Peter Bennett

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Clough

Peter Bennett (B.Eng (Mechanical)), was appointed as CEO and Managing Director of Clough on 1 February 2016. Peter has over 30 years of experience in the energy and infrastructure contracting service sector. His experience spans contracting business process, operational, and corporate leadership. Peter has been instrumental in the diversification of Clough as a respected engineering and construction business serving the energy, infrastructure and resources industry in Australia Asia Pacific and North America.

Peter commenced his career as a graduate mechanical engineer with CB&I in Australia. During his 26-year tenure, Peter progressed through a diverse range of roles including engineering, project management, business development, operations management, corporate function management and general management. Prior to joining Clough, Peter was President, Oil & Gas International for CB&I, based in The Hague.

Peter is a director of Murray & Roberts limited and a board member of Australian Construction Association (ACA) and Clough Foundation.

Peter is passionate about diversity and inclusion and is an active member of CEO for Gender Equity.

Takes part in

  • Future of Construction SummitView Full Event
  • 12:20 - 13:00

    Construction leaders panel II: Growing the construction workforce with inbuilt capability

    By Sarah Marshall General Manager – People, Safety & Sustainability, Fulton Hogan

    The construction industry is heavily reliant on the capability, capacity and skills of its workforce to execute the projects it is called upon to deliver. In this session we examine how to improve industry capacity and capability to grow the industry. Important topics include: 

    • Developing inbuilt capability and the capacity to support the ‘digital by default’ approach outlined by government 
    • Providing opportunities for stable ongoing employment 
    • Investing in the career development of workers 
    • Role of leaders in changing the ‘this is how we’ve always done it’ mentality
    Panellists include:
    Jane MacMaster Chief Engineer, Engineers Australia
    Brett Mason Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Built
    John Kirkwood Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Seymour Whyte Constructions
    Peter Bennett Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Clough
    Moderated by:
    Sarah Marshall General Manager – People, Safety & Sustainability, Fulton Hogan

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