CIMIC Group executive leadership team

  • Marcelino Fernández Verdes

    Executive Chairman, MEng (Civil)
    Appointed Executive Chairman in June 2014 having been a Non-executive Director from October 2012 until March 2014. Mr Fernández Verdes was CEO and Managing Director of the Company from March 2014 until October 2016.
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    Mr Fernández Verdes studied construction engineering at the University of Barcelona and has held a variety of positions in the construction industry since 1984.

     

    In 1994, he became General Manager of OCP and in 1997, General Manager of ACS Proyectos, Obras y Construcciones, and then took over as Chairman and CEO in 2000. Following the merger between ACS and Dragados in 2003, Mr Fernández Verdes took office as Chairman and CEO of Dragados S.A. 

     

    He served as Chairman and CEO of Construction, Environment and Concessions at ACS Actividades de Construcción y Servicios S.A. from 2006. Mr Fernández Verdes was appointed to the Executive Committee of the ACS Group in 2000, and to the Board of Directors of ACS Servicios y Concesiones, S.L. (Chairman and CEO) in 2006.

     

    Mr Fernández Verdes has been a member of the Executive Board of HOCHTIEF AG in Essen since April 2012. In November 2012, he was appointed Chairman of the Executive Board of HOCHTIEF AG and assumed responsibility for the HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific division. In May 2017, he became a member of the Board of Directors of ACS Group, as CEO. Since May 2018, he has been the President of the Board of Directors of Abertis.

  • Michael Wright

    Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, MEngSc, BEng (Civil), FIEAust
    Appointed Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director on 1 December 2017. Michael is a highly regarded leader with experience across multidisciplinary projects in Australia, Asia, Africa and the Americas.
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    With more than 25 years' experience across the mining, construction and services sectors, and over 20 years with the CIMIC Group, he has held senior executive positions, his last being Deputy CEO of CIMIC. Prior to that, Michael held the position of Thiess Managing Director, as well as the role of Group Executive Mining and Mineral Processing for CIMIC, with oversight of both Thiess and Sedgman.

     

    Prior roles included Executive General Manager of Thiess’ Australian Mining business and Thiess’ Services business, General Manager of Leighton Asia’s China and Mongolia operations, and General Manager of Silcar, a joint venture between Thiess and Siemens. Michael has a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from the University of Sydney and a Master of Engineering Science from the University of New South Wales.

     

    Michael serves as a Director of the Minerals Council of Australia and is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia.

  • Ignacio Segura

    Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer, MEng (Civil) 
    Appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer in 2018. Ignacio was formerly the Chief Executive Officer of Dragados (2012-2017), an ACS Group company.
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    Ignacio joined ACS Group in 1999 and held roles including General Manager of Galicia in ACS Proyectos, Obras y Construcciones (1999-2004), Executive General Manager for Building In Spain of Dragados (2004-2006), and Managing Director of Dragados (2006-2012).


    Ignacio is a civil engineer with 27 years of international experience in the construction sector.

  • Stefan Camphausen

    Chief Financial Officer, MBA, BA
    Appointed Chief Financial Officer on 1 June 2017. Stefan was formerly the Chief Financial Officer of CPB Contractors with responsibility for CIMIC’s Australian and Asian construction business. 
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    Prior to that, Stefan was the Chief Financial Officer of Thiess, the Group’s global mining operation. Prior to joining CIMIC Group, he also held different executive roles at HOCHTIEF involved both in the Americas and Europe.

     

    Stefan has more than 20 years of experience in developing and managing high-performance teams to deliver both operational and strategic business outcomes.


    He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Applied Sciences in Essen, Germany and a Master of Business Administration from NIMBAS-Bradford Graduate School of Management in the Netherlands.

  • James Gough

    Executive General Manager Internal Audit, BA, CA
    Appointed Executive General Manager Internal Audit in November 2014. James was previously Regional Manager Internal Audit at the Noble Group based in Hong Kong. 
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    Prior to that James was Head of Internal Audit at Techtronic Industries. James has a degree in Human Geography from the University of Reading and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
  • Louise Griffiths

    Company Secretary, BSc, BA, AGIA
    Appointed Company Secretary in January 2016. Louise was formerly the Assistant Company Secretary of the Company, having held that role since May 2011.
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    Louise has a Bachelor of Science in Criminology and a Bachelor of Arts in Community Justice. She is an Associate of the Governance Institute of Australia (GIA) and holds a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance from the GIA.

     

    Louise served as a member of the GIA’s New South Wales Professional Development Committee between February 2013 and September 2014. Louise is also the company secretary of a number of subsidiaries of CIMIC.

  • Justin Grogan

    Executive General Manager Sustainability, BCom, MBA  
    Appointed Executive General Manager Sustainability in August 2015. Justin joined CIMIC Group in 2000 and was appointed an Executive General Manager in 2009.
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    Justin has extensive experience in corporate affairs responsibilities including investor relations, crisis management and corporate communications.


    Justin is a graduate in commerce from the University of Western Australia and has a masters of business administration from the University of Sydney. 

  • Lisa Interligi

    Chief Human Resources and Corporate Services Officer, DPsych (Org) 
    Appointed Chief Human Resources and Corporate Services Officer in 2015. Lisa has worked for two decades in organisational transformation and change. 
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    Prior to joining CIMIC Group, she was an executive of John Holland. Before joining John Holland in 2010, Lisa worked for Origin Energy and Sensis, and consulted to a broad range of industries and government organisations.  

     

    Lisa is a graduate of Monash University. She holds a Doctorate in Organisational Psychology, is a member of the Australian Psychology Society and is a registered psychologist. She is a member of Chief Executive Women and is a published author on corporate culture.
  • George Sassine

    Executive General Manager Investment and Group Property, Bachelor of Building UNSW (Hons)
    Appointed Executive General Manager Investment and Group Property in January 2016. 
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    George previously held positions within CIMIC Group including Executive General Manager Corporate Advisory and Group Property, and General Manager Corporate Advisory. 

    He holds an honours degree in building from the University of NSW.
  • Fiona Tyndall

    General Manager Communications, LLB, BA
    Appointed General Manager Communications in 2015. Fiona joined CIMIC Group in April 2013. She was previously Head of Asia Pacific Communications at BlackRock in Hong Kong.
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    Prior to that Fiona was Media Relations Manager at Macquarie Group. She was formerly a journalist with the Australian Financial Review. Fiona has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts in English and Linguistics.
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