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Top 100 : 2008
Peter McMorrow, 58 Managing Director, Leighton Contractors, Sydney Highway engineer, WA Institute of Technology (now Curtin University) P eter McMorrow was appointed managing director of Leighton Contractors in 2004. Since then, the company has diversifi ed to include signifi cant mining, in- dustrial, telecommunications and investment activities and the number of employees has quadrupled to over 8000. Revenue in 2006/07 was $3.2 billion and work in hand currently exceeds $9 billion. Current major projects for the company include the Gateway Upgrade and North South Bypass Tunnel joint ventures in Brisbane, the new Perth Bunbury Highway in Western Australia, the Kingsgrove to Revesby Rail Quadruplication in Sydney, and the Dynon Port Rail Link and Deer Park Bypass in Victoria. McMorrow has over 30 years experience in construction and infrastructure including 11 years with Leighton Asia where he held various positions including director and general manager for operations in Hong Kong, mainland China and the Philippines. McMorrow believes safety, health and the environment are extremely important and that performance should be measured by actions and behaviours rather than just fi nancial results. Ken MacKenzie, 44 Managing Director and CEO of Amcor, Melbourne Mechanical engineer, McGill University, Montreal, Canada A mcor has more than 200 manufacturing sites in 34 countries and derives about 80% of its earnings from overseas. The fi rm employs 22,000 people and its annual revenue in 2006/2007 was $10.9 billion. “Amcor is nearing the completion of a three to four year turnaround program, becoming leaner, repositioning its portfolio, exercising capital discipline and renewing its culture, emphasising customer service and environmental sustainability,” Ken MacKenzie told Engineers Australia. He has been with Amcor for 16 years and has worked in all the major operating divisions of the company, including PET, fl exibles, tobacco packaging and closures. Prior to taking up his CEO’s position he was group managing director of the Amcor Rentsch and Closures business, based in Switzerland. business, with a takeover of Allegiance Mining currently under way. The company has also entered into an agreement to merge with Oxiana, creating a new diversifi ed metals mining company. Michelmore will become its chief executive. Currently Zinifex has a turnover of some $4.6 billion and A approximately 1350 staff. Previously, Michelmore was the chief executive of EN+ Group, an energy and aluminium subsidiary of Basic Element. Basic Element is chaired by Oleg Deripaska, rated by Forbes magazine as Russia’s wealthiest man. Between 2003 and 2005, Michelmore was chief executive of mining and fertiliser company WMC Resources. BHP Billiton acquired the company in 2005. Michelmore said he enjoyed “meeting the talented and mo- tivated team of people that I will be working with over the next few years.” TOP 100 AUSTRALIA’S MOST INFLUENTIAL ENGINEERS 43 ndrew Michelmore became chief executive of Zinifex in February. In this role, he has overseen the expansion of the Andrew Michelmore, 55 CEO of Zinifex, Melbourne Chemical engineer, University of Melbourne Book 1.indb 43 Book 1.indb 43 4/6/08 15:16:30 4/6/08 15:16:30