Our leaders

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Pedro is the Executive General Manager of Leighton Asia. He joined Leighton Asia in 2015 as Executive General Manager South East Asia and India. He has over 20 years of international experience in the general contracting industry throughout North America, Europe, Australia and Africa. Prior to joining LAIO, Pedro has taken up several key management roles in an international construction company and its subsidiaries, including Dragados S.A. as Project Director, and Area Manager and Director; Dragados Canada as Executive Vice President and Operations Manager; and Dragados Australia as Executive General Manager, Director and Secretary. Pedro holds a Master in Civil Engineering from the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain and is a member of the Spanish Association of Civil Engineers.

Karl Speed

Karl Speed is the General Manager for Leighton Asia’s Hong Kong business. With a career spanning over 25 years, Karl has spent the last 21 years based in Hong Kong. Since joining Leighton Asia in 2005, Karl has played a key role in the winning and delivery of a significant number of complex projects within the region. Karl is a respected member of the industry through his ability to build high performance teams and deliver value to clients. He leads by example with a strong focus on people leadership and communication. Karl holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree from the University of the West of England, Bristol.

Mark Griffiths

Mark is the General Manager for Leighton Asia’s India business. Mark has over 27 years of professional experience, seventeen years of which have been spent with CIMIC Group companies working on major infrastructure and building projects from highways and dams to complex commercial buildings including casinos, Sydney’s Olympic show grounds redevelopment, major shopping centres, hospitals, office park, high rise residential projects and resorts. Mark has joined LAIO’s India business since 2006, where he has successfully deliver many projects and built strong relationships with key clients. He holds a Bachelor in Construction Management and Economics.

Victoria Crasti

Victoria is the Chief Financial Officer for Leighton Asia.  Victoria is a qualified Civil Engineer, as well as Chartered Accountant who has significant experience with the CIMIC Group since 2011. Prior to joining the CIMIC Group, Victoria worked with KPMG Transaction Services in a broad range of due diligence for M&A and other capital market transactions in Sydney and London.  Victoria has cross industry experience, with expertise in construction, property funds and industrial markets.  Victoria holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the University of Sydney, Australia.

Joean Wong

Joean is the General Manager of Human Resources for Leighton Asia. She has over 20 years of managerial experience in all HR functions in Asia region including talent development, HR transformation, due diligence and establishment of HR infrastructure and function. Prior to joining Leighton Asia, Joean worked in various HR head roles in large multinational corporations in engineering, professional services, IT consulting and beverages sectors. Joean holds Master of Social Science in Counselling from City University of Hong Kong, Master of Social Science in Training and Human Resources and Training Management from University of Leicester and Bachelor of Business Administration Management from University of South Australia. Joean is also a member of The International Coach Federation, The Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association and The Hong Kong Institute of Human Resources Management.

Dean Cowley

Dean is the General Manager of Safety, Health, Environment, Quality and Sustainability (SHEQS) for Leighton Asia. With over 30 years of professional experience in working on major civil and building construction projects in Asia and the UK, fifteen of which have been spent working in the field of construction Safety Management. Dean joined Leighton in 2010 and brings extensive experience in the development and delivery of SHEQS Strategies, both on major projects and at the business level. Dean is a Graduate Member of Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.