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.
Malcolm Broomhead AO
Non-Executive Director of Orica Limited since December 2015 and Chairman as of 1 January 2016. Chairman of the Nominations Committee and member of the Innovation and Technology Committee.
Director of BHP Group Limited & PLC. Former Chairman of Asciano Limited.
Director of the Walter & Eliza Hall Institute, 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, Aluminium, Nickel and Corporate Development. Former Chief Executive Officer of Cerrejón Coal Company and Colombian oil company, Ecopetrol. Prior to this, Alberto was Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund, held senior roles in the Colombian government, and has been a Board member of a range of private, public and non-government organisations.
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 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.
Lim Chee Onn
BSc (Hons), MPA, D.Eng (Honorary)
Non-Executive Director since July 2010. Member of the Safety, Health, Environment, Community & Security Committee, Human Resources & Compensation Committee and the Nominations Committee.
Chairman of the Singapore-Suzhou Township Development Pte Ltd, 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.
BA (Business Administration), MBA (Management)
Non-executive Director since January 2018. Chairman of the Innovation and Technology Committee and member of the Human Resources & Compensation Committee and the Nominations Committee.
Co-founder and Chairman of Ice Mobility. Director of Aerial Technologies Inc., NASDAQ-listed VOXX International Corporation and ORBCOMM Inc., and a director of the Consumer Technology Association and the Consumer Technology Association Foundation, both not-for-profit organisations. Founder and former CEO of Brightstar US.
BEc, DipEd, FAICD
Non-Executive Director since July 2016. Chairman of the Safety, Health, Environment, Community & Security Committee, and member of the Human Resources & Compensation Committee and the Nominations Committee.
Director of Boral Limited, Charter Hall Group, Snowy Hydro Limited, and Sydney Symphony Limited, and a Fellow of the Senate of Sydney University. Former director of companies including Sydney Dance Company, SAS Trustee Corporation, 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, Community & Security Committee and the Nominations Committee.
Non-Executive Director of GPT Group and Woodside Petroleum. Director of the Bell Shakespeare Company. Former director of Aurizon Holdings and Fletcher Building. Former Executive Director of Wesfarmers Limited.
Boon Swan Foo
Non-executive Director since May 2019. Member of the Innovation and Technology Committee, Board Audit and Risk Committee and the Nominations Committee.
Chairman and Non-executive Director of SGX-ST-listed Global Investments Limited, Chairman of Allgrace Investment Management Private Limited, and Chairman of Singapore Consortium Investment Management Limited. External Director of China Huadian Corporation Ltd.
Former Senior Advisor to Temasek International Advisors Pte Ltd, and a former Non-executive Director of Singbridge Holdings Pte Ltd, Singbridge International Singapore Pte Ltd and Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City Investment and Development Company.
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, Aluminium, Nickel and Corporate Development. He is also a former Chief Executive Officer of Cerrejón Coal Company and Colombian oil company, Ecopetrol. Prior to this, Alberto was Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund, held senior roles in the Colombian government, and has been a Board member of a range of private, public and non-government organisations.
B.Com, (Econ, Mark)
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.
GAICD, MBA, FCPA, BComm
President - Australia Pacific & Asia
James was appointed President, Australia Pacific & Asia in October 2019 after first joining Orica as Vice President Finance, Australia Pacific & Asia in 2019. James has held senior leadership positions at Incitec Pivot Ltd and has more than 25 years’ experience across international commodity trading, global manufacturing, integrated supply chain, procurement, product management and pricing, marketing and sales.
BEng (1st class Hons) Mechanical Engineering, Masters (Hons) Total Quality Management, MBA.
Chief Manufacturing Officer
Darryl was appointed Chief Manufacturing Officer in October 2019 after having held the role of Group Executive and President, Australia Pacific & Asia since 2016. He joined Orica in 2015 after a 24 year career with BHP 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.
B. Com, Acc; Chartered Accountant
Chief Financial Officer
Christopher was appointed Chief Financial Officer in October 2018 and has responsibility for the group wide finance function as well as investor relations and group risk and assurance. Before joining Orica, Christopher held senior financial and executive roles within Anglo American Plc, including as CEO of its subsidiary Scaw Metals Group from 2009 to 2013 and CFO from 2008.
BSc Aeronautical Engineering, MBA
Carlos is focusing on the delivery of the contractual arbitration of Burrup ahead of his retirement next year. Carlos joined Orica in October 2017 following more than 30 years at global oil and gas technology and services company, Schlumberger. During his time at Schlumberger Carlos held several senior leadership positions including Vice President, Supply Chain, Vice President, Manufacturing, and Vice President, New Businesses.
BA/LLB (Hons), PDM
Company Secretary & Chief Corporate Services Officer
Kirsten was appointed Group Executive Corporate Services and Company Secretary in October 2015. Kirsten has responsibility for the legal function, company secretariat, as well as sustainability, government and community affairs. She joined Orica after a 20 year career with BHP where she held senior global legal positions. Kirsten has deep experience in corporate governance, global mergers and acquisitions and general commercial law.
Adam L. Hall
BCom, LLB (Hons), MBA (HD)
Chief Development Officer
Adam was appointed Chief Development Officer in June 2019, with responsibility for corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, Orica Agriculture and GroundProbe. Prior to joining Orica, Adam led Corporate Development and Industrial Gases for CF Industries in the USA. Adam brings 20 years’ global experience in strategy and business development, having led transformational deals in his corporate roles with CF Industries and global agribusiness leader, Bunge.
B.Comm, Industrial Psychology B.Comm (Hons), Business Economics, MBA
Chief People Officer
Ryan joined Orica in January 2018 as Vice President HR EMEA & CIS after having worked across the professional services, pulp and paper and resources sectors in various HR roles in South Africa, Australia and the United Kingdom over a 24-year period.
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 Orica’s China business. 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.
MSc, Civil Engineering, Executive MBA
President - Latin America
Germán was appointed Group Executive and President, Latin America in September 2018 following 18 years at commercial explosives manufacturer and distributor Maxam. At Maxam, Germán held business leadership roles in Europe, Middle East and Africa, the Americas and Australasia, served as a Board member for several Maxam companies around the world, and most recently was the Senior Executive Director and General Manager Civil Explosives.
B. Com (Hons); Acc; Chartered Accountant (SA)
President - Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)
Thomas was appointed Group Executive and President, EMEA in October 2017 after having held the role of Chief Financial Officer since September 2015. Before joining Orica Thomas spent 20 years with BHP 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.