DRA positioned for growth with appointment of Chief Innovation Officer

DRA Global Limited (ASX / JSE: DRA) (DRA or the Company) has appointed innovation expert and experienced strategy executive, John McGuire, as Chief Innovation Officer, demonstrating the Company’s commitment to differentiation in an increasingly competitive market. 

Mr McGuire brings a wealth of experience to DRA with over 35 years in the industry. This includes a tenure at international engineering, design, and advisory group, Aurecon, where he held Chief Innovation Officer and Chief Design Officer roles and led global innovation and strategy management. During Mr McGuire’s time at Aurecon, the group was named the ‘Most Innovative Company’ in Australia and New Zealand by The Australian Financial Review.

DRA Managing Director and CEO Andrew Naudé is pleased to welcome Mr McGuire to the Company and said the appointment is an important step in enabling DRA to build on the growth momentum of the last several years. 

“It is more important than ever that DRA remains at the forefront of innovation and development in the industry. John has the skills and experience to challenge the way we do things and push us to differentiate ourselves in a way that delivers real value for our customers, workforce and shareholders.” - DRA Global CEO, Andrew Naude

Commenting on the appointment, Mr McGuire said “I am delighted to be joining DRA at this particular time in its long history.  The business has solid foundations that I look forward to building on with Andrew, the leadership team, and the Board.”

“DRA has an enviable reputation of working closely with its customers to inject technological innovation to their operations.  Equally, despite the industry being a stable force in the pandemic, I have been impressed with DRA’s proactive approach to working with customers to help them navigate the inevitable challenges that the industry faces and continue to succeed.”

Mr McGuire’s appointment comes following the Company’s listing on the Australian Securities and Johannesburg Stock Exchanges on 9 July 2021.