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Mr Leigh Clifford AO

Leigh Clifford is Chairman of Crestone Wealth Management, a Director of Bechtel Group Inc in the USA and Chairman of Bechtel Australia Pty Ltd, a Senior Adviser to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co, a member of the Council of Trustees of the National Gallery of Victoria, Chairman of the National Gallery of Victoria Foundation and Chairman of the University of Melbourne’s philanthropic campaign.

Leigh was previously Chairman of Qantas from 2007 to 2018. Prior to that he was Chief Executive and Director of Rio Tinto, and retired in 2007 after 37 years with the company.

He is a qualified mining engineer, having graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) and a Master of Engineering Science.

Leigh is married to Sue with 2 adult children.

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