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Sustainable Benefits for Local Communities

In March 2014, Clough changed the way it supports local communities by forming a new charitable trust – the Clough Foundation.

Overseen by a semi-independent board, the Foundation provides support to organisations, communities or causes that provide sustainable benefits to society.

Aligning with Clough’s six-pillar Corporate Social Responsibility program, the Foundation aims to provide sustained benefits to local communities in which Clough operates while reflecting the Clough values of Zero Harm, Performance, Productivity, Integrity, Client Focus and Innovation.

SIX PILLAR STRATEGY

All decisions made by the Clough Foundation are aligned to Clough’s existing six-pillar Corporate Social Responsibility program which supports charities and communities who represent Clough’s diverse operations.

 

Our Beneficiaries

Our Beneficiaries

www.youthfocus.com.au

Established in 1994, Youth Focus is a for-purpose organisation that delivers innovative and accessible mental health services and programs across Western Australia to help at-risk young people aged 12 to 25 lead full and healthy lives.

With only a percentage of our funding derived from government, our organisation builds meaningful partnerships to invest in the future of young Western Australians. We has sound corporate governance, leadership and management, and every investment is used wisely, with 80% of funding channelled into the provision of mental health services for the community.

www.waballet.com.au

Based on the successful program developed by the London School of Ballet, the WA Ballet Chance to Dance program introduces schools in low socio-economic areas to the magic of dance and theatre. 

It aims to encourage and inspire children to develop their physical skills, communication and self-confidence through the enriching experience of dance.

www.starlight.org.au

Starlight Children Foundation is committed to alleviating suffering amongst children and teens undergoing medical treatment, by providing entertainment, laughter and relief.

They understand how dispiriting the relentless cycle of sickness and hospitalization can be, and develop programs to promote positive mindsets and brighten the lives of these individuals throughout Australia.

In partnership with the Earbus Foundation, Starlight Childrens Foundation are endeavouring to reduce the incidence of ear disease throughout rural communities in WA, as well as the discomfort typically associated with it's treatment. The Clough Foundation is proudly supporting the delivery of this program, in helping to foster happier, healthier communities.

www.childfund.org.au

ChildFund Australia works in partnership with children and their communities to create lasting and meaningful change by supporting long-term community development and promoting children's rights.

The Clough Foundation’s supports Childfund programs aimed at improving the health of children and mothers in Papua New Guinea including maternal and child health care, health clinic upgrades and immunisation patrols to remote regions of the Rigo District.

www.clontarf.org.au

The Clontarf Foundation exists to improve the education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem and employment prospects of young Aboriginal men and by doing so equips them to participate meaningfully in society.

The vehicle for achieving this outcome is Australian Rules and/or Rugby League. The Foundation uses the existing passion that Aboriginal boys have for football to attract them into school and keep them there. The programs are delivered through a network of football academies established in partnership with local schools. Any Aboriginal male enrolled at the school is eligible to participate in the Clontarf Academy.

www.girlsacademy.au

The Girls Academy Program works within the school system to drive community-led solutions aimed at reducing the barriers that prevent Indigenous girls from completing their education and reaching their full potential. Our mission put simply is to “Develop a Girl - Change a Community”.

Australian Indigenous girls face some of the greatest social disadvantage of our nation’s population. In every social measure, Australian Indigenous Girls trail their non-Indigenous peers in health, education, employment opportunities, earning capacity and life span.

As the future mothers and leaders of the Indigenous community, strong and educated young women are critical to closing the unacceptable gap that exists between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians. RMLA Academy girls have the potential to be powerful catalysts for change in their communities, and we believe that education is the key to bringing about this change. The Girls Academy equips Indigenous girls with the tools required to engage in their education, achieve their goals and change their communities.

www.youthfocus.com.au

Established in 1994, Youth Focus is a for-purpose organisation that delivers innovative and accessible mental health services and programs across Western Australia to help at-risk young people aged 12 to 25 lead full and healthy lives.

With only a percentage of our funding derived from government, our organisation builds meaningful partnerships to invest in the future of young Western Australians. We has sound corporate governance, leadership and management, and every investment is used wisely, with 80% of funding channelled into the provision of mental health services for the community.

www.waballet.com.au

Based on the successful program developed by the London School of Ballet, the WA Ballet Chance to Dance program introduces schools in low socio-economic areas to the magic of dance and theatre. 

It aims to encourage and inspire children to develop their physical skills, communication and self-confidence through the enriching experience of dance.

www.starlight.org.au

Starlight Children Foundation is committed to alleviating suffering amongst children and teens undergoing medical treatment, by providing entertainment, laughter and relief.

They understand how dispiriting the relentless cycle of sickness and hospitalization can be, and develop programs to promote positive mindsets and brighten the lives of these individuals throughout Australia.

In partnership with the Earbus Foundation, Starlight Childrens Foundation are endeavouring to reduce the incidence of ear disease throughout rural communities in WA, as well as the discomfort typically associated with it's treatment. The Clough Foundation is proudly supporting the delivery of this program, in helping to foster happier, healthier communities.

www.childfund.org.au

ChildFund Australia works in partnership with children and their communities to create lasting and meaningful change by supporting long-term community development and promoting children's rights.

The Clough Foundation’s supports Childfund programs aimed at improving the health of children and mothers in Papua New Guinea including maternal and child health care, health clinic upgrades and immunisation patrols to remote regions of the Rigo District.

www.clontarf.org.au

The Clontarf Foundation exists to improve the education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem and employment prospects of young Aboriginal men and by doing so equips them to participate meaningfully in society.

The vehicle for achieving this outcome is Australian Rules and/or Rugby League. The Foundation uses the existing passion that Aboriginal boys have for football to attract them into school and keep them there. The programs are delivered through a network of football academies established in partnership with local schools. Any Aboriginal male enrolled at the school is eligible to participate in the Clontarf Academy.

www.girlsacademy.au

The Girls Academy Program works within the school system to drive community-led solutions aimed at reducing the barriers that prevent Indigenous girls from completing their education and reaching their full potential. Our mission put simply is to “Develop a Girl - Change a Community”.

Australian Indigenous girls face some of the greatest social disadvantage of our nation’s population. In every social measure, Australian Indigenous Girls trail their non-Indigenous peers in health, education, employment opportunities, earning capacity and life span.

As the future mothers and leaders of the Indigenous community, strong and educated young women are critical to closing the unacceptable gap that exists between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians. RMLA Academy girls have the potential to be powerful catalysts for change in their communities, and we believe that education is the key to bringing about this change. The Girls Academy equips Indigenous girls with the tools required to engage in their education, achieve their goals and change their communities.

Board

Clough Foundation Board of Directors

Non-Executive Chairman

Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly previously served as CEO of the Perth Glory Football Club. He resigned in January 2013, after seeing the club through two A-League finals and the 2012 Grand Final.

Mr Kelly has more than 20 years’ experience in the fields of finance, investment and banking. He served as a National Manager of Advertising and Sponsorship for Members Equity Bank and has held a number of senior roles in the past two decades including:

  • Director of Cape Lambert Resources
  • Non-Executive Chairman of DMC Mining Limited
  • Chairman of the Board of International Goldfields Limited
  • Non-Executive Director of Fe Limited
  • Non-Executive Director of Eclipse Metals Limited
  • Director of Orca Energy Limited
  • Non-Executive Director of Kupang Resources Limited

Board Member

Raj Ratneser

Clough Executive Vice President - Business Development and Commercial, and Executive Director

Raj Ratneser is a Construction Lawyer who commenced with Clough as Legal Counsel in March 2004, before being promoted to General Counsel in 2008. In February 2014, Raj was appointed Executive Vice President, HSSE and Corporate Governance and was responsible for administering the Corporate Governance framework for the group.

At that time, Raj was also appointed to the Board of Clough Limited as an Executive Director. He is also a Director of Murray & Roberts Australia Pty Ltd and Murray & Roberts Pty Ltd.

Raj currently holds the position of Executive Vice President, Business Development and Strategy and leads the global business development, strategy, stakeholder relations, marketing, tendering and estimating functions of the group.  

Board Member

Peter Bennett

Clough CEO and Managing Director

Peter Bennett was appointed as CEO of Clough on 1 February 2016, bringing 26 years’ international experience in the Oil & Gas, LNG and infrastructure contracting service sector to the organisation. His experience spans contracting business process, operational, and corporate leadership.

Peter commenced his career as a graduate mechanical engineer with CB&I in Australia. During his 26 year tenure Peter progressed through a diverse range of roles including engineering, project management, business development, operations management, corporate function management and general management.  Prior to joining Clough, Peter was President, Oil & Gas International for CB&I, based in The Hague.

Peter has run multinational business divisions and has implemented programs to significantly improve cost and operational performance while delivering workforce and order book growth. He has managed global market expansion and M&A programs, and, as the VP of Sales, he set new records for business secured for several successive years. 

Peter has lived and worked across all of Clough’s strategic growth regions, including Australia, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and North America.

Paul Kelly previously served as CEO of the Perth Glory Football Club. He resigned in January 2013, after seeing the club through two A-League finals and the 2012 Grand Final.

Mr Kelly has more than 20 years’ experience in the fields of finance, investment and banking. He served as a National Manager of Advertising and Sponsorship for Members Equity Bank and has held a number of senior roles in the past two decades including:

  • Director of Cape Lambert Resources
  • Non-Executive Chairman of DMC Mining Limited
  • Chairman of the Board of International Goldfields Limited
  • Non-Executive Director of Fe Limited
  • Non-Executive Director of Eclipse Metals Limited
  • Director of Orca Energy Limited
  • Non-Executive Director of Kupang Resources Limited

Clough Executive Vice President - Business Development and Commercial, and Executive Director

Raj Ratneser is a Construction Lawyer who commenced with Clough as Legal Counsel in March 2004, before being promoted to General Counsel in 2008. In February 2014, Raj was appointed Executive Vice President, HSSE and Corporate Governance and was responsible for administering the Corporate Governance framework for the group.

At that time, Raj was also appointed to the Board of Clough Limited as an Executive Director. He is also a Director of Murray & Roberts Australia Pty Ltd and Murray & Roberts Pty Ltd.

Raj currently holds the position of Executive Vice President, Business Development and Strategy and leads the global business development, strategy, stakeholder relations, marketing, tendering and estimating functions of the group.  

Clough CEO and Managing Director

Peter Bennett was appointed as CEO of Clough on 1 February 2016, bringing 26 years’ international experience in the Oil & Gas, LNG and infrastructure contracting service sector to the organisation. His experience spans contracting business process, operational, and corporate leadership.

Peter commenced his career as a graduate mechanical engineer with CB&I in Australia. During his 26 year tenure Peter progressed through a diverse range of roles including engineering, project management, business development, operations management, corporate function management and general management.  Prior to joining Clough, Peter was President, Oil & Gas International for CB&I, based in The Hague.

Peter has run multinational business divisions and has implemented programs to significantly improve cost and operational performance while delivering workforce and order book growth. He has managed global market expansion and M&A programs, and, as the VP of Sales, he set new records for business secured for several successive years. 

Peter has lived and worked across all of Clough’s strategic growth regions, including Australia, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and North America.

Dean of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics, UWA

As Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics, Prof. Dell has changed the profile of engineering education and research at the University of Western Australia, dramatically changing the education model and directing the research to be more industry focused and collaborative between disciplines. 

Prof. Dell has more than 300 refereed publications. His work has resulted in the awarding of a number of US and Australian defence contracts. He is also a co-inventor of a number of patented device structures and fabrication technologies. He is joint winner of the inaugural DSTO/Australia Museum Eureka Prize for Outstanding Science in Support of Defence or National Security. This technology is now being developed for real-time analysis of soil properties for agriculture, as well as applications in food science, defence and medicine. 

Board Member

Rechelle Hawkes OAM

A former Olympic Gold medallist, Rechelle Hawkes OAM was appointed to the board of directors of the Clough Foundation on November 2017.

Rechelle is one of only two Australian women to win Olympic Gold medals at three separate Olympic Games. Captain of the Hockeyroos, (the Australian female Hockey Team), for eight years, Rechelle competed in four Olympic Games, winning three Olympic Gold medals.

Dean of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics, UWA

As Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics, Prof. Dell has changed the profile of engineering education and research at the University of Western Australia, dramatically changing the education model and directing the research to be more industry focused and collaborative between disciplines. 

Prof. Dell has more than 300 refereed publications. His work has resulted in the awarding of a number of US and Australian defence contracts. He is also a co-inventor of a number of patented device structures and fabrication technologies. He is joint winner of the inaugural DSTO/Australia Museum Eureka Prize for Outstanding Science in Support of Defence or National Security. This technology is now being developed for real-time analysis of soil properties for agriculture, as well as applications in food science, defence and medicine. 

A former Olympic Gold medallist, Rechelle Hawkes OAM was appointed to the board of directors of the Clough Foundation on November 2017.

Rechelle is one of only two Australian women to win Olympic Gold medals at three separate Olympic Games. Captain of the Hockeyroos, (the Australian female Hockey Team), for eight years, Rechelle competed in four Olympic Games, winning three Olympic Gold medals.

Application

How to Apply

Proposed beneficiaries from the Clough Foundation will:

  • Align with one or more of the “six pillars” of Clough’s CSR program Children & Youth, Education, Indigenous, Empowering Women, Healthy Communities, and The Arts.
  • Help meet one or more of the Foundation’s objectives.
Exclusions

The Foundation does not support individuals, interstate or overseas travel, conferences, religious activities, political projects, parties or lobby groups, projects that duplicate existing Clough activities or projects where there is a conflict of interest.

Sustainable Benefits for Local Communities

In March 2014, Clough changed the way it supports local communities by forming a new charitable trust – the Clough Foundation.

Overseen by a semi-independent board, the Foundation provides support to organisations, communities or causes that provide sustainable benefits to society.

Aligning with Clough’s six-pillar Corporate Social Responsibility program, the Foundation aims to provide sustained benefits to local communities in which Clough operates while reflecting the Clough values of Zero Harm, Performance, Productivity, Integrity, Client Focus and Innovation.

SIX PILLAR STRATEGY

All decisions made by the Clough Foundation are aligned to Clough’s existing six-pillar Corporate Social Responsibility program which supports charities and communities who represent Clough’s diverse operations.

 

Our Beneficiaries

www.youthfocus.com.au

Established in 1994, Youth Focus is a for-purpose organisation that delivers innovative and accessible mental health services and programs across Western Australia to help at-risk young people aged 12 to 25 lead full and healthy lives.

With only a percentage of our funding derived from government, our organisation builds meaningful partnerships to invest in the future of young Western Australians. We has sound corporate governance, leadership and management, and every investment is used wisely, with 80% of funding channelled into the provision of mental health services for the community.

www.waballet.com.au

Based on the successful program developed by the London School of Ballet, the WA Ballet Chance to Dance program introduces schools in low socio-economic areas to the magic of dance and theatre. 

It aims to encourage and inspire children to develop their physical skills, communication and self-confidence through the enriching experience of dance.

www.starlight.org.au

Starlight Children Foundation is committed to alleviating suffering amongst children and teens undergoing medical treatment, by providing entertainment, laughter and relief.

They understand how dispiriting the relentless cycle of sickness and hospitalization can be, and develop programs to promote positive mindsets and brighten the lives of these individuals throughout Australia.

In partnership with the Earbus Foundation, Starlight Childrens Foundation are endeavouring to reduce the incidence of ear disease throughout rural communities in WA, as well as the discomfort typically associated with it's treatment. The Clough Foundation is proudly supporting the delivery of this program, in helping to foster happier, healthier communities.

www.childfund.org.au

ChildFund Australia works in partnership with children and their communities to create lasting and meaningful change by supporting long-term community development and promoting children's rights.

The Clough Foundation’s supports Childfund programs aimed at improving the health of children and mothers in Papua New Guinea including maternal and child health care, health clinic upgrades and immunisation patrols to remote regions of the Rigo District.

www.clontarf.org.au

The Clontarf Foundation exists to improve the education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem and employment prospects of young Aboriginal men and by doing so equips them to participate meaningfully in society.

The vehicle for achieving this outcome is Australian Rules and/or Rugby League. The Foundation uses the existing passion that Aboriginal boys have for football to attract them into school and keep them there. The programs are delivered through a network of football academies established in partnership with local schools. Any Aboriginal male enrolled at the school is eligible to participate in the Clontarf Academy.

www.girlsacademy.au

The Girls Academy Program works within the school system to drive community-led solutions aimed at reducing the barriers that prevent Indigenous girls from completing their education and reaching their full potential. Our mission put simply is to “Develop a Girl - Change a Community”.

Australian Indigenous girls face some of the greatest social disadvantage of our nation’s population. In every social measure, Australian Indigenous Girls trail their non-Indigenous peers in health, education, employment opportunities, earning capacity and life span.

As the future mothers and leaders of the Indigenous community, strong and educated young women are critical to closing the unacceptable gap that exists between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians. RMLA Academy girls have the potential to be powerful catalysts for change in their communities, and we believe that education is the key to bringing about this change. The Girls Academy equips Indigenous girls with the tools required to engage in their education, achieve their goals and change their communities.

www.youthfocus.com.au

Established in 1994, Youth Focus is a for-purpose organisation that delivers innovative and accessible mental health services and programs across Western Australia to help at-risk young people aged 12 to 25 lead full and healthy lives.

With only a percentage of our funding derived from government, our organisation builds meaningful partnerships to invest in the future of young Western Australians. We has sound corporate governance, leadership and management, and every investment is used wisely, with 80% of funding channelled into the provision of mental health services for the community.

www.waballet.com.au

Based on the successful program developed by the London School of Ballet, the WA Ballet Chance to Dance program introduces schools in low socio-economic areas to the magic of dance and theatre. 

It aims to encourage and inspire children to develop their physical skills, communication and self-confidence through the enriching experience of dance.

www.starlight.org.au

Starlight Children Foundation is committed to alleviating suffering amongst children and teens undergoing medical treatment, by providing entertainment, laughter and relief.

They understand how dispiriting the relentless cycle of sickness and hospitalization can be, and develop programs to promote positive mindsets and brighten the lives of these individuals throughout Australia.

In partnership with the Earbus Foundation, Starlight Childrens Foundation are endeavouring to reduce the incidence of ear disease throughout rural communities in WA, as well as the discomfort typically associated with it's treatment. The Clough Foundation is proudly supporting the delivery of this program, in helping to foster happier, healthier communities.

www.childfund.org.au

ChildFund Australia works in partnership with children and their communities to create lasting and meaningful change by supporting long-term community development and promoting children's rights.

The Clough Foundation’s supports Childfund programs aimed at improving the health of children and mothers in Papua New Guinea including maternal and child health care, health clinic upgrades and immunisation patrols to remote regions of the Rigo District.

www.clontarf.org.au

The Clontarf Foundation exists to improve the education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem and employment prospects of young Aboriginal men and by doing so equips them to participate meaningfully in society.

The vehicle for achieving this outcome is Australian Rules and/or Rugby League. The Foundation uses the existing passion that Aboriginal boys have for football to attract them into school and keep them there. The programs are delivered through a network of football academies established in partnership with local schools. Any Aboriginal male enrolled at the school is eligible to participate in the Clontarf Academy.

www.girlsacademy.au

The Girls Academy Program works within the school system to drive community-led solutions aimed at reducing the barriers that prevent Indigenous girls from completing their education and reaching their full potential. Our mission put simply is to “Develop a Girl - Change a Community”.

Australian Indigenous girls face some of the greatest social disadvantage of our nation’s population. In every social measure, Australian Indigenous Girls trail their non-Indigenous peers in health, education, employment opportunities, earning capacity and life span.

As the future mothers and leaders of the Indigenous community, strong and educated young women are critical to closing the unacceptable gap that exists between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians. RMLA Academy girls have the potential to be powerful catalysts for change in their communities, and we believe that education is the key to bringing about this change. The Girls Academy equips Indigenous girls with the tools required to engage in their education, achieve their goals and change their communities.

Our Advocates

The passion among Clough staff to assist the business’s support in the community quickly became evident when a call for advocates was warmly received by employees. 

Our advocates play a pivotal role in the success of the Foundation and provide valuable input into Foundation initiatives including fundraising, events, and partnership opportunities. They also help promote the Foundation’s good work across Clough’s business and the communities in which it operates.

The diversity of each advocate, coupled with a genuine desire to help make a difference in the community, ensures not only the future success of the Foundation, but aligns with the Foundation’s aim of leaving a positive legacy.

Making a Difference

Our advocates play a pivotal role in the success of the Foundation and provide valuable input into Foundation initiatives including fundraising, events, and partnership opportunities. They also help promote the Foundation’s good work across Clough’s business and the communities in which it operates.

The diversity of each advocate, coupled with a genuine desire to help make a difference in the community, ensures not only the future success of the Foundation, but aligns with the Foundation’s aim of leaving a positive legacy.

Clough Foundation Board of Directors

Non-Executive Chairman

Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly previously served as CEO of the Perth Glory Football Club. He resigned in January 2013, after seeing the club through two A-League finals and the 2012 Grand Final.

Mr Kelly has more than 20 years’ experience in the fields of finance, investment and banking. He served as a National Manager of Advertising and Sponsorship for Members Equity Bank and has held a number of senior roles in the past two decades including:

  • Director of Cape Lambert Resources
  • Non-Executive Chairman of DMC Mining Limited
  • Chairman of the Board of International Goldfields Limited
  • Non-Executive Director of Fe Limited
  • Non-Executive Director of Eclipse Metals Limited
  • Director of Orca Energy Limited
  • Non-Executive Director of Kupang Resources Limited

Board Member

Raj Ratneser

Clough Executive Vice President - Business Development and Commercial, and Executive Director

Raj Ratneser is a Construction Lawyer who commenced with Clough as Legal Counsel in March 2004, before being promoted to General Counsel in 2008. In February 2014, Raj was appointed Executive Vice President, HSSE and Corporate Governance and was responsible for administering the Corporate Governance framework for the group.

At that time, Raj was also appointed to the Board of Clough Limited as an Executive Director. He is also a Director of Murray & Roberts Australia Pty Ltd and Murray & Roberts Pty Ltd.

Raj currently holds the position of Executive Vice President, Business Development and Strategy and leads the global business development, strategy, stakeholder relations, marketing, tendering and estimating functions of the group.  

Board Member

Peter Bennett

Clough CEO and Managing Director

Peter Bennett was appointed as CEO of Clough on 1 February 2016, bringing 26 years’ international experience in the Oil & Gas, LNG and infrastructure contracting service sector to the organisation. His experience spans contracting business process, operational, and corporate leadership.

Peter commenced his career as a graduate mechanical engineer with CB&I in Australia. During his 26 year tenure Peter progressed through a diverse range of roles including engineering, project management, business development, operations management, corporate function management and general management.  Prior to joining Clough, Peter was President, Oil & Gas International for CB&I, based in The Hague.

Peter has run multinational business divisions and has implemented programs to significantly improve cost and operational performance while delivering workforce and order book growth. He has managed global market expansion and M&A programs, and, as the VP of Sales, he set new records for business secured for several successive years. 

Peter has lived and worked across all of Clough’s strategic growth regions, including Australia, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and North America.

Paul Kelly previously served as CEO of the Perth Glory Football Club. He resigned in January 2013, after seeing the club through two A-League finals and the 2012 Grand Final.

Mr Kelly has more than 20 years’ experience in the fields of finance, investment and banking. He served as a National Manager of Advertising and Sponsorship for Members Equity Bank and has held a number of senior roles in the past two decades including:

  • Director of Cape Lambert Resources
  • Non-Executive Chairman of DMC Mining Limited
  • Chairman of the Board of International Goldfields Limited
  • Non-Executive Director of Fe Limited
  • Non-Executive Director of Eclipse Metals Limited
  • Director of Orca Energy Limited
  • Non-Executive Director of Kupang Resources Limited

Clough Executive Vice President - Business Development and Commercial, and Executive Director

Raj Ratneser is a Construction Lawyer who commenced with Clough as Legal Counsel in March 2004, before being promoted to General Counsel in 2008. In February 2014, Raj was appointed Executive Vice President, HSSE and Corporate Governance and was responsible for administering the Corporate Governance framework for the group.

At that time, Raj was also appointed to the Board of Clough Limited as an Executive Director. He is also a Director of Murray & Roberts Australia Pty Ltd and Murray & Roberts Pty Ltd.

Raj currently holds the position of Executive Vice President, Business Development and Strategy and leads the global business development, strategy, stakeholder relations, marketing, tendering and estimating functions of the group.  

Clough CEO and Managing Director

Peter Bennett was appointed as CEO of Clough on 1 February 2016, bringing 26 years’ international experience in the Oil & Gas, LNG and infrastructure contracting service sector to the organisation. His experience spans contracting business process, operational, and corporate leadership.

Peter commenced his career as a graduate mechanical engineer with CB&I in Australia. During his 26 year tenure Peter progressed through a diverse range of roles including engineering, project management, business development, operations management, corporate function management and general management.  Prior to joining Clough, Peter was President, Oil & Gas International for CB&I, based in The Hague.

Peter has run multinational business divisions and has implemented programs to significantly improve cost and operational performance while delivering workforce and order book growth. He has managed global market expansion and M&A programs, and, as the VP of Sales, he set new records for business secured for several successive years. 

Peter has lived and worked across all of Clough’s strategic growth regions, including Australia, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and North America.

Dean of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics, UWA

As Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics, Prof. Dell has changed the profile of engineering education and research at the University of Western Australia, dramatically changing the education model and directing the research to be more industry focused and collaborative between disciplines. 

Prof. Dell has more than 300 refereed publications. His work has resulted in the awarding of a number of US and Australian defence contracts. He is also a co-inventor of a number of patented device structures and fabrication technologies. He is joint winner of the inaugural DSTO/Australia Museum Eureka Prize for Outstanding Science in Support of Defence or National Security. This technology is now being developed for real-time analysis of soil properties for agriculture, as well as applications in food science, defence and medicine. 

Board Member

Rechelle Hawkes OAM

A former Olympic Gold medallist, Rechelle Hawkes OAM was appointed to the board of directors of the Clough Foundation on November 2017.

Rechelle is one of only two Australian women to win Olympic Gold medals at three separate Olympic Games. Captain of the Hockeyroos, (the Australian female Hockey Team), for eight years, Rechelle competed in four Olympic Games, winning three Olympic Gold medals.

Dean of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics, UWA

As Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics, Prof. Dell has changed the profile of engineering education and research at the University of Western Australia, dramatically changing the education model and directing the research to be more industry focused and collaborative between disciplines. 

Prof. Dell has more than 300 refereed publications. His work has resulted in the awarding of a number of US and Australian defence contracts. He is also a co-inventor of a number of patented device structures and fabrication technologies. He is joint winner of the inaugural DSTO/Australia Museum Eureka Prize for Outstanding Science in Support of Defence or National Security. This technology is now being developed for real-time analysis of soil properties for agriculture, as well as applications in food science, defence and medicine. 

A former Olympic Gold medallist, Rechelle Hawkes OAM was appointed to the board of directors of the Clough Foundation on November 2017.

Rechelle is one of only two Australian women to win Olympic Gold medals at three separate Olympic Games. Captain of the Hockeyroos, (the Australian female Hockey Team), for eight years, Rechelle competed in four Olympic Games, winning three Olympic Gold medals.

How to Apply

Proposed beneficiaries from the Clough Foundation will:

  • Align with one or more of the “six pillars” of Clough’s CSR program Children & Youth, Education, Indigenous, Empowering Women, Healthy Communities, and The Arts.
  • Help meet one or more of the Foundation’s objectives.
Exclusions

The Foundation does not support individuals, interstate or overseas travel, conferences, religious activities, political projects, parties or lobby groups, projects that duplicate existing Clough activities or projects where there is a conflict of interest.