Mr John Grill AO

Mr John Grill AO
Mr John Grill AO

Chair, Growth Centres Advisory Committee

Mr John Grill AO is Chairman and former Chief Executive Officer of engineering company WorleyParsons. He has over 40 years’ experience in the resources and energy industry, starting his career with Esso Australia. He has extensive project delivery experience having worked on many of the world’s largest mining and infrastructure projects. John is also on the board of Neuroscience Research Australia.

In 2012 Mr Grill donated $20 million to the University of Sydney to establish the John Grill Centre for Project Leadership. The multidisciplinary centre aims to improve the skills of managers responsible for delivering major projects worth tens of billions of dollars. In 2014, he was appointed an officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to engineering, and to business, to the minerals, energy and power supply industries, and as a supporter of advanced education and training.

Mr Grill will be a keynote speaker at Collaborate | Innovate | 2017 on Wednesday 24 May.