Clough CEO Peter Bennett New Chair of CEOs for Gender Equity

Clough is pleased to announce that our CEO and Managing Director, Peter Bennett, has accepted a role as a Chair of CEOs for Gender Equity (CGE). 

Established in 2014, CGE’s purpose is to influence and inspire leaders of businesses to be forces for change in the workplace, through removing systemic barriers that hinder gender balance. Peter Bennett joins a cast of over 50 CEOs from corporate, not-for-profit and government sectors aligned in their goal of creating a more equitable workplace for all. 

Tania Cecconi, CEOs for Gender Equity Executive Officer, said: “I am also delighted to welcome Peter Bennett, Clough MD and CEO, as the new Chair of CGE. As a champion for inclusion and diversity, Peter recognises the role of leading a commitment to gender balance from the top; and how more leaders in WA could also make gender balance a priority especially in construction and mining. He brings deep WA, national and global networks to the role.” 

Peter Bennett said: “Diversity is an investment in the future of our industry, and we must engage today to create the environment and culture for diversity to thrive in the workplace tomorrow. I am looking forward to working with the CGE board and new CEO, Ashley Speers.” 

Over Peter’s six years as Clough’s CEO, he has championed and supported the implementation of a range of initiatives to achieve both a more diverse and inclusive workplace, and a more equitable engineering and construction industry. Some of these initiatives include flexible work practices, new and updated parental leave entitlements, learning and development programs, mentoring, and leadership training for women in the business making Clough a recipient of the Employer of Choice citation by Workplace for Gender Equity Agency since 2020. 

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About Clough  

Clough is a pioneering engineering and construction company established in 1919. Clough delivers challenging high performing assets for the infrastructure, resources, and energy industries underpinned by a dedication to problem solving and getting the job done safely and efficiently.   

Today, Clough manages a global workforce of over 2000 people from operating centres across Australia, Asia Pacific, UK, and North America that strive for the best in everything, setting new safety and performance benchmarks every single day.   

Clough is a wholly owned subsidiary of Murray & Roberts, a multinational group that focuses its expertise on delivering sustainable and fit-for-purpose project engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, operations and maintenance solutions. The Group delivers its capabilities into the resources, industrial, energy, water and specialised infrastructure sectors. 

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