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Front Row L-R: Dr Eileen Doyle, Brian Hodges, Nick Greiner 
Back Row L-R: Greg Laurie, Peter Richards, Phil Arnall
Not Pictured: Dr David Smith

Mr Nicholas F H Greiner AC
Independent Non-Executive Chairman (Age 66)

Mr Nicholas Greiner was appointed to the Board on 13 April 2004. He is a member of the Human Resources Committee.
 
He was Premier and Treasurer of New South Wales from 1988-1992 and has extensive experience as a corporate director. He is currently Chairman of Accolade Wines, The Nuance Group, QBE Australia/Asia-Pacific, Rothschild Australia Limited Council of Advisors, Degremont and the SAS Group of companies in Australia and New Zealand Advisory Council; Deputy Chairman of CHAMP Private Equity; Member of the Board of Governors, Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA), the European Australian Business Council (EABC); and a Trustee of the Sydney Theatre Company Foundation. He is also a member of the Advisory Board for John Grill Centre for Project Leadership, Sydney University, and of the Harvard Business School Asia-Pacific Advisory Board. In 1994, he was awarded a Companion of the Order of Australia for public sector reform and management and services to the community. Nick holds a Bachelor of Economics with Honours from Sydney University and a Master of Business Administration with High Distinction from Harvard Business School.

Mr Brian W Hodges
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (Age 60)

Mr Brian Hodges was appointed to the Board on 13 April 2004.

He has been Chief Executive of the Bradken business since 1997. He has guided Bradken and its culture through periods of considerable change and corporate activity with four different owners during his tenure as Chief Executive. Over the course of his career, Brian has gained extensive management and leadership experience in raw material production and processing, supply and logistics and steel manufacturing. Brian holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering with Honours from the University of Newcastle.

Mr Phillip J Arnall
Independent Non-Executive Director (Age 68)

Mr Phillip Arnall was appointed to the Board on 13 April 2004. He is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and Human Resources Committee.

He has extensive experience in the mining and steel industries in senior management positions. Phillip was the General Manager International at Smorgon Steel Group Limited and he held various senior positions at Australian National Industries Limited including, Chief General Manager of Structural Steel Product Group, Group Chief Executive of Tube Mills and Mining Services and Group Chief Executive of ANI Products Group. He is currently Chairman of ISIS a private building company and a non-executive director of A J Lucas Group Limited. Phillip holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree from University of Newcastle where he undertook postgraduate studies in Marketing and Industrial Law.

Mr Gregory R Laurie
Independent Non-Executive Director (Age 71)

Mr Greg Laurie was appointed to the Board on 24 February 2005. He is Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee.

Greg has extensive experience in a number of manufacturing and distribution industries. He was Finance Director of Crane Group Limited for almost 15 years until 2003 and prior to that, the Chief Financial Officer of then listed company, Rheem Australia Limited. He is an independent Non-Executive Director of Nick Scali Limited and Big River Group Pty Ltd. Greg holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of New South Wales.

Mr Peter I Richards
Independent Non-Executive Director (Age 54)

Mr Peter Richards was appointed to the Board on 11 February 2009. He is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.

He has over 30 years of business and international experience with global companies including BP plc, Wesfarmers Ltd, Dyno Nobel Limited and Norfolk Holdings Limited. During his time with Dyno Nobel, Peter successfully lead through challenging times, the Asia Pacific operation based in Sydney followed by the North American business unit based in Utah, USA. After becoming CEO, he expanded the business into China, Southern Africa and Europe while continuing to build upon its core Australian and North American operations. Peter is currently a Non-Executive Director of NSL Consolidated Limited, Emeco Holdings Limited and Sedgman Limited. Peter holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia.

Dr Eileen J Doyle
Independent Non-Executive Director (Age 58)

Dr Eileen Doyle was appointed to the Board on 1 July 2011. She is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and the Chairman of the Human Resources Committee.

She has over 30 years of business experience in the materials and water industries in Australia, including senior executive roles in BHP, Hunter Water and CSR. She was a founding Director of OneSteel and on the board for 10 years. She was Chairman of Port Waratah Coal Services for 11 years.  She is currently Chairman of the Hunter Valley Research Foundation and Hunter Founders Forum; Deputy Chairman of the CSIRO; and Non-Executive Director of Boral Group Limited, GPT Group Limited and the Newcastle Port Corporation. Eileen has a PhD in Applied Statistics from the University of Newcastle, is a Fulbright Scholar and has an Executive MBA from Columbia University Business School.


Dr David Smith 
Independent Non-Executive Director (Age 60)

Dr David Smith was appointed to the Board on 1 February 2014.

He has extensive operational and business development experience, in particular, in business integration, growth and safety. David has over 30 years of experience within Rio Tinto. Until 2009 he was President of Rio Tinto Atlantic and from 2001 to 2008 was Managing Director of Rio Tinto's iron ore business in Australia. He is currently Lead Independent Director with Atlas Iron and Deputy Chairman of the WA Ballet. David has also served as President of the WA Chamber of Minerals & Energy, a Commissioner of Tourism WA, Director of the Australian Institute of Management (WA), a Councillor on the Australian Business Arts Foundation, a founding Director of Leadership WA and chaired the Federal Government's national Skills Working Group. David's formal qualifications include a Bachelor of Science and a PhD in Metallurgy from the University of New South Wales.