We have the right team to deliver our strategy

We have the right team to deliver our strategy

The Group Leadership Team comprises the leaders of our four business lines; Services, Major Projects, Improve and Advisian, and the leaders of Strategy, Finance, Assurance & Development and the Company Secretary. The Group Leadership Team advises the Chief Executive Officer on effective and efficient functioning of the global business of WorleyParsons and is responsible for the delivery of our strategy to realize our future.

The existing Group Leadership Team members were joined this year by two new executives. Filippo Abba, Group Managing Director - Major Projects and Group Managing Director - Improve, brings more than 20 years experience in the industry. Dennis Finn, Group Managing Director & CEO - Advisian, brings more than 10 years experience in global advisory businesses.

Andrew Wood
Chief Executive Officer

Andrew was appointed as Chief Executive Officer effective 23 October 2012. With a tenure of over 21 years with the Group, and over 34 years’ experience in the resources and energy industry, Andrew has extensive knowledge across the Group. His previous roles include Group Managing Director – Finance/ CFO responsible for Group‑wide direction and support to the business functions of finance, information management, internal procurement and communications, legal and risk; Managing Director for the Australia/New Zealand region; and Managing Director of Mergers and Acquisitions, overseeing 15 business acquisitions including Parsons E&C Corporation in November 2004 and the Colt Group in March 2007. He was also responsible for the Group’s early expansion into Thailand and the Middle East, Canada and Chile in his capacity as Managing Director for International Operations. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Engineering and graduate diplomas in Financial Management and Labour Management Relations. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Australia.

Andy Cole
Group Managing Director – Strategy

Andy is responsible for the development of the Corporate and Sector level growth strategy within WorleyParsons which covers all operating business lines and addresses the Hydrocarbons, Minerals & Metals, Chemicals and Infrastructure sectors. Joining WorleyParsons in 1985 in Perth as a graduate structural engineer, Andy was involved in the design of various onshore and offshore oil and gas facilities in Australia, the UK, South East Asia and the Middle East. He managed the Thailand operation from 2001 to 2003, returning to Australia to complete a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and to establish and run the global front end consulting division, known as Select. Andy holds a Degree in Civil Engineering and an MBA from The University of Western Australia.

Filippo Abba
Group Managing Director - Major Projects, Group Managing Director - Improve

Filippo is accountable for the growth and performance of both the nominated global Major Projects’ portfolio and Improve relationships within WorleyParsons. Prior to joining WorleyParsons, Filippo held a number of senior roles during his 24 years working with Foster Wheeler, most recently CEO of Foster Wheeler Europe, Middle East and Africa. Throughout his career, Filippo has built broad global experience and has led sizeable EPC projects. Filippo holds a Bachelor’s Degree and a Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from Politecnico di Milan.

Dennis Finn
Group Managing Director & CEO, Advisian

Dennis is responsible for Advisian, WorleyParsons’ global advisory and consulting business. Dennis joined WorleyParsons from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in 2014 and has a strong background in transformational change, global strategy and high impact customer focused interventions. Dennis has advised clients across the globe, successfully helped to build global advisory businesses, and understands the importance of talent and culture. His leadership combines significant global experience with strong commercial acumen. Dennis joined PwC Australia in 2004 as the lead Partner and Head of Consulting and went on to hold a number of senior roles in the firm. In 2012 he was appointed Vice Chairman and Global Human Capital Leader of PwC International based in New York. His background and experience include Operations, Manufacturing, HR, Marketing and General Management across multiple locations (the UK, the US, Australia, New Zealand and Asia). Dennis started his career as a radiographer after studying Chemical Plant Operations and Nuclear Processes in the UK.

Simon Holt
Chief Financial Officer

Simon is the Chief Financial Officer and has overall responsibility for finance including Treasury, Property Leasing, Tax, Shared Services, Information Management, Corporate Procurement, Travel, Corporate Finance and Reporting. Simon also has oversight of the operational finance functions, ensuring the consistent application of standardized processes, systems and corporate and financial reporting. He has previously held the roles of Deputy CFO and Group Financial Controller. Prior to joining WorleyParsons in 2007, Simon held a number of senior positions in the retail sector. Simon is a Chartered Accountant and holds a degree in Business (Accounting and Marketing) from the University of Technology, Sydney.

Peter Janu
Company Secretary & General Counsel Corporate

Peter joined WorleyParsons in 2008 in his current role. He is responsible forcorporate governance for the Board, and the senior executive team. He is also responsible for legal and governance matters relevant to the listed entity, its capital structure, and its regulatory obligations. Peter’s specific group accountabilities include continuous disclosure, trade sanctions and compliance with anti‑bribery laws. Peter has a background in corporate taxation, project finance, legal, governance and company secretary roles. He has previously worked in the professional services, investment banking, and construction and mining services sectors. Peter holds degrees in Law and Economics from The University of Sydney and is a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia.

Marian McLean
Group Managing Director – Assurance & Development

Marian is responsible for both the Assurance and Development activities at WorleyParsons. In this role, Marian provides leadership of Innovation, the Group Project Management Office and New Ventures. She is also responsible for the assurance on the effectiveness and efficiency of the WorleyParsons internal controls, reliability of reporting and compliance with laws and regulations. Marian joined WorleyParsons in June 2008. She has over 20 years’ experience in the manufacturing, water, construction, service and oil and gas industries. Her qualifications include: Master of Applied Science (Ergonomics) University of NSW, Graduate Diploma in Safety Science University of NSW and Bachelor of Physiotherapy, University of QLD. Marian is a professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia.

David Steele
Group Managing Director – Services

David has over 30 years’ experience in engineering, project and business management across a wide range of customer and industry sectors. David is responsible for the Services business line, which delivers services to our customers from the 148 offices WorleyParsons has in 46 countries around the globe. David has previously held many roles within WorleyParsons including other operational, global functional and customer sector roles. Prior to joining the company in 1999, David held positions with ABB and Rolls-Royce Industrial Power (Pacific). David holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and an MBA and is a Chartered Professional Engineer.