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Colliers International appoints new Chief Executive Officer for Australian business

Malcom Tyson appointed to accelerate the growth of Colliers Australia

Leading diversified professional services and investment management firm, Colliers International (NASDAQ and TSX: CIGI) today announced that Malcom Tyson has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer | Australia. 

Tyson has been a senior member of Colliers’ Australian and New Zealand Executive Leadership team since 2005 and held a variety of executive and operational roles. He will take over the position of CEO from John Kenny, who was appointed as Chief Executive Officer | Asia Pacific at the beginning of 2020 after 15 years in the Australian role.

“Malcom is a proven, disciplined and trusted leader.  He brings more than 30 years of real estate and business experience to the position and is regarded as a leader within the Australian property industry,” said Kenny. “His market knowledge and strong relationships with private investors, major Australian corporations and institutional clients meant he was the ideal choice to continue driving the future success of Colliers in Australia”.

Kenny continued, “His prior experience as Chief Executive of our business in NSW, and Managing Director of our Australian Industrial business, will provide a seamless leadership transition via an ongoing partnership with the executive team, and a continued focus on our growth strategy of achieving industry leading positions across a diverse range of property services”.

Commenting on his appointment, Tyson said, “Colliers has an enterprising culture which underpins our strategy for success. The business has won multiple accolades as a best employer and is best in class in many service areas. We appreciate the loyalty of our people and our clients and we thrive on collaborating to create enterprising solutions that exceed expectations”.

He continued, “As an organisation, we see opportunity in all market conditions and the next few years will provide our clients and people with every chance to think and act differently, maximise the potential of property and be a part of leading our industry into the future.”

Tyson’s position becomes effective immediately. He and Kenny will be based in Colliers’ Sydney office. 

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John Kenny

Chief Executive Officer | Asia Pacific

Corporate

Sydney CBD

As the Chief Executive Officer for Colliers in Asia Pacific, John leads our enterprising culture to ensure we embrace a growth mindset and always do what’s right for our clients, our people and our community across the region.  By promoting our values, he ensures our experts maximise potential through collaboration and investing in relationships to ensure they are well positioned to lead our industry into the future.  The loyalty demonstrated by our team and our clients have enabled Colliers’ record growth in both the Australia & New Zealand and Asia Pacific regions over the last decade and John is enthusiastic about our future growth potential. 

Since joining Colliers in 1991, John has held various transactional, operational and innovation roles before taking the helm as CEO in 2006.  In February 2020, he was appointed CEO, Asia Pacific.  John is also part of the Global Executive team of Colliers  and finds it a privilege to work with a select group of highly motivated experts who have driven our enterprising spirit globally. 

Culture has played a strong part of our growth and it’s been humbling to be awarded Aon / Kincentric Best Employer for four consecutive years in Australia and for 2019 in the Philippines, while also being recognised as a LinkedIn Top Company in Australia in 2019.  These accolades reflect how Colliers attracts and develops industry leaders, empowering them to think and act differently to drive exceptional results. 


John is committed to ensuring Colliers diversifies its service offering to meet the specialised requirements of our clients and lead our industry into the future.  To meet that need, John has enjoyed working with a team of specialists to secure several strategic acquisitions that support our growth.  By developing new areas of expertise, our market-leading experts can deliver enterprising solutions to maximise the potential of property and accelerate the success of our clients and our people.

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Malcom Tyson

Chief Executive Officer | Australia

Corporate Executive

Sydney CBD

Malcom is the Chief Executive Officer for Colliers in Australia, delivering on our business plan and driving our enterprising culture. Our company is underpinned by a clear set of values, designed to maximise the potential of property to accelerate the success of our clients and our people.  

Over his 27-year career with Colliers, Malcom has had the opportunity to build and grow a number of successful teams. Prior to his current role, he led the NSW business along with the national Industrial business for 15 years. In 2005, Malcom joined the National Executive where the leadership group has steered our business to achieve incredible growth and reinforced our market-leading culture. Our business stability and continuity continue to attract market leaders, empowering them to think and act differently to drive exceptional results.  

Colliers has an enterprising culture which underpins our strategy for success. The business has won multiple accolades as a Best Employer and best in class in many service arenas. We appreciate the loyalty of our people and our clients and we thrive on collaborating to create enterprising solutions that exceed expectations. 

Within Australia, Malcom has had the benefit of working with a highly regarded leadership team, including John Marasco and Simon Hunt, who are focussed on maximising the potential of property for our clients, through delivering enterprising solutions as we work through the market conditions of 2021. By keeping aligned to our values of being enterprising to exceed expectations and collaborating to drive exceptional results, Colliers are well positioned in 2021 to maximise the potential of property and to be a part of leading our industry into the future, not only in Australia but right across the Asia Pacific region. 

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