Leighton O’Brien has established a highly skilled management team with decades of experience which has underpinned our continuing growth.
Reed Leighton is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Director of Leighton O’Brien, responsible for leading the organisation’s global operations and strategic direction.
Reed began his career at Shell Australia where he was responsible for the management of Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) for Shell’s Australian retail and distribution network.
Recognizing a need for the better management of storage and wetstock tank management through outsourcing, Reed joined with Shell colleague, Steve O’Brien, to form Leighton O’Brien in 1995.
Together they have successfully built Leighton O’Brien into a market-leading operation, employing almost 100 staff across the globe.
Reed is a well-known industry leader in storage tank network management, with a career spanning more than 26 years in the oil industry.
In his spare time, Reed loves to play golf, watch sports and drink fine red wine.
As a Non-Executive Director, Michael takes an active role in the company’s corporate structuring. His business and legal experience adds valuable insight to the company on many levels.
Michael is a Partner at mdp McDonald Partners, a boutique corporate, commercial and intellectual property practice where he specializes in business restructuring, corporate succession planning, commercial litigation, intellectual property and intellectual property licensing.
With more than 20 years’ experience in succession planning, Michael also regularly conducts workshops throughout Australia to assist businesses of all sizes in setting up effective succession plans.
Michael has been Chairman and Director on a number of boards and is a former Honorary Consul General for the Philippines in Victoria and a past President of the Australia-Philippines Business Council.
As Non-Executive Director, Professor Dan Hunter guides the strategic direction of Leighton O’Brien’s technology development, and his skills set complements the Board’s existing commercial, legal and R&D experience.
Professor Hunter is an experienced IT strategic advisor and Foundation Dean at Swinburne Law School. He is an international expert in internet law, intellectual property, and cognitive science models of law.
He holds a PhD from Cambridge, as well as computer science and law degrees from Monash University and a Master of Laws by research from the University of Melbourne.
He has taught at QUT Law School, New York Law School, the University of Melbourne Law School, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Cambridge University and Deakin University.
Professor Hunter has overseen high level IT projects including digitising the New York patent office, and is founder of several startups in the educational technology and legal services markets.
He has written and consulted widely about building intelligent systems, and regularly publishes on the intersection of computers and law.
He is also the co-founder and CTO of Scapegrace Pty Ltd, an education technology firm.
Based in Australia, Peter is Leighton O’Brien’s Global Engineering Manager. Peter is responsible for equipment design and manufacture, training and development of Leighton O’Brien’s field technicians and setting operations standards and procedures.
A mechanical engineer, Peter joined the company from the Petro Chem industry where he spent 10 years at ExxonMobil working as an Operations Engineer and Shift Manager.
Peter has held a number of roles within Leighton O’Brien including Testing Manager and then National Operations Manager. This role later expanded into New Zealand and Asia.
Peter has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (with distinction) from RMIT University in Australia.
In his spare time, Peter enjoys spending time with his family, surfing, fishing and sailing.