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Colliers International appoints new Chief Executive Officer for Australian business


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 New South Wales, 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 incredible 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 arenas. 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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As UK Head of Marketing and Communications Helen is responsible for building a marketing strategy that grows brand awareness; drives lead generation; works across business lines to help influence customer experience and ultimately helps us meet our growth and revenue targets.   

Helen led the Colliers Digital team in the UK & EMEA from May 2017 and prior to that she was Head of Marketing & PR for Colliers in Ireland.

Helen studied at University College Cork where she obtained a bachelors degree in Law and French, and at Dublin Business School where she has a diploma in Marketing and Event Management,  and Public Relations, followed by a Diploma in Digital Marketing from DIT.

Having worked in Marketing and PR across various industries including the Motor Industry with brands such as BMW, Mini, Citroen and Hyundai as well as leading the marketing for Ireland’s most prestigious theatre, the Gate Theatre Helen has a passion for creative marketing strategies. In her early career Helen worked as a Production Manager for Independent TV production companies where she led on online content creation, and social media strategies for several TV shows. Helen also has experience in managing and coordinating large scale events including awards shows, pop-up events, launches and bespoke festivals.



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