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Executive Committee changes
09 Sep 2016
Melbourne: Orica (ASX: ORI) today announced changes to its Executive Committee leadership team to strengthen its customer focus and global competitiveness.
Angus Melbourne, currently Group Executive and Regional President, Australia Pacific & Indonesia will be appointed Chief Commercial Officer, effective 1 October 2016, based in Singapore.
As a result, Darryl Cuzzubbo, currently Vice President Coal, will join the Executive leadership team as the new Group Executive and Regional President, Australia Pacific & Indonesia, based in Melbourne.
Orica CEO Alberto Calderon said: “The Chief Commercial Officer role is a critical leadership position. Angus will have responsibility for our strategic marketing and technology, which are key to maintaining and growing our market leadership. Our ability to strategically target investment in innovation and technology to make our customers’ operations more productive will be one of the hallmarks of our future competitiveness. Angus came to Orica with substantial experience in the development and delivery of technology focused customer solutions, and I am confident that his experience and leadership will be instrumental in embedding Orica’s leadership in this important area.
“I am also pleased to appoint Darryl to the Executive leadership team. Darryl is a respected leader in the resources industry, and during his time at Orica I have been impressed with Darryl’s leadership of his coal portfolio and the industry expertise he has brought to the role.”
Prior to Orica, Angus Melbourne spent 25 years at Schlumberger, a global leader in technology, project management and information solutions to the oil and gas industry. His most recent role there was President, Schlumberger Artificial Lift, the business division responsible for providing engineering, manufacturing, sales, lease and service of fluid lifting technologies for the upstream petroleum and mining industries. Earlier, he held the position of Vice President, Schlumberger Reservoir Completions Technology, which had oversight of Schlumberger’s explosives and perforating products research, development, and manufacturing.
Darryl Cuzzubbo joined Orica in October 2015 following 24 years with BHP Billiton, where he held a number of leadership roles across various businesses, functions and geographies.
Jez Smith, who has been acting in the Strategic Marketing and Technology role since December 2015, has been appointed to the role of Chief Scientist, reporting to Angus Melbourne.
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