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Group Leadership Team 

The Group Leadership Team is the senior leadership team for WorleyParsons. It comprises the leaders of our business lines (Major Projects and Integrated Solutions; Services in the US West and Latin America, Canada and US East, APAC, Europe, and Middle East and Africa regions; and Advisian), of Finance, and People and Assurance.  The Group Leadership Team advises the Chief Executive Officer with regard to the effective and efficient functioning of the global business of WorleyParsons.

 

Andrew Wood
Chief Executive Officer

Andrew was appointed as Chief Executive Officer effective 23 October 2012. With a tenure of 22 years with WorleyParsons 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.

 

Chris Ashton
Group Managing Director - Major Projects and Integrated Solutions

Chris is accountable for the growth and performance of the Major Projects and Integrated Solutions portfolio across the organisation which includes our fabrication businesses, WorleyParsonsCord and WorleyParsons Rosenberg, and our Global Delivery Center as well as Saudi Arabia.  Chris held a number of senior operational, sales and strategy roles, working in Europe, Middle East, Africa and the US prior to taking on his current role.  A results driven leader focused on developing high performance teams, his experience brings together strong commercial and financial acumen with general business leadership combined with a strong commitment to talent development.  Chris joined WorleyParsons in 1998 after more than 15 years in senior engineering and operational roles with international organizations.  Chris holds a Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Sunderland, a Master Degree in Business Administration from Cranfield School of Management, and has completed the Executive Management Program at Harvard Business School. 

 

Dennis Finn
Group Managing Director & CEO, Advisian
Dennis is responsible for Advisian, WorleyParsons' global advisory business.  Dennis joined WorleyParsons from PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2014 and has a strong background in transformational change, global strategy and high impact ‘customer focused’ interventions. Dennis has advised clients across the globe, successfully helped to build global advisory businesses, and understands the importance of talent and culture.  His leadership combines significant global experience with strong commercial acumen.  Dennis joined PwC Australia in 2004 as the lead Partner and Head of Consulting and went on to hold a number of senior roles in the firm.  Most recently in 2012 he was appointed Vice Chairman and Global Human Capital Leader of PwC International based in New York.  His background and experience includes Operations, Manufacturing, HR, Marketing and General Management across multiple locations (UK, US, Australia, NZ, Asia).  Dennis started his career as a radiographer after studying Chemical Plant Operations and Nuclear Processes in the UK.  He is recognized as a highly experienced global leader with a passion for results, a collaborative leadership style and the courage to lead major change.

 

Alan Gordon
Regional Managing Director - Services, Europe
Alan is responsible for the Services business line in Europe delivering a broad range of solutions to our local customers in Europe, Russia, Central Asia, Kuwait and Iran.  Alan joined WorleyParsons in 2012 as Regional Director for Russia and Central Asia before his appointment to the role of UK Location Director and Major Project’s business line manager for Europe and Africa in 2014. Alan has almost 30 years’ experience in commercial and general management with international engineering, construction, operations and maintenance contractors. He has worked in the Europe, Australia, Central Asia, Middle East and South East Asia during his career. Alan holds a BSc in Quantity Surveying, a Master’s in Business Administration and is a Chartered Surveyor.

 

Tom Honan
Group Managing Director – Finance / CFO

Joining WorleyParsons on 1 December 2015, Tom is accountable for finance, information management, assurance, development, communications and investor relations. Tom brings his leadership in driving transformational change, his ability to create shareholder value and his experience in the management of complex major systems replacements to his role at WorleyParsons. Most recently Tom was CFO of Federation Centres (2013 – 2015), Transurban (2008 – 2012) and Computershare (2002 – 2008). He has an MBA from Melbourne Business School and an Economics degree from Monash University.

 

Krishnaswamy (Krish) Iyer
Regional Managing Director - Services, Middle East and Africa

Krish is accountable for delivering solutions to our local customers in the Middle East and Africa (MEA region).  With over 23 years of international experience across a wide range of sectors including power generation, oil & gas and infrastructure, Krish’s leadership combines experience in multi-cultural environments with strong commercial and financial acumen.  Krish joined WorleyParsons over 11 years ago in the engineering function and has held various roles across projects, sales & strategy as well as senior operational roles.  Most recently Krish held the role of Director for UAE, Qatar, Iraq and North Africa.  Krish sits on the WorleyParsons Global Diversity and Inclusion Council and is a recognized leader in the management of organizational change. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pune, India, and an Executive MBA from HEC Paris.

 

Denis Lucey
Regional Managing Director – Services, APAC
Denis has over 35 years’ experience working in the resources and energy sector including almost 30 years based in the Asia region. Denis joined the company in Malaysia in 1990 as a structural engineer, and was a pioneer of the Indonesian operation in the early 90s. He has held various project and business management positions since then in increasingly complex and diverse portfolios, and is now responsible for the Services business line in the Australia Pacific Asia China (APAC) region. Prior to joining the company, he held positions in Asia and Europe, starting his career in the UK offshore oil & gas services’ industry. Denis holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s of Science degree in Offshore Structures.

 

Marian McLean
Group Managing Director - People and Assurance
Marian is responsible for both the People and Assurance activities at WorleyParsons, providing leadership of the People Group, the Group Project Management Office and business assurance on the effectiveness and efficiency of the WorleyParsons internal controls, reliability of reporting and compliance with laws and regulations.  The People and Assurance teams interface with the Board Remuneration, HSE and Audit & Risk committees and also provide oversight on Diversity and Inclusion programs.  Marian joined WorleyParsons in June 2008.  She has over 20 years’ experience in the manufacturing, water, construction, service and oil and gas industries.  Her qualifications include: Master of Applied Science (Ergonomics) University of NSW, Graduate Diploma in Safety Science University of NSW, Bachelor Physiotherapy, University of QLD and she is and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  Marian is a professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia.

 

Neil Robertson
Regional Managing Director - Services, US West and Latin America
Neil is responsible for the Services business line in US West and Latin America, accountable for delivering innovative solutions to local customers leveraging the combined strength of local expertize and the depth of knowledge in WorleyParsons globally.  Neil joined WorleyParsons in 2005 after 19 years in the UK working for an EPC module fabricator where he held various positions including managing director. Since joining WorleyParsons Neil has primarily worked on mega projects. Most recently he held the position of Project Director for the Hebron project. Neil has extensive engineering and construction experience in Hydrocarbon projects and his leadership skills have enabled delivery of many successful projects. Neil has a Bachelor of Science Degree with honors in Civil Engineering from Heriot Watt University, Scotland.  He recently completed the Sydney University John Grill Center Executive Leadership in Major Projects’ program.

 

Karen Sobel
Regional Managing Director - Services, Canada and US East
Karen is responsible for the Services business line in Canada and US East.  She is accountable for delivering innovative solutions to local customers leveraging the combined strength of local expertize and the depth of knowledge in WorleyParsons globally. Karen joined WorleyParsons in March 2013 and over her 25-year career has delivered significant projects in both the mining and hydrocarbon sectors, domestically and internationally.  Her extensive international experience provides a strong foundation for building successful, diverse and collaborative teams.  She has held senior project and executive positions with global engineering / construction firms. Karen sits on the WorleyParsons Foundation Council and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Utah. 

 

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