Leigh Carter is the General Manager for Australia and Asia Pacific for the Mining and Metals (M&M) Global Business Unit (GBU).
Leigh is responsible for driving performance, strategy, business development and customer advocacy across the Australia and Asia Pacific region. As a diversity and inclusion advocate within the business, Leigh has been instrumental to building a more inclusive workplace though initiatives such as Women@Bechtel and the delivery of Bechtel Australia’s first Reconciliation Action Plan.
Leigh joined Bechtel in 1997, first in a corporate accounting role and later filling various roles of increasing responsibility in several field and home office project assignments including serving as the executive assistant to the M&M president. In 2013, Leigh was appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for M&M and then in 2017 moved to London to take the CFO position in the Infrastructure GBU where he was responsible for all financial activities of the business including Management Information. He has a bachelor’s degree in business management from Deakin University, Australia.