Michael Clennett

Managing Director, ATCO Structures & Logistics

Michael has worked for ATCO for almost 40 years. He was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec and graduated from McGill University with a degree in Management. Michael joined ATCO in 1979.

He held a variety of progressive positions in Calgary, Alberta and Montreal, Quebec. Michael moved to Brisbane in 1998, as Managing Director, when ATCO re-established the ATCO Structures business in Australia with the acquisition of a small hire and manufacturing operation as a beachhead operation for further growth.

The main operation areas were Brisbane and Sydney and ATCO quickly established operations along the Eastern Seaboard. ATCO also used their Australian operation as their centre of excellence for International operations.

Michael also led this operation. Major project destinations of projects which were either manufactured or project managed from Brisbane include; New Caledonia, Indonesia, East Timor, Abu Dhabi, Algeria and Mali, Africa. Australia’s light steel gauge technology expertise, combined with ATCO’s international expertise, combined to make these ventures very successful.

In 2006, ATCO re-established their presence in WA. Currently, ATCO has the newest and largest modular manufacturing facility in Australia, located in Perth.

From 2011 to 2014 ATCO delivered over 1B AUD worth of camps, infrastructure, and blast proof buildings to four major LNG Projects on Curtis Island, Queensland and Onslow, Western Australia.

In 2014, Michael relocated to Cape Town, Western Province, South Africa to focus exclusively on the international operations for ATCO.

With the downturn in the resources sector, Michael returned to Brisbane in 2016 to reassume his former role as Managing Director for Australia and Director of International operations, including South America.

Hear Michael speak at Canada Connect on 11 April at Commonwealth House.

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