General Manager (Infrastructure)
If management is doing things right, and leadership is doing the right things, then John Burden strikes a perfect balance. Which is just as well. His 28-year career-journey has taken him from humble beginnings as a labourer on construction sites overseas to his current post as General Manager of our Infrastructure Business Unit - a $600 million, 1000-staff entity.
Dig a little deeper and it all makes perfect sense. Few labourers will have a Master of Science degree in chemistry in their back pocket. Even then, his attention to the smaller details, an awareness of self and others, the innate ability to keep learning from every project, as well as his steady responsive leadership style have built a stellar track record.