Group Leadership Team

The Group Leadership Team is the senior leadership team for WorleyParsons. It comprises the leaders of our business lines and functions. The Group Leadership Team advises the Chief Executive Officer with regard to the effective and efficient functioning of the global business of WorleyParsons.

Group Leadership Team
Andrew Wood
Chief Executive Officer

Andrew was appointed as Chief Executive Officer effective 23 October 2012. With a tenure over 24 years with the Group and over 35 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 also a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Australia.

Marian McLean
Group Managing Director – People and Assurance

Marian is responsible for both the People and Assurance activities at WorleyParsons, providing leadership of the People Group, the Group Project Management Office and business assurance on the effectiveness and efficiency of the WorleyParsons internal controls, reliability of reporting and compliance with laws and regulations.  The People and Assurance teams interface with the Board Remuneration, HSE and Audit & Risk committees and also provide oversight on Diversity and Inclusion programs.  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, Bachelor Physiotherapy, University of QLD and she is and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  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.

Francis McNiff
Director of Transformation

Having led the acquisition of AFW UK Oil and Gas Limited., Francis is responsible for its integration into the global WorleyParsons organization. In addition he has responsibility for future significant and strategic mergers and acquisition activity. Prior to his current role, Francis led the Realize our future program delivering AUD500m in cost savings and margin improvement. Francis joined WorleyParsons in 1989 and has held a number of project and operational leadership roles based in Asia, Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa with extensive experience across all sectors and all project phases. His most recent operational role was the Regional Managing Director for Sub-Saharan Africa. Francis is a chartered engineer, he holds a Bachelor of Science Degree with honors in Civil Engineering from Heriot Watt University, Scotland and has completed the Executive Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Tom Honan
Group Managing Director – Finance / CFO

Joining WorleyParsons on 1 December 2015, Tom is accountable for finance, information management, assurance, development, communications and investor relations. Tom brings his leadership in driving transformational change, his ability to create shareholder value and his experience in the management of complex major systems replacements to his role at WorleyParsons. Most recently Tom was CFO of Federation Centres (2013 – 2015), Transurban (2008 – 2012) and Computershare (2002 – 2008). He has an MBA from Melbourne Business School and an Economics degree from Monash University.

Nuala O’Leary
Group Company Secretary

Nuala joined WorleyParsons in 2002. She is responsible for corporate governance for the Board and the Group Leadership Team and governance matters relevant to the listed entity, its capital structure, and its regulatory obligations. Nuala’s specific group accountabilities include continuous disclosure. Nuala has a background in corporate litigation, legal, governance and company secretary roles. She has previously worked in private legal practice. Nuala holds degrees in Law and Arts from The University of Sydney and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance. Nuala is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW.

Bradley Andrews
Group Managing Director – Digital

Brad leads our Digital business helping our customers attain a future state of dynamic and intelligent digital operations that can interact and suggest ways to improve performance. Brad joined WorleyParsons in 2001 after starting his career with Oil & Gas and Mining companies. He has held various senior operational roles at WorleyParsons, most recently as Managing Director of our Australia West Services business. He has over 20 years of strategy, business, technical and engineering consulting experience working on projects and in operations on five continents. Brad has a Bachelor of Science in Geophysics from the University of Calgary and a Master’s Degree in International Business from Haskayne School of Business. He recently completed the Sydney University John Grill Center Executive Leadership in Major Projects’ program.

Tony Frencham
Group Managing Director – Power & New Energy

Tony is responsible for strategy and execution planning for Power and New Energy, and providing leadership on the global energy transition. He joined WorleyParsons in 2017 with a career of over 30 years where he successfully established and grew businesses that delivered technical and organizational innovation addressing both industrial and consumer markets. Tony has served in a variety of business and executive roles based in Asia, Europe, the United States, the Middle East and Australia. His leadership style reflects the understanding that every business must not only operate well but also change well, and he has been successful in developing leadership teams that can do both. Tony holds a Bachelor of Applied Science from La Trobe University, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Polymer Science from Monash University, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Deakin University.

Chris Ashton
Group Managing Director - Major Projects and Integrated Solutions

Chris is accountable for the growth and performance of the Major Projects and Integrated Solutions portfolio across the organisation which includes our fabrication businesses, WorleyParsonsCord and WorleyParsons Rosenberg, and our Global Delivery Center. Chris held a number of senior operational, sales and strategy roles, working in Europe, Middle East, Africa and the US prior to taking on his current role. A results driven leader focused on developing high performance teams, his experience brings together strong commercial and financial acumen with general business leadership combined with a strong commitment to talent development. Chris joined WorleyParsons in 1998 after more than 15 years in senior engineering and operational roles with international organizations. Chris holds a Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Sunderland, a Master Degree in Business Administration from Cranfield School of Management, and has completed the Executive Management Program at Harvard Business School. 

Alan Gordon
Regional Managing Director - Services, Europe

Alan is responsible for the Services business line in Europe delivering a broad range of solutions to our local customers in Europe, Russia, Central Asia, Iran and Saudi Arabia.  Alan joined WorleyParsons in 2012 as Regional Director for Russia and Central Asia before his appointment to the role of UK Location Director and Major Project’s business line manager for Europe and Africa in 2014. Alan has almost 30 years’ experience in commercial and general management with international engineering, construction, operations and maintenance contractors. He has worked in the Europe, Australia, Central Asia, Middle East and South East Asia during his career. Alan holds a BSc in Quantity Surveying, a Master’s in Business Administration and is a Chartered Surveyor.

Neil Robertson
Regional Managing Director - Services, US West and Latin America

Neil is responsible for the Services business line in US West and Latin America, accountable for delivering innovative solutions to local customers leveraging the combined strength of local expertize and the depth of knowledge in WorleyParsons globally. Neil joined WorleyParsons in 2005 after 19 years in the UK working for an EPC module fabricator where he held various positions including managing director. Since joining WorleyParsons Neil has primarily worked on mega projects. Most recently he held the position of Project Director for the Hebron project. Neil has extensive engineering and construction experience in Hydrocarbon projects and his leadership skills have enabled delivery of many successful projects. Neil has a Bachelor of Science Degree with honors in Civil Engineering from Heriot Watt University, Scotland. He recently completed the Sydney University John Grill Center Executive Leadership in Major Projects’ program.

Adrian Smith
Group Managing Director – Advisian

Adrian is responsible for Advisian, WorleyParsons’ global advisory business. Adrian joined WorleyParsons in 1998 and has since held various senior leadership positions including operations management of regional businesses in Australia and Asia, global sector leadership of the WorleyParsons Minerals and Metals sector, and was most recently the Regional Director of the Advisian Europe Middle East business. Adrian’s extensive experience encompasses commercial strategy, business leadership, marketing, strategic planning, and contract negotiation and his leadership style combines strong operational focus with an ability to build high performing teams. Adrian holds a Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Southern Queensland.

Karen Sobel
Regional Managing Director - Services, Canada and US East

Karen is responsible for the Services business line in Canada and US East.  She is accountable for delivering innovative solutions to local customers leveraging the combined strength of local expertize and the depth of knowledge in WorleyParsons globally. Karen joined WorleyParsons in March 2013 and over her 25-year career has delivered significant projects in both the mining and hydrocarbon sectors, domestically and internationally.  Her extensive international experience provides a strong foundation for building successful, diverse and collaborative teams.  She has held senior project and executive positions with global engineering / construction firms. Karen sits on the WorleyParsons Foundation Council and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Utah. 

Denis Lucey
Regional Managing Director – Services, APAC

Denis has over 35 years’ experience working in the resources and energy sector including almost 30 years based in the Asia region. Denis joined the company in Malaysia in 1990 as a structural engineer, and was a pioneer of the Indonesian operation in the early 90s. He has held various project and business management positions since then in increasingly complex and diverse portfolios, and is now responsible for the Services business line in the Australia Pacific Asia China (APAC) region. Prior to joining the company, he held positions in Asia and Europe, starting his career in the UK offshore oil & gas services’ industry. Denis holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s of Science degree in Offshore Structures.

Krishnaswamy (Krish) Iyer
Regional Managing Director - Services, Middle East and Africa

Krish is accountable for delivering solutions to our local customers in the Middle East and Africa (MEA region).  With over 23 years of international experience across a wide range of sectors including power generation, oil & gas and infrastructure, Krish’s leadership combines experience in multi-cultural environments with strong commercial and financial acumen.  Krish joined WorleyParsons over 11 years ago in the engineering function and has held various roles across projects, sales & strategy as well as senior operational roles.  Most recently Krish held the role of Director for UAE, Qatar, Iraq and North Africa.  Krish sits on the WorleyParsons Global Diversity and Inclusion Council and is a recognized leader in the management of organizational change. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pune, India, and an Executive MBA from HEC Paris.