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Top 100 : 2008
Richard Goodmanson, 60 Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Offi cer of DuPont, Wilmington, Delaware, US Civil engineer, Royal Military College Duntroon (University of NSW) R ichard Goodmanson’s current responsibilities at the multinational chemicals and health care company DuPont include leading its operational functions world- wide, with a specifi c focus on growth in emerging economies and transformational productivity programs. DuPont currently has 60,000 staff achieving in 2006/2007 revenue of US$27.4 billion. Prior to joining DuPont in 1999 Goodmanson was president and CEO of America West Airlines. During his time there, the airline achieved the highest rate of growth of any hub and spoke major carrier in North America, won the JD Power award for customer service twice and achieved the highest EPS results in the company’s history. Goodmanson was born in Australia and received most of his education here. As well as his engineering qualifi cation, he holds degrees in commerce and economics from the University of Queensland and an MBA from Columbia University in the US. W orleyParsons is one of the star performers among Aus- tralian public companies, having increased its revenue in 2006/2007 to $3.5 billion, a 43% increase on the previous year and just five years since listing on the Australian Stock Exchange. The interim result for December 2007 gives a fi gure of nearly $2.4 billion, so the annual revenue this fi nancial year is likely to approach $5 billion. The fi rm provides professional services to the energy, resources and complex process John Grill, 62 CEO of WorleyParsons, Sydney Civil engineer, University of Sydney industries and is divided into four divisions for serving customers – hydrocarbons, minerals and metals, infrastructure and power. It has more than 105 offi ces in 34 countries and employs about 27,700 staff. John Grill started his career with Esso in 1968. In 1971 he helped establish the structural engineering consultancy Wholohan Grill and Partners in Sydney. Worley was established in the US in the 1960s and expanded to the Asia Pacifi c region in the 1970s. In 1987, Wholohan Grill and Partners purchased Worley Engineering (Australia) and the company changed its name to Worley. In 2004 Worley acquired the US power and processing plant consultant Parsons E&C Corporation to become WorleyParsons. James Graham, 60 Managing Director of Gresham Partners, Sydney Chemical engineer, University of Sydney “D uring the past year Gresham has achieved a number of important milestones – as joint lead fi nancial adviser to BHP Billiton in its offer for Rio Tinto; as adviser to Wesfarmers on its $20 billion acquisition of the Coles group and its appointment by BG Group from the UK in its $13 billion proposal to acquire Origin Energy,” James Graham told Engineers Australia. In its private equity business in the past year it acquired hard rock mining contractor Barminco and transport investment fi rm Silk Logistics. Gresham currently has total committed funds under its management of more than $900 million. Graham has been the managing director of Gresham Partners group since its establishment in 1985. Gresham Partners is a private locally-owned independent investment bank focusing on fi nancial advisory services, private equity funds and property investment funds. Graham started his career as a chemical engineer with Dow Chemicals before becoming a merchant banker. TOP 100 AUSTRALIA’S MOST INFLUENTIAL ENGINEERS 37 Book 1.indb 37 Book 1.indb 37 4/6/08 15:16:11 4/6/08 15:16:11