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Shaun Kenny

Shaun Kenny is managing director for Australia, working across our GBUs in Australia to bring a whole-of-Bechtel approach to our strategy in the market. Four of our GBUs are engaged in or pursuing critical work in Australia. With this becoming an increasingly active and vital market for our growth, Shaun is responsible for ensuring our activities are coordinated to maximize our opportunities and success. 

With extensive experience in Australia and having led two of our GBUs as president during his 25-year Bechtel career. Shaun served most recently as the Infrastructure GBU president, where he has led the GBU to key wins, including our NEOM projects, the Serbian and Macedonian motorways, and the Ontario Line. He also restructured the GBU and refined its strategy to focus on renewables and clean power, heavy civil, and public infrastructure.
Prior to serving as president of Infrastructure, Shaun distinguished himself leading the Riyadh Metro Project, one of Bechtel’s most ambitious and challenging projects. Previously, Shaun headed the GBU’s Europe-Africa-Middle East regional business. Immediately prior, he led the GBU’s Asia-Pacific regional business and served as regional president for Asia-Pacific, helping us expand into new markets, including Infrastructure’s first win in Australia with the Sydney Metro contract award. 
Earlier, he served as president of the Mining and Metals GBU, where he skillfully managed the GBU during a downturn in commodity markets, restructured its operations, and established a long-term strategy to be well-positioned when the market returned. During this period, he was responsible for important contract awards, including the Alba 6 and Amrun projects.
Shaun joined Bechtel in 1997 as a construction engineer on the Channel Tunnel Rail Link project. His other project assignments included the Hay Point coal export terminal and the Tampakan copper and gold project. He also served as global strategy and marketing manager for M&M and deputy program manager for corporate Six Sigma.
Shaun was elected a principal vice president in 2009, a senior vice president in 2012, and a director in 2022. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Liverpool Polytechnic University, and he is a chartered civil engineer in the U.K. and Australia.