Peter Bennett has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer 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.
Bennett 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.”
Bennett most recently served as CB&I President, Oil & Gas International, based in The Hague, Netherlands. Prior to that he was Senior Vice President, Oil & Gas Operations Australia and Asia Pacific, based in Perth, Australia.
He 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. Bennett has worked in Australia, Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and North America, which represent Clough’s strategic growth sectors.
“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.