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Top 100 : 2006
100 TOP Andrew Liveris, 51 President, CEO and Chairman of The Dow Chemical Company, Michigan The Dow Chemical Company, over which Andrew Liveris presides, is a $46 billion global chemical and plastics manufacturer based in Midland, Michigan. Liveris has been with Dow since leaving university in 1976. His 30-year career has spanned manufacturing, sales, marketing, new business development and management. He has spent the bulk of his career in Asia, where he was general manager for the company’s operations in Thailand, and later head of all Asia-Pacific operations. He has been a member of Dow’s board since February 2004 and was elected as chairman last April. Liveris also serves on the board of Citigroup, the world’s leading financial services company. He is an officer of the American Chemistry Council, the industry’s trade association, and is a member of many industrial and business associations including the G100 and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Liveris received first class honours in chemical engineering from the University of Queensland and was recently awarded an honorary doctorate in science by his alma mater, as well as being named Alumnus of the Year for 2005. Robert Logan, 58 CEO of Roche Mining, Brisbane Robert Logan is the CEO of Roche Mining. In the past year, he has been involved in growing and diversifying the company. Significant developments include the recent acquisition of Snowden, a multidisciplined resource sector consultancy, and Otraco International, a company offering tyre management technology. Logan said the company will use the technology for both internal and external growth and to develop its mining, pro- 34 ENGINEERS AUSTRALIA JUNE 2006 30-38 g- industry 34 6/1/06, 8:28 PM cess engineering and blasting services. He said the company has also been expanding its international activities through coal and mineral operations in China, India, South America and Africa. Logan received his bachelor of civil engi- neering from Melbourne University in 1972, and a master of engineering science in 1975. Logan is a board member of the Minerals Council of Australia and the Australian Mines & Metals Association. Through these activities, he has engaged his company in improving the mining industry’s safety and health performance, in training initiatives to address the industry’s skills shortage, and in the further development of indigenous partnerships. Ken MacKenzie, 42 Managing Director and CEO of Amcor, Melbourne Ken MacKenzie was appointed managing director and CEO of Amcor in 2005, relocating to Australia with his family from Switzerland. Being CEO of a company with over 27,000 employees and over 200 plants in 36 countries involves a broader focus on how the company functions in a changing global environment. MacKenzie’s day-to-day activities include developing short- and long-term strategies and working closely with his senior executive team to ensure their successful implementation. Currently, MacKenzie sees his role as fostering important cultural changes within the company and evaluating and strengthening the group’s portfolio of businesses. MacKenzie received his bachelor of me- chanical engineering from McGill University, Montreal, in 1987. George Maltabarow, 56 Managing Director of EnergyAustralia, Sydney EnergyAustralia managing director George Maltabarow is currently overseeing the execution of the company’s $3 billion, five-year capital works plan. The investment aims to maintain a safe and reliable power supply for the company’s 1.5 million customers in Sydney and the Central Coast and Hunter regions. The capital works plan will remain a focus for Maltabarow for some time, along with the continued roll-out of smart meters that give customers more control over their energy use and costs. In the past year, EnergyAustralia has become NSW’s largest employer of apprentices with 420 currently in training. In 2005, the company received a gold ranking in the Community Responsibility Index survey. Maltabarow received his engineering de- gree from the University of Sydney and also holds an economics degree from Macquarie University. He was appointed managing director of EnergyAustralia in 2005, previously serving as general manager network, general manager finance and corporate secretary. Stuart McGill, 63 Senior Vice-President of Exxon Mobil Corporation, Irving, Texas, US Stuart McGill has been the senior vicepresident of Exxon Mobil Corporation since 2004. He holds a bachelor degree and a doctorate in chemical engineering from Sydney University. He joined Esso Australia in 1969 as an engineer in the production department. He has held various engineering positions in their offices in Melbourne, Longford and Long Island Point, and handled assignments with Exxon Company in the US. After management roles in Australia in corporate planning and production, McGill returned to the US in 1978. He continued working in various management positions in US, Australia and other parts of the world. In 1980, he was appointed managing director of Esso’s Kuala Lumpur productions. In 1988, he was appointed vice president of Exxon Company International, holding responsibility for supply, transportation and Middle East producer relations. McGill found himself in the Benelux in 1991, working as chief executive officer of Esso Holding Company Holland. Returning to the US in the 1990s, McGill held several executive positions culminating in his current role. industry