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Mr Gregory R Laurie
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr Gregory 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
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
Dr Eileen Doyle was appointed to the Board on 1 July 2011. She is a
member of the Audit and Risk Committee and 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. Eileen 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.
Mr Nicholas F H Greiner AC
Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Mr Nicholas Greiner was appointed to the Board on 13 April 2004. He
is a member of the Human Resources Committee. Nick 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
Directors’ Profiles
From left: Greg Laurie, Peter Richards, Company Secretary David Chesterfield, Eileen Doyle, Phil Arnall,
Nick Greiner, CFO Steven Perry and Brian Hodges.