Annual Report 2019

Annual Report 2019

John Grill AO

Chairman and Non-Executive Director

John Grill AO

Chairman and Non-Executive Director

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BSC, BENG (HONS), HON DENG (SYDNEY)
Chairman and Non-Executive Director – Chief Executive Officer and Director from listing in November 2002 until October 2012 and Director of the Company before listing and its predecessor entities from 1971
Country of residence – Australia

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 owned by 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 the Growth Centres Advisory Committee for the Australian Government for Department of Industry, Innovation and Science and Chairman of the Mindgardens Alliance, a partnership between the Black Dog Institute, Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) and the University of New South Wales.

Catherine Livingstone AO

Non-Executive Director

Catherine Livingstone AO

Non-Executive Director

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BA (HONS), HON DBUS (MACQUARIE), HON DSC (MURDOCH), HON DBUS (UTS), HON DSC (UOW), HON DLITT (SYD), FCA, FAICD, FTSE
Lead Independent Director and Non-Exectuive Director – Director since July 2007
Country of residence – Australia

Catherine joined the Board on 1 July 2007. She is the Lead Independent Director of the Board and is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and Nominations Committee. Catherine is Chairman of Commonwealth Bank of Australia and a director of Saluda Medical Pty Limited and the Australian Ballet and is the Chancellor of University of Technology, Sydney. 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. She has a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Accounting, is a Chartered Accountant and was the Eisenhower Fellow for Australia in 1999.

Juan Suárez Coppel

Non-Executive Director

Juan Suárez Coppel

Non-Executive Director

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BE (ECONOMICS), PHD (ECONOMICS)
Non-Executive Director – Director since May 2019
Country of Residence – Mexico

Juan was appointed to the Board effective 27 May 2019 and is a member of the Nominations Committee and the Audit and Risk Committee. Juan has extensive experience in energy and resources in the Americas and was previously Chief Financial Officer and then Chief Executive Officer of Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), a senior executive with Grupo Modelo and an independent non-executive director of Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. During the 1990s, Juan was the Chief of Staff to the Minister of Finance Mexico, a senior executive with Banamex (now Citi) and Head of Corporate Finance and then Treasurer of Grupo Televisa, Mexico. Juan has a PhD in Economics from The University of Chicago. During the 1980s, he held various academic roles including as a full-time professor in the ITAM Department of Economics, visiting professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona Department of Economics and associate professor at Brown University in Rhode Island.

Roger Higgins

Non-Executive Director

Roger Higgins

Non-Executive Director

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BENG (HONS), MSC (HYDRAULICS), PHD (WATER RESOURCES), FAUSIMM, FIEAUST
Non-Executive Director – Director since February 2019
Country of Residence – Australia

Roger was appointed to the Board effective 20 February 2019. He is a member of the Nominations Committee and Health, Safety and Environment Committee. He has extensive experience in mining and operations and has previously held senior executive positions with Teck Resources Limited, BHP Billiton and Ok Tedi Mining Limited. Roger is a non-executive director of Newcrest Mining Limited and Ok Tedi Mining Limited, the Chairman of Minotaur Exploration Limited and holds the position of adjunct professor with the Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University of Queensland. Roger holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Hons), MSc (Hydraulics) and a PhD (Water Resources). He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Australia (FIEAust) and the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (FAusIMM).

Sharon Warburton

Non-Executive Director

Sharon Warburton

Non-Executive Director

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B BUS (ACCOUNTING AND BUSINESS LAW), FCA, GAICD, FAIB
Non-Executive Director – Director since February 2019
Country of residence – Australia

Sharon was appointed to the Board effective 20 February 2019. She is a member of the Nominations Committee and Audit and Risk Committee. Sharon has predominantly worked in the construction, mining and infrastructure sectors throughout her 30-year career. She is a Chartered Accountant with experience in strategy and accounting and has previously held senior executive positions at Rio Tinto, Brookfield Multiplex, ALDAR Properties PJSC, Multiplex and Citigroup. Sharon is Co-Deputy Chairman of Fortescue Metals Group Limited, a non-executive director of NEXTDC Limited, Gold Road Resources Limited and Wesfarmers Limited, and a part-time member of the Takeovers Panel. She is on the board of not-for-profit organization Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation and formerly the Chairman of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility. Sharon holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Business Law) from Curtin University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and of Australian Institute of Building. She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of Chief Executive Women. Sharon was awarded Western Australian Telstra Business Woman of the Year in 2014 and was a finalist in 2015 for The Financial Review’s Westpac 100 Women of Influence.

Thomas Gorman

Non-Executive Director

Thomas Gorman

Non-Executive Director

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BA (ECONOMICS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS), MBA (DISTINCTION) (HARVARD)
Non-Executive Director – Director since December 2017
Country of residence – United States of America

Thomas was appointed to the Board effective 18 December 2017. He is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Health, Safety and Environment Committee and Nominations Committee. His appointment follows a 30-year career in executive positions at Ford Motor Company and Brambles Limited. He retired as Chief Executive Officer of Brambles in February 2017. He has worked in multiple functions including finance, operations, logistics, marketing, and business development and has lived and worked in the United States, England, France and Australia. He is a director of High Resolves, an Australian-based not-for-profit focused on middle school education and a director of Orora Limited, effective from 2 September 2019. Thomas graduated, cum laude, from Tufts University with degrees in Economics and International Relations and obtained an MBA, with distinction, from the Harvard Business School. Thomas has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Orora Limited, which is effective from 2 September 2019.

Christopher Haynes OBE

Non-Executive Director

Christopher Haynes OBE

Non-Executive Director

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FRENG, BSC (HONS), DPHIL, CENG, FIMECHE, FIE AUST
Non-Executive Director – Director since January 2012
Country of Residence – United Kingdom

Christopher was appointed to the Board effective 1 January 2012. He is Chairman of the Health, Safety and Environment Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee and Nominations Committee. He is a non-executive director of Woodside Petroleum Limited and Honorary President of the Energy Industries Council, United Kingdom. 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. Christopher 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, Christopher assumed responsibility for the delivery of Shell’s major upstream projects worldwide. He retired from Shell in August 2011. Christopher graduated from The University of Manchester with a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Mechanical Engineering and obtained a Doctor of Philosophy 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.

Christopher was appointed to the Order of the British Empire in June 2009 for his services to the British oil and gas industry in Nigeria.

Andrew Liveris AO

Non-Executive Director

Andrew Liveris AO

Non-Executive Director

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BENG (FIRST CLASS HONS), PHD (SCIENCE)
Non-Executive Director – Director since September 2018
Country of Residence – Australia and United States of America

Andrew was appointed to the Board effective 5 September 2018. He is a member of the Nominations Committee and Remuneration Committee. Andrew is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Dow Chemical Company and the former Executive Chairman of DowDuPont. Andrew has over 40-years’ global leadership experience with The Dow Chemical Company and his career spanned roles in manufacturing, engineering, sales, marketing, and business and general management around the world. Andrew is a director of IBM, Saudi Aramco and Novonix Limited and on the advisory board of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and NEOM, an initiative driven by Saudi Vision 2030. He serves as a special advisor to the Public Investment Fund (PIF) and the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. He is the past Vice Chair of the Business Roundtable, an Executive Committee Member and past Chairman of the United States Business Council and a member of the Concordia Leadership Council and the Australian Government’s Industry Growth Centres Advisory Committee. He serves as a trustee for the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), the California Institute of Technology and the United States Council for International Business. In 2012, Andrew co-founded The Hellenic Initiative (THI) to support economic renewal in Greece through entrepreneurship, business development and investment, and serves as Chairman of the Board. Andrew is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, as well as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. He earned a Bachelor’s degree (first class honors) in Chemical Engineering from The University of Queensland and was awarded the University Medal for that year. In 2005, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in science by his alma mater as well as being named Alumnus of the Year. He was appointed Officer of the Order of Australia for his services to international business in 2014 and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in engineering from Michigan State University in 2015.

Anne Templeman-Jones

Non-Executive Director

Anne Templeman-Jones

Non-Executive Director

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BCOM, MRM, EMBA, CA, FAICD
Non-Executive Director – Director since November 2017
Country of residence – Australia

Anne was appointed to the Board on 1 November 2017 and is Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee and a member of the Nominations Committee. Anne is a non-executive director of Commonwealth Bank of Australia, GUD Holdings Limited and The Citadel Group Limited. She previously served as a non-executive director of HT&E Limited, Cuscal Limited, HBF Health Limited, Pioneer Credit Limited, TAL Superannuation Fund, Notre Dame University and the McCusker Foundation for Alzheimer’s Research. Anne has executive experience in institutional and commercial banking, wealth management and insurance, strategy and risk, having previously held a number of senior executive roles in Switzerland and Australia with PricewaterhouseCoopers, the Bank of Singapore (OCBC Bank), ANZ and Westpac. Anne has a Masters in Risk Management from The University of New South Wales, an Executive MBA from the AGSM, The University of New South Wales and a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Western Australia. Anne is a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Wang Xiao Bin

Non-Executive Director

Wang Xiao Bin

Non-Executive Director

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BCOM, CPA, GDIP APPLIED FINANCE AND INVESTMENT
Non-Executive Director – Director since December 2011
Country of residence – Hong Kong, China

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 PricewaterhouseCoopers 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.

Andrew Wood

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

Andrew Wood

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

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BENG, GDIP FIN MGMT, GDIP LAB RELATIONS, FIE AUST
Chief Executive Officer – Executive Director since October 2012
Country of Residence – Australia

Andrew was appointed as Chief Executive Officer effective 23 October 2012. With a tenure of over 25 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 a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Australia.

Nuala O’Leary

Group Company Secretary

Nuala O’Leary

Group Company Secretary

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Group Company Secretary – Appointed August 2016
Country of residence – Australia

Nuala joined the Group in 2002. She is responsible for corporate governance for the Board and the Group Executive 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 a graduate diploma of Applied Corporate Governance. Nuala is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW.