Peter Bennett Appointed as CEO of the Murray & Roberts Oil & Gas Business Platform and of Clough Limited
18 January 2016
Johannesburg, 18 January 2016 – Peter Bennett has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of the Murray & Roberts Oil & Gas business platform and of Clough Limited with effect 1 February 2016 and will also join the Murray & Roberts Limited board. He succeeds Kevin Gallagher, who was appointed CEO of Santos Limited in November 2015.
Henry Laas, Group Chief Executive, Murray & Roberts comments: “Peter is an experienced oil and gas executive and joins the Group after 26 years with CB&I, a leading global engineering, procurement and construction company, focused on energy infrastructure. Peter will play an important role in the pursuit of our strategic future defined as Engineered Excellence and our vision of being a leading international diversified project engineering, procurement and construction Group by 2020.”
Peter most recently served as CB&I’s President, Oil & Gas International, based in The Hague, Netherlands. Prior to that he was CB&I’s Senior Vice President, Oil & Gas Operations Australia and Asia Pacific, based in Perth, Australia.
Peter has more than twenty years of business leadership experience in the international oil & gas and liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) markets covering general management, operations, project management, business development and mergers and acquisitions. Peter has working experience in Australia, Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and North America.
“Considering Peter’s oil & gas and specifically LNG experience, as well as his successful career at CB&I, he is the ideal candidate to lead the Murray & Roberts Oil & Gas business platform and Clough”, concludes Laas.
For further information contact:
Murray & Roberts Group
Group Investor and Media Executive
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About Murray & Roberts
Murray & Roberts is a leading engineering and construction services group of companies. It has predominantly delivered infrastructure projects throughout South and Southern Africa for more than 110 years, and is today recognised as an international engineering and construction group. Murray & Roberts is a group of world-class companies and brands aligned to the same purpose and vision, and guided by the same set of values.
The Group offers engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, operations and maintenance services in the oil & gas, underground mining, power & water as well as the civil infrastructure and building markets.
Murray & Roberts is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, and is listed on the JSE Limited. It has offices in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Zambia and Ghana, the United Arab Emirates, Australia and South Korea, Scotland, Canada, the USA and Chile.
More information is available at www.murrob.com
Clough works with some of the world’s largest energy and resources companies to engineer, construct, commission and maintain a comprehensive range of facilities for energy, chemical, infrastructure, mining and mineral projects. The company’s full project lifecycle delivery model reduces risk and optimises safety, productivity and cost across every phase of a project.
Established in 1919, Clough’s services are underpinned by a dedication to project delivery excellence that has spanned over 90 years. Today the company’s operations cover Australia, Asia, Africa, Papua New Guinea, UK, USA and now Canada.
Clough is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Murray & Roberts, South Africa’s leading engineering and construction services Group.
Backed by an experienced leadership team, sophisticated project management systems, and Murray & Roberts’ vast global resources, Clough is committed to safety, sustainable development and the wellbeing of the people it employs, as well as of communities and environments in which it operates.
More information is available at www.clough.com.au