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TOP 100 AUSTRALIA’S MOST INFLUENTIAL ENGINEERS – COVER STORY Richard Leupen, 55 CEO and Managing Director of United Group, Sydney hanical engineer, Wollongong University STRALIA’S MOST INFLUENTIAL ENGINEERS – COVER STORY Richard Leupen, 55 CEO and Managing Director of United Group, Sydney hanical engineer, Wollongong University Australian Australian contractor we were particularly pleased win a major contract on Woodside’s prestigious o LNG project against international and domestic competition,” said Richard Leupen commenting on the fi rm recently securing a $230 million contract to build process modules for the Woodside project, about 190km northwest of Karratha in Western Australia. United achieved a revenue of $3.4 billion for 2007/2008, up from $2.5 billion on the previous year. Th e fi rm has about 30,000 staff . Leupen is also on the board of the Australian Constructors Association national executive and a member of the Business Council of Australia He has 30 years experience in industry, working for GHD in Perth and Kaiser Engi- neers in Washington DC. He has also worked for BHP Port Kembla, Shell Australia and Simcoa Operations. Geoff Knox, 51 CEO and Managing Director of Downer EDI, Sydney Civil engineer, University of Western Australia ing director of the Downer EDI Group in February last year. He was previously with consulting firm Hatch. The Downer EDI Group is a specialised supplier of infrastructure, mining, energy and consulting services in the Asia Pacifi c Region and the UK. It has more than 20,000 employees and a turnover in 2007/2008 of $5.6 billion, but has recently faced difficulty with debt funding. In a recent media state- G ment Knox said Downer EDI has now funded a signifi cant portion of its debt obligations maturing in the 2010 fi nancial year, “a pleasing outcome given the current credit environment”. Knox is also on the board of the Australian Constructors Association. In his leisure he spends time with his family and enjoys sailing and fi shing. ENGINEERS AUSTRALIA | JUNE 2009 41 eoff Knox assumed the role as CEO and manag- Greg Lewin, 56 President, Shell Global Solutions International, The Hague, Netherlands Chemical engineer, University of Melbourne G reg Lewin, the president of Shell Global Solutions International, believes that “the long-term trend of growing energy demand will inevitably resume following the economic recovery due to the growing world population and rising prosperity in developing countries. “Even though fossil fuels will continue to dominate the energy mix for decades, the world will need more diverse energy and Shell’s strengths - in operations, delivery of large and complex new projects, and industry leadership in technology - will help us respond to such demands,” he said. Lewin has spent his whole career with Shell, leaving Australia in 1989 to work for Shell International. In 1995, he took up a management position in Th e Hague in the Netherlands. He was appointed to his current position in 2003. Th is division employs about 5000 staff worldwide. Even though he lives in the Netherlands, he frequently returns to Australia, where he has family property in Victoria.