Who We Are

Our Ideology

Our People

Our People

Our people are our best asset. Working with Clough provides you with access to challenging projects and career opportunities, along with access to professional development through our various internal and external training programs.

If you are career-focused and passionate about engineering, construction or operations, we want to hear from you.

Diversity
Diversity

We believe diversity brings a broader range of perspectives, knowledge, ideas and experiences which create value for us and our customers.

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Diversity

We believe diversity brings a broader range of perspectives, knowledge, ideas and experiences which create value for us and our customers.

Our workforce consists of people from a wide range of cultures, backgrounds and skills. This diversity is what makes Clough a great place to work. We aim to attract, train and retain people who:

  • Live Clough’s principles as their own,
  • Are highly capable, and
  • Have a desire to actively contribute to the success of the business.

Our focus on gender and cultural inclusiveness is ongoing. We deliver gender equality and aim to close the gap between indigenous and non-indigenous communities through numerous initiatives.

For a copy of our latest gender equality indicators report to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, please click here.

Our Board
Our Board

Leading industry experts from around the globe.

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Our Board

Non-Executive Chairman

Henry Laas

Henry LaasHenry Laas is the Group Chief Executive of Murray & Roberts Holdings Limited. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) degree from the University of Pretoria and an MBA from the University of the Witwatersrand. He has extensive experience in the mineral resources and mining contracting sectors. In his ten years as Managing Director of Murray & Roberts Cementation (and its predecessor RUC Mining Contractors), he played an instrumental role in the expansion of the Cementation Mining Group’s global footprint. Henry joined the Clough Board in July 2011.

Current directorships

  • Director of Murray & Roberts Holdings Limited and related subsidiary companies

Qualifications

  • B.Eng (Mining) MBA

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Peter Bennett

Peter Bennett was appointed as CEO of Clough on 1 February 2016, bringing 26 years’ international experience in the oil & gas, LNG, and infrastructure contracting service sector to the organisation. His experience spans contracting business process, operational, and corporate leadership.      
 
Peter commenced his career as a graduate mechanical engineer with CB&I in Australia. During his 26-year tenure, Peter progressed through a diverse range of roles including engineering, project management, business development, operations management, corporate function management and general management. Prior to joining Clough, Peter was President, Oil & Gas International for CB&I, based in The Hague. 
 
Peter has run multinational business divisions and has implemented programs to significantly improve cost and operational performance while delivering workforce and order book growth. He has managed global market expansion and M&A programs. As the VP of Sales, he set new records for business secured for several successive years. 

Peter has lived and worked across all of Clough’s strategic growth regions, including Australia, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and North America. 

Current directorships

Director of Murray & Roberts Holdings Limited and related subsidiary companies

Non-Executive Director of Australian Constructors Association (ACA)          

Qualifications

B.Eng (Mechanical)

Non-Executive Director

Daniël Grobler

Daniël Grobler joined the Group in 2010 and was appointed as Group Financial Director in April 2017.

He has been employed in various financial and leadership functions within the Group, most recently as Managing Director of Murray & Roberts Cementation, the Group’s African underground mining business.

Prior to that, he fulfilled financial positions including Chief Financial Officer: Underground Mining business platform and Group Corporate Finance Executive, where he engaged with the Group’s financial stakeholders.

Current directorships

  • Director of Murray & Roberts Holdings Limited and related subsidiary companies

Qualifications

  • CA (SA)

Henry LaasHenry Laas is the Group Chief Executive of Murray & Roberts Holdings Limited. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) degree from the University of Pretoria and an MBA from the University of the Witwatersrand. He has extensive experience in the mineral resources and mining contracting sectors. In his ten years as Managing Director of Murray & Roberts Cementation (and its predecessor RUC Mining Contractors), he played an instrumental role in the expansion of the Cementation Mining Group’s global footprint. Henry joined the Clough Board in July 2011.

Current directorships

  • Director of Murray & Roberts Holdings Limited and related subsidiary companies

Qualifications

  • B.Eng (Mining) MBA

Peter Bennett was appointed as CEO of Clough on 1 February 2016, bringing 26 years’ international experience in the oil & gas, LNG, and infrastructure contracting service sector to the organisation. His experience spans contracting business process, operational, and corporate leadership.      
 
Peter commenced his career as a graduate mechanical engineer with CB&I in Australia. During his 26-year tenure, Peter progressed through a diverse range of roles including engineering, project management, business development, operations management, corporate function management and general management. Prior to joining Clough, Peter was President, Oil & Gas International for CB&I, based in The Hague. 
 
Peter has run multinational business divisions and has implemented programs to significantly improve cost and operational performance while delivering workforce and order book growth. He has managed global market expansion and M&A programs. As the VP of Sales, he set new records for business secured for several successive years. 

Peter has lived and worked across all of Clough’s strategic growth regions, including Australia, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and North America. 

Current directorships

Director of Murray & Roberts Holdings Limited and related subsidiary companies

Non-Executive Director of Australian Constructors Association (ACA)          

Qualifications

B.Eng (Mechanical)

Daniël Grobler joined the Group in 2010 and was appointed as Group Financial Director in April 2017.

He has been employed in various financial and leadership functions within the Group, most recently as Managing Director of Murray & Roberts Cementation, the Group’s African underground mining business.

Prior to that, he fulfilled financial positions including Chief Financial Officer: Underground Mining business platform and Group Corporate Finance Executive, where he engaged with the Group’s financial stakeholders.

Current directorships

  • Director of Murray & Roberts Holdings Limited and related subsidiary companies

Qualifications

  • CA (SA)

Non-Executive Director

Ian Henstock

Ian Henstock joined the Clough Board in January 2012. He is the Group Commercial Director of Murray & Roberts, and also serves on the Boards of Murray & Roberts Limited and Murray & Roberts International Holdings Limited.

Prior to joining Murray & Roberts, Ian held a number of leadership roles in the financial sector.

He commenced his career with Ernst & Young as an articled clerk, and rose to the position of Executive Deputy Chairman, before joining Capital Partners as Executive Director. Following a period with Deloitte & Touche as Corporate Finance Managing Partner, he took the role of Chief Executive of Bridge Capital, growing that business into a successful niche investment banking firm. In 2004 he was approached by the ABSA Group to head up ABSA Merchant Bank and shortly thereafter was promoted to Deputy Managing Executive of ABSA Corporate & Merchant Bank, a position he held until 2006. At that point he transferred to ABSA Private Bank as Senior Executive: Strategic Wealth Management to create a private wealth capability in the Private Bank.

Current directorships

  • Director of Murray & Roberts International Holdings Limited and related subsidiary companies

Qualifications

  • B.Compt (Hons) CTA CA(SA), HDip Tax Law MBA

Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director

Richard Simons

Richard Simons commenced as Clough's Chief Financial Officer in June 2015.

Richard was previously employed at Clough as Group Manager Corporate Finance & Treasury from 2005 to 2010. Reporting to the CFO, he was responsible for identifying and evaluating investment opportunities, negotiating acquisitions and disposals, managing investments and raising equity or debt facilities to fund investments and projects.

Since leaving Clough, Richard has broadened his financial and international management experience. He held the position of CFO and Company Secretary at Austal Limited before joining Thrifty WA as Chief Executive Officer.

As a senior executive with more than 25 years' management experience, Richard will have overall accountability for finance, accounting, payroll, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), information systems and supply chain, while managing our financial reporting obligations to Murray & Roberts.

Qualifications

B.Com 

Group General Counsel and Company Secretary

Christian Ainslie

Christian Ainslie is Group General Counsel and Company Secretary for Clough.

Christian joined Clough in 2010. In his role, Christian is responsible for all governance activities across the Group including legal, compliance, audit, risk, quality and company secretariat functions.

Christian challenges the status quo to create the best outcomes for the business through the solutions he delivers. He has been heavily involved with the negotiation of many of Clough’s large project contracts and the resolution of major project claims and formal disputes. He was also responsible for the implementation of Clough’s compliance programmes and global management system.

Prior to joining Clough, Christian worked in private practice both in Australia and the UK across the oil & gas, infrastructure and telecommunications industries.

Christian has been recognised as a leading Australian construction lawyer by Doyles Guide and featured in the Legal 500 General Counsel Powerlist, 2018-2020.

Outside of the office, Christian enjoys spending time with family, travelling, fishing, and boating.

Qualifications

LLB, University of Western Australia

Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance and Risk Management, Governance Institute of Australia

Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance & Investment, KAPLAN

Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, College of Laws

Christian is also a member of the Law Society of WA, and the Society of Construction Law.

Ian Henstock joined the Clough Board in January 2012. He is the Group Commercial Director of Murray & Roberts, and also serves on the Boards of Murray & Roberts Limited and Murray & Roberts International Holdings Limited.

Prior to joining Murray & Roberts, Ian held a number of leadership roles in the financial sector.

He commenced his career with Ernst & Young as an articled clerk, and rose to the position of Executive Deputy Chairman, before joining Capital Partners as Executive Director. Following a period with Deloitte & Touche as Corporate Finance Managing Partner, he took the role of Chief Executive of Bridge Capital, growing that business into a successful niche investment banking firm. In 2004 he was approached by the ABSA Group to head up ABSA Merchant Bank and shortly thereafter was promoted to Deputy Managing Executive of ABSA Corporate & Merchant Bank, a position he held until 2006. At that point he transferred to ABSA Private Bank as Senior Executive: Strategic Wealth Management to create a private wealth capability in the Private Bank.

Current directorships

  • Director of Murray & Roberts International Holdings Limited and related subsidiary companies

Qualifications

  • B.Compt (Hons) CTA CA(SA), HDip Tax Law MBA

Richard Simons commenced as Clough's Chief Financial Officer in June 2015.

Richard was previously employed at Clough as Group Manager Corporate Finance & Treasury from 2005 to 2010. Reporting to the CFO, he was responsible for identifying and evaluating investment opportunities, negotiating acquisitions and disposals, managing investments and raising equity or debt facilities to fund investments and projects.

Since leaving Clough, Richard has broadened his financial and international management experience. He held the position of CFO and Company Secretary at Austal Limited before joining Thrifty WA as Chief Executive Officer.

As a senior executive with more than 25 years' management experience, Richard will have overall accountability for finance, accounting, payroll, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), information systems and supply chain, while managing our financial reporting obligations to Murray & Roberts.

Qualifications

B.Com 

Christian Ainslie is Group General Counsel and Company Secretary for Clough.

Christian joined Clough in 2010. In his role, Christian is responsible for all governance activities across the Group including legal, compliance, audit, risk, quality and company secretariat functions.

Christian challenges the status quo to create the best outcomes for the business through the solutions he delivers. He has been heavily involved with the negotiation of many of Clough’s large project contracts and the resolution of major project claims and formal disputes. He was also responsible for the implementation of Clough’s compliance programmes and global management system.

Prior to joining Clough, Christian worked in private practice both in Australia and the UK across the oil & gas, infrastructure and telecommunications industries.

Christian has been recognised as a leading Australian construction lawyer by Doyles Guide and featured in the Legal 500 General Counsel Powerlist, 2018-2020.

Outside of the office, Christian enjoys spending time with family, travelling, fishing, and boating.

Qualifications

LLB, University of Western Australia

Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance and Risk Management, Governance Institute of Australia

Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance & Investment, KAPLAN

Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, College of Laws

Christian is also a member of the Law Society of WA, and the Society of Construction Law.

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Our executive management team

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Chief Executive Officer

Peter Bennett

Peter Bennett (B.Eng (Mechanical)), was appointed as CEO of Clough on 1 February 2016, bringing 26 years’ international experience in the Oil & Gas, LNG, and infrastructure contracting service sector to the organisation. His experience spans contracting business process, operational, and corporate leadership.
 
Peter commenced his career as a graduate mechanical engineer with CB&I in Australia. During his 26-year tenure, Peter progressed through a diverse range of roles including engineering, project management, business development, operations management, corporate function management and general management. Prior to joining Clough, Peter was President, Oil & Gas International for CB&I, based in The Hague. 
 
Peter has run multinational business divisions and implemented programs to significantly improve cost and operational performance while delivering workforce and order book growth. He has managed global market expansion and M&A programs. As the VP of Sales, he set new records for business secured for several successive years. 

Peter has lived and worked across all of Clough’s strategic growth regions, including Australia, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and North America. 

Chief Financial Officer

Richard Simons

Richard Simons (B.Com) commenced as Clough's Chief Financial Officer in June 2015.

Richard was previously employed at Clough as Group Manager Corporate Finance & Treasury from 2005 to 2010. Reporting to the CFO, he was responsible for identifying and evaluating investment opportunities, negotiating acquisitions and disposals, managing investments and raising equity or debt facilities to fund investments and projects.

Since leaving Clough, Richard has broadened his financial and international management experience. He held the position of CFO and Company Secretary at Austal Limited before joining Thrifty WA as Chief Executive Officer.

As a senior executive with more than 25 years' management experience, Richard will have overall accountability for finance, accounting, payroll, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), information systems and supply chain, while managing our financial reporting obligations to Murray & Roberts.

Health Safety Security & Environment Manager - Corporate

Roberta Selleck

Roberta Selleck (BSc, Grad Dip Environment Impact Assessment, Education, OH​&S), is an HSSE professional with over 20 years’ experience in senior HSSE manager roles across the resource sector. She has held roles in the oil & gas and mining industries, both site and corporate based.

Roberta joined Clough in August 2013 in her current role to support the design, development and implementation of Clough’s HSSE improvement strategy. Significantly, this has included developing the Clough Major Accident Prevention Program to address high risk construction activities undertaken by Clough.

Prior to joining Clough, Roberta was the HSE Manager for the FMG Solomon Operational Readiness team which included the introduction of autonomous hauling strategy for mining at Solomon.

She has a Bachelor of Science along with Graduate Diplomas in Environmental Impact Assessment, Education, and Occupational Health and Safety.   

Peter Bennett (B.Eng (Mechanical)), was appointed as CEO of Clough on 1 February 2016, bringing 26 years’ international experience in the Oil & Gas, LNG, and infrastructure contracting service sector to the organisation. His experience spans contracting business process, operational, and corporate leadership.
 
Peter commenced his career as a graduate mechanical engineer with CB&I in Australia. During his 26-year tenure, Peter progressed through a diverse range of roles including engineering, project management, business development, operations management, corporate function management and general management. Prior to joining Clough, Peter was President, Oil & Gas International for CB&I, based in The Hague. 
 
Peter has run multinational business divisions and implemented programs to significantly improve cost and operational performance while delivering workforce and order book growth. He has managed global market expansion and M&A programs. As the VP of Sales, he set new records for business secured for several successive years. 

Peter has lived and worked across all of Clough’s strategic growth regions, including Australia, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and North America. 

Richard Simons (B.Com) commenced as Clough's Chief Financial Officer in June 2015.

Richard was previously employed at Clough as Group Manager Corporate Finance & Treasury from 2005 to 2010. Reporting to the CFO, he was responsible for identifying and evaluating investment opportunities, negotiating acquisitions and disposals, managing investments and raising equity or debt facilities to fund investments and projects.

Since leaving Clough, Richard has broadened his financial and international management experience. He held the position of CFO and Company Secretary at Austal Limited before joining Thrifty WA as Chief Executive Officer.

As a senior executive with more than 25 years' management experience, Richard will have overall accountability for finance, accounting, payroll, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), information systems and supply chain, while managing our financial reporting obligations to Murray & Roberts.

Roberta Selleck (BSc, Grad Dip Environment Impact Assessment, Education, OH​&S), is an HSSE professional with over 20 years’ experience in senior HSSE manager roles across the resource sector. She has held roles in the oil & gas and mining industries, both site and corporate based.

Roberta joined Clough in August 2013 in her current role to support the design, development and implementation of Clough’s HSSE improvement strategy. Significantly, this has included developing the Clough Major Accident Prevention Program to address high risk construction activities undertaken by Clough.

Prior to joining Clough, Roberta was the HSE Manager for the FMG Solomon Operational Readiness team which included the introduction of autonomous hauling strategy for mining at Solomon.

She has a Bachelor of Science along with Graduate Diplomas in Environmental Impact Assessment, Education, and Occupational Health and Safety.   

Group General Counsel & Company Secretary

Christian Ainslie

Christian Ainslie is Group General Counsel and Company Secretary for Clough.

Christian joined Clough in 2010. In his role, Christian is responsible for all governance activities across the Group including legal, compliance, audit, risk, quality and company secretariat functions.

Christian challenges the status quo to create the best outcomes for the business through the solutions he delivers. He has been heavily involved with the negotiation of many of Clough’s large project contracts and the resolution of major project claims and formal disputes. He was also responsible for the implementation of Clough’s compliance programmes and global management system.

Prior to joining Clough, Christian worked in private practice both in Australia and the UK across the oil & gas, infrastructure and telecommunications industries.

Christian has been recognised as a leading Australian construction lawyer by Doyles Guide and featured in the Legal 500 General Counsel Powerlist, 2018-2020.

Outside of the office, Christian enjoys spending time with family, travelling, fishing, and boating.

Qualifications

LLB, University of Western Australia

Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance and Risk Management, Governance Institute of Australia

Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance & Investment, KAPLAN

Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, College of Laws

Christian is also a member of the Law Society of WA, and the Society of Construction Law.

Executive Vice President, North America

Martin Siddle

Martin Siddle is Executive Vice President, North America for Clough.

In his role, Martin drives the continual growth of Clough’s North America business with a strong focus on strategy and providing outstanding delivery capability to top tier clients. He is responsible for all aspects of the region’s operations including building a sustainable order book and pipeline of projects, leading expansion initiatives, achieving financial targets, and building a high-performance team for the safe delivery of our projects.

Martin is passionate about diversity and stimulating a gender balanced workforce for the progression of the construction industry at large. He is an advocate for veteran opportunities to support and repay them for their service, as well graduate opportunities to develop and safeguard the future of the business.

Prior to joining Clough in 2020, Martin’s breadth of experience spanned roles, industries, markets, and continents. He has worked in operations, commercial, business development, directorship, and vice president roles for consultancies, engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and licensed technologies for the energy, oil & gas, petrochemicals, onshore & offshore industries.

Over his career, Martin has successfully developed and contracted over $20 billion worth of project work, working on both the owner and contractor side for some of the largest companies in the industry, globally.

Outside of Clough, Martin is a volunteer with the Houston Police Department and Houston SPCA, and also enjoys scuba diving.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Engineering (Honors), Chemical & Process Engineering, University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, United Kingdom

Halliburton President’s Leadership Excellence Program, Mays Business School, Texas A&M

Chartered Engineer, Engineering Council, United Kingdom

Member, Institution of Chemical Engineers, United Kingdom

Managing Director, Booth Welsh

Martin Welsh

Martin is Managing Director of Booth Welsh, an engineering technology company, acquired by Clough in 2014.  

Martin has led the growth and evolution of Booth Welsh since 2008 to become a multi-discipline engineering services company working globally across a diverse range of sectors. Having built a strong and loyal client portfolio across many industries, Martin is passionate about driving value through enhancing our engineering services with digital technology and showcasing benefits for all sectors.  

Martin is a regular speaker at future-focused industry events both in the UK and overseas. He is a self-confessed ‘gadget geek’ and is an early adopter of new technologies, always looking to find the next disruptive innovation. 

In his down time, he enjoys long runs, cars and a DIY challenge.  

Christian Ainslie is Group General Counsel and Company Secretary for Clough.

Christian joined Clough in 2010. In his role, Christian is responsible for all governance activities across the Group including legal, compliance, audit, risk, quality and company secretariat functions.

Christian challenges the status quo to create the best outcomes for the business through the solutions he delivers. He has been heavily involved with the negotiation of many of Clough’s large project contracts and the resolution of major project claims and formal disputes. He was also responsible for the implementation of Clough’s compliance programmes and global management system.

Prior to joining Clough, Christian worked in private practice both in Australia and the UK across the oil & gas, infrastructure and telecommunications industries.

Christian has been recognised as a leading Australian construction lawyer by Doyles Guide and featured in the Legal 500 General Counsel Powerlist, 2018-2020.

Outside of the office, Christian enjoys spending time with family, travelling, fishing, and boating.

Qualifications

LLB, University of Western Australia

Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance and Risk Management, Governance Institute of Australia

Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance & Investment, KAPLAN

Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, College of Laws

Christian is also a member of the Law Society of WA, and the Society of Construction Law.

Martin Siddle is Executive Vice President, North America for Clough.

In his role, Martin drives the continual growth of Clough’s North America business with a strong focus on strategy and providing outstanding delivery capability to top tier clients. He is responsible for all aspects of the region’s operations including building a sustainable order book and pipeline of projects, leading expansion initiatives, achieving financial targets, and building a high-performance team for the safe delivery of our projects.

Martin is passionate about diversity and stimulating a gender balanced workforce for the progression of the construction industry at large. He is an advocate for veteran opportunities to support and repay them for their service, as well graduate opportunities to develop and safeguard the future of the business.

Prior to joining Clough in 2020, Martin’s breadth of experience spanned roles, industries, markets, and continents. He has worked in operations, commercial, business development, directorship, and vice president roles for consultancies, engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and licensed technologies for the energy, oil & gas, petrochemicals, onshore & offshore industries.

Over his career, Martin has successfully developed and contracted over $20 billion worth of project work, working on both the owner and contractor side for some of the largest companies in the industry, globally.

Outside of Clough, Martin is a volunteer with the Houston Police Department and Houston SPCA, and also enjoys scuba diving.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Engineering (Honors), Chemical & Process Engineering, University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, United Kingdom

Halliburton President’s Leadership Excellence Program, Mays Business School, Texas A&M

Chartered Engineer, Engineering Council, United Kingdom

Member, Institution of Chemical Engineers, United Kingdom

Martin is Managing Director of Booth Welsh, an engineering technology company, acquired by Clough in 2014.  

Martin has led the growth and evolution of Booth Welsh since 2008 to become a multi-discipline engineering services company working globally across a diverse range of sectors. Having built a strong and loyal client portfolio across many industries, Martin is passionate about driving value through enhancing our engineering services with digital technology and showcasing benefits for all sectors.  

Martin is a regular speaker at future-focused industry events both in the UK and overseas. He is a self-confessed ‘gadget geek’ and is an early adopter of new technologies, always looking to find the next disruptive innovation. 

In his down time, he enjoys long runs, cars and a DIY challenge.  

Executive Vice President Australia and Asia Pacific

John Galvin

John Galvin is Executive Vice President, Australia & Asia Pacific (APAC) for Clough.

In his role, John leads and oversees Clough’s APAC Operations. His responsibilities include the safe and profitable delivery of projects, people management and development, risk identification and management, business development and strategy, and adherence to the Clough way.

John is devoted to fostering a workplace the embraces and champions diversity with a strong focus on gender equity, indigenous engagement, reconciliation, talent development and mentoring. In 2017, John was awarded the Women in Resources Champion award for his contributions in supporting diversity.

He is also passionate about delivering initiatives and business improvements which focus on supporting and empowering our project teams.

Before joining Clough in 2018, John worked extensively in the construction industry across all facets of large-scale multidiscipline projects in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Malaysia. From site engineer and senior project manager, to leading operational business units, and senior corporate executive and director roles, his breadth of knowledge and experience supports and inspires Clough’s projects and people.

Outside of Clough, John enjoys spending time with his family, paddling, and renovating, and is also an avid carpenter.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Engineering- UWA

Graduate Diploma in Management- Deakin University

Masters in Business Administration (Tech Mgt)- LaTrobe University

General Management Program- Harvard University

Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors- AICD 

John is also a Chair of Engineers Australia Construction Panel, Chair of CME Equity and Diversity Committee, External Member UWA Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Equity and Diversity Committee, Fellow Institute Engineers Australia, Director of Clough Foundation.

Group Manager - Corporate Affairs and Stakeholder Engagement

Cynthia Calderon

Cynthia Calderon is Group Manager, Corporate Affairs and Stakeholder Engagement for Clough.

In her role, Cynthia is responsible for the Group’s communications, branding, marketing, and stakeholder engagement, globally. Her passion for sustainability, gender equity, and corporate social responsibility, is embedded in the work she does across the business. She has been instrumental in the implementation of related company-wide initiatives and projects.

Prior to joining Clough in 2016, Cynthia worked in marketing, communications and sales/business development roles across the energy, construction, engineering, consulting and not-for-profit industries.

Outside the office, Cynthia enjoys practicing yoga, and outdoor activities with her children. She was born in Lima, Peru and moved to Perth, Australia to pursue a career abroad.

 

Qualifications

Bachelor of Advertising Science, IPP

Masters of Marketing, Curtin University

Chief Business Integration and Security Officer

Jing Leong

Jing Leong is Chief Business Integration and Security Officer for Clough.

In his role, Jing is responsible for everything with an electrical pulse, including the management and navigation of current and new technologies, the Group’s cyber security, and the protection of its data.

His depth of knowledge into the vast world of technology empowers the organisation by streamlining processes and removing the barriers between technology and our people. Underpinned by his commitment to sustainability and modern energy, Jing has driven Clough’s digital transformation which continues to evolve with new technologies every day.   

Before joining Clough in 2017, Jing worked in a variety of technology roles across the software development, IT hardware, banking, construction, retail, and real estate industries.

Outside of work, Jing enjoys fishing, and real estate and capital ventures.

John Galvin is Executive Vice President, Australia & Asia Pacific (APAC) for Clough.

In his role, John leads and oversees Clough’s APAC Operations. His responsibilities include the safe and profitable delivery of projects, people management and development, risk identification and management, business development and strategy, and adherence to the Clough way.

John is devoted to fostering a workplace the embraces and champions diversity with a strong focus on gender equity, indigenous engagement, reconciliation, talent development and mentoring. In 2017, John was awarded the Women in Resources Champion award for his contributions in supporting diversity.

He is also passionate about delivering initiatives and business improvements which focus on supporting and empowering our project teams.

Before joining Clough in 2018, John worked extensively in the construction industry across all facets of large-scale multidiscipline projects in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Malaysia. From site engineer and senior project manager, to leading operational business units, and senior corporate executive and director roles, his breadth of knowledge and experience supports and inspires Clough’s projects and people.

Outside of Clough, John enjoys spending time with his family, paddling, and renovating, and is also an avid carpenter.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Engineering- UWA

Graduate Diploma in Management- Deakin University

Masters in Business Administration (Tech Mgt)- LaTrobe University

General Management Program- Harvard University

Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors- AICD 

John is also a Chair of Engineers Australia Construction Panel, Chair of CME Equity and Diversity Committee, External Member UWA Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Equity and Diversity Committee, Fellow Institute Engineers Australia, Director of Clough Foundation.

Cynthia Calderon is Group Manager, Corporate Affairs and Stakeholder Engagement for Clough.

In her role, Cynthia is responsible for the Group’s communications, branding, marketing, and stakeholder engagement, globally. Her passion for sustainability, gender equity, and corporate social responsibility, is embedded in the work she does across the business. She has been instrumental in the implementation of related company-wide initiatives and projects.

Prior to joining Clough in 2016, Cynthia worked in marketing, communications and sales/business development roles across the energy, construction, engineering, consulting and not-for-profit industries.

Outside the office, Cynthia enjoys practicing yoga, and outdoor activities with her children. She was born in Lima, Peru and moved to Perth, Australia to pursue a career abroad.

 

Qualifications

Bachelor of Advertising Science, IPP

Masters of Marketing, Curtin University

Jing Leong is Chief Business Integration and Security Officer for Clough.

In his role, Jing is responsible for everything with an electrical pulse, including the management and navigation of current and new technologies, the Group’s cyber security, and the protection of its data.

His depth of knowledge into the vast world of technology empowers the organisation by streamlining processes and removing the barriers between technology and our people. Underpinned by his commitment to sustainability and modern energy, Jing has driven Clough’s digital transformation which continues to evolve with new technologies every day.   

Before joining Clough in 2017, Jing worked in a variety of technology roles across the software development, IT hardware, banking, construction, retail, and real estate industries.

Outside of work, Jing enjoys fishing, and real estate and capital ventures.

Diversity

We believe diversity brings a broader range of perspectives, knowledge, ideas and experiences which create value for us and our customers.

Our workforce consists of people from a wide range of cultures, backgrounds and skills. This diversity is what makes Clough a great place to work. We aim to attract, train and retain people who:

  • Live Clough’s principles as their own,
  • Are highly capable, and
  • Have a desire to actively contribute to the success of the business.

Our focus on gender and cultural inclusiveness is ongoing. We deliver gender equality and aim to close the gap between indigenous and non-indigenous communities through numerous initiatives.

For a copy of our latest gender equality indicators report to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, please click here.

Our Board

Non-Executive Chairman

Henry Laas

Henry LaasHenry Laas is the Group Chief Executive of Murray & Roberts Holdings Limited. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) degree from the University of Pretoria and an MBA from the University of the Witwatersrand. He has extensive experience in the mineral resources and mining contracting sectors. In his ten years as Managing Director of Murray & Roberts Cementation (and its predecessor RUC Mining Contractors), he played an instrumental role in the expansion of the Cementation Mining Group’s global footprint. Henry joined the Clough Board in July 2011.

Current directorships

  • Director of Murray & Roberts Holdings Limited and related subsidiary companies

Qualifications

  • B.Eng (Mining) MBA

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Peter Bennett

Peter Bennett was appointed as CEO of Clough on 1 February 2016, bringing 26 years’ international experience in the oil & gas, LNG, and infrastructure contracting service sector to the organisation. His experience spans contracting business process, operational, and corporate leadership.      
 
Peter commenced his career as a graduate mechanical engineer with CB&I in Australia. During his 26-year tenure, Peter progressed through a diverse range of roles including engineering, project management, business development, operations management, corporate function management and general management. Prior to joining Clough, Peter was President, Oil & Gas International for CB&I, based in The Hague. 
 
Peter has run multinational business divisions and has implemented programs to significantly improve cost and operational performance while delivering workforce and order book growth. He has managed global market expansion and M&A programs. As the VP of Sales, he set new records for business secured for several successive years. 

Peter has lived and worked across all of Clough’s strategic growth regions, including Australia, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and North America. 

Current directorships

Director of Murray & Roberts Holdings Limited and related subsidiary companies

Non-Executive Director of Australian Constructors Association (ACA)          

Qualifications

B.Eng (Mechanical)

Non-Executive Director

Daniël Grobler

Daniël Grobler joined the Group in 2010 and was appointed as Group Financial Director in April 2017.

He has been employed in various financial and leadership functions within the Group, most recently as Managing Director of Murray & Roberts Cementation, the Group’s African underground mining business.

Prior to that, he fulfilled financial positions including Chief Financial Officer: Underground Mining business platform and Group Corporate Finance Executive, where he engaged with the Group’s financial stakeholders.

Current directorships

  • Director of Murray & Roberts Holdings Limited and related subsidiary companies

Qualifications

  • CA (SA)

Henry LaasHenry Laas is the Group Chief Executive of Murray & Roberts Holdings Limited. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) degree from the University of Pretoria and an MBA from the University of the Witwatersrand. He has extensive experience in the mineral resources and mining contracting sectors. In his ten years as Managing Director of Murray & Roberts Cementation (and its predecessor RUC Mining Contractors), he played an instrumental role in the expansion of the Cementation Mining Group’s global footprint. Henry joined the Clough Board in July 2011.

Current directorships

  • Director of Murray & Roberts Holdings Limited and related subsidiary companies

Qualifications

  • B.Eng (Mining) MBA

Peter Bennett was appointed as CEO of Clough on 1 February 2016, bringing 26 years’ international experience in the oil & gas, LNG, and infrastructure contracting service sector to the organisation. His experience spans contracting business process, operational, and corporate leadership.      
 
Peter commenced his career as a graduate mechanical engineer with CB&I in Australia. During his 26-year tenure, Peter progressed through a diverse range of roles including engineering, project management, business development, operations management, corporate function management and general management. Prior to joining Clough, Peter was President, Oil & Gas International for CB&I, based in The Hague. 
 
Peter has run multinational business divisions and has implemented programs to significantly improve cost and operational performance while delivering workforce and order book growth. He has managed global market expansion and M&A programs. As the VP of Sales, he set new records for business secured for several successive years. 

Peter has lived and worked across all of Clough’s strategic growth regions, including Australia, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and North America. 

Current directorships

Director of Murray & Roberts Holdings Limited and related subsidiary companies

Non-Executive Director of Australian Constructors Association (ACA)          

Qualifications

B.Eng (Mechanical)

Daniël Grobler joined the Group in 2010 and was appointed as Group Financial Director in April 2017.

He has been employed in various financial and leadership functions within the Group, most recently as Managing Director of Murray & Roberts Cementation, the Group’s African underground mining business.

Prior to that, he fulfilled financial positions including Chief Financial Officer: Underground Mining business platform and Group Corporate Finance Executive, where he engaged with the Group’s financial stakeholders.

Current directorships

  • Director of Murray & Roberts Holdings Limited and related subsidiary companies

Qualifications

  • CA (SA)

Non-Executive Director

Ian Henstock

Ian Henstock joined the Clough Board in January 2012. He is the Group Commercial Director of Murray & Roberts, and also serves on the Boards of Murray & Roberts Limited and Murray & Roberts International Holdings Limited.

Prior to joining Murray & Roberts, Ian held a number of leadership roles in the financial sector.

He commenced his career with Ernst & Young as an articled clerk, and rose to the position of Executive Deputy Chairman, before joining Capital Partners as Executive Director. Following a period with Deloitte & Touche as Corporate Finance Managing Partner, he took the role of Chief Executive of Bridge Capital, growing that business into a successful niche investment banking firm. In 2004 he was approached by the ABSA Group to head up ABSA Merchant Bank and shortly thereafter was promoted to Deputy Managing Executive of ABSA Corporate & Merchant Bank, a position he held until 2006. At that point he transferred to ABSA Private Bank as Senior Executive: Strategic Wealth Management to create a private wealth capability in the Private Bank.

Current directorships

  • Director of Murray & Roberts International Holdings Limited and related subsidiary companies

Qualifications

  • B.Compt (Hons) CTA CA(SA), HDip Tax Law MBA

Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director

Richard Simons

Richard Simons commenced as Clough's Chief Financial Officer in June 2015.

Richard was previously employed at Clough as Group Manager Corporate Finance & Treasury from 2005 to 2010. Reporting to the CFO, he was responsible for identifying and evaluating investment opportunities, negotiating acquisitions and disposals, managing investments and raising equity or debt facilities to fund investments and projects.

Since leaving Clough, Richard has broadened his financial and international management experience. He held the position of CFO and Company Secretary at Austal Limited before joining Thrifty WA as Chief Executive Officer.

As a senior executive with more than 25 years' management experience, Richard will have overall accountability for finance, accounting, payroll, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), information systems and supply chain, while managing our financial reporting obligations to Murray & Roberts.

Qualifications

B.Com 

Group General Counsel and Company Secretary

Christian Ainslie

Christian Ainslie is Group General Counsel and Company Secretary for Clough.

Christian joined Clough in 2010. In his role, Christian is responsible for all governance activities across the Group including legal, compliance, audit, risk, quality and company secretariat functions.

Christian challenges the status quo to create the best outcomes for the business through the solutions he delivers. He has been heavily involved with the negotiation of many of Clough’s large project contracts and the resolution of major project claims and formal disputes. He was also responsible for the implementation of Clough’s compliance programmes and global management system.

Prior to joining Clough, Christian worked in private practice both in Australia and the UK across the oil & gas, infrastructure and telecommunications industries.

Christian has been recognised as a leading Australian construction lawyer by Doyles Guide and featured in the Legal 500 General Counsel Powerlist, 2018-2020.

Outside of the office, Christian enjoys spending time with family, travelling, fishing, and boating.

Qualifications

LLB, University of Western Australia

Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance and Risk Management, Governance Institute of Australia

Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance & Investment, KAPLAN

Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, College of Laws

Christian is also a member of the Law Society of WA, and the Society of Construction Law.

Ian Henstock joined the Clough Board in January 2012. He is the Group Commercial Director of Murray & Roberts, and also serves on the Boards of Murray & Roberts Limited and Murray & Roberts International Holdings Limited.

Prior to joining Murray & Roberts, Ian held a number of leadership roles in the financial sector.

He commenced his career with Ernst & Young as an articled clerk, and rose to the position of Executive Deputy Chairman, before joining Capital Partners as Executive Director. Following a period with Deloitte & Touche as Corporate Finance Managing Partner, he took the role of Chief Executive of Bridge Capital, growing that business into a successful niche investment banking firm. In 2004 he was approached by the ABSA Group to head up ABSA Merchant Bank and shortly thereafter was promoted to Deputy Managing Executive of ABSA Corporate & Merchant Bank, a position he held until 2006. At that point he transferred to ABSA Private Bank as Senior Executive: Strategic Wealth Management to create a private wealth capability in the Private Bank.

Current directorships

  • Director of Murray & Roberts International Holdings Limited and related subsidiary companies

Qualifications

  • B.Compt (Hons) CTA CA(SA), HDip Tax Law MBA

Richard Simons commenced as Clough's Chief Financial Officer in June 2015.

Richard was previously employed at Clough as Group Manager Corporate Finance & Treasury from 2005 to 2010. Reporting to the CFO, he was responsible for identifying and evaluating investment opportunities, negotiating acquisitions and disposals, managing investments and raising equity or debt facilities to fund investments and projects.

Since leaving Clough, Richard has broadened his financial and international management experience. He held the position of CFO and Company Secretary at Austal Limited before joining Thrifty WA as Chief Executive Officer.

As a senior executive with more than 25 years' management experience, Richard will have overall accountability for finance, accounting, payroll, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), information systems and supply chain, while managing our financial reporting obligations to Murray & Roberts.

Qualifications

B.Com 

Christian Ainslie is Group General Counsel and Company Secretary for Clough.

Christian joined Clough in 2010. In his role, Christian is responsible for all governance activities across the Group including legal, compliance, audit, risk, quality and company secretariat functions.

Christian challenges the status quo to create the best outcomes for the business through the solutions he delivers. He has been heavily involved with the negotiation of many of Clough’s large project contracts and the resolution of major project claims and formal disputes. He was also responsible for the implementation of Clough’s compliance programmes and global management system.

Prior to joining Clough, Christian worked in private practice both in Australia and the UK across the oil & gas, infrastructure and telecommunications industries.

Christian has been recognised as a leading Australian construction lawyer by Doyles Guide and featured in the Legal 500 General Counsel Powerlist, 2018-2020.

Outside of the office, Christian enjoys spending time with family, travelling, fishing, and boating.

Qualifications

LLB, University of Western Australia

Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance and Risk Management, Governance Institute of Australia

Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance & Investment, KAPLAN

Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, College of Laws

Christian is also a member of the Law Society of WA, and the Society of Construction Law.

Excom

Chief Executive Officer

Peter Bennett

Peter Bennett (B.Eng (Mechanical)), was appointed as CEO of Clough on 1 February 2016, bringing 26 years’ international experience in the Oil & Gas, LNG, and infrastructure contracting service sector to the organisation. His experience spans contracting business process, operational, and corporate leadership.
 
Peter commenced his career as a graduate mechanical engineer with CB&I in Australia. During his 26-year tenure, Peter progressed through a diverse range of roles including engineering, project management, business development, operations management, corporate function management and general management. Prior to joining Clough, Peter was President, Oil & Gas International for CB&I, based in The Hague. 
 
Peter has run multinational business divisions and implemented programs to significantly improve cost and operational performance while delivering workforce and order book growth. He has managed global market expansion and M&A programs. As the VP of Sales, he set new records for business secured for several successive years. 

Peter has lived and worked across all of Clough’s strategic growth regions, including Australia, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and North America. 

Chief Financial Officer

Richard Simons

Richard Simons (B.Com) commenced as Clough's Chief Financial Officer in June 2015.

Richard was previously employed at Clough as Group Manager Corporate Finance & Treasury from 2005 to 2010. Reporting to the CFO, he was responsible for identifying and evaluating investment opportunities, negotiating acquisitions and disposals, managing investments and raising equity or debt facilities to fund investments and projects.

Since leaving Clough, Richard has broadened his financial and international management experience. He held the position of CFO and Company Secretary at Austal Limited before joining Thrifty WA as Chief Executive Officer.

As a senior executive with more than 25 years' management experience, Richard will have overall accountability for finance, accounting, payroll, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), information systems and supply chain, while managing our financial reporting obligations to Murray & Roberts.

Health Safety Security & Environment Manager - Corporate

Roberta Selleck

Roberta Selleck (BSc, Grad Dip Environment Impact Assessment, Education, OH​&S), is an HSSE professional with over 20 years’ experience in senior HSSE manager roles across the resource sector. She has held roles in the oil & gas and mining industries, both site and corporate based.

Roberta joined Clough in August 2013 in her current role to support the design, development and implementation of Clough’s HSSE improvement strategy. Significantly, this has included developing the Clough Major Accident Prevention Program to address high risk construction activities undertaken by Clough.

Prior to joining Clough, Roberta was the HSE Manager for the FMG Solomon Operational Readiness team which included the introduction of autonomous hauling strategy for mining at Solomon.

She has a Bachelor of Science along with Graduate Diplomas in Environmental Impact Assessment, Education, and Occupational Health and Safety.   

Peter Bennett (B.Eng (Mechanical)), was appointed as CEO of Clough on 1 February 2016, bringing 26 years’ international experience in the Oil & Gas, LNG, and infrastructure contracting service sector to the organisation. His experience spans contracting business process, operational, and corporate leadership.
 
Peter commenced his career as a graduate mechanical engineer with CB&I in Australia. During his 26-year tenure, Peter progressed through a diverse range of roles including engineering, project management, business development, operations management, corporate function management and general management. Prior to joining Clough, Peter was President, Oil & Gas International for CB&I, based in The Hague. 
 
Peter has run multinational business divisions and implemented programs to significantly improve cost and operational performance while delivering workforce and order book growth. He has managed global market expansion and M&A programs. As the VP of Sales, he set new records for business secured for several successive years. 

Peter has lived and worked across all of Clough’s strategic growth regions, including Australia, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and North America. 

Richard Simons (B.Com) commenced as Clough's Chief Financial Officer in June 2015.

Richard was previously employed at Clough as Group Manager Corporate Finance & Treasury from 2005 to 2010. Reporting to the CFO, he was responsible for identifying and evaluating investment opportunities, negotiating acquisitions and disposals, managing investments and raising equity or debt facilities to fund investments and projects.

Since leaving Clough, Richard has broadened his financial and international management experience. He held the position of CFO and Company Secretary at Austal Limited before joining Thrifty WA as Chief Executive Officer.

As a senior executive with more than 25 years' management experience, Richard will have overall accountability for finance, accounting, payroll, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), information systems and supply chain, while managing our financial reporting obligations to Murray & Roberts.

Roberta Selleck (BSc, Grad Dip Environment Impact Assessment, Education, OH​&S), is an HSSE professional with over 20 years’ experience in senior HSSE manager roles across the resource sector. She has held roles in the oil & gas and mining industries, both site and corporate based.

Roberta joined Clough in August 2013 in her current role to support the design, development and implementation of Clough’s HSSE improvement strategy. Significantly, this has included developing the Clough Major Accident Prevention Program to address high risk construction activities undertaken by Clough.

Prior to joining Clough, Roberta was the HSE Manager for the FMG Solomon Operational Readiness team which included the introduction of autonomous hauling strategy for mining at Solomon.

She has a Bachelor of Science along with Graduate Diplomas in Environmental Impact Assessment, Education, and Occupational Health and Safety.   

Group General Counsel & Company Secretary

Christian Ainslie

Christian Ainslie is Group General Counsel and Company Secretary for Clough.

Christian joined Clough in 2010. In his role, Christian is responsible for all governance activities across the Group including legal, compliance, audit, risk, quality and company secretariat functions.

Christian challenges the status quo to create the best outcomes for the business through the solutions he delivers. He has been heavily involved with the negotiation of many of Clough’s large project contracts and the resolution of major project claims and formal disputes. He was also responsible for the implementation of Clough’s compliance programmes and global management system.

Prior to joining Clough, Christian worked in private practice both in Australia and the UK across the oil & gas, infrastructure and telecommunications industries.

Christian has been recognised as a leading Australian construction lawyer by Doyles Guide and featured in the Legal 500 General Counsel Powerlist, 2018-2020.

Outside of the office, Christian enjoys spending time with family, travelling, fishing, and boating.

Qualifications

LLB, University of Western Australia

Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance and Risk Management, Governance Institute of Australia

Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance & Investment, KAPLAN

Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, College of Laws

Christian is also a member of the Law Society of WA, and the Society of Construction Law.

Executive Vice President, North America

Martin Siddle

Martin Siddle is Executive Vice President, North America for Clough.

In his role, Martin drives the continual growth of Clough’s North America business with a strong focus on strategy and providing outstanding delivery capability to top tier clients. He is responsible for all aspects of the region’s operations including building a sustainable order book and pipeline of projects, leading expansion initiatives, achieving financial targets, and building a high-performance team for the safe delivery of our projects.

Martin is passionate about diversity and stimulating a gender balanced workforce for the progression of the construction industry at large. He is an advocate for veteran opportunities to support and repay them for their service, as well graduate opportunities to develop and safeguard the future of the business.

Prior to joining Clough in 2020, Martin’s breadth of experience spanned roles, industries, markets, and continents. He has worked in operations, commercial, business development, directorship, and vice president roles for consultancies, engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and licensed technologies for the energy, oil & gas, petrochemicals, onshore & offshore industries.

Over his career, Martin has successfully developed and contracted over $20 billion worth of project work, working on both the owner and contractor side for some of the largest companies in the industry, globally.

Outside of Clough, Martin is a volunteer with the Houston Police Department and Houston SPCA, and also enjoys scuba diving.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Engineering (Honors), Chemical & Process Engineering, University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, United Kingdom

Halliburton President’s Leadership Excellence Program, Mays Business School, Texas A&M

Chartered Engineer, Engineering Council, United Kingdom

Member, Institution of Chemical Engineers, United Kingdom

Managing Director, Booth Welsh

Martin Welsh

Martin is Managing Director of Booth Welsh, an engineering technology company, acquired by Clough in 2014.  

Martin has led the growth and evolution of Booth Welsh since 2008 to become a multi-discipline engineering services company working globally across a diverse range of sectors. Having built a strong and loyal client portfolio across many industries, Martin is passionate about driving value through enhancing our engineering services with digital technology and showcasing benefits for all sectors.  

Martin is a regular speaker at future-focused industry events both in the UK and overseas. He is a self-confessed ‘gadget geek’ and is an early adopter of new technologies, always looking to find the next disruptive innovation. 

In his down time, he enjoys long runs, cars and a DIY challenge.  

Christian Ainslie is Group General Counsel and Company Secretary for Clough.

Christian joined Clough in 2010. In his role, Christian is responsible for all governance activities across the Group including legal, compliance, audit, risk, quality and company secretariat functions.

Christian challenges the status quo to create the best outcomes for the business through the solutions he delivers. He has been heavily involved with the negotiation of many of Clough’s large project contracts and the resolution of major project claims and formal disputes. He was also responsible for the implementation of Clough’s compliance programmes and global management system.

Prior to joining Clough, Christian worked in private practice both in Australia and the UK across the oil & gas, infrastructure and telecommunications industries.

Christian has been recognised as a leading Australian construction lawyer by Doyles Guide and featured in the Legal 500 General Counsel Powerlist, 2018-2020.

Outside of the office, Christian enjoys spending time with family, travelling, fishing, and boating.

Qualifications

LLB, University of Western Australia

Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance and Risk Management, Governance Institute of Australia

Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance & Investment, KAPLAN

Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, College of Laws

Christian is also a member of the Law Society of WA, and the Society of Construction Law.

Martin Siddle is Executive Vice President, North America for Clough.

In his role, Martin drives the continual growth of Clough’s North America business with a strong focus on strategy and providing outstanding delivery capability to top tier clients. He is responsible for all aspects of the region’s operations including building a sustainable order book and pipeline of projects, leading expansion initiatives, achieving financial targets, and building a high-performance team for the safe delivery of our projects.

Martin is passionate about diversity and stimulating a gender balanced workforce for the progression of the construction industry at large. He is an advocate for veteran opportunities to support and repay them for their service, as well graduate opportunities to develop and safeguard the future of the business.

Prior to joining Clough in 2020, Martin’s breadth of experience spanned roles, industries, markets, and continents. He has worked in operations, commercial, business development, directorship, and vice president roles for consultancies, engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and licensed technologies for the energy, oil & gas, petrochemicals, onshore & offshore industries.

Over his career, Martin has successfully developed and contracted over $20 billion worth of project work, working on both the owner and contractor side for some of the largest companies in the industry, globally.

Outside of Clough, Martin is a volunteer with the Houston Police Department and Houston SPCA, and also enjoys scuba diving.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Engineering (Honors), Chemical & Process Engineering, University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, United Kingdom

Halliburton President’s Leadership Excellence Program, Mays Business School, Texas A&M

Chartered Engineer, Engineering Council, United Kingdom

Member, Institution of Chemical Engineers, United Kingdom

Martin is Managing Director of Booth Welsh, an engineering technology company, acquired by Clough in 2014.  

Martin has led the growth and evolution of Booth Welsh since 2008 to become a multi-discipline engineering services company working globally across a diverse range of sectors. Having built a strong and loyal client portfolio across many industries, Martin is passionate about driving value through enhancing our engineering services with digital technology and showcasing benefits for all sectors.  

Martin is a regular speaker at future-focused industry events both in the UK and overseas. He is a self-confessed ‘gadget geek’ and is an early adopter of new technologies, always looking to find the next disruptive innovation. 

In his down time, he enjoys long runs, cars and a DIY challenge.  

Executive Vice President Australia and Asia Pacific

John Galvin

John Galvin is Executive Vice President, Australia & Asia Pacific (APAC) for Clough.

In his role, John leads and oversees Clough’s APAC Operations. His responsibilities include the safe and profitable delivery of projects, people management and development, risk identification and management, business development and strategy, and adherence to the Clough way.

John is devoted to fostering a workplace the embraces and champions diversity with a strong focus on gender equity, indigenous engagement, reconciliation, talent development and mentoring. In 2017, John was awarded the Women in Resources Champion award for his contributions in supporting diversity.

He is also passionate about delivering initiatives and business improvements which focus on supporting and empowering our project teams.

Before joining Clough in 2018, John worked extensively in the construction industry across all facets of large-scale multidiscipline projects in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Malaysia. From site engineer and senior project manager, to leading operational business units, and senior corporate executive and director roles, his breadth of knowledge and experience supports and inspires Clough’s projects and people.

Outside of Clough, John enjoys spending time with his family, paddling, and renovating, and is also an avid carpenter.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Engineering- UWA

Graduate Diploma in Management- Deakin University

Masters in Business Administration (Tech Mgt)- LaTrobe University

General Management Program- Harvard University

Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors- AICD 

John is also a Chair of Engineers Australia Construction Panel, Chair of CME Equity and Diversity Committee, External Member UWA Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Equity and Diversity Committee, Fellow Institute Engineers Australia, Director of Clough Foundation.

Group Manager - Corporate Affairs and Stakeholder Engagement

Cynthia Calderon

Cynthia Calderon is Group Manager, Corporate Affairs and Stakeholder Engagement for Clough.

In her role, Cynthia is responsible for the Group’s communications, branding, marketing, and stakeholder engagement, globally. Her passion for sustainability, gender equity, and corporate social responsibility, is embedded in the work she does across the business. She has been instrumental in the implementation of related company-wide initiatives and projects.

Prior to joining Clough in 2016, Cynthia worked in marketing, communications and sales/business development roles across the energy, construction, engineering, consulting and not-for-profit industries.

Outside the office, Cynthia enjoys practicing yoga, and outdoor activities with her children. She was born in Lima, Peru and moved to Perth, Australia to pursue a career abroad.

 

Qualifications

Bachelor of Advertising Science, IPP

Masters of Marketing, Curtin University

Chief Business Integration and Security Officer

Jing Leong

Jing Leong is Chief Business Integration and Security Officer for Clough.

In his role, Jing is responsible for everything with an electrical pulse, including the management and navigation of current and new technologies, the Group’s cyber security, and the protection of its data.

His depth of knowledge into the vast world of technology empowers the organisation by streamlining processes and removing the barriers between technology and our people. Underpinned by his commitment to sustainability and modern energy, Jing has driven Clough’s digital transformation which continues to evolve with new technologies every day.   

Before joining Clough in 2017, Jing worked in a variety of technology roles across the software development, IT hardware, banking, construction, retail, and real estate industries.

Outside of work, Jing enjoys fishing, and real estate and capital ventures.

John Galvin is Executive Vice President, Australia & Asia Pacific (APAC) for Clough.

In his role, John leads and oversees Clough’s APAC Operations. His responsibilities include the safe and profitable delivery of projects, people management and development, risk identification and management, business development and strategy, and adherence to the Clough way.

John is devoted to fostering a workplace the embraces and champions diversity with a strong focus on gender equity, indigenous engagement, reconciliation, talent development and mentoring. In 2017, John was awarded the Women in Resources Champion award for his contributions in supporting diversity.

He is also passionate about delivering initiatives and business improvements which focus on supporting and empowering our project teams.

Before joining Clough in 2018, John worked extensively in the construction industry across all facets of large-scale multidiscipline projects in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Malaysia. From site engineer and senior project manager, to leading operational business units, and senior corporate executive and director roles, his breadth of knowledge and experience supports and inspires Clough’s projects and people.

Outside of Clough, John enjoys spending time with his family, paddling, and renovating, and is also an avid carpenter.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Engineering- UWA

Graduate Diploma in Management- Deakin University

Masters in Business Administration (Tech Mgt)- LaTrobe University

General Management Program- Harvard University

Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors- AICD 

John is also a Chair of Engineers Australia Construction Panel, Chair of CME Equity and Diversity Committee, External Member UWA Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Equity and Diversity Committee, Fellow Institute Engineers Australia, Director of Clough Foundation.

Cynthia Calderon is Group Manager, Corporate Affairs and Stakeholder Engagement for Clough.

In her role, Cynthia is responsible for the Group’s communications, branding, marketing, and stakeholder engagement, globally. Her passion for sustainability, gender equity, and corporate social responsibility, is embedded in the work she does across the business. She has been instrumental in the implementation of related company-wide initiatives and projects.

Prior to joining Clough in 2016, Cynthia worked in marketing, communications and sales/business development roles across the energy, construction, engineering, consulting and not-for-profit industries.

Outside the office, Cynthia enjoys practicing yoga, and outdoor activities with her children. She was born in Lima, Peru and moved to Perth, Australia to pursue a career abroad.

 

Qualifications

Bachelor of Advertising Science, IPP

Masters of Marketing, Curtin University

Jing Leong is Chief Business Integration and Security Officer for Clough.

In his role, Jing is responsible for everything with an electrical pulse, including the management and navigation of current and new technologies, the Group’s cyber security, and the protection of its data.

His depth of knowledge into the vast world of technology empowers the organisation by streamlining processes and removing the barriers between technology and our people. Underpinned by his commitment to sustainability and modern energy, Jing has driven Clough’s digital transformation which continues to evolve with new technologies every day.   

Before joining Clough in 2017, Jing worked in a variety of technology roles across the software development, IT hardware, banking, construction, retail, and real estate industries.

Outside of work, Jing enjoys fishing, and real estate and capital ventures.

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Our History

Clough was founded in 1919 by John Oswald Clough.

From inception through to the 1950s, Clough forged a reputation as a quality construction company in its development of schools, and residential and commercial properties throughout Perth. In the 50s, Clough would diversify its services to include civil and engineering contracting. Diversification was again the order of the day in the 60s, as Clough entered and embraced the Mining and Energy industries. Today, Clough works with many of the world’s largest companies to provide engineering, construction, commissioning and asset support services for some of the largest, and most challenging resource projects around the globe.

2021

Clough awarded EPC scope for Waitsia Stage 2 development

Clough awarded EPC scope for Waitsia Stage 2 development

2020

Clough Elecnor joint venture, SecureEnergy selected as contractor for Project EnergyConnect.

Clough Elecnor joint venture, SecureEnergy selected as contractor for Project EnergyConnect.

Clough’s First Reconciliation Action Plan Endorsed

Clough’s First Reconciliation Action Plan Endorsed

2019

Clough Awarded The Construction Of The Koodaideri Rail Northern Civil Works

Clough Awarded The Construction Of The Koodaideri Rail Northern Civil Works

Clough Awarded The Civil And Electro-Mechanical Works For The Snowy 2.0 Project

Clough Awarded The Civil And Electro-Mechanical Works For The Snowy 2.0 Project

Clough acquires Saulsbury’s Gulf Coast downstream and chemical business unit and its Oil & Gas Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) portfolio based in Houston, Texas.

Clough acquires Saulsbury’s Gulf Coast downstream and chemical business unit and its Oil & Ga...

Clough awarded the construction of the Ore Handling Plant (OHP) for the BHP South Flank Project

Clough awarded the construction of the Ore Handling Plant (OHP) for the BHP South Flank Project

2019 marks 100 years of Clough. This year we are celebrating all of our historic achievements and looking forward to our future successes.

2019 marks 100 years of Clough. This year we are celebrating all of our historic achievements and lo...

2018

Clough awarded additional scopes of work for Oyu Tolgoi

Clough awarded additional scopes of work for Oyu Tolgoi

Clough awarded EPC Contract for the BHP South Flank Project Non-Process Infrastructure

Clough awarded EPC Contract for the BHP South Flank Project Non-Process Infrastructure

Clough Re-establishes in the Metals & Minerals Industry with Two EPC Wins

Clough awarded early works contract for BHP South Flank Infrastructure Project and Alcoa Impurity Processing Facility.

2017

Clough Suez awarded EPC contract to expand Beenyup Advanced Water Recycling Plant

Clough Suez awarded EPC contract to expand Beenyup Advanced Water Recycling Plant

The Wartsila Clough Consortium is awarded an EPC contract for POM Power Station in Papua New Guinea

The Wartsila Clough Consortium is awarded an EPC contract for POM Power Station in Papua New Guinea

Clough AMEC awarded a maintenance services contract to partner with Yara International ASA

Clough AMEC awarded a maintenance services contract to partner with Yara International ASA

Clough awarded EPC contract for upgrade and refurbishment of existing structures at Mundaring Weir

Clough awarded EPC contract for upgrade and refurbishment of existing structures at Mundaring Weir

2016

Clough is selected as part of the engineering panel to deliver multi-disciplinary engineering services to Woodside.

Clough AMEC secures the brownfield services contract renewal for ConocoPhillips Bayu-Undan offshore facilities

Clough AMEC secures the brownfield services contract renewal for ConocoPhillips Bayu-Undan offshore ...

Clough awarded hook-up services on both the Ichthys Central Processing Facility (CPF) and Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO)

Additionally... 

With the CPF commencing mobilisation of engineering and technical teams to the SHI fabrication yard in Korea.

2015

Clough acquires Canadian engineering company Enercore

Clough acquires Canadian engineering company Enercore

2014

Clough acquires EC&I engineering firm Booth Welsh

Clough acquires EC&I engineering firm Booth Welsh

Clough acquires consultants CH-IV

Clough acquires consultants CH-IV

Clough AMEC is awarded the Arrow Upstream FEED project in Queensland

BAM Clough awarded design and construction contract for a fifth iron ore loading berth at Anderson Point Facility (AP5)

2013

M&R acquires all minority shares in Clough and Clough delists from ASX

Clough Coens JV is established in Korea

Clough Coens JV is established in Korea

Clough acquires e2o

Clough acquires e2o

2012

Chevron award Clough the Wheatstone Hook-up and Commissioning Contract

Chevron award Clough the Wheatstone Hook-up and Commissioning Contract

BAM Clough expands four-fold when awarded the Chevron Wheatstone Jetty and INPEX Ichthys Jetty and Module Offloading Facility contracts

Additionally ...

BAM Clough is awarded the contract to design and construct the Product Loading Facility (PLF) and Tug Berths associated with the Wheatstone Project LNG Plant near Onslow in Western Australia

Clough’s commissioning contractor, e2o, awarded Commissioning Management Services contract on Santos’ Gladstone LNG

Clough’s commissioning contractor, e2o, awarded Commissioning Management Services contract on Sant...

2011

Clough Doris JV awarded Ichthys LNG IPMS contract

Clough Doris JV awarded Ichthys LNG IPMS contract

Clough Downer JV awarded EPC contract for NAAN3 Project (Nitric Acid Plant and Ammonium Nitrate Plant Number 3)

Clough Downer JV awarded EPC contract for NAAN3 Project (Nitric Acid Plant and Ammonium Nitrate Plan...

2010

BAM Clough is awarded the ExxonMobil PNG LNG Jetty Project

BAM Clough is awarded the ExxonMobil PNG LNG Jetty Project

2009

CBI Clough JV awarded the EPC contract for Hides Gas Conditioning Plant, as part of ExxonMobil’s PNG LNG project.

CBI Clough JV awarded the EPC contract for Hides Gas Conditioning Plant, as part of ExxonMobil’s P...

Clough, Diversified and Maunsell AECOM JV awarded the design and construction of Toowoomba Pipeline

Clough, Diversified and Maunsell AECOM JV awarded the design and construction of Toowoomba Pipeline

Chevron awards the Kellogg Joint Venture the EPCM contract for Australia’s largest ever resource project, The Gorgon Project.

Chevron awards the Kellogg Joint Venture the EPCM contract for Australia’s largest ever resource p...

2008

Clough AMEC secures the brownfield services contract renewal for ConocoPhillips Bayu-Undan offshore facilities.

Additionally ...

Clough AMEC is awarded the maintenance contract for Chevron’s Barrow Island Facilities

 

2007

BAM Clough JV awarded the Pluto LNG Jetty project by Woodside

BAM Clough JV awarded the Pluto LNG Jetty project by Woodside

Clough family sells remaining shareholding

Additionally ...

Harold Clough steps down as Chairman after nearly 50 years at the helm of Clough

2005

Woodside awards the Train V Jetty project to BAM Clough

Clough, in joint venture with Aker and Murray & Roberts, is awarded the EPCM contract for Newmont’s Boddington Gold Mine

Clough, in joint venture with Aker and Murray & Roberts, is awarded the EPCM contract for Newmo...

2004

Murray & Roberts become a major shareholder

Murray & Roberts become a major shareholder

Clough AMEC is awarded the ConocoPhillips Bayu-Undan Operations and Maintenance contract

Clough AMEC is established

Clough AMEC is established

2003

Clough is awarded the design, construction and commissioning of the Boroo gold processing plant in Mongolia, approximately 110 km north of the capital city, Ulaan Baatar

2002

InterOil awards Clough Niugini the contract to build Papua New Guinea’s first oil refinery

Additionally ...

Origin Energy awards the EPIC contract for the BassGas Project to Clough in Victoria

2001

Woodside awards the EPCM services for the North West Shelf Train IV expansion to the Kellogg JV (Clough, KBR, JGC and Hatch)

Woodside awards the EPCM services for the North West Shelf Train IV expansion to the Kellogg JV (Clo...

1998

Clough lists on the ASX

Clough lists on the ASX

1997

The Clough Sandwell JV undertakes the  detailed design, procurement, construction and commissioning contract for the major upgrade of Hamersley Iron’s Parker Point and East Intercourse Island iron ore port handling and shiploading facilities

The Clough Sandwell JV undertakes the detailed design, procurement, construction and commissioning ...

1996

Baulderstone Clough JV wins the Graham Farmer Freeway Project, the largest underground tunnel in Australia and WA’s first major underground tunnel at the time

Baulderstone Clough JV wins the Graham Farmer Freeway Project, the largest underground tunnel in Aus...

1995

Clough Sandwell JV is awarded the Engineering Study contract for the upgrade of Hamersley Iron’s Port Facilities

1994

Clough is awarded the Apache East Spar Project, which later wins Australia’s top Engineering honour, the Sir William Hudson Award

Clough is awarded the Apache East Spar Project, which later wins Australia’s top Engineering honou...

1993

Clough completes the design and construction of a new crushing and screening facility for Hamersley Iron’s Marandoo operations, near Tom Price in the Pilbara region of Western Australia

Additionally ...

Clough’s activities at BHP Jimblebar Iron Ore facility include the establishment of all minesite infrastructure as well as the construction and operation of two crushing and screening plants.

Between 1991-1993 Clough, through Petrosea, fufills a contract for the Phase 1 and 2 of a major turnkey gas field development project on Pagerungan Besar Island, near Bali

1990

Clough’s operations number 4,000 people in Australia, PNG, UK, Asia, Africa

Clough is awarded a contract for the fabrication of the Goodwyn ‘A’ accommodation and utilities modules for Stage 3 of the North West Shelf Gas Development project in Western Australia

Clough is awarded a contract for the fabrication of the Goodwyn ‘A’ accommodation and ut...

1989

Clough builds the Tanjung Bara Coal Terminal and mine site infrastructure

Clough builds the Tanjung Bara Coal Terminal and mine site infrastructure

Clough Niugini is established in Papua New Guinea

1988

Clough undertakes the complete engineering, procurement and construction of the Kwinana liquid petroleum gas (LPG) plant for Wesfarmers LPG

1985

Harbourworks Clough constructs Australia’s first LNG and Condensate Jetty for Woodside’s North West Shelf Phase 2

Harbourworks Clough constructs Australia’s first LNG and Condensate Jetty for Woodside’s North W...

1984

Clough expands into Asia via an Indonesian-based engineering company operating in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Hong Kong

1983

Harbourworks Clough JV constructs Australia’s first LNG and Condensate Jetty for Woodside North West Shelf Phase 1

1982

Clough, in joint venture with Harbourworks of the Netherlands, is awarded a turnkey design and construct contract for the installation of a shipping terminal to support the Cooper Basin oil production operations for Santos at Stony Point in South Australia

1981

Clough, in joint venture with FCB of France is awarded the turnkey design, construction and commissioning contract for the paste plant for the new Tomago Aluminium Smelter

Additionally ...

Woodside North Rankin A  is the first Woodside project awarded to Clough

1975

Clough is awarded the design, construction and commissioning services for the new Swan Brewery in Canning Vale, Western Australia

Clough is awarded the design, construction and commissioning services for the new Swan Brewery in Ca...

Clough is awarded the upgrade of water supply for the iron ore mining community of Paraburdoo, Western Australia

1972

Clough is awarded the construction of Stirling Bridge a pre-stressed concrete bridge over the Swan River at Fremantle.

1970

Clough expands internationally, entering Indonesia

Additionally ...

Robe River Iron Associates, biggest resource marine facility and the highest jetty anywhere with the height of a six-storey building above sea level at low tide

Operations are established in Queensland. Clough, in joint venture with Thiess and Evans Deakin, successfully completed a major project to construct civil works for a hydroelectric storage and pumping station at Wivenhoe, Queensland

1966

WAPET award Clough its first oil and gas project, the Barrow Island Oilfield Development, setting the tone for Clough’s future

1965

Harbourworks Clough are awarded the materials-handling facility for Hamersley Iron in Parker Point, Western Australia

1964

The Harbourworks Clough Joint Venture is formed (today BAM Clough)

The Harbourworks Clough Joint Venture is formed (today BAM Clough)

1963

Clough is awarded construction of gravity concrete abutments and reinforced concrete piers to support twenty steel radial gates in order to control flooding at the Ord River diversion dam in Kununurra, Western Australia

1957

Clough is awarded its first major civil project, the Narrows Bridge in Perth, Western Australia

Clough is awarded its first major civil project, the Narrows Bridge in Perth, Western Australia

1955

Clough is awarded the construction of Perth’s first high rise – The National Mutual Building

1954

Harold Clough joins his father’s business

1950

Between 1919 and 1950

Clough earns the reputation as a quality builder, constructing schools, residential and commercial buildings across Western Australia

1919

Clough is established by John Oswald Clough

Our Locations

Our Locations

Clough operations span four key regions and multiple international subsidiaries and partnerships to form a global network of operating centres that bring together highly specialised technical services with high value engineering centres.

Clough operations locations
North America
North America
Asia & Australia
Asia & Australia
Europe, Africa & the Middle East
Europe, Africa & the Middle East

Our People

Our people are our best asset. Working with Clough provides you with access to challenging projects and career opportunities, along with access to professional development through our various internal and external training programs.

If you are career-focused and passionate about engineering, construction or operations, we want to hear from you.

Diversity
Diversity

We believe diversity brings a broader range of perspectives, knowledge, ideas and experiences which create value for us and our customers.

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Diversity

We believe diversity brings a broader range of perspectives, knowledge, ideas and experiences which create value for us and our customers.

Our workforce consists of people from a wide range of cultures, backgrounds and skills. This diversity is what makes Clough a great place to work. We aim to attract, train and retain people who:

  • Live Clough’s principles as their own,
  • Are highly capable, and
  • Have a desire to actively contribute to the success of the business.

Our focus on gender and cultural inclusiveness is ongoing. We deliver gender equality and aim to close the gap between indigenous and non-indigenous communities through numerous initiatives.

For a copy of our latest gender equality indicators report to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, please click here.

Our Board
Our Board

Leading industry experts from around the globe.

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Our Board

Non-Executive Chairman

Henry Laas

Henry LaasHenry Laas is the Group Chief Executive of Murray & Roberts Holdings Limited. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) degree from the University of Pretoria and an MBA from the University of the Witwatersrand. He has extensive experience in the mineral resources and mining contracting sectors. In his ten years as Managing Director of Murray & Roberts Cementation (and its predecessor RUC Mining Contractors), he played an instrumental role in the expansion of the Cementation Mining Group’s global footprint. Henry joined the Clough Board in July 2011.

Current directorships

  • Director of Murray & Roberts Holdings Limited and related subsidiary companies

Qualifications

  • B.Eng (Mining) MBA

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Peter Bennett

Peter Bennett was appointed as CEO of Clough on 1 February 2016, bringing 26 years’ international experience in the oil & gas, LNG, and infrastructure contracting service sector to the organisation. His experience spans contracting business process, operational, and corporate leadership.      
 
Peter commenced his career as a graduate mechanical engineer with CB&I in Australia. During his 26-year tenure, Peter progressed through a diverse range of roles including engineering, project management, business development, operations management, corporate function management and general management. Prior to joining Clough, Peter was President, Oil & Gas International for CB&I, based in The Hague. 
 
Peter has run multinational business divisions and has implemented programs to significantly improve cost and operational performance while delivering workforce and order book growth. He has managed global market expansion and M&A programs. As the VP of Sales, he set new records for business secured for several successive years. 

Peter has lived and worked across all of Clough’s strategic growth regions, including Australia, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and North America. 

Current directorships

Director of Murray & Roberts Holdings Limited and related subsidiary companies

Non-Executive Director of Australian Constructors Association (ACA)          

Qualifications

B.Eng (Mechanical)

Non-Executive Director

Daniël Grobler

Daniël Grobler joined the Group in 2010 and was appointed as Group Financial Director in April 2017.

He has been employed in various financial and leadership functions within the Group, most recently as Managing Director of Murray & Roberts Cementation, the Group’s African underground mining business.

Prior to that, he fulfilled financial positions including Chief Financial Officer: Underground Mining business platform and Group Corporate Finance Executive, where he engaged with the Group’s financial stakeholders.

Current directorships

  • Director of Murray & Roberts Holdings Limited and related subsidiary companies

Qualifications

  • CA (SA)

Henry LaasHenry Laas is the Group Chief Executive of Murray & Roberts Holdings Limited. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) degree from the University of Pretoria and an MBA from the University of the Witwatersrand. He has extensive experience in the mineral resources and mining contracting sectors. In his ten years as Managing Director of Murray & Roberts Cementation (and its predecessor RUC Mining Contractors), he played an instrumental role in the expansion of the Cementation Mining Group’s global footprint. Henry joined the Clough Board in July 2011.

Current directorships

  • Director of Murray & Roberts Holdings Limited and related subsidiary companies

Qualifications

  • B.Eng (Mining) MBA

Peter Bennett was appointed as CEO of Clough on 1 February 2016, bringing 26 years’ international experience in the oil & gas, LNG, and infrastructure contracting service sector to the organisation. His experience spans contracting business process, operational, and corporate leadership.      
 
Peter commenced his career as a graduate mechanical engineer with CB&I in Australia. During his 26-year tenure, Peter progressed through a diverse range of roles including engineering, project management, business development, operations management, corporate function management and general management. Prior to joining Clough, Peter was President, Oil & Gas International for CB&I, based in The Hague. 
 
Peter has run multinational business divisions and has implemented programs to significantly improve cost and operational performance while delivering workforce and order book growth. He has managed global market expansion and M&A programs. As the VP of Sales, he set new records for business secured for several successive years. 

Peter has lived and worked across all of Clough’s strategic growth regions, including Australia, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and North America. 

Current directorships

Director of Murray & Roberts Holdings Limited and related subsidiary companies

Non-Executive Director of Australian Constructors Association (ACA)          

Qualifications

B.Eng (Mechanical)

Daniël Grobler joined the Group in 2010 and was appointed as Group Financial Director in April 2017.

He has been employed in various financial and leadership functions within the Group, most recently as Managing Director of Murray & Roberts Cementation, the Group’s African underground mining business.

Prior to that, he fulfilled financial positions including Chief Financial Officer: Underground Mining business platform and Group Corporate Finance Executive, where he engaged with the Group’s financial stakeholders.

Current directorships

  • Director of Murray & Roberts Holdings Limited and related subsidiary companies

Qualifications

  • CA (SA)

Non-Executive Director

Ian Henstock

Ian Henstock joined the Clough Board in January 2012. He is the Group Commercial Director of Murray & Roberts, and also serves on the Boards of Murray & Roberts Limited and Murray & Roberts International Holdings Limited.

Prior to joining Murray & Roberts, Ian held a number of leadership roles in the financial sector.

He commenced his career with Ernst & Young as an articled clerk, and rose to the position of Executive Deputy Chairman, before joining Capital Partners as Executive Director. Following a period with Deloitte & Touche as Corporate Finance Managing Partner, he took the role of Chief Executive of Bridge Capital, growing that business into a successful niche investment banking firm. In 2004 he was approached by the ABSA Group to head up ABSA Merchant Bank and shortly thereafter was promoted to Deputy Managing Executive of ABSA Corporate & Merchant Bank, a position he held until 2006. At that point he transferred to ABSA Private Bank as Senior Executive: Strategic Wealth Management to create a private wealth capability in the Private Bank.

Current directorships

  • Director of Murray & Roberts International Holdings Limited and related subsidiary companies

Qualifications

  • B.Compt (Hons) CTA CA(SA), HDip Tax Law MBA

Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director

Richard Simons

Richard Simons commenced as Clough's Chief Financial Officer in June 2015.

Richard was previously employed at Clough as Group Manager Corporate Finance & Treasury from 2005 to 2010. Reporting to the CFO, he was responsible for identifying and evaluating investment opportunities, negotiating acquisitions and disposals, managing investments and raising equity or debt facilities to fund investments and projects.

Since leaving Clough, Richard has broadened his financial and international management experience. He held the position of CFO and Company Secretary at Austal Limited before joining Thrifty WA as Chief Executive Officer.

As a senior executive with more than 25 years' management experience, Richard will have overall accountability for finance, accounting, payroll, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), information systems and supply chain, while managing our financial reporting obligations to Murray & Roberts.

Qualifications

B.Com 

Group General Counsel and Company Secretary

Christian Ainslie

Christian Ainslie is Group General Counsel and Company Secretary for Clough.

Christian joined Clough in 2010. In his role, Christian is responsible for all governance activities across the Group including legal, compliance, audit, risk, quality and company secretariat functions.

Christian challenges the status quo to create the best outcomes for the business through the solutions he delivers. He has been heavily involved with the negotiation of many of Clough’s large project contracts and the resolution of major project claims and formal disputes. He was also responsible for the implementation of Clough’s compliance programmes and global management system.

Prior to joining Clough, Christian worked in private practice both in Australia and the UK across the oil & gas, infrastructure and telecommunications industries.

Christian has been recognised as a leading Australian construction lawyer by Doyles Guide and featured in the Legal 500 General Counsel Powerlist, 2018-2020.

Outside of the office, Christian enjoys spending time with family, travelling, fishing, and boating.

Qualifications

LLB, University of Western Australia

Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance and Risk Management, Governance Institute of Australia

Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance & Investment, KAPLAN

Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, College of Laws

Christian is also a member of the Law Society of WA, and the Society of Construction Law.

Ian Henstock joined the Clough Board in January 2012. He is the Group Commercial Director of Murray & Roberts, and also serves on the Boards of Murray & Roberts Limited and Murray & Roberts International Holdings Limited.

Prior to joining Murray & Roberts, Ian held a number of leadership roles in the financial sector.

He commenced his career with Ernst & Young as an articled clerk, and rose to the position of Executive Deputy Chairman, before joining Capital Partners as Executive Director. Following a period with Deloitte & Touche as Corporate Finance Managing Partner, he took the role of Chief Executive of Bridge Capital, growing that business into a successful niche investment banking firm. In 2004 he was approached by the ABSA Group to head up ABSA Merchant Bank and shortly thereafter was promoted to Deputy Managing Executive of ABSA Corporate & Merchant Bank, a position he held until 2006. At that point he transferred to ABSA Private Bank as Senior Executive: Strategic Wealth Management to create a private wealth capability in the Private Bank.

Current directorships

  • Director of Murray & Roberts International Holdings Limited and related subsidiary companies

Qualifications

  • B.Compt (Hons) CTA CA(SA), HDip Tax Law MBA

Richard Simons commenced as Clough's Chief Financial Officer in June 2015.

Richard was previously employed at Clough as Group Manager Corporate Finance & Treasury from 2005 to 2010. Reporting to the CFO, he was responsible for identifying and evaluating investment opportunities, negotiating acquisitions and disposals, managing investments and raising equity or debt facilities to fund investments and projects.

Since leaving Clough, Richard has broadened his financial and international management experience. He held the position of CFO and Company Secretary at Austal Limited before joining Thrifty WA as Chief Executive Officer.

As a senior executive with more than 25 years' management experience, Richard will have overall accountability for finance, accounting, payroll, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), information systems and supply chain, while managing our financial reporting obligations to Murray & Roberts.

Qualifications

B.Com 

Christian Ainslie is Group General Counsel and Company Secretary for Clough.

Christian joined Clough in 2010. In his role, Christian is responsible for all governance activities across the Group including legal, compliance, audit, risk, quality and company secretariat functions.

Christian challenges the status quo to create the best outcomes for the business through the solutions he delivers. He has been heavily involved with the negotiation of many of Clough’s large project contracts and the resolution of major project claims and formal disputes. He was also responsible for the implementation of Clough’s compliance programmes and global management system.

Prior to joining Clough, Christian worked in private practice both in Australia and the UK across the oil & gas, infrastructure and telecommunications industries.

Christian has been recognised as a leading Australian construction lawyer by Doyles Guide and featured in the Legal 500 General Counsel Powerlist, 2018-2020.

Outside of the office, Christian enjoys spending time with family, travelling, fishing, and boating.

Qualifications

LLB, University of Western Australia

Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance and Risk Management, Governance Institute of Australia

Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance & Investment, KAPLAN

Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, College of Laws

Christian is also a member of the Law Society of WA, and the Society of Construction Law.

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Our executive management team

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Chief Executive Officer

Peter Bennett

Peter Bennett (B.Eng (Mechanical)), was appointed as CEO of Clough on 1 February 2016, bringing 26 years’ international experience in the Oil & Gas, LNG, and infrastructure contracting service sector to the organisation. His experience spans contracting business process, operational, and corporate leadership.
 
Peter commenced his career as a graduate mechanical engineer with CB&I in Australia. During his 26-year tenure, Peter progressed through a diverse range of roles including engineering, project management, business development, operations management, corporate function management and general management. Prior to joining Clough, Peter was President, Oil & Gas International for CB&I, based in The Hague. 
 
Peter has run multinational business divisions and implemented programs to significantly improve cost and operational performance while delivering workforce and order book growth. He has managed global market expansion and M&A programs. As the VP of Sales, he set new records for business secured for several successive years. 

Peter has lived and worked across all of Clough’s strategic growth regions, including Australia, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and North America. 

Chief Financial Officer

Richard Simons

Richard Simons (B.Com) commenced as Clough's Chief Financial Officer in June 2015.

Richard was previously employed at Clough as Group Manager Corporate Finance & Treasury from 2005 to 2010. Reporting to the CFO, he was responsible for identifying and evaluating investment opportunities, negotiating acquisitions and disposals, managing investments and raising equity or debt facilities to fund investments and projects.

Since leaving Clough, Richard has broadened his financial and international management experience. He held the position of CFO and Company Secretary at Austal Limited before joining Thrifty WA as Chief Executive Officer.

As a senior executive with more than 25 years' management experience, Richard will have overall accountability for finance, accounting, payroll, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), information systems and supply chain, while managing our financial reporting obligations to Murray & Roberts.

Health Safety Security & Environment Manager - Corporate

Roberta Selleck

Roberta Selleck (BSc, Grad Dip Environment Impact Assessment, Education, OH​&S), is an HSSE professional with over 20 years’ experience in senior HSSE manager roles across the resource sector. She has held roles in the oil & gas and mining industries, both site and corporate based.

Roberta joined Clough in August 2013 in her current role to support the design, development and implementation of Clough’s HSSE improvement strategy. Significantly, this has included developing the Clough Major Accident Prevention Program to address high risk construction activities undertaken by Clough.

Prior to joining Clough, Roberta was the HSE Manager for the FMG Solomon Operational Readiness team which included the introduction of autonomous hauling strategy for mining at Solomon.

She has a Bachelor of Science along with Graduate Diplomas in Environmental Impact Assessment, Education, and Occupational Health and Safety.   

Peter Bennett (B.Eng (Mechanical)), was appointed as CEO of Clough on 1 February 2016, bringing 26 years’ international experience in the Oil & Gas, LNG, and infrastructure contracting service sector to the organisation. His experience spans contracting business process, operational, and corporate leadership.
 
Peter commenced his career as a graduate mechanical engineer with CB&I in Australia. During his 26-year tenure, Peter progressed through a diverse range of roles including engineering, project management, business development, operations management, corporate function management and general management. Prior to joining Clough, Peter was President, Oil & Gas International for CB&I, based in The Hague. 
 
Peter has run multinational business divisions and implemented programs to significantly improve cost and operational performance while delivering workforce and order book growth. He has managed global market expansion and M&A programs. As the VP of Sales, he set new records for business secured for several successive years. 

Peter has lived and worked across all of Clough’s strategic growth regions, including Australia, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and North America. 

Richard Simons (B.Com) commenced as Clough's Chief Financial Officer in June 2015.

Richard was previously employed at Clough as Group Manager Corporate Finance & Treasury from 2005 to 2010. Reporting to the CFO, he was responsible for identifying and evaluating investment opportunities, negotiating acquisitions and disposals, managing investments and raising equity or debt facilities to fund investments and projects.

Since leaving Clough, Richard has broadened his financial and international management experience. He held the position of CFO and Company Secretary at Austal Limited before joining Thrifty WA as Chief Executive Officer.

As a senior executive with more than 25 years' management experience, Richard will have overall accountability for finance, accounting, payroll, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), information systems and supply chain, while managing our financial reporting obligations to Murray & Roberts.

Roberta Selleck (BSc, Grad Dip Environment Impact Assessment, Education, OH​&S), is an HSSE professional with over 20 years’ experience in senior HSSE manager roles across the resource sector. She has held roles in the oil & gas and mining industries, both site and corporate based.

Roberta joined Clough in August 2013 in her current role to support the design, development and implementation of Clough’s HSSE improvement strategy. Significantly, this has included developing the Clough Major Accident Prevention Program to address high risk construction activities undertaken by Clough.

Prior to joining Clough, Roberta was the HSE Manager for the FMG Solomon Operational Readiness team which included the introduction of autonomous hauling strategy for mining at Solomon.

She has a Bachelor of Science along with Graduate Diplomas in Environmental Impact Assessment, Education, and Occupational Health and Safety.   

Group General Counsel & Company Secretary

Christian Ainslie

Christian Ainslie is Group General Counsel and Company Secretary for Clough.

Christian joined Clough in 2010. In his role, Christian is responsible for all governance activities across the Group including legal, compliance, audit, risk, quality and company secretariat functions.

Christian challenges the status quo to create the best outcomes for the business through the solutions he delivers. He has been heavily involved with the negotiation of many of Clough’s large project contracts and the resolution of major project claims and formal disputes. He was also responsible for the implementation of Clough’s compliance programmes and global management system.

Prior to joining Clough, Christian worked in private practice both in Australia and the UK across the oil & gas, infrastructure and telecommunications industries.

Christian has been recognised as a leading Australian construction lawyer by Doyles Guide and featured in the Legal 500 General Counsel Powerlist, 2018-2020.

Outside of the office, Christian enjoys spending time with family, travelling, fishing, and boating.

Qualifications

LLB, University of Western Australia

Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance and Risk Management, Governance Institute of Australia

Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance & Investment, KAPLAN

Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, College of Laws

Christian is also a member of the Law Society of WA, and the Society of Construction Law.

Executive Vice President, North America

Martin Siddle

Martin Siddle is Executive Vice President, North America for Clough.

In his role, Martin drives the continual growth of Clough’s North America business with a strong focus on strategy and providing outstanding delivery capability to top tier clients. He is responsible for all aspects of the region’s operations including building a sustainable order book and pipeline of projects, leading expansion initiatives, achieving financial targets, and building a high-performance team for the safe delivery of our projects.

Martin is passionate about diversity and stimulating a gender balanced workforce for the progression of the construction industry at large. He is an advocate for veteran opportunities to support and repay them for their service, as well graduate opportunities to develop and safeguard the future of the business.

Prior to joining Clough in 2020, Martin’s breadth of experience spanned roles, industries, markets, and continents. He has worked in operations, commercial, business development, directorship, and vice president roles for consultancies, engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and licensed technologies for the energy, oil & gas, petrochemicals, onshore & offshore industries.

Over his career, Martin has successfully developed and contracted over $20 billion worth of project work, working on both the owner and contractor side for some of the largest companies in the industry, globally.

Outside of Clough, Martin is a volunteer with the Houston Police Department and Houston SPCA, and also enjoys scuba diving.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Engineering (Honors), Chemical & Process Engineering, University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, United Kingdom

Halliburton President’s Leadership Excellence Program, Mays Business School, Texas A&M

Chartered Engineer, Engineering Council, United Kingdom

Member, Institution of Chemical Engineers, United Kingdom

Managing Director, Booth Welsh

Martin Welsh

Martin is Managing Director of Booth Welsh, an engineering technology company, acquired by Clough in 2014.  

Martin has led the growth and evolution of Booth Welsh since 2008 to become a multi-discipline engineering services company working globally across a diverse range of sectors. Having built a strong and loyal client portfolio across many industries, Martin is passionate about driving value through enhancing our engineering services with digital technology and showcasing benefits for all sectors.  

Martin is a regular speaker at future-focused industry events both in the UK and overseas. He is a self-confessed ‘gadget geek’ and is an early adopter of new technologies, always looking to find the next disruptive innovation. 

In his down time, he enjoys long runs, cars and a DIY challenge.  

Christian Ainslie is Group General Counsel and Company Secretary for Clough.

Christian joined Clough in 2010. In his role, Christian is responsible for all governance activities across the Group including legal, compliance, audit, risk, quality and company secretariat functions.

Christian challenges the status quo to create the best outcomes for the business through the solutions he delivers. He has been heavily involved with the negotiation of many of Clough’s large project contracts and the resolution of major project claims and formal disputes. He was also responsible for the implementation of Clough’s compliance programmes and global management system.

Prior to joining Clough, Christian worked in private practice both in Australia and the UK across the oil & gas, infrastructure and telecommunications industries.

Christian has been recognised as a leading Australian construction lawyer by Doyles Guide and featured in the Legal 500 General Counsel Powerlist, 2018-2020.

Outside of the office, Christian enjoys spending time with family, travelling, fishing, and boating.

Qualifications

LLB, University of Western Australia

Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance and Risk Management, Governance Institute of Australia

Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance & Investment, KAPLAN

Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, College of Laws

Christian is also a member of the Law Society of WA, and the Society of Construction Law.

Martin Siddle is Executive Vice President, North America for Clough.

In his role, Martin drives the continual growth of Clough’s North America business with a strong focus on strategy and providing outstanding delivery capability to top tier clients. He is responsible for all aspects of the region’s operations including building a sustainable order book and pipeline of projects, leading expansion initiatives, achieving financial targets, and building a high-performance team for the safe delivery of our projects.

Martin is passionate about diversity and stimulating a gender balanced workforce for the progression of the construction industry at large. He is an advocate for veteran opportunities to support and repay them for their service, as well graduate opportunities to develop and safeguard the future of the business.

Prior to joining Clough in 2020, Martin’s breadth of experience spanned roles, industries, markets, and continents. He has worked in operations, commercial, business development, directorship, and vice president roles for consultancies, engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and licensed technologies for the energy, oil & gas, petrochemicals, onshore & offshore industries.

Over his career, Martin has successfully developed and contracted over $20 billion worth of project work, working on both the owner and contractor side for some of the largest companies in the industry, globally.

Outside of Clough, Martin is a volunteer with the Houston Police Department and Houston SPCA, and also enjoys scuba diving.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Engineering (Honors), Chemical & Process Engineering, University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, United Kingdom

Halliburton President’s Leadership Excellence Program, Mays Business School, Texas A&M

Chartered Engineer, Engineering Council, United Kingdom

Member, Institution of Chemical Engineers, United Kingdom

Martin is Managing Director of Booth Welsh, an engineering technology company, acquired by Clough in 2014.  

Martin has led the growth and evolution of Booth Welsh since 2008 to become a multi-discipline engineering services company working globally across a diverse range of sectors. Having built a strong and loyal client portfolio across many industries, Martin is passionate about driving value through enhancing our engineering services with digital technology and showcasing benefits for all sectors.  

Martin is a regular speaker at future-focused industry events both in the UK and overseas. He is a self-confessed ‘gadget geek’ and is an early adopter of new technologies, always looking to find the next disruptive innovation. 

In his down time, he enjoys long runs, cars and a DIY challenge.  

Executive Vice President Australia and Asia Pacific

John Galvin

John Galvin is Executive Vice President, Australia & Asia Pacific (APAC) for Clough.

In his role, John leads and oversees Clough’s APAC Operations. His responsibilities include the safe and profitable delivery of projects, people management and development, risk identification and management, business development and strategy, and adherence to the Clough way.

John is devoted to fostering a workplace the embraces and champions diversity with a strong focus on gender equity, indigenous engagement, reconciliation, talent development and mentoring. In 2017, John was awarded the Women in Resources Champion award for his contributions in supporting diversity.

He is also passionate about delivering initiatives and business improvements which focus on supporting and empowering our project teams.

Before joining Clough in 2018, John worked extensively in the construction industry across all facets of large-scale multidiscipline projects in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Malaysia. From site engineer and senior project manager, to leading operational business units, and senior corporate executive and director roles, his breadth of knowledge and experience supports and inspires Clough’s projects and people.

Outside of Clough, John enjoys spending time with his family, paddling, and renovating, and is also an avid carpenter.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Engineering- UWA

Graduate Diploma in Management- Deakin University

Masters in Business Administration (Tech Mgt)- LaTrobe University

General Management Program- Harvard University

Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors- AICD 

John is also a Chair of Engineers Australia Construction Panel, Chair of CME Equity and Diversity Committee, External Member UWA Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Equity and Diversity Committee, Fellow Institute Engineers Australia, Director of Clough Foundation.

Group Manager - Corporate Affairs and Stakeholder Engagement

Cynthia Calderon

Cynthia Calderon is Group Manager, Corporate Affairs and Stakeholder Engagement for Clough.

In her role, Cynthia is responsible for the Group’s communications, branding, marketing, and stakeholder engagement, globally. Her passion for sustainability, gender equity, and corporate social responsibility, is embedded in the work she does across the business. She has been instrumental in the implementation of related company-wide initiatives and projects.

Prior to joining Clough in 2016, Cynthia worked in marketing, communications and sales/business development roles across the energy, construction, engineering, consulting and not-for-profit industries.

Outside the office, Cynthia enjoys practicing yoga, and outdoor activities with her children. She was born in Lima, Peru and moved to Perth, Australia to pursue a career abroad.

 

Qualifications

Bachelor of Advertising Science, IPP

Masters of Marketing, Curtin University

Chief Business Integration and Security Officer

Jing Leong

Jing Leong is Chief Business Integration and Security Officer for Clough.

In his role, Jing is responsible for everything with an electrical pulse, including the management and navigation of current and new technologies, the Group’s cyber security, and the protection of its data.

His depth of knowledge into the vast world of technology empowers the organisation by streamlining processes and removing the barriers between technology and our people. Underpinned by his commitment to sustainability and modern energy, Jing has driven Clough’s digital transformation which continues to evolve with new technologies every day.   

Before joining Clough in 2017, Jing worked in a variety of technology roles across the software development, IT hardware, banking, construction, retail, and real estate industries.

Outside of work, Jing enjoys fishing, and real estate and capital ventures.

John Galvin is Executive Vice President, Australia & Asia Pacific (APAC) for Clough.

In his role, John leads and oversees Clough’s APAC Operations. His responsibilities include the safe and profitable delivery of projects, people management and development, risk identification and management, business development and strategy, and adherence to the Clough way.

John is devoted to fostering a workplace the embraces and champions diversity with a strong focus on gender equity, indigenous engagement, reconciliation, talent development and mentoring. In 2017, John was awarded the Women in Resources Champion award for his contributions in supporting diversity.

He is also passionate about delivering initiatives and business improvements which focus on supporting and empowering our project teams.

Before joining Clough in 2018, John worked extensively in the construction industry across all facets of large-scale multidiscipline projects in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Malaysia. From site engineer and senior project manager, to leading operational business units, and senior corporate executive and director roles, his breadth of knowledge and experience supports and inspires Clough’s projects and people.

Outside of Clough, John enjoys spending time with his family, paddling, and renovating, and is also an avid carpenter.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Engineering- UWA

Graduate Diploma in Management- Deakin University

Masters in Business Administration (Tech Mgt)- LaTrobe University

General Management Program- Harvard University

Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors- AICD 

John is also a Chair of Engineers Australia Construction Panel, Chair of CME Equity and Diversity Committee, External Member UWA Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Equity and Diversity Committee, Fellow Institute Engineers Australia, Director of Clough Foundation.

Cynthia Calderon is Group Manager, Corporate Affairs and Stakeholder Engagement for Clough.

In her role, Cynthia is responsible for the Group’s communications, branding, marketing, and stakeholder engagement, globally. Her passion for sustainability, gender equity, and corporate social responsibility, is embedded in the work she does across the business. She has been instrumental in the implementation of related company-wide initiatives and projects.

Prior to joining Clough in 2016, Cynthia worked in marketing, communications and sales/business development roles across the energy, construction, engineering, consulting and not-for-profit industries.

Outside the office, Cynthia enjoys practicing yoga, and outdoor activities with her children. She was born in Lima, Peru and moved to Perth, Australia to pursue a career abroad.

 

Qualifications

Bachelor of Advertising Science, IPP

Masters of Marketing, Curtin University

Jing Leong is Chief Business Integration and Security Officer for Clough.

In his role, Jing is responsible for everything with an electrical pulse, including the management and navigation of current and new technologies, the Group’s cyber security, and the protection of its data.

His depth of knowledge into the vast world of technology empowers the organisation by streamlining processes and removing the barriers between technology and our people. Underpinned by his commitment to sustainability and modern energy, Jing has driven Clough’s digital transformation which continues to evolve with new technologies every day.   

Before joining Clough in 2017, Jing worked in a variety of technology roles across the software development, IT hardware, banking, construction, retail, and real estate industries.

Outside of work, Jing enjoys fishing, and real estate and capital ventures.

Diversity

We believe diversity brings a broader range of perspectives, knowledge, ideas and experiences which create value for us and our customers.

Our workforce consists of people from a wide range of cultures, backgrounds and skills. This diversity is what makes Clough a great place to work. We aim to attract, train and retain people who:

  • Live Clough’s principles as their own,
  • Are highly capable, and
  • Have a desire to actively contribute to the success of the business.

Our focus on gender and cultural inclusiveness is ongoing. We deliver gender equality and aim to close the gap between indigenous and non-indigenous communities through numerous initiatives.

For a copy of our latest gender equality indicators report to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, please click here.

Our Board

Non-Executive Chairman

Henry Laas

Henry LaasHenry Laas is the Group Chief Executive of Murray & Roberts Holdings Limited. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) degree from the University of Pretoria and an MBA from the University of the Witwatersrand. He has extensive experience in the mineral resources and mining contracting sectors. In his ten years as Managing Director of Murray & Roberts Cementation (and its predecessor RUC Mining Contractors), he played an instrumental role in the expansion of the Cementation Mining Group’s global footprint. Henry joined the Clough Board in July 2011.

Current directorships

  • Director of Murray & Roberts Holdings Limited and related subsidiary companies

Qualifications

  • B.Eng (Mining) MBA

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Peter Bennett

Peter Bennett was appointed as CEO of Clough on 1 February 2016, bringing 26 years’ international experience in the oil & gas, LNG, and infrastructure contracting service sector to the organisation. His experience spans contracting business process, operational, and corporate leadership.      
 
Peter commenced his career as a graduate mechanical engineer with CB&I in Australia. During his 26-year tenure, Peter progressed through a diverse range of roles including engineering, project management, business development, operations management, corporate function management and general management. Prior to joining Clough, Peter was President, Oil & Gas International for CB&I, based in The Hague. 
 
Peter has run multinational business divisions and has implemented programs to significantly improve cost and operational performance while delivering workforce and order book growth. He has managed global market expansion and M&A programs. As the VP of Sales, he set new records for business secured for several successive years. 

Peter has lived and worked across all of Clough’s strategic growth regions, including Australia, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and North America. 

Current directorships

Director of Murray & Roberts Holdings Limited and related subsidiary companies

Non-Executive Director of Australian Constructors Association (ACA)          

Qualifications

B.Eng (Mechanical)

Non-Executive Director

Daniël Grobler

Daniël Grobler joined the Group in 2010 and was appointed as Group Financial Director in April 2017.

He has been employed in various financial and leadership functions within the Group, most recently as Managing Director of Murray & Roberts Cementation, the Group’s African underground mining business.

Prior to that, he fulfilled financial positions including Chief Financial Officer: Underground Mining business platform and Group Corporate Finance Executive, where he engaged with the Group’s financial stakeholders.

Current directorships

  • Director of Murray & Roberts Holdings Limited and related subsidiary companies

Qualifications

  • CA (SA)

Henry LaasHenry Laas is the Group Chief Executive of Murray & Roberts Holdings Limited. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) degree from the University of Pretoria and an MBA from the University of the Witwatersrand. He has extensive experience in the mineral resources and mining contracting sectors. In his ten years as Managing Director of Murray & Roberts Cementation (and its predecessor RUC Mining Contractors), he played an instrumental role in the expansion of the Cementation Mining Group’s global footprint. Henry joined the Clough Board in July 2011.

Current directorships

  • Director of Murray & Roberts Holdings Limited and related subsidiary companies

Qualifications

  • B.Eng (Mining) MBA

Peter Bennett was appointed as CEO of Clough on 1 February 2016, bringing 26 years’ international experience in the oil & gas, LNG, and infrastructure contracting service sector to the organisation. His experience spans contracting business process, operational, and corporate leadership.      
 
Peter commenced his career as a graduate mechanical engineer with CB&I in Australia. During his 26-year tenure, Peter progressed through a diverse range of roles including engineering, project management, business development, operations management, corporate function management and general management. Prior to joining Clough, Peter was President, Oil & Gas International for CB&I, based in The Hague. 
 
Peter has run multinational business divisions and has implemented programs to significantly improve cost and operational performance while delivering workforce and order book growth. He has managed global market expansion and M&A programs. As the VP of Sales, he set new records for business secured for several successive years. 

Peter has lived and worked across all of Clough’s strategic growth regions, including Australia, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and North America. 

Current directorships

Director of Murray & Roberts Holdings Limited and related subsidiary companies

Non-Executive Director of Australian Constructors Association (ACA)          

Qualifications

B.Eng (Mechanical)

Daniël Grobler joined the Group in 2010 and was appointed as Group Financial Director in April 2017.

He has been employed in various financial and leadership functions within the Group, most recently as Managing Director of Murray & Roberts Cementation, the Group’s African underground mining business.

Prior to that, he fulfilled financial positions including Chief Financial Officer: Underground Mining business platform and Group Corporate Finance Executive, where he engaged with the Group’s financial stakeholders.

Current directorships

  • Director of Murray & Roberts Holdings Limited and related subsidiary companies

Qualifications

  • CA (SA)

Non-Executive Director

Ian Henstock

Ian Henstock joined the Clough Board in January 2012. He is the Group Commercial Director of Murray & Roberts, and also serves on the Boards of Murray & Roberts Limited and Murray & Roberts International Holdings Limited.

Prior to joining Murray & Roberts, Ian held a number of leadership roles in the financial sector.

He commenced his career with Ernst & Young as an articled clerk, and rose to the position of Executive Deputy Chairman, before joining Capital Partners as Executive Director. Following a period with Deloitte & Touche as Corporate Finance Managing Partner, he took the role of Chief Executive of Bridge Capital, growing that business into a successful niche investment banking firm. In 2004 he was approached by the ABSA Group to head up ABSA Merchant Bank and shortly thereafter was promoted to Deputy Managing Executive of ABSA Corporate & Merchant Bank, a position he held until 2006. At that point he transferred to ABSA Private Bank as Senior Executive: Strategic Wealth Management to create a private wealth capability in the Private Bank.

Current directorships

  • Director of Murray & Roberts International Holdings Limited and related subsidiary companies

Qualifications

  • B.Compt (Hons) CTA CA(SA), HDip Tax Law MBA

Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director

Richard Simons

Richard Simons commenced as Clough's Chief Financial Officer in June 2015.

Richard was previously employed at Clough as Group Manager Corporate Finance & Treasury from 2005 to 2010. Reporting to the CFO, he was responsible for identifying and evaluating investment opportunities, negotiating acquisitions and disposals, managing investments and raising equity or debt facilities to fund investments and projects.

Since leaving Clough, Richard has broadened his financial and international management experience. He held the position of CFO and Company Secretary at Austal Limited before joining Thrifty WA as Chief Executive Officer.

As a senior executive with more than 25 years' management experience, Richard will have overall accountability for finance, accounting, payroll, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), information systems and supply chain, while managing our financial reporting obligations to Murray & Roberts.

Qualifications

B.Com 

Group General Counsel and Company Secretary

Christian Ainslie

Christian Ainslie is Group General Counsel and Company Secretary for Clough.

Christian joined Clough in 2010. In his role, Christian is responsible for all governance activities across the Group including legal, compliance, audit, risk, quality and company secretariat functions.

Christian challenges the status quo to create the best outcomes for the business through the solutions he delivers. He has been heavily involved with the negotiation of many of Clough’s large project contracts and the resolution of major project claims and formal disputes. He was also responsible for the implementation of Clough’s compliance programmes and global management system.

Prior to joining Clough, Christian worked in private practice both in Australia and the UK across the oil & gas, infrastructure and telecommunications industries.

Christian has been recognised as a leading Australian construction lawyer by Doyles Guide and featured in the Legal 500 General Counsel Powerlist, 2018-2020.

Outside of the office, Christian enjoys spending time with family, travelling, fishing, and boating.

Qualifications

LLB, University of Western Australia

Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance and Risk Management, Governance Institute of Australia

Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance & Investment, KAPLAN

Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, College of Laws

Christian is also a member of the Law Society of WA, and the Society of Construction Law.

Ian Henstock joined the Clough Board in January 2012. He is the Group Commercial Director of Murray & Roberts, and also serves on the Boards of Murray & Roberts Limited and Murray & Roberts International Holdings Limited.

Prior to joining Murray & Roberts, Ian held a number of leadership roles in the financial sector.

He commenced his career with Ernst & Young as an articled clerk, and rose to the position of Executive Deputy Chairman, before joining Capital Partners as Executive Director. Following a period with Deloitte & Touche as Corporate Finance Managing Partner, he took the role of Chief Executive of Bridge Capital, growing that business into a successful niche investment banking firm. In 2004 he was approached by the ABSA Group to head up ABSA Merchant Bank and shortly thereafter was promoted to Deputy Managing Executive of ABSA Corporate & Merchant Bank, a position he held until 2006. At that point he transferred to ABSA Private Bank as Senior Executive: Strategic Wealth Management to create a private wealth capability in the Private Bank.

Current directorships

  • Director of Murray & Roberts International Holdings Limited and related subsidiary companies

Qualifications

  • B.Compt (Hons) CTA CA(SA), HDip Tax Law MBA

Richard Simons commenced as Clough's Chief Financial Officer in June 2015.

Richard was previously employed at Clough as Group Manager Corporate Finance & Treasury from 2005 to 2010. Reporting to the CFO, he was responsible for identifying and evaluating investment opportunities, negotiating acquisitions and disposals, managing investments and raising equity or debt facilities to fund investments and projects.

Since leaving Clough, Richard has broadened his financial and international management experience. He held the position of CFO and Company Secretary at Austal Limited before joining Thrifty WA as Chief Executive Officer.

As a senior executive with more than 25 years' management experience, Richard will have overall accountability for finance, accounting, payroll, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), information systems and supply chain, while managing our financial reporting obligations to Murray & Roberts.

Qualifications

B.Com 

Christian Ainslie is Group General Counsel and Company Secretary for Clough.

Christian joined Clough in 2010. In his role, Christian is responsible for all governance activities across the Group including legal, compliance, audit, risk, quality and company secretariat functions.

Christian challenges the status quo to create the best outcomes for the business through the solutions he delivers. He has been heavily involved with the negotiation of many of Clough’s large project contracts and the resolution of major project claims and formal disputes. He was also responsible for the implementation of Clough’s compliance programmes and global management system.

Prior to joining Clough, Christian worked in private practice both in Australia and the UK across the oil & gas, infrastructure and telecommunications industries.

Christian has been recognised as a leading Australian construction lawyer by Doyles Guide and featured in the Legal 500 General Counsel Powerlist, 2018-2020.

Outside of the office, Christian enjoys spending time with family, travelling, fishing, and boating.

Qualifications

LLB, University of Western Australia

Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance and Risk Management, Governance Institute of Australia

Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance & Investment, KAPLAN

Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, College of Laws

Christian is also a member of the Law Society of WA, and the Society of Construction Law.

Excom

Chief Executive Officer

Peter Bennett

Peter Bennett (B.Eng (Mechanical)), was appointed as CEO of Clough on 1 February 2016, bringing 26 years’ international experience in the Oil & Gas, LNG, and infrastructure contracting service sector to the organisation. His experience spans contracting business process, operational, and corporate leadership.
 
Peter commenced his career as a graduate mechanical engineer with CB&I in Australia. During his 26-year tenure, Peter progressed through a diverse range of roles including engineering, project management, business development, operations management, corporate function management and general management. Prior to joining Clough, Peter was President, Oil & Gas International for CB&I, based in The Hague. 
 
Peter has run multinational business divisions and implemented programs to significantly improve cost and operational performance while delivering workforce and order book growth. He has managed global market expansion and M&A programs. As the VP of Sales, he set new records for business secured for several successive years. 

Peter has lived and worked across all of Clough’s strategic growth regions, including Australia, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and North America. 

Chief Financial Officer

Richard Simons

Richard Simons (B.Com) commenced as Clough's Chief Financial Officer in June 2015.

Richard was previously employed at Clough as Group Manager Corporate Finance & Treasury from 2005 to 2010. Reporting to the CFO, he was responsible for identifying and evaluating investment opportunities, negotiating acquisitions and disposals, managing investments and raising equity or debt facilities to fund investments and projects.

Since leaving Clough, Richard has broadened his financial and international management experience. He held the position of CFO and Company Secretary at Austal Limited before joining Thrifty WA as Chief Executive Officer.

As a senior executive with more than 25 years' management experience, Richard will have overall accountability for finance, accounting, payroll, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), information systems and supply chain, while managing our financial reporting obligations to Murray & Roberts.

Health Safety Security & Environment Manager - Corporate

Roberta Selleck

Roberta Selleck (BSc, Grad Dip Environment Impact Assessment, Education, OH​&S), is an HSSE professional with over 20 years’ experience in senior HSSE manager roles across the resource sector. She has held roles in the oil & gas and mining industries, both site and corporate based.

Roberta joined Clough in August 2013 in her current role to support the design, development and implementation of Clough’s HSSE improvement strategy. Significantly, this has included developing the Clough Major Accident Prevention Program to address high risk construction activities undertaken by Clough.

Prior to joining Clough, Roberta was the HSE Manager for the FMG Solomon Operational Readiness team which included the introduction of autonomous hauling strategy for mining at Solomon.

She has a Bachelor of Science along with Graduate Diplomas in Environmental Impact Assessment, Education, and Occupational Health and Safety.   

Peter Bennett (B.Eng (Mechanical)), was appointed as CEO of Clough on 1 February 2016, bringing 26 years’ international experience in the Oil & Gas, LNG, and infrastructure contracting service sector to the organisation. His experience spans contracting business process, operational, and corporate leadership.
 
Peter commenced his career as a graduate mechanical engineer with CB&I in Australia. During his 26-year tenure, Peter progressed through a diverse range of roles including engineering, project management, business development, operations management, corporate function management and general management. Prior to joining Clough, Peter was President, Oil & Gas International for CB&I, based in The Hague. 
 
Peter has run multinational business divisions and implemented programs to significantly improve cost and operational performance while delivering workforce and order book growth. He has managed global market expansion and M&A programs. As the VP of Sales, he set new records for business secured for several successive years. 

Peter has lived and worked across all of Clough’s strategic growth regions, including Australia, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and North America. 

Richard Simons (B.Com) commenced as Clough's Chief Financial Officer in June 2015.

Richard was previously employed at Clough as Group Manager Corporate Finance & Treasury from 2005 to 2010. Reporting to the CFO, he was responsible for identifying and evaluating investment opportunities, negotiating acquisitions and disposals, managing investments and raising equity or debt facilities to fund investments and projects.

Since leaving Clough, Richard has broadened his financial and international management experience. He held the position of CFO and Company Secretary at Austal Limited before joining Thrifty WA as Chief Executive Officer.

As a senior executive with more than 25 years' management experience, Richard will have overall accountability for finance, accounting, payroll, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), information systems and supply chain, while managing our financial reporting obligations to Murray & Roberts.

Roberta Selleck (BSc, Grad Dip Environment Impact Assessment, Education, OH​&S), is an HSSE professional with over 20 years’ experience in senior HSSE manager roles across the resource sector. She has held roles in the oil & gas and mining industries, both site and corporate based.

Roberta joined Clough in August 2013 in her current role to support the design, development and implementation of Clough’s HSSE improvement strategy. Significantly, this has included developing the Clough Major Accident Prevention Program to address high risk construction activities undertaken by Clough.

Prior to joining Clough, Roberta was the HSE Manager for the FMG Solomon Operational Readiness team which included the introduction of autonomous hauling strategy for mining at Solomon.

She has a Bachelor of Science along with Graduate Diplomas in Environmental Impact Assessment, Education, and Occupational Health and Safety.   

Group General Counsel & Company Secretary

Christian Ainslie

Christian Ainslie is Group General Counsel and Company Secretary for Clough.

Christian joined Clough in 2010. In his role, Christian is responsible for all governance activities across the Group including legal, compliance, audit, risk, quality and company secretariat functions.

Christian challenges the status quo to create the best outcomes for the business through the solutions he delivers. He has been heavily involved with the negotiation of many of Clough’s large project contracts and the resolution of major project claims and formal disputes. He was also responsible for the implementation of Clough’s compliance programmes and global management system.

Prior to joining Clough, Christian worked in private practice both in Australia and the UK across the oil & gas, infrastructure and telecommunications industries.

Christian has been recognised as a leading Australian construction lawyer by Doyles Guide and featured in the Legal 500 General Counsel Powerlist, 2018-2020.

Outside of the office, Christian enjoys spending time with family, travelling, fishing, and boating.

Qualifications

LLB, University of Western Australia

Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance and Risk Management, Governance Institute of Australia

Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance & Investment, KAPLAN

Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, College of Laws

Christian is also a member of the Law Society of WA, and the Society of Construction Law.

Executive Vice President, North America

Martin Siddle

Martin Siddle is Executive Vice President, North America for Clough.

In his role, Martin drives the continual growth of Clough’s North America business with a strong focus on strategy and providing outstanding delivery capability to top tier clients. He is responsible for all aspects of the region’s operations including building a sustainable order book and pipeline of projects, leading expansion initiatives, achieving financial targets, and building a high-performance team for the safe delivery of our projects.

Martin is passionate about diversity and stimulating a gender balanced workforce for the progression of the construction industry at large. He is an advocate for veteran opportunities to support and repay them for their service, as well graduate opportunities to develop and safeguard the future of the business.

Prior to joining Clough in 2020, Martin’s breadth of experience spanned roles, industries, markets, and continents. He has worked in operations, commercial, business development, directorship, and vice president roles for consultancies, engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and licensed technologies for the energy, oil & gas, petrochemicals, onshore & offshore industries.

Over his career, Martin has successfully developed and contracted over $20 billion worth of project work, working on both the owner and contractor side for some of the largest companies in the industry, globally.

Outside of Clough, Martin is a volunteer with the Houston Police Department and Houston SPCA, and also enjoys scuba diving.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Engineering (Honors), Chemical & Process Engineering, University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, United Kingdom

Halliburton President’s Leadership Excellence Program, Mays Business School, Texas A&M

Chartered Engineer, Engineering Council, United Kingdom

Member, Institution of Chemical Engineers, United Kingdom

Managing Director, Booth Welsh

Martin Welsh

Martin is Managing Director of Booth Welsh, an engineering technology company, acquired by Clough in 2014.  

Martin has led the growth and evolution of Booth Welsh since 2008 to become a multi-discipline engineering services company working globally across a diverse range of sectors. Having built a strong and loyal client portfolio across many industries, Martin is passionate about driving value through enhancing our engineering services with digital technology and showcasing benefits for all sectors.  

Martin is a regular speaker at future-focused industry events both in the UK and overseas. He is a self-confessed ‘gadget geek’ and is an early adopter of new technologies, always looking to find the next disruptive innovation. 

In his down time, he enjoys long runs, cars and a DIY challenge.  

Christian Ainslie is Group General Counsel and Company Secretary for Clough.

Christian joined Clough in 2010. In his role, Christian is responsible for all governance activities across the Group including legal, compliance, audit, risk, quality and company secretariat functions.

Christian challenges the status quo to create the best outcomes for the business through the solutions he delivers. He has been heavily involved with the negotiation of many of Clough’s large project contracts and the resolution of major project claims and formal disputes. He was also responsible for the implementation of Clough’s compliance programmes and global management system.

Prior to joining Clough, Christian worked in private practice both in Australia and the UK across the oil & gas, infrastructure and telecommunications industries.

Christian has been recognised as a leading Australian construction lawyer by Doyles Guide and featured in the Legal 500 General Counsel Powerlist, 2018-2020.

Outside of the office, Christian enjoys spending time with family, travelling, fishing, and boating.

Qualifications

LLB, University of Western Australia

Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance and Risk Management, Governance Institute of Australia

Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance & Investment, KAPLAN

Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, College of Laws

Christian is also a member of the Law Society of WA, and the Society of Construction Law.

Martin Siddle is Executive Vice President, North America for Clough.

In his role, Martin drives the continual growth of Clough’s North America business with a strong focus on strategy and providing outstanding delivery capability to top tier clients. He is responsible for all aspects of the region’s operations including building a sustainable order book and pipeline of projects, leading expansion initiatives, achieving financial targets, and building a high-performance team for the safe delivery of our projects.

Martin is passionate about diversity and stimulating a gender balanced workforce for the progression of the construction industry at large. He is an advocate for veteran opportunities to support and repay them for their service, as well graduate opportunities to develop and safeguard the future of the business.

Prior to joining Clough in 2020, Martin’s breadth of experience spanned roles, industries, markets, and continents. He has worked in operations, commercial, business development, directorship, and vice president roles for consultancies, engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and licensed technologies for the energy, oil & gas, petrochemicals, onshore & offshore industries.

Over his career, Martin has successfully developed and contracted over $20 billion worth of project work, working on both the owner and contractor side for some of the largest companies in the industry, globally.

Outside of Clough, Martin is a volunteer with the Houston Police Department and Houston SPCA, and also enjoys scuba diving.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Engineering (Honors), Chemical & Process Engineering, University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, United Kingdom

Halliburton President’s Leadership Excellence Program, Mays Business School, Texas A&M

Chartered Engineer, Engineering Council, United Kingdom

Member, Institution of Chemical Engineers, United Kingdom

Martin is Managing Director of Booth Welsh, an engineering technology company, acquired by Clough in 2014.  

Martin has led the growth and evolution of Booth Welsh since 2008 to become a multi-discipline engineering services company working globally across a diverse range of sectors. Having built a strong and loyal client portfolio across many industries, Martin is passionate about driving value through enhancing our engineering services with digital technology and showcasing benefits for all sectors.  

Martin is a regular speaker at future-focused industry events both in the UK and overseas. He is a self-confessed ‘gadget geek’ and is an early adopter of new technologies, always looking to find the next disruptive innovation. 

In his down time, he enjoys long runs, cars and a DIY challenge.  

Executive Vice President Australia and Asia Pacific

John Galvin

John Galvin is Executive Vice President, Australia & Asia Pacific (APAC) for Clough.

In his role, John leads and oversees Clough’s APAC Operations. His responsibilities include the safe and profitable delivery of projects, people management and development, risk identification and management, business development and strategy, and adherence to the Clough way.

John is devoted to fostering a workplace the embraces and champions diversity with a strong focus on gender equity, indigenous engagement, reconciliation, talent development and mentoring. In 2017, John was awarded the Women in Resources Champion award for his contributions in supporting diversity.

He is also passionate about delivering initiatives and business improvements which focus on supporting and empowering our project teams.

Before joining Clough in 2018, John worked extensively in the construction industry across all facets of large-scale multidiscipline projects in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Malaysia. From site engineer and senior project manager, to leading operational business units, and senior corporate executive and director roles, his breadth of knowledge and experience supports and inspires Clough’s projects and people.

Outside of Clough, John enjoys spending time with his family, paddling, and renovating, and is also an avid carpenter.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Engineering- UWA

Graduate Diploma in Management- Deakin University

Masters in Business Administration (Tech Mgt)- LaTrobe University

General Management Program- Harvard University

Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors- AICD 

John is also a Chair of Engineers Australia Construction Panel, Chair of CME Equity and Diversity Committee, External Member UWA Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Equity and Diversity Committee, Fellow Institute Engineers Australia, Director of Clough Foundation.

Group Manager - Corporate Affairs and Stakeholder Engagement

Cynthia Calderon

Cynthia Calderon is Group Manager, Corporate Affairs and Stakeholder Engagement for Clough.

In her role, Cynthia is responsible for the Group’s communications, branding, marketing, and stakeholder engagement, globally. Her passion for sustainability, gender equity, and corporate social responsibility, is embedded in the work she does across the business. She has been instrumental in the implementation of related company-wide initiatives and projects.

Prior to joining Clough in 2016, Cynthia worked in marketing, communications and sales/business development roles across the energy, construction, engineering, consulting and not-for-profit industries.

Outside the office, Cynthia enjoys practicing yoga, and outdoor activities with her children. She was born in Lima, Peru and moved to Perth, Australia to pursue a career abroad.

 

Qualifications

Bachelor of Advertising Science, IPP

Masters of Marketing, Curtin University

Chief Business Integration and Security Officer

Jing Leong

Jing Leong is Chief Business Integration and Security Officer for Clough.

In his role, Jing is responsible for everything with an electrical pulse, including the management and navigation of current and new technologies, the Group’s cyber security, and the protection of its data.

His depth of knowledge into the vast world of technology empowers the organisation by streamlining processes and removing the barriers between technology and our people. Underpinned by his commitment to sustainability and modern energy, Jing has driven Clough’s digital transformation which continues to evolve with new technologies every day.   

Before joining Clough in 2017, Jing worked in a variety of technology roles across the software development, IT hardware, banking, construction, retail, and real estate industries.

Outside of work, Jing enjoys fishing, and real estate and capital ventures.

John Galvin is Executive Vice President, Australia & Asia Pacific (APAC) for Clough.

In his role, John leads and oversees Clough’s APAC Operations. His responsibilities include the safe and profitable delivery of projects, people management and development, risk identification and management, business development and strategy, and adherence to the Clough way.

John is devoted to fostering a workplace the embraces and champions diversity with a strong focus on gender equity, indigenous engagement, reconciliation, talent development and mentoring. In 2017, John was awarded the Women in Resources Champion award for his contributions in supporting diversity.

He is also passionate about delivering initiatives and business improvements which focus on supporting and empowering our project teams.

Before joining Clough in 2018, John worked extensively in the construction industry across all facets of large-scale multidiscipline projects in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Malaysia. From site engineer and senior project manager, to leading operational business units, and senior corporate executive and director roles, his breadth of knowledge and experience supports and inspires Clough’s projects and people.

Outside of Clough, John enjoys spending time with his family, paddling, and renovating, and is also an avid carpenter.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Engineering- UWA

Graduate Diploma in Management- Deakin University

Masters in Business Administration (Tech Mgt)- LaTrobe University

General Management Program- Harvard University

Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors- AICD 

John is also a Chair of Engineers Australia Construction Panel, Chair of CME Equity and Diversity Committee, External Member UWA Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Equity and Diversity Committee, Fellow Institute Engineers Australia, Director of Clough Foundation.

Cynthia Calderon is Group Manager, Corporate Affairs and Stakeholder Engagement for Clough.

In her role, Cynthia is responsible for the Group’s communications, branding, marketing, and stakeholder engagement, globally. Her passion for sustainability, gender equity, and corporate social responsibility, is embedded in the work she does across the business. She has been instrumental in the implementation of related company-wide initiatives and projects.

Prior to joining Clough in 2016, Cynthia worked in marketing, communications and sales/business development roles across the energy, construction, engineering, consulting and not-for-profit industries.

Outside the office, Cynthia enjoys practicing yoga, and outdoor activities with her children. She was born in Lima, Peru and moved to Perth, Australia to pursue a career abroad.

 

Qualifications

Bachelor of Advertising Science, IPP

Masters of Marketing, Curtin University

Jing Leong is Chief Business Integration and Security Officer for Clough.

In his role, Jing is responsible for everything with an electrical pulse, including the management and navigation of current and new technologies, the Group’s cyber security, and the protection of its data.

His depth of knowledge into the vast world of technology empowers the organisation by streamlining processes and removing the barriers between technology and our people. Underpinned by his commitment to sustainability and modern energy, Jing has driven Clough’s digital transformation which continues to evolve with new technologies every day.   

Before joining Clough in 2017, Jing worked in a variety of technology roles across the software development, IT hardware, banking, construction, retail, and real estate industries.

Outside of work, Jing enjoys fishing, and real estate and capital ventures.

Clough was founded in 1919 by John Oswald Clough.

From inception through to the 1950s, Clough forged a reputation as a quality construction company in its development of schools, and residential and commercial properties throughout Perth. In the 50s, Clough would diversify its services to include civil and engineering contracting. Diversification was again the order of the day in the 60s, as Clough entered and embraced the Mining and Energy industries. Today, Clough works with many of the world’s largest companies to provide engineering, construction, commissioning and asset support services for some of the largest, and most challenging resource projects around the globe.

2021

Clough awarded EPC scope for Waitsia Stage 2 development

Clough awarded EPC scope for Waitsia Stage 2 development

2020

Clough Elecnor joint venture, SecureEnergy selected as contractor for Project EnergyConnect.

Clough Elecnor joint venture, SecureEnergy selected as contractor for Project EnergyConnect.

Clough’s First Reconciliation Action Plan Endorsed

Clough’s First Reconciliation Action Plan Endorsed

2019

Clough Awarded The Construction Of The Koodaideri Rail Northern Civil Works

Clough Awarded The Construction Of The Koodaideri Rail Northern Civil Works

Clough Awarded The Civil And Electro-Mechanical Works For The Snowy 2.0 Project

Clough Awarded The Civil And Electro-Mechanical Works For The Snowy 2.0 Project

Clough acquires Saulsbury’s Gulf Coast downstream and chemical business unit and its Oil & Gas Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) portfolio based in Houston, Texas.

Clough acquires Saulsbury’s Gulf Coast downstream and chemical business unit and its Oil & Ga...

Clough awarded the construction of the Ore Handling Plant (OHP) for the BHP South Flank Project

Clough awarded the construction of the Ore Handling Plant (OHP) for the BHP South Flank Project

2019 marks 100 years of Clough. This year we are celebrating all of our historic achievements and looking forward to our future successes.

2019 marks 100 years of Clough. This year we are celebrating all of our historic achievements and lo...

2018

Clough awarded additional scopes of work for Oyu Tolgoi

Clough awarded additional scopes of work for Oyu Tolgoi

Clough awarded EPC Contract for the BHP South Flank Project Non-Process Infrastructure

Clough awarded EPC Contract for the BHP South Flank Project Non-Process Infrastructure

Clough Re-establishes in the Metals & Minerals Industry with Two EPC Wins

Clough awarded early works contract for BHP South Flank Infrastructure Project and Alcoa Impurity Processing Facility.

2017

Clough Suez awarded EPC contract to expand Beenyup Advanced Water Recycling Plant

Clough Suez awarded EPC contract to expand Beenyup Advanced Water Recycling Plant

The Wartsila Clough Consortium is awarded an EPC contract for POM Power Station in Papua New Guinea

The Wartsila Clough Consortium is awarded an EPC contract for POM Power Station in Papua New Guinea

Clough AMEC awarded a maintenance services contract to partner with Yara International ASA

Clough AMEC awarded a maintenance services contract to partner with Yara International ASA

Clough awarded EPC contract for upgrade and refurbishment of existing structures at Mundaring Weir

Clough awarded EPC contract for upgrade and refurbishment of existing structures at Mundaring Weir

2016

Clough is selected as part of the engineering panel to deliver multi-disciplinary engineering services to Woodside.

Clough AMEC secures the brownfield services contract renewal for ConocoPhillips Bayu-Undan offshore facilities

Clough AMEC secures the brownfield services contract renewal for ConocoPhillips Bayu-Undan offshore ...

Clough awarded hook-up services on both the Ichthys Central Processing Facility (CPF) and Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO)

Additionally... 

With the CPF commencing mobilisation of engineering and technical teams to the SHI fabrication yard in Korea.

2015

Clough acquires Canadian engineering company Enercore

Clough acquires Canadian engineering company Enercore

2014

Clough acquires EC&I engineering firm Booth Welsh

Clough acquires EC&I engineering firm Booth Welsh

Clough acquires consultants CH-IV

Clough acquires consultants CH-IV

Clough AMEC is awarded the Arrow Upstream FEED project in Queensland

BAM Clough awarded design and construction contract for a fifth iron ore loading berth at Anderson Point Facility (AP5)

2013

M&R acquires all minority shares in Clough and Clough delists from ASX

Clough Coens JV is established in Korea

Clough Coens JV is established in Korea

Clough acquires e2o

Clough acquires e2o

2012

Chevron award Clough the Wheatstone Hook-up and Commissioning Contract

Chevron award Clough the Wheatstone Hook-up and Commissioning Contract

BAM Clough expands four-fold when awarded the Chevron Wheatstone Jetty and INPEX Ichthys Jetty and Module Offloading Facility contracts

Additionally ...

BAM Clough is awarded the contract to design and construct the Product Loading Facility (PLF) and Tug Berths associated with the Wheatstone Project LNG Plant near Onslow in Western Australia

Clough’s commissioning contractor, e2o, awarded Commissioning Management Services contract on Santos’ Gladstone LNG

Clough’s commissioning contractor, e2o, awarded Commissioning Management Services contract on Sant...

2011

Clough Doris JV awarded Ichthys LNG IPMS contract

Clough Doris JV awarded Ichthys LNG IPMS contract

Clough Downer JV awarded EPC contract for NAAN3 Project (Nitric Acid Plant and Ammonium Nitrate Plant Number 3)

Clough Downer JV awarded EPC contract for NAAN3 Project (Nitric Acid Plant and Ammonium Nitrate Plan...

2010

BAM Clough is awarded the ExxonMobil PNG LNG Jetty Project

BAM Clough is awarded the ExxonMobil PNG LNG Jetty Project

2009

CBI Clough JV awarded the EPC contract for Hides Gas Conditioning Plant, as part of ExxonMobil’s PNG LNG project.

CBI Clough JV awarded the EPC contract for Hides Gas Conditioning Plant, as part of ExxonMobil’s P...

Clough, Diversified and Maunsell AECOM JV awarded the design and construction of Toowoomba Pipeline

Clough, Diversified and Maunsell AECOM JV awarded the design and construction of Toowoomba Pipeline

Chevron awards the Kellogg Joint Venture the EPCM contract for Australia’s largest ever resource project, The Gorgon Project.

Chevron awards the Kellogg Joint Venture the EPCM contract for Australia’s largest ever resource p...

2008

Clough AMEC secures the brownfield services contract renewal for ConocoPhillips Bayu-Undan offshore facilities.

Additionally ...

Clough AMEC is awarded the maintenance contract for Chevron’s Barrow Island Facilities

 

2007

BAM Clough JV awarded the Pluto LNG Jetty project by Woodside

BAM Clough JV awarded the Pluto LNG Jetty project by Woodside

Clough family sells remaining shareholding

Additionally ...

Harold Clough steps down as Chairman after nearly 50 years at the helm of Clough

2005

Woodside awards the Train V Jetty project to BAM Clough

Clough, in joint venture with Aker and Murray & Roberts, is awarded the EPCM contract for Newmont’s Boddington Gold Mine

Clough, in joint venture with Aker and Murray & Roberts, is awarded the EPCM contract for Newmo...

2004

Murray & Roberts become a major shareholder

Murray & Roberts become a major shareholder

Clough AMEC is awarded the ConocoPhillips Bayu-Undan Operations and Maintenance contract

Clough AMEC is established

Clough AMEC is established

2003

Clough is awarded the design, construction and commissioning of the Boroo gold processing plant in Mongolia, approximately 110 km north of the capital city, Ulaan Baatar

2002

InterOil awards Clough Niugini the contract to build Papua New Guinea’s first oil refinery

Additionally ...

Origin Energy awards the EPIC contract for the BassGas Project to Clough in Victoria

2001

Woodside awards the EPCM services for the North West Shelf Train IV expansion to the Kellogg JV (Clough, KBR, JGC and Hatch)

Woodside awards the EPCM services for the North West Shelf Train IV expansion to the Kellogg JV (Clo...

1998

Clough lists on the ASX

Clough lists on the ASX

1997

The Clough Sandwell JV undertakes the  detailed design, procurement, construction and commissioning contract for the major upgrade of Hamersley Iron’s Parker Point and East Intercourse Island iron ore port handling and shiploading facilities

The Clough Sandwell JV undertakes the detailed design, procurement, construction and commissioning ...

1996

Baulderstone Clough JV wins the Graham Farmer Freeway Project, the largest underground tunnel in Australia and WA’s first major underground tunnel at the time

Baulderstone Clough JV wins the Graham Farmer Freeway Project, the largest underground tunnel in Aus...

1995

Clough Sandwell JV is awarded the Engineering Study contract for the upgrade of Hamersley Iron’s Port Facilities

1994

Clough is awarded the Apache East Spar Project, which later wins Australia’s top Engineering honour, the Sir William Hudson Award

Clough is awarded the Apache East Spar Project, which later wins Australia’s top Engineering honou...

1993

Clough completes the design and construction of a new crushing and screening facility for Hamersley Iron’s Marandoo operations, near Tom Price in the Pilbara region of Western Australia

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Clough’s activities at BHP Jimblebar Iron Ore facility include the establishment of all minesite infrastructure as well as the construction and operation of two crushing and screening plants.

Between 1991-1993 Clough, through Petrosea, fufills a contract for the Phase 1 and 2 of a major turnkey gas field development project on Pagerungan Besar Island, near Bali

1990

Clough’s operations number 4,000 people in Australia, PNG, UK, Asia, Africa

Clough is awarded a contract for the fabrication of the Goodwyn ‘A’ accommodation and utilities modules for Stage 3 of the North West Shelf Gas Development project in Western Australia

Clough is awarded a contract for the fabrication of the Goodwyn ‘A’ accommodation and ut...

1989

Clough builds the Tanjung Bara Coal Terminal and mine site infrastructure

Clough builds the Tanjung Bara Coal Terminal and mine site infrastructure

Clough Niugini is established in Papua New Guinea

1988

Clough undertakes the complete engineering, procurement and construction of the Kwinana liquid petroleum gas (LPG) plant for Wesfarmers LPG

1985

Harbourworks Clough constructs Australia’s first LNG and Condensate Jetty for Woodside’s North West Shelf Phase 2

Harbourworks Clough constructs Australia’s first LNG and Condensate Jetty for Woodside’s North W...

1984

Clough expands into Asia via an Indonesian-based engineering company operating in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Hong Kong

1983

Harbourworks Clough JV constructs Australia’s first LNG and Condensate Jetty for Woodside North West Shelf Phase 1

1982

Clough, in joint venture with Harbourworks of the Netherlands, is awarded a turnkey design and construct contract for the installation of a shipping terminal to support the Cooper Basin oil production operations for Santos at Stony Point in South Australia

1981

Clough, in joint venture with FCB of France is awarded the turnkey design, construction and commissioning contract for the paste plant for the new Tomago Aluminium Smelter

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Woodside North Rankin A  is the first Woodside project awarded to Clough

1975

Clough is awarded the design, construction and commissioning services for the new Swan Brewery in Canning Vale, Western Australia

Clough is awarded the design, construction and commissioning services for the new Swan Brewery in Ca...

Clough is awarded the upgrade of water supply for the iron ore mining community of Paraburdoo, Western Australia

1972

Clough is awarded the construction of Stirling Bridge a pre-stressed concrete bridge over the Swan River at Fremantle.

1970

Clough expands internationally, entering Indonesia

Additionally ...

Robe River Iron Associates, biggest resource marine facility and the highest jetty anywhere with the height of a six-storey building above sea level at low tide

Operations are established in Queensland. Clough, in joint venture with Thiess and Evans Deakin, successfully completed a major project to construct civil works for a hydroelectric storage and pumping station at Wivenhoe, Queensland

1966

WAPET award Clough its first oil and gas project, the Barrow Island Oilfield Development, setting the tone for Clough’s future

1965

Harbourworks Clough are awarded the materials-handling facility for Hamersley Iron in Parker Point, Western Australia

1964

The Harbourworks Clough Joint Venture is formed (today BAM Clough)

The Harbourworks Clough Joint Venture is formed (today BAM Clough)

1963

Clough is awarded construction of gravity concrete abutments and reinforced concrete piers to support twenty steel radial gates in order to control flooding at the Ord River diversion dam in Kununurra, Western Australia

1957

Clough is awarded its first major civil project, the Narrows Bridge in Perth, Western Australia

Clough is awarded its first major civil project, the Narrows Bridge in Perth, Western Australia

1955

Clough is awarded the construction of Perth’s first high rise – The National Mutual Building

1954

Harold Clough joins his father’s business

1950

Between 1919 and 1950

Clough earns the reputation as a quality builder, constructing schools, residential and commercial buildings across Western Australia

1919

Clough is established by John Oswald Clough

Our Locations

Clough operations span four key regions and multiple international subsidiaries and partnerships to form a global network of operating centres that bring together highly specialised technical services with high value engineering centres.

Clough operations locations
North America
North America
Asia & Australia
Asia & Australia
Europe, Africa & the Middle East
Europe, Africa & the Middle East