Chairman and Non-Executive Director
John is Chairman of the Board and the Nominations Committee. He is a member of the Health, Safety and Environment Committee and the Remuneration Committee. John has over 40 years’ experience in the resources industry, starting his career with Esso Australia. In 1971, he became Chief Executive of Wholohan Grill and Partners, the entity that ultimately became WorleyParsons Limited. This specialized consulting practice acquired the business of Worley Engineering Pty Limited in Australia in 1987. It listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) in 2002 as Worley Group Limited following a restructuring of the company. In 2004, Worley Group Limited acquired Parsons E&C Corporation, a US-based global project services company, and changed its name to WorleyParsons Limited. The company then acquired the Colt Group in Canada in 2007, substantially increasing its capability in the upstream and downstream components of oil sands. John has personal expertise in every aspect of project delivery in the resources and energy industries. He has strong relationships with WorleyParsons’ major customers and was closely involved at Board level with the company's joint ventures. John was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Sydney in 2010 in recognition of his contribution to the engineering profession. He is the Chairman of the National Precincts Board and is also on the board of Neuroscience Research Australia and the Australian Chamber Orchestra.
Deputy Chairman and Lead Independent Director
Ron is Deputy Chairman and Lead Independent Director of the Board and was previously Chairman of the Board. He is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee, Remuneration Committee, Health, Safety and Environment Committee and Nominations Committee. Ron is currently the Deputy Chairman of BlueScope Steel Limited (previously BHP Steel) and has over 30 years’ experience in the resources industry. He joined BHP Billiton Limited in 1962 and has held positions with that company including executive director and President BHP Minerals, Chief Operating Officer, Executive General Manager and Chief Executive Officer BHP Steel, General Manager Transport, General Manager Long Products Division and General Manager Whyalla Works. Ron is a former Chairman of Ausmelt Limited and Melbourne Business School Limited and is a former director of Alumina Limited, BHP and BHP Billiton, QCT Resources and Tubemakers of Australia.
Chief Executive Officer
Andrew was appointed as Chief Executive Officer effective 23 October 2012. With tenure of 18 years with WorleyParsons, and over 30 years’ experience in the resource and energy industry, Andrew has extensive knowledge across the WorleyParsons group of companies. His previous roles include Group Managing Director – Finance/CFO responsible for Group wide direction and support to the business functions of Finance, Information Management, Internal Procurement and Communications, Legal and Risk; Managing Director for the Australia / New Zealand region; Managing Director of Mergers and Acquisitions, overseeing 15 business acquisitions including Parsons E&C Corporation in November 2004 and The Colt Companies in March 2007. He was also responsible for WorleyParsons' early expansion into Thailand and the Middle East, Canada and Chile in his capacity as Managing Director for International Operations. Andrew holds a Bachelor Degree in Engineering and Graduate Diplomas in Financial Management and Labour Management Relations. He is also a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Australia.
Erich is Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee and a member of the Nominations Committee. Erich is a non-executive director of Woodside Petroleum Limited. He is Chairman of Wesfarmers General Insurance Limited and Wesfarmers Insurance Pty Limited. Erich’s early business career was in the petroleum marketing and management consulting industries. In 1981, he joined the Australian Industry Development Corporation where he was involved in project lending, investment banking and venture capital investment. In 1984, he joined Wesfarmers to start the company’s projects and business development function. In 1988, he became General Manager of Wesfarmers’ Commercial Division and from 1992 until his retirement in July 2002 was an executive director and Chief Financial Officer of Wesfarmers.
John M Green
John is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Nominations Committee. John is a company director, a writer and the co-founder of book publisher, Pantera Press. He is the author of two novels (a financial thriller, 'Nowhere Man' and a political thriller, ‘Born to Run’). John is a director of QBE Insurance Group Limited, a member of the Australian Government Takeovers Panel and a director of The Centre for Independent Studies (a public policy think tank). He was previously an investment banker at Macquarie Bank, as an executive director. His career before banking was in law, including as a partner in Freehills and Dawson Waldron.
Larry joined the Board as a non-executive director on 1 July 2010 and is a member of the Nominations Committee and the Health, Safety and Environment Committee. He was appointed an alternate director for Bill Hall from March 2007, following the Company’s acquisition of the Colt Companies, until his retirement as Managing Director Canada on 30 June 2010. Larry has extensive experience in the engineering and construction industries including roles in engineering design, project management and general management including President/CEO of the Colt Companies and Managing Director of WorleyParsons Canada. He successfully led Colt through a period of substantial growth and expansion which continued with the integration of the company into the WorleyParsons Canada business. Larry is a director of the Board of The Calgary Airport Authority, a not-for-profit responsible for the operation and development of the Calgary International and Springbank airports. He is a director of CEDA International, an Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System owned corporation providing specialty maintenance and turnaround services to industry. Larry is also a director of Cervus Equipment Corporation, a Toronto Stock Exchange listed company in the business of acquiring and operating agricultural, industrial and construction equipment dealerships. Larry graduated from the University of Alberta in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (Honors).
Catherine Livingstone, AO
Catherine joined the Board on 1 July 2007 and is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and the Nominations Committee. She is Chairman and a director of Telstra Corporation Limited and a director of Macquarie Bank Limited and Macquarie Group Limited. She was Chairman of CSIRO from 2001 to 2006 and has also served on the boards of Goodman Fielder Limited and Rural Press Limited. Catherine was the Managing Director of Cochlear Limited from 1994 to 2000, taking it through to an initial public offer in 1995. In 2000, Catherine received the Chartered Accountant in Business Award for that year and in 2002 was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. She was further awarded in 2003 the Centenary Medal for service to Australian Society in Business Leadership and the 2006 Macquarie University Alumni Award for Distinguished Service (Professional). In 2008, Catherine was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for service to the development of Australian science, technology and innovation policies to the business sector. She has a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Accounting, is a Chartered Accountant and was the Eisenhower Fellow for Australia in 1999.
JB was appointed to the Board on 1 May 2010 and is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Nominations Committee. His appointment followed a 34 year career with ExxonMobil Corporation. He began with Exxon in 1974 and over the next two decades he was involved in a variety of engineering and operations assignments in the Middle East and in the USA. In 1994, JB was appointed Offshore Division Manager responsible for production in the South China Sea. In 1996, he was appointed Director General for the Sakhalin 1 Project in Russia and in 2001, Vice President for Deep Water Development in Angola and Equatorial Guinea. Between 2003 and 2005, JB held project development responsibilities for Russia and the Caspian region and in 2005 was appointed Vice President of Arctic Projects (Russia, Canada and Alaska). JB retired from ExxonMobil in 2008.
Wang Xiao Bin
Xiao Bin was appointed to the Board on 1 December 2011 and is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and the Nominations Committee. She is based in Hong Kong and is an executive director and Chief Financial Officer of China Resources Power Holdings Company Limited. Prior to joining China Resources Power in July 2003, she was a Director of Corporate Finance at ING Investment Banking, responsible for execution of capital markets and merger and acquisition transactions in the Asia Pacific region. Xiao Bin worked for Price Waterhouse in Australia in the Audit and Business Advisory Division for five years before joining ING. She is a member of CPA Australia and holds a graduate diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from Securities Institute of Australia (now Finsia) and a Bachelor of Commerce from Murdoch University in Australia.
Christopher Haynes, OBE
Chris was appointed to the Board effective 1 January 2012. He is Chairman of the Health, Safety and Environment Committee and a member of the Nominations Committee. He is based in the United Kingdom and is a non-executive director of Woodside Petroleum Limited. His appointment followed a 39 year career with the Shell Group of Companies and their affiliates. He has lived in a large number of countries, working in the oil and gas exploration and production, LNG and chemicals businesses, primarily in project development and delivery and in operations. Chris was seconded to Woodside from 1999 to 2002, where he was General Manager of the North West Shelf Venture and was subsequently Managing Director of Shell’s operations in Syria and of Nigeria LNG Limited. In 2008, Chris assumed responsibility for the delivery of Shell’s major upstream projects worldwide. He retired from Shell in August 2011. Chris graduated from the University of Manchester with a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Mechanical Engineering and obtained a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Applied Sciences from the University of Sussex. He is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in the United Kingdom and was appointed to the Order of the British Empire in June 2009 for his services to the British oil and gas industry in Nigeria.
Company Secretary & General Counsel Corporate
Peter has broad experience across a range of disciplines including company secretarial, governance, legal, remuneration, project finance and corporate taxation. Peter has degrees in Law and Economics from The University of Sydney and is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Secretary.