Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Rivergum Homes Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Julie Durand to the senior role of General Manager – Sales and Marketing.

Victor Said, Rivergum Homes Group Managing Director, said Ms Durand would take on a newly created role with a national focus that would build on the significant growth the company had recently achieved in Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia.

“Julie is a high calibre property executive with extensive achievement in land development, building and real estate in both the private and public sectors,” said Mr Said.

“Her appointment places Rivergum Homes Group in an excellent position to grow its profile in key markets while also establishing a strong platform for growth in exciting new markets across Australia.”

Ms Durand previously held a senior Executive role at the Government of South Australia’s Urban Renewal Authority (Renewal SA). She brings extensive experience in strategic planning, corporate governance, strategic marketing, campaign structuring and implementation, market research and analysis, media management and public relations.

Ms Durand said Rivergum Homes Group was well placed to strengthen its position as a leading high volume building and land development company.

“I am excited to be joining such a forward thinking, diverse organisation that has enjoyed great success in South Australia,” said Ms Durand.

“My immediate focus will be on the development and implementation of a nationally integrated sales and marketing strategy for commercial and retail housing that aligns with Rivergum’s established strategic plan and growth targets.

“I look forward to making a strong contribution in leading this progressive South Australian business towards a substantial national presence, working closely with their dynamic and highly capable team.”

Rivergum Homes Group is an award winning home builder and land development company based in Adelaide. Twenty years in the making, the company was founded by Mr Said with a focus on innovative design, affordability and quality construction. 

In 2014, Rivergum Homes received multiple awards for design, innovation and environmental excellence. The company was recently awarded the Best Custom Built Home over $2.5 million by the Housing Industry Association (HIA), while development subsidiary, Living Developments, won both the Medium Density Housing and Environmental Excellence categories at the Urban Development of Australia (UDIA) Awards for Excellence for the Bowden, Terraces on Sixth development in Adelaide.

Ms Durand’s appointment rounds out the establishment of a high calibre executive team at Rivergum Homes Group that will be led by Mr Said and also includes Chief Financial Officer Marc Taintey, General Manager – Housing Rod Trebilco and General Manager – Property Rob Alvaro.

“Rivergum Homes Group is well positioned to achieve its vision of being Australia’s No.1 high volume integrated building and land development company,” said Mr Said.

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Rivergum Homes Group is a multi-award winning, integrated building and land development company, providing sustainable housing solutions for retail, commercial and investment property markets. As an industry leader in the use of lightweight building materials and innovative construction techniques, Rivergum Homes Group is committed to the supply of high quality housing solutions to a wide scope of clientele. 

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