Leighton Holdings has appointed an internal candidate to head its largest international subsidiary.
Ian Edwards will be managing director of Leighton Asia, India and Offshore, which employs more than 11,000 people and generated revenue of $1.4 billion in calendar 2011.
Leighton Asia is based in Hong Kong and carries out work in countries including China, Mongolia, Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia.
Leighton Offshore works on ocean-based projects, and is the subject of an Australian Federal Police investigation into allegations it made improper payments in connection with work to expand offshore loading facilities for Iraq's crude oil exports.
Mr Edwards has more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry, and has been Leighton's executive general manager for its business in Hong Kong, Macau, China and Taiwan since 2008.
He replaces acting managing director Bob Cooke, who was appointed in August 2011 after former Leighton Asia managing director Hamish Tyrwhitt was elevated to chief executive of Leighton Holdings.