BECHTEL - Key Persons


Ailie MacAdam - SVP

Job Titles:
  • Executive Director
  • Senior Vice President
  • President of Bechtel 's Mining & Metals Global Business
  • President, Mining & Metals
Ailie MacAdam is president of Bechtel's Mining & Metals global business unit. Based in Brisbane, Australia, she is responsible for all aspects of the business unit's worldwide portfolio. Throughout her more than 35 years with Bechtel, Ailie has held a succession of senior executive leadership, operational, and general management positions. Before leading the Mining & Metals business, she served most recently as the global operations manager for Bechtel's Infrastructure business. Ailie has extensive expertise and experience managing complex transportation and civil infrastructure megaprojects in Australia, the U.K., and the U.S., in addition to oil, gas, and chemicals projects in Europe and Africa. Ailie holds a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Bradford University in the U.K. and is a fellow of the U.K. Institution of Civil Engineers. She is a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) ambassador and a champion of diversity and inclusivity. In 2008, Ailie received the Institution of Civil Engineers' "inspirational leader" award recognizing women in the built environment, and in 2016, Ailie was named as one of the Top 50 Influential Women in Engineering by the Women's Engineering Society. In 2017, she was also recognized with an Outstanding Personal Contribution Award at the Rail Industry Association National Rail Awards. Ailie is a senior vice president and was elected to the Bechtel board of directors in 2022.

Bill Caudle

Job Titles:
  • President of Bechtel Enterprises, Bechtel
  • President, Bechtel Enterprises
Bill Caudle is the president of Bechtel Enterprises, Bechtel's project development, investment and financing business. Under Bill's leadership Bechtel is actively developing and partnering on projects in the clean energy, energy transition, transportation and communication sectors. Previously, he was head of power and energy development and was a managing director in clean energy development for Bechtel Enterprises where he was responsible for evaluation, acquisition and origination of project development opportunities in both renewable and low carbon power, gas to power and water/wastewater related technologies and infrastructure. Bill rejoined Bechtel in 2011 and led the development of the 778MW Stonewall Energy Project, a combined cycle gas turbine project in Leesburg, Virginia, and later negotiated the Project's sale. Bill has more than 30 years of experience in the development and financing of infrastructure projects. Prior to rejoining Bechtel, Bill worked for Invenergy where he led development of both thermal and renewable energy projects in the US and Canada and US Generating Company (a joint venture of Bechtel and PG&E) in a variety of roles in engineering, development, finance and project/construction management. Bill began his career with Bechtel Power and worked for 10 years in increasingly responsible roles on a variety of solid fuel, gas, oil and nuclear power projects, both in the US as well as projects located in Mexico and Saudi Arabia. Bill earned a bachelor of mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and is a registered professional engineer in Virginia.

Brendan Bechtel - CEO, Chairman

Job Titles:
  • Chairman
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Executive Director
  • Member of the Leadership Team
  • Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bechtel Group, Inc
Prior to being elected chairman in April 2017, Brendan was named Bechtel's chief executive officer in September 2016. He was Bechtel's president and chief operating officer from 2014-2016. Brendan first began working for the company during summer breaks in high school. After joining the company full time, he took on roles of increasing responsibility in field construction, project management, and executive leadership. Brendan is the 5th generation of the Bechtel family to lead the company. Brendan graduated with a bachelor's degree in geography from Middlebury College. He also earned two master's degrees from Stanford: an MBA and an MSE in construction engineering and management. Brendan serves on the board of directors of the Business Roundtable, where he chairs the Infrastructure Committee. Brendan is a trustee of the National Geographic Society and the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and he serves on the board of advisors of Fremont Group. He is also a member of the American Society of Corporate Executives and the Council on Foreign Relations.   Brendan is based in the Washington, DC area.

CATHERINE HUNT RYAN - CFO

Job Titles:
  • Director
  • Executive Director
  • FINANCE DIRECTOR
  • President, Manufacturing and Technology

Craig Albert - COO, President

Job Titles:
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Executive Director
  • Member of the Leadership Team
  • President

Dan Warmenhoven

Job Titles:
  • Non - Executive Director

DAVID JAMES SCOTT COOKSEY

Job Titles:
  • BUSINESSMAN/VENTURE CAPITALIST
  • Director

David O'Reilly

Job Titles:
  • Non - Executive Director

Dr. Alec Gallimore

Job Titles:
  • Non - Executive Director
  • Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering, University of Michigan

Emad Khedr

Job Titles:
  • Commercial Manager

Eric Dachs

Job Titles:
  • Non - Executive Director
  • Founder and CEO of X2X, LLC.

John "Jack" Futcher

Job Titles:
  • Non - Executive Director
  • Vice - Chairman of Bechtel Group, Inc
John "Jack" Futcher is vice-chairman of Bechtel Group, Inc. In this role, he works closely with Bechtel's chairman and CEO and the president and chief operating officer to deliver strong company performance and exceptional results for customers. He is a member of the board of directors, and is based at Bechtel's corporate office in Reston, Virginia. During his 40-year Bechtel career, Jack served in numerous operational, management, and leadership roles, most recently as president and chief operating officer (COO). Prior to this role, he served as president of the Oil, Gas & Chemicals business as well as president of Bechtel's Power business. Throughout his career, Jack's relentless focus on excellence in project execution has helped Bechtel reach new heights in safely delivering some of the world's most complex projects on time and under budget. He was elected a senior vice president in 1999, named to the Bechtel board of directors in 2010, and elected president and CEO in 2016. Earlier, Jack was responsible for the Oil, Gas & Chemicals downstream business line. In 2003, he became the project director for a multibillion-dollar liquefied natural gas project in Egypt. Jack later served as operations manager for Oil, Gas & Chemicals in Bechtel's London office. He also led Bechtel's global Procurement & Contracts organization for six years. During that time, the company managed the acquisition of more than $30 billion in equipment and materials.

John Howanitz

Job Titles:
  • President, Nuclear, Security & Environmental

Justin Zaccaria - CHRO

Job Titles:
  • Chief Human Resources Officer

Keith Hennessey - CFO

Job Titles:
  • Chief Financial Officer

Kevin Edwards

Job Titles:
  • Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer

Leigh Clifford

Job Titles:
  • Non - Executive Director

MARK ASHWIN

Job Titles:
  • Director
  • MANAGER

MARTYN NICHOLAS DAW - Chief Legal Officer, Secretary

Job Titles:
  • Company Secretary
  • Director
  • GENERAL COUNSEL

Meet Lanata

Job Titles:
  • Engineer
Meet Lanata, a Bechtel engineer helping to protect homes and infrastructure from flooding

Michael Bailey - Chief Legal Officer

Job Titles:
  • Executive Director
  • General Counsel

MICHAEL CLEVELAND BAILEY

Job Titles:
  • Director
  • GENERAL MANAGER

Most Bechtel

Most Bechtel people possess a strong sense of pride in their individual achievements and contributions to the collective results of the company. This pride is crucial to excellent governance, primarily by timely delivery of positive consequences for good decision-making, especially by active management practices and effective application of recognition and reward. It is critical to remember that personally communicated, timely, positive reinforcement for great work is the most powerful motivator anyone can offer. Pride needs to be complemented, balanced, and restrained by humility in all interpersonal situations. When commitments are involved, pride and confidence must also be balanced by prudence and reality.

NICHOLA JEANNE SKINNER - Secretary

Job Titles:
  • Company Secretary

Paul Gibbs

Job Titles:
  • Manager, Corporate Business Development

PAUL HUMPHREY PATERSON GIBBS

Job Titles:
  • Director
  • REGIONAL MANAGER

Paul Marsden

Job Titles:
  • President, Energy

Phillip Tower

Job Titles:
  • Governor

Rayna V. Farrell

Job Titles:
  • Manager, Corporate Communications

Riley P. Bechtel

Job Titles:
  • Non - Executive Director
  • Non - Executive Director of Bechtel Group, Inc
Riley P. Bechtel serves as a non-executive director of Bechtel Group, Inc. He was the former chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the company. Mr. Bechtel joined Bechtel in 1966, working summers in various field construction and other jobs while attending school. After receiving a combined JD and MBA degree from Stanford University's School of Law and Graduate School of Business, he joined the law firm of Thelen, Marrin, Johnson & Bridges, where he worked on matters for Bechtel and other clients. Rejoining Bechtel in 1981, he became contract coordinator and then piping superintendent at the Belle River Power Plant in Michigan. Two years later, he served as area superintendent at the Badak LNG Plant in Indonesia, with full responsibility for all construction activity in one of the two process areas of the plant. During 1984, he worked as general field superintendent on the New Zealand Gas-to-Gasoline project, directing and organizing field construction activities, including operations, safety, and procurement. In early 1985, Mr. Bechtel moved to London, where he served as a business development representative, pursuing projects in the Middle East, Northern Ireland, and Africa. He became assistant manager of operations for the London Division in late 1985 and division technical manager in early 1986. Later that year, he was named managing director of Bechtel Limited. He was named a director of Bechtel Group, Inc. in August 1987 and executive vice president three months later. In March 1989, he was elected president and chief operating officer of Bechtel Group, Inc. He became president and chief executive officer in June 1990, and chairman and chief executive officer in January 1996. In February 2014, Mr. Bechtel stepped down as Bechtel's chief executive officer and continued to serve as chairman of its board. In April 2017, he retired as chairman of the board, but remains active as a non-executive director. Mr. Bechtel received a bachelor's degree in political science and psychology from the University of California at Davis. He was admitted to the California State Bar in November 1979, and is a member of the American and California Bar Associations (Inactive). Mr. Bechtel is a director of Fremont Investors, Inc. and a member of Fremont Group's Board of Advisors. He is a member of the Conservation Fund's Corporate Council, and The Thacher School Board of Trustees. He is an associate member of the American Society of Corporate Executives.

Shaun Kenny

Job Titles:
  • Executive Director
  • President, Infrastructure

Sr. Purchasing Specialist

Job Titles:
  • Purchasing Specialist ( Vadodara ) Vadodara, N / a, in Multiple Business Lines

STEVEN CHRISTOPHER KAY

Job Titles:
  • Director
  • OPERATIONS MANAGER

Stuart Jones

Job Titles:
  • President, Regions and Corporate Relations

Tom Nelson

Job Titles:
  • Non - Executive Director
  • Chairman, President & CEO, National Gypsum Company

Vikas Joshi

Job Titles:
  • Manager, EPC Functions