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Top 100 : 2011
46 ENGINEERS AUSTRALIA | JUNE 2011 COVER STORY -- TOP 100 Industry Ian Smith, 53 CEO and Managing Director, Newcrest Mining Limited, Melbourne Mining engineer, University of NSW Ian Smith leaves gold miner Newcrest next month in a healthy position. Since his ap- pointment in 2006, Newcrest has become the largest gold company in the Asia Pacific region and third largest in the world by market capitalisation. In the 2009/10 year, Newcrest achieved revenues of $2.8 billion. It produced almost 1.76 million ounces of gold and is on track to produce around 2.8 million ounces of gold in 2010/11. In the past year, Smith has overseen the $9.6 billion acquisition of Lihir Gold. The Lihir gold mine is capable of producing about a million ounces each year. Les Williamson, 45 Vice-President, Cisco Australia and New Zealand, Melbourne Electronics engineer, Monash University Les Williamson is the vice-president for Cisco Australia and New Zealand. The global networking and information technology company employs over 70,000 employees worldwide. In 2009/10, it achieved sales revenue of US$40 billion, up almost 11% from the previous year. Under Williamson s leadership, the Australia and New Zealand branch has grown to over $1 billion dollars in the past financial year while reducing its costs dramatically. Williamson co-chairs the Cisco Asia Pacific Cloud Board that focuses on accelerating the growth of cloud services. David Stewart, 58 CEO, Leighton Holdings, Melbourne Civil engineer, University of Sydney Former Leighton Holdings chief operating officer David Stewart has begun the year fill- ing the large shoes left by his predecessor, Wal King, and guiding the company through troubling financial circumstances. Earlier this year, the company revised its financial year profit following delays on the $4.2 billion Brisbane Airport Link and $3.5 billion Melbourne desalination plant and its investment in the Middle East. Its previously forecast profit of $480 million was revised down to a loss of $427 million. The company responded by issuing a new share sale raising $757 million and expects to return to profitability in 2011/12 with profit forecast to be up to $650 million. As part of its objectives to oversee the performance of its operating companies and provide corporate governance, Leighton Holdings recently announced the restructure of its international operations, including its Middle Eastern business, Habtoor Leighton Group. Stewart believes that the worst is over in the Middle East and that things will soon turn around with the recent award of several contracts. At the end of March, Leighton Holdings had work in hand of $46 billion. "Having recognised the write-backs and impairments, Leighton is now well positioned to return to more normal growth and earnings in 2011/12 and beyond. Looking forward, the Leighton Group is in solid shape with most of our major markets -- particularly Australian infrastructure and resources, and the bulk of Asia -- proving very attractive," Stewart said.