Chris Sutherland was appointed Managing Director of Programmed in January 2008. He is an experienced executive who has held senior management positions in various engineering, maintenance and contracting businesses in Australia and globally. Since his appointment to the role of Group Managing Director, Sutherland has personally taken the lead for Programmed’s diversity and inclusion strategy. He also advocates for change more broadly as the co-founder and chair for CEOs for Gender Equity in Western Australia.
Programmed is a leading provider of staffing, maintenance and facility management services. Directly employing more than 20,000 people across a broad range of industries, they provide services to more than 10,000 customers, often under long-term contracts. They operate through a network of more than 100 branches across Australia and New Zealand.