Listed construction and engineering group Aveng has appointed financial director Kobus Verster as the group’s new chief executive. Chairman Angus Band said yesterday that the board had considered a number of local and international candidates, but believed this was the right appointment to take Aveng forward on a path to growth and improved performance. The process to appoint a new financial director was under way, with Verster continuing in his capacity as acting financial director until a new financial director is employed. Verster has been acting chief executive since August last year following the resignation of Roger Jardine. – Roy Cokayne