Peter Watson is a chemical engineer with over 30 years’ experience in the resources sector, both in Australia and overseas. He has held technical and executive roles with a number of companies throughout his career, culminating in his appointment as the MD & CEO of Sedgman Limited, a market leading engineering and mining services firm.
Initially joining Sedgman as COO Metals Division in 2010, Peter successfully led and supported the development and execution of EPC and Operations Contracts in excess of A$2 Billion as he progressed through roles as Executive General Manager (2011 – 2012) and Global Executive Director (2012 – 2014), before being made MD & CEO (2014 – 2016).
During this time at Sedgman, Peter provided leadership and guidance across a suite of over 10 large scale Mine Operations contracts and over 30 EPC contracts across a broad spectrum of commodities. He was also instrumental in delivering significant growth of the Company, with Sedgman’s market capitalisation doubling during the period he was MD & CEO, prior to a takeover by the CIMIC Group in 2016. Peter was widely credited with the transformation of Sedgman through a strong focus on people and culture on a global scale.
Peter brings to New Century a successful background in project development and delivery, as well as asset optimisation & maintenance capabilities and organisational leadership experience. He also brings significant board level experience at both the public and wholly owned company level, particularity on matters covering safety, governance, financial reporting, risk management, strategy and leadership.