Celebrating a Clough Icon | Joanne Oxley

Each year, Clough celebrates the outstanding contributions of its long-serving team members. We would like to congratulate Jo Oxley on an exceptional 15 Years with Clough. This is Jo’s journey…

“My journey began with Clough when I was fresh off the plane from the UK and saw a job on SEEK advertising for a HSE Administrator for Clough and I thought the job sounded right up my alley. I proceeded to the next stage and was interviewed by the HSSE Corporate Manager at the time Nick Fitzpatrick who surprisingly was from my home county in the UK (Yorkshire), so we hit it off immediately and I started the following week.

From that point, I started my journey at 251 St Georges Terrace in February 2007 and continued in the Corporate HSE Admin role until an opportunity came up for me to go on the Gorgon Project as the HSE Administrator for KJVG (Kellogg Joint Venture Gorgon). That was in July 2009, and I remained working on the Gorgon Project for 8 years full time in the HSSE Technical Support Team as the Senior HSE Admin until June 2016.

After this time, I went on a well-earned long service leave break of 4 months and came back to the HSE Corporate role in November 2016 working for Bobbie Selleck in the Parliament Place office, moving to Alluvion Office in 2018 and now QV1 in 2022!

Over my time at Clough, I have experienced so many rewarding and highlighting aspects however, a couple stand out to me. One would have to be when I was working on Gorgon Project and was able to fly to Barrow Island working as the HSE Admin for a couple of weeks. Being able to see the job at the sharp end where all the action happened and just experiencing the enormity of the project was unmatched. It was such an amazing opportunity to experience working on a Grade A nature reserve and seeing some of the island’s unique flora and fauna as well as being able to see the work I was doing in Perth office being reflected and implemented on site.

A highlight on a social level was winning Gorgon’s Got Talent 2012. Myself and another long term Cloughie, Paul Winnacott sang a duet to the classic Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton hit Islands in the Stream but of course I put a twist on it with my own made-up lyrics and called the song Gorgon’s Downstream. The talent show was part of the huge charity night which was run by Chevron at the Perth convention centre, MC’d by Peter Rosethorn and we won $10,000 for our chosen charity Camp Quality. That was such a rewarding and fun night to be a part of.

My time at Clough has honestly flown by so fast, it does not feel like I have been here 15 years. The people I work with now and have worked with in the past, have made it easy to stay, alongside Clough itself being a good company with a good reputation that I value which makes me proud to work for them.

Over my time with Clough, I have witnessed the opportunities for people to have a long and rewarding career with the company, watching people being able to evolve and grow. I have seen the next generation moving into roles of responsibility through the project management academy and from the Graduate Program which has been great to see. Clough is exceptionally good at investing in their people and providing opportunities if you want them.”

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