Nik Karalis takes over from Ross Donaldson

Woods Bagot has appointed company veteran Nik Karalis as its group managing director and chief executive.

He joined the business in 1992 and is taking over from Ross Donaldson who has been made executive chairman.

He has worked on schemes across the world including schemes in New Zealand, Russia, China and his native Australia.

The firm currently has 16 studios working across five regions, with nearly two-thirds of its work coming from outside its base in Australia.

Woods Bagot is the seventh largest architect in the world by headcount, employing 817 architects.

The practice’s UK projects include the under-construction 100 Bishopsgate office tower and the redevelopment of 91-year-old Grade II*-listed 10 Trinity Square into a hotel, both in central London.