Our leaders

Our leaders are focused on delivering superior values for our clients and returns for our investors, while creating an exciting, challenging and safe environment for our people.

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David Jurd

Managing Director

David Jurd

Managing Director

As Managing Director of Leighton Contractors, David Jurd is leading the development of the company as a global leader in construction.

David has almost 30 years of experience as a Civil Engineer in Australia and the United Kingdom.

This has included the delivery of some of Australia’s most important infrastructure projects and a range of senior executive positions.

David commenced with Leighton Contractors in 2013 as Executive General Manager of the Infrastructure Division, leading four regional infrastructure businesses, national Rail and Ports and Marine businesses and our subsidiary Broad.

Prior to joining Leighton Contractors, David was Managing Director of Abigroup. He led key projects, including Sydney’s M2 Motorway and the $1.6b M7 Motorway, which at the time of delivery was Australia’s largest single infrastructure project.

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Jane Sherlock

Executive General Manager, People

Jane Sherlock

Executive General Manager, People

Jane is the Executive General Manager, People, leading the key functional support areas of People & Capability; Indigenous Business & Strategy and Community Investment; Safety, Health & Environment; and Corporate Affairs & Communication. In living and supporting our value that ‘our people are the foundation of our success’, Jane’s primary and ongoing focus is leadership engagement, aligning our people and business strategies, and driving organisational and cultural change.

Jane’s career spans more than 20 years in the banking and finance, construction/infrastructure, IT and outsourcing sectors. During that time, she has worked in roles with an increasingly strategic remit, leading HR teams and functions at both Group and corporate levels, and with national and Asia-Pacific scope.

Prior to joining Leighton Contractors, Jane had early career roles in sales (Yellow Pages) and operational HR (banking, construction, engineering and retail). She then moved into director and executive level roles in HR with Avco, General Electric (GE) and Unisys, with a focus on aligning people strategy with business strategy.

Jane holds a Bachelor of Business (Management) from Monash University, and qualifications from the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM).