Mark Vassella has been appointed managing director and CEO of BlueScope Steel of Melbourne, Australia. He replaces Paul O’Malley who will retire at end of 2017.

Mr Vassella joined Bluescope in 2007 and is currently CEO of BlueScope Australia and New Zealand.

BlueScope chairman John Bevan said that Mark will ‘lead from the front’. “His priority now is to keep delivering on the strategy,” he added, referring to the company’s clear focus on improving returns and driving growth.