In the meantime, he has charted significant success in developing the business and delivering complex solutions to high-profile customers across Australia, including Vivid Sydney and the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Before joining Riedel, Johnson was based in the U.K., where he operated his own business providing production engineering and design services to global clients such as the BBC and IAAF.
In that role, he worked with Riedel on several events, including the 2012 Summer Games and the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Johnson takes over from John Bell, who was appointed to the Board of Riedel Australia in February 2015 and took on the role of General Manager in October 2016. For a transitional period, Bell will remain as a nonexecutive director of the Australian company.