THE BOARD

MICHAEL ARNETT

MICHAEL ARNETT

CHAIRMAN

TERM OF OFFICE:
Mr Arnett was appointed as Chairman on 9th March 2016, following his position as a Director since 27 July 2007.

EXPERIENCE:

Mr Arnett is a former consultant to, partner of and member of the Board of Directors and national head of the Natural Resources Business Unit of the law firm Norton Rose (formally Deacons). He has been involved in significant corporate and commercial legal work for the resource industry for over 20 years.

Mr Arnett has held the following directorships of listed companies in the three years immediately before the end of the financial year:

  • Chairman, New Guinea Energy Ltd (Finished July 2015)
  • Non-Executive Director, Nexus Energy Limited (Resigned 2012)
 JULIAN PEMBERTON

JULIAN PEMBERTON

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR

TERM OF OFFICE:
Mr Julian (Jules) Pemberton was appointed as a Director on 1 July 2006. Appointed as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director 7 July 2010.

EXPERIENCE:

He has over 25 years’ experience in business, sales and management in both Australia and the United Kingdom. Mr Pemberton joined NRW in 1997 and initially worked on site before progressing into the sales and hire area. He has held roles as Operations Manager, General Manager and Chief Operating Officer for NRW prior to his current role.

JEFF DOWLING

JEFF DOWLING

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

TERM OF OFFICE:
Mr Dowling was appointed as Non-Executive Director in August 2013.

EXPERIENCE:

Mr Dowling is a highly experienced corporate leader with 36 years’ experience in professional services with Ernst & Young. He has held numerous leadership roles within Ernst & Young which focused on the mining, oil and gas and other industries. His professional expertise centres around audit, risk and financial acumen derived from acting as lead partner on large public company audits, capital raisings and corporate transactions. Mr Dowling’s career with Ernst & Young culminated in his appointment as Managing Partner of the Ernst & Young Western Region for a period of five years. He also led Ernst & Young’s Oceania China Business Group, responsible for building Ernst & Young’s Oceania relationships with Chinese Corporations. Mr Dowling has a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Western Australia and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. Mr Dowling has held the following directorships of listed companies in the three years immediately before the end of the financial year:

  • Chairman of Sirius Resources NL (ASX: SIR)
  • Pura Vida Energy NL (Current)
  • Non-Executive Director of Atlas Iron Limited (ASX: AGO)
PETER JOHNSTON

PETER JOHNSTON

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

TERM OF OFFICE:
Mr Johnston was appointed as Non-Executive Director in July 2016.

EXPERIENCE:
Mr Johnston brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from the leadership positions he has held in national and international mining companies.

His impressive résumé consists of multiple senior management positions including director of Tronox Ltd since August 2012 and Global Head of Nickel Assets for Glencore from May 2013 to December 2015.

From 2001 Mr Johnston was Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Minara Resources Pty Ltd for two years. He has been Vice Chairman of the Nickel Institute; Chairman of the Minerals Council of Australia; President of the Chamber of Minerals & Energy (WA); and Vice President of the Australian Mines and Metals Association.

Prior to this he was a director of Silver Lake Resources Limited. Between 1993 and 2001 he was the Executive General Manager of WMC Ltd where he was responsible for nickel and gold operations, Olympic Dam Operations, Queensland Fertilizers Ltd and human resources.

Mr Johnston graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in psychology and industrial relations.

Mr Johnston has held the following directorships of listed companies:

  • Executive Director, Tronox Ltd (NYSE)
  • Executive Director, Minara Resources Limited
  • Executive Director, Nickel Institute and the Minerals Council of Australia
  • Executive Director, Australian Mines and Metals Association
  • Executive Director, Silver Lake Resources Limited
  • Executive Director, WMC Ltd