BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Bruce Brook

      

Bruce Brook
B.Com, B. Acc, FCA, MAICD, Independent, Non-Executive Chairman

Bruce Brook joined the Board of Directors in June 2010 and was appointed Chairman in August 2011. He is a chartered accountant with extensive experience in the mining industry, as well as experience in the financial services and manufacturing industries. Mr Brook was the Chief Financial Officer of WMC Resources Limited from 2002 to 2005 and has approximately 30 years’ experience in senior finance positions at major public companies, including Gold Fields of South Africa Limited, Rio Tinto Limited, Pacific Dunlop and ANZ Banking Group. His current other non-executive directorships include CSL Limited, NYSE listed Newmont Mining Corporation and the Deep Exploration Technologies Co-operative Research Centre. Mr Brook is a member of the ASIC Director Advisory Panel and a member of the Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine Board of Governors.

Mr Brook is the Chairman of the Board’s Nomination Committee and a member of the Board’s Remuneration and People Committee.


      

Chris Sutherland
BEng (Hons), FIE (Aust), Managing Director

Chris Sutherland was appointed Managing Director of the Company in January 2008. He had been the Chief Executive of Integrated Group Limited since February 2006 (which merged with Programmed in June 2007), and prior to this appointment was an Executive Director of Asset Services for WorleyParsons. He is an experienced executive who has held senior management positions in various engineering, maintenance and contracting businesses with operations in Australia, Asia, Europe and the USA. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (UWA) and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2001.


      

Emma Stein
BSc. (Physics) Hons, MBA, FAICD, Hon Fellow (UWS), Independent, Non-Executive Director

A Non-Executive Director since June 2010, Emma Stein has considerable experience in international energy and utilities markets, investments in long-life assets and projects, and the upstream oil and gas sector. Formerly the UK Managing Director for French utility Gaz de France’s energy retailing operations, Ms Stein moved to Australia in 2003. She is a Non-Executive Director of Alumina Limited and Transpacific Industries Limited. Her community activities include being a NSW Ambassador for the Guides.

Ms Stein is the Chair of the Board’s Remuneration Committee, a member of the Board’s Audit and Risk Committee and a member of the Board's Nomination Committee.


      

Bob McKinnon
FCPA, FGIA, FCIS, MAICD, Independent, Non-Executive Director

A Non-Executive Director since November 2011, Bob McKinnon has 40 years’ experience in finance and general management positions in the light manufacturing and industrial sectors in Australia, New Zealand and Canada. He is former Managing Director of Austal Ships and Fleetwood Corporation Limited, and spent 28 years with Capral Aluminium (formerly Alcan Australia) in various financial and senior executive positions. His other directorships include Chairman of Toxfree Solutions Limited and a Non-Executive Director of Peet Limited.

Mr McKinnon is the Chairman of the Board’s Audit and Risk Committee and a member of the Board's Nomination Committee and the Board's HSE Committee.


      

Jim Walker
MA ICD, Independent, Non-Executive Director

A Non-Executive Director since November 2015, Jim Walker has over 40 years of experience in the resources sector, most recently as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of WesTrac Pty Ltd, where he led the company’s rapid development in industrial and mining services locally and in China. Prior to this, Mr Walker held various roles with other Australian Caterpillar dealers. His current directorships include Chairman of the WA State Training Board, Macmahon Holdings Ltd and Austin Engineering Ltd. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Seeing Machines Ltd and RACWA Holdings Pty Ltd.

Mr Walker is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and Australian Institute of Management (AIM WA), holding the position of President WA (2008 - 2010) and National President - Australia (2010 - 2013).

Mr Walker is the Chairman of the Board's HSE Committee, a member of the Board's Remuneration & People Committee and a member of the Board's Nomination Committee.


      

Lisa Paul AO PSM
BA (Hons) FAICD, FACEL, FAIM, FIPAA, FANZSOG, Independent, Non-Executive Director

A Non-Executive Director since February 2016, Lisa Paul has been a Chief Executive in the Australian Public Service for the last eleven years, most recently as the Secretary of the Australian Government Department of Education and Training. During different times in her Australian Public Service career, she has held national responsibility for early childhood, schooling, vocational education, skills and training, higher education, international education, research, science, employment, workforce and workplace relations.  Her current Non-Executive directorships include Social Ventures Australia (since August 2013), Australian Schools Plus (February 2015), Navitas Limited (since February 2016), High Resolves (since March 2016), APM Australia (since March 2016) and a Council Member of Bond University (since April 2016). Ms Paul is also a member of the advisory board to the Melbourne Accelerator Program and the government’s Naval Ship Building Advisory Board. She was previously a member of the Board of CSIRO.

In 2011, Ms Paul was made an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to public sector leadership in key policy and program implementation, and also received the Australia Chartered Accountants’ Federal Government Leader of the Year award. In 2003, she was awarded a Public Service Medal for leading the Australian Government’s domestic response to the Bali bombings.

Ms Paul is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a fellow of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders, National Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia, a fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, an Australian National University Public Policy Fellow, a Fellow of the Australia New Zealand School of Government and a member of Chief Executive Women.

Ms Paul is a member of the Board’s Audit and Risk Committee, the Board’s Nomination Committee and the Board’s HSE Committee.