Leighton Holdings Limited
Leighton Holdings Limited, founded in Australia in 1949, is the parent company of one of the world’s major project development and contracting organisations. It is also the world’s largest contract miner. Listed on the Australian Stock Exchange since 1962, Leighton Holdings is a top 25 company by market capitalisation and has its head office in Sydney, Australia.
Leighton Holdings owns six diverse and independent operating companies: Leighton Contractors, Thiess, John Holland, Leighton International, Leighton Asia and Leighton Properties. These operating companies provide development, construction, contract mining and telecommunications services. They also provide operation and maintenance services to the infrastructure, resources and property markets. The Group operates in more than 20 countries throughput Australia, Asia and the Middle East from headquarters in Australia, Hong Kong and Dubai. These operating companies directly employ around 40,000 employees and each functions autonomously with its own Board and Managing Director.
In 2008/09, Leighton Holdings had revenue of over A$18 billion, earned a profit after tax of A$440 million and reported an average return on shareholders’ funds of over 20%. The Company's financial strength is recognised by ratings agencies Moody’s Investors Service, which currently assigns an issuer rating of Baa1 and Standard & Poors, which rates the company BBB.