With a proud history that goes back over 20 years, SGS Economics and Planning has become a trusted advisor to clients across Australia, New Zealand and beyond. As a means of keeping pace with the dynamic environment in which the firm operates, SGS is proud to announce two key developments within the firm - a restructure and brand refresh.
The ownership of the company has changed from a unit trust based structure to that of a standard proprietary company. The financial investment required of those capable and committed staff, who are invited into the SGS partnership and a significant shareholding in the company, will be more affordable. The new structure also enables all company staff to hold shares, and to nominate and vote for a position on the company board of directors.
The new board will include up to two (external) non-executive directors. The other board members will be elected by the partners. These changes will bring new perspectives and energy, as the firm sets about its vision to be Australia's premier advisory firm in urban and regional development.
The company has also taken the opportunity to refresh its presentation to better communicate its core values and its promise to clients. This is to provide quality, independent expertise and innovation with a continuing focus on serving the public interest. SGS Economics and Planning's new tag line "Independent Insight" has been developed to represent these values.
These latest developments underpin the firm's culture as a member-governed college of professionals dedicated to shaping policy and investment decisions in favour of sustainable urban and regional development. It provides a solid foundation for continued growth to ensure SGS Economics and Planning continues to be an employer of choice.
SGS Economics and Planning has offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Brisbane. It also has a presence in Hobart.
For further information on SGS in general or these changes please feel free to contact the Managing Director - Clive Attwater on 03 6244 4154.