Board, Executive & Committees
The primary role of the Orica Limited Board is to protect and enhance long-term shareholder value.
Accountable to shareholders for the performance of the company, the Board directs and monitors the business and affairs of Orica and is responsible for the company’s overall corporate governance. The Board, Chairman and Managing Director each have terms of reference that define their responsibilities.
Non-Executive Director of Orica Limited since December 2015 and Chairman as of 1 January 2016. Chairman of the Corporate Governance and Nominations Committee.
Director of BHP Billiton Ltd & Plc. Former Chairman of Asciano Limited.
Director of the Walter & Eliza Hall Institute, Chairman of the Australia China One Belt One Road Advisory Board and Council Member of Opportunity International Australia.
PhD Econ, M Phil Econ, JD Law, BA Econ
Non-Executive Director since August 2013. Appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer on 19 May 2015.
Former Group Executive and Chief Executive of BHP Billiton, Aluminium, Nickel and Corporate Development. Former Chief Executive Officer of Cerrejón Coal Company and Colombian oil company, Ecopetrol. Member of Investment Advisory Committee for New York Mining Fund AR Capital GP II Ltd.
Non-Executive Director since April 2013. Chairman of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee and member of the Board Audit and Risk Committee and the Corporate Governance and Nominations Committee.
Director of Origin Energy Limited, Qantas Airways Limited and Growthpoint Properties Australia Limited. Former director of companies including Neverfail Australia Ltd, Treasury Corporation of NSW and Federal Airports Corporation. Former Managing Director of Investment Banking at Investec Bank (Australia) Ltd. Former member of the Takeovers Panel.
BSc (Hons) Geology, MSc (Mining), MDP, AMP
Non-executive Director of Orica Limited since July 2010. Chairman of the Safety, Health & Environment Committee and a member of the Human Resources & Compensation Committee and the Corporate Governance & Nominations Committee.
Chairman of Petmin Limited and BlackRock World Mining Trust plc and a Director of Endeavour Mining Corporation and Ivanhoe Mines Limited. Former Chief Executive Officer of Anglo Coal and Gold Fields Limited, and a former executive with AngloGold Ashanti and Anglo American Group.
Chairman of the Leadership for Conservation in Africa, a not-for-profit organisation, and a former Director of Business Leadership South Africa, the South African Business Trust and the World Gold Council.
Lim Chee Onn
BSc (Hons), MPA, D.Eng (Honorary)
Non-Executive Director since July 2010. Member of the Safety, Health and Environment Committee, Human Resources and Compensation Committee and the Corporate Governance and Nominations Committee.
Chairman of the Singapore-Suzhou Township Development Pte Ltd and Board Member of the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Pro-Chancellor Singapore Management University, Member of the Council of Presidential Advisers (Singapore), and Director of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (Asia) Ltd. Former Chairman of Keppel Corporation Limited and Singbridge International Singapore Pte Limited.
BEc, DipEd, FAICD
Non-Executive Director since July 2016. Member of the Board Audit & Risk Committee and the Corporate Governance and Nominations Committee.
Director of Boral Limited, Charter Hall Group, Sydney Symphony Limited, SAS Trustee Corporation and Sydney Dance Company. Former director of companies including Australia Pacific LNG Pty Limited, Origin Energy Limited, Contact Energy Limited, Energia Andina S.A., Australian Energy Market Operator Ltd ,VENCorp and Energy and Water Ombudsman (Victoria) Limited.
BSc, MBA, FAICD
Non-Executive Director since August 2013. Chairman of the Board Audit and Risk Committee and member of the Safety, Health & Environment Committee and the Corporate Governance and Nominations Committee.
Non-Executive Director of GPT Group and Woodside Petroleum. Deputy Chairman of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Director of the Bell Shakespeare Company and a councillor of Curtin University. Former director of Aurizon Holdings and Fletcher Building. Former Executive Director of Wesfarmers Limited.
Board Committees Terms of Reference
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PhD Econ, M Phil Econ, JD Law, BA Econ
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Alberto was appointed Chief Executive Officer in May 2015, having been a Non-Executive Director since August 2013.
Alberto is a former Group Executive and Chief Executive of BHP Billiton, Aluminium, Nickel and Corporate Development. He is also a former Chief Executive Officer of Cerrejón Coal Company and Colombian oil company, Ecopetrol. Alberto is a member of the Investment Advisory Committee for New York Mining Fund AR Capital GP II Ltd.
B. Com (Hons); Acc; Chartered Accountant (SA)
Chief Financial Officer
Thomas was appointed Chief Financial Officer in September 2015 and has responsibility for the group-wide finance function as well as information technology, investor relations and group corporate affairs.
Before joining Orica Thomas spent 20 years with BHP Billiton where he held a number of leadership positions, including President and CEO Samancor Manganese Ltd, President Global Marketing and CFO of the Global Commercial Group.
B.Com, (Econ, Mark)
Group Executive and President, North America
James was appointed Group Executive and President, North America in October 2015. He has more than 20 years of commercial and operational experience with Orica, including most recently Zone Executive Head, Americas, Orica Mining Services. James has also held a range of general management, sales, marketing, and customer relationship roles and worked with customers across a range of international market segments in Australia, New Zealand and Latin America.
MEng Manufacturing Sciences & Engineering, MBA
Group Executive, Human Resources
Eileen joined Orica in March 2013 and holds the position of Group Executive, Human Resources with group-wide responsibility for the human resources function. Prior to joining Orica Eileen held senior roles in human resources and communication with Jetstar Airways and Wesfarmers. Eileen also gained experience in strategic consulting with McKinsey & Company and has deep experience in operational HR management and transformation.
BEng (1st class Hons) Mechanical Engineering, Masters (Hons) Total Quality Management, MBA.
Group Executive and President, Australia Pacific & Indonesia
Darryl was appointed Group Executive and President, Australia Pacific & Indonesia in October 2016 after having held the role of Vice President Coal since 2015. He joined Orica after a 24 year career with BHP Billiton where he held senior positions in group-wide functions as well as the Australian and South African coal and copper businesses with responsibility for operations, expansion projects and transformational change programs.
Group Executive and President Europe, Africa & Asia
Tony was appointed Group Executive and President, Europe, Africa & Asia in February 2016. He joined Orica in 2008 and has worked across several areas with global accountability, most recently in the role of Executive Global Head, Supply. Prior to joining Orica, Tony held executive roles across business development, finance, plant operations, supply chain, logistics and procurement with Alcoa Inc., Alcoa Australia, Amcor and PMP Limited.
BA/LLB (Hons), PDM
Group Executive, Corporate Services and Company Secretary
Kirsten was appointed Group Executive Corporate Services and Company Secretary in October 2015. Kirsten has responsibility for the legal function, company secretariat, sustainability, government and community affairs, environmental remediation and property assets. She joined Orica after a 20 year career with BHP Billiton where she held senior global legal positions. Kirsten has deep experience in corporate governance, global mergers and acquisitions and general commercial law.
BEng (Sand) Chemical Engineering
Group Executive, Safety, Health, Environment and Security
Richard is responsible for the critical functional area of Safety, Health, Environment and Security. Prior to this, he headed up manufacturing from 2012 to 2016, and has more than 25 years of international manufacturing experience. He joined ICI UK in 1987 and transferred to ICI Australia in 1990. From 1990 to 2007 Richard held a variety of regional and global manufacturing, supply chain and engineering roles with ICI, Incitec and Orica. In 2011 Richard completed a four year assignment in a business management role in Latin America.
BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering, BSc Applied Mathematics
Chief Commercial Officer
Angus was appointed Chief Commercial Officer in October 2016 and has responsibility for strategic marketing, technology and manufacturing of packaged explosives and initiating systems. Angus joined Orica in January 2016 following a 25 year career at Schlumberger where he held a number of senior roles responsible for research and development, engineering, manufacturing, operations and sales. Angus’s experience at Schlumberger included responsibility for explosives and perforating products research, development and manufacturing.
Group Executive and President, Latin America
Sebastian was appointed Group Executive and President, Latin America in August 2015. He joined Orica in 2010 as Marketing Vice President for Latin America, with responsibility for directing the regional business strategy, including price and product management, market intelligence and customer relationships. Before joining Orica, Sebastian worked for Shell International Petroleum Company for 16 years in various sales, marketing and strategy roles in Latin America, England and USA.
MA Oxon, BE Mining (Hons), Grad Dip Finance
Group Executive, Strategy, Planning and Mergers and Acquisitions
Andrew was appointed Group Executive Strategy, Planning and M&A in September 2015 and is responsible for corporate strategy, long term planning, mergers and acquisitions, Minova and new growth businesses. He has more than 15 years of experience in the mining industry, including with Rio Tinto in a range of operational, development and corporate roles. Andrew has held a range of senior roles in Boral Limited and was CEO of Fulton Hogan Australia prior to joining Orica in 2012.
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