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The Board 


John Grill, AO
Chairman and Non-Executive Director 

John is Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Nominations Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee and Health, Safety and Environment Committee. He has over 40 years’ experience in the resources and energy 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 Securities Exchange (ASX) in 2002 as Worley Group Limited following a restructuring of that company. In 2004, Worley Group Limited acquired Parsons E&C Corporation, a United States-based global project services company, and changed its name to WorleyParsons Limited. The Group 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 industry. He has strong relationships with the Group's major customers and was closely involved at board level with the Group'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 was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2014 for distinguished service to engineering and to business, to the minerals, energy and power supply industries and as a supporter of advanced education and training. John is Chairman of Neuroscience Research Australia. John is a resident of Australia.

Ron McNeilly
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, Nominations Committee and Health, Safety and Environment Committee. Ron has over 30 years’ experience in the resources industry. He joined BHP Billiton Limited in 1962 and 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 a former Deputy Chairman of BlueScope Steel Limited (previously BHP Steel). He is a former director of Alumina Limited, BHP and BHP Billiton, QCT Resources and Tubemakers of Australia. Ron is a resident of Australia.

Andrew Wood
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director 

Andrew was appointed as Chief Executive Officer effective 23 October 2012. With a tenure of 22 years with the Group and over 35 years’ experience in the resources and energy industry, Andrew has extensive knowledge across the Group. 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; and Managing Director of Mergers and Acquisitions, overseeing 15 business acquisitions including Parsons E&C Corporation in November 2004 and The Colt Group in March 2007.  He was also responsible for the Group's early expansion into Thailand and the Middle East, Canada and Chile in his capacity as Managing Director for International Operations. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Engineering and graduate diplomas in Financial Management and Labour Management Relations. He is also a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Australia. Andrew does not serve on the boards of any other public companies. Andrew is a resident of Australia.

Erich Fraunschiel
Non-Executive Director

Erich is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and the Nominations Committee. He is Chairman of BWP Management Limited the responsible entity of the BWP Trust, an Australian real estate investment trust listed on the ASX. 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. Since 2002, he has served as a non-executive director on the boards of several listed and unlisted companies. Erich is a resident of Australia.

Catherine Livingstone, AO
Non-Executive Director 

Catherine joined the Board on 1 July 2007 and is Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee and a member of the Nominations Committee. She is Chairman of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and a director of Saluda Medical Pty Limited and the George Institute for Global Health and is the President of the Australian Museum Trust. Catherine was the President of the Business Council of Australia from 2014 to 2016 and the Chairman of Telstra Corporation Limited from May 2009 to April 2016 and of CSIRO from 2001 to 2006. She has also served on the boards of Macquarie Bank Limited, Macquarie Group Limited, 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 2003, Catherine was awarded the Centenary Medal for service to Australian Society in Business Leadership and in 2008 she 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. Catherine is a resident of Australia.  


Wang Xiao Bin
Non-Executive Director

Xiao Bin was appointed to the Board on 1 December 2011 and is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and 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 the Securities Institute of Australia (now Finsia) and a Bachelor of Commerce from Murdoch University in Australia. Xiao Bin is a resident of Hong Kong, China.

Christopher Haynes, OBE
Non-Executive Director

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 Remunerations Committee and Nominations Committee. He is a non-executive director of Woodside Petroleum Limited and Honorary President of the Energy Industries Council, UK. 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 also a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Australia. Chris was appointed to the Order of the British Empire in June 2009 for his services to the British oil and gas industry in Nigeria. Chris is a resident of the United Kingdom.


Jagjeet Bindra
Non-Executive Director
Jagjeet (Jeet) was appointed to the Board on 1 July 2015. He is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Health, Safety and Environment Committee and Nominations Committee. Jeet has over 35 years’ experience in the global resources and energy industry including 32 years in senior leadership roles within the Chevron Group of Companies, retiring from Chevron as President of Chevron Global Manufacturing in 2009. The breadth of his executive experience extends into oil and gas, chemicals, refinery engineering and operations, design and construction, project management, engineering technology, and strategic and business planning. He also has extensive public company board experience and is currently a member of the board of Edison International/ Southern California Edison Company and LyondellBasell Industries N.V., both publicly listed companies on the New York Stock Exchange. He was formerly Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Caltex Australia Limited and a director of Broadspectrum Limited, both publicly listed companies on the ASX at the time. Jeet is a chemical engineering graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, India and holds a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington and an MBA degree from Saint Mary’s College of California. Jeet is a resident of the United States.


Nuala O'Leary
Group Company Secretary

Nuala joined WorleyParsons in 2002. She is responsible for corporate governance for the Board and the Group Leadership Team and governance matters relevant to the listed entity, its capital structure, and its regulatory obligations. Nuala’s specific group accountabilities include continuous disclosure. Nuala has a background in corporate litigation, legal, governance and company secretary roles.  She has previously worked in private legal practice. Nuala holds degrees in Law and Arts from The University of Sydney and is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW.


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