The Leighton Group has evolved significantly from the construction company of its origins over 60 years ago. Today it is a diversified service provider to a range of private and public sector clients. The Group utilises its financial and intellectual capital to provide integrated solutions to clients' infrastructure and project requirements.
Who we are
Founded in Australia in 1949, Leighton Holdings Limited listed on the Australian Securities Exchange in 1962. Now one of the world’s major contracting, services and project development organisations, we are also the world’s largest contract miner. Leighton Holdings has its head office in Sydney, Australia. Leighton Holdings owns six diverse and independent companies: Thiess, Leighton Contractors, John Holland, Leighton Asia, Leighton International and Leighton Properties and has significant interests in Al Habtoor Leighton Group, Devine Limited and Sedgman Limited. They operate in more than 30 countries from headquarters in Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia and the UAE. Each operating company functions independently with its own Board and Managing Director with management encouraged to innovate and be successful in an autonomous manner. However, this autonomy occurs within a corporate governance framework defined by Leighton Holdings, which sets standards for: ethical and financial performance; health, safety and rehabilitation; and community and environmental matters. Those operating companies directly employ around 45,000 people and indirectly employ a similar number.
What we do
Leighton Holdings provides a corporate governance structure and financial strength to enable our operating companies to compete effectively in the global market place. This structure includes setting Group policies and operating guidelines, reviewing risk management and performance, and approving strategic development, acquisitions and investments. Our key resources include the experience and guidance of a long-serving management team and a strong balance sheet, which we use to support the growth of our companies’ operations. The operating companies offer a broad range of project development and contracting services and skills to public and private sector clients across a wide range of industries and geographic locations. These skills include: engineering and infrastructure construction, infrastructure development (e.g. toll roads), property development and building construction (residential and non-residential), contract mining, telecommunications and operations and maintenance. Leighton Holdings is focused on sustainability, which we see as delivering consistently excellent shareholder returns, and meeting or exceeding the needs of our operating companies’ clients whilst maintaining good relationships with the communities in which our companies work.
Leighton Holdings' core values are: