and Economics, Bachelor of Law and an Executive MBA. He is also an Executive Member of Engineers Australia and is currently completing a Master of Finance.

“I’m looking forward to leading DM Roads with passion and conviction. Working closely with our customers to firstly understand the challenges they face, then deliver in the most efficient way to reduce whole of life costs to manage and maintain their road networks ,” says Peter.

“To me, DM Roads brings the best of what Downer has to offer. Our extensive experience and ability to adapt to meet our customer challenges across Australia is unrivalled.”

“DM Roads has a legacy of excellence and dedication, a key focus area moving forward will be to use this platform to drive innovation while champion sustainability. We look to set the standard for service delivery excellence and environmental responsibility.”

DM Roads delivers market-leading solutions in road network management, routine maintenance and intelligent transport systems that goes beyond just maintaining the road network today.

This expertise developed over more than 20 years has helped make DM Roads one of Australia’s largest road maintenance providers.

Peter will be based in our Eastern Creek office in Sydney.