• Geoffrey N Brunsdon AM B Comm

    Mr Brunsdon was appointed as a Director in November 2009, appointed Deputy Chairperson in September 2011 and appointed Chairperson of the Company on 1 March 2012. He is Chairperson of the Nomination/Governance Committee, and is a member of the Risk Committee, the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee. Until June 2009, Mr Brunsdon was Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking of Merrill Lynch International (Australia) Limited. He is Chairman of APN Funds Management Limited (since November 2009) and MetLife Insurance Limited (since April 2011) and is a director of PayPal Australia Pty Limited (June 2021). He was a member of the listing committee of the Australian Securities Exchange between 1993 and 1997, a member of the Takeovers Panel between 2007 and 2016 and was a director of Sims Group Limited between 1999 and 2007. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia and a Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors. Mr Brunsdon is also a director of the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists and Purves Environmental Custodians and, in 2019, was awarded the rank of Member of the Order of Australia (AM).

  • Alistair Field (NHD) Mech Eng, MBA

    Mr Field was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Company in August 2017. He is a member of the Safety, Health, Environment, Community & Sustainability Committee, the Nomination/Governance Committee and the Risk Committee. Mr Field joined the Company on 1 October 2015 as the Managing Director of ANZ Metals. He has more than 25 years of experience in the mining and manufacturing industries. He has held a number of senior leadership positions, including most recently as Director of Patrick Terminals & Logistics Division for Asciano Limited, and previously as Chief Operating Officer for Rio Tinto Alcan’s Bauxite and Alumina Division. Mr Field is a Mechanical Engineer with an MBA from the Henley Business School.

  • Victoria Binns

    Victoria (Vicky) Binns, B.E. (Hons I) (Mining) (UNSW), Grad Dip SIA, FAusIMM, GAICD

    Ms Binns has more than 35 years of experience in the global resources and financial services sectors, including 10 years in executive leadership roles at BHP in Asia and 15 years in financial services with Merrill Lynch Australia and Macquarie Equities. During her career at BHP, Ms Binns’ roles included Vice President Minerals Marketing, leadership positions in the metals and coal marketing business, and Vice President of Market Analysis and Economics. She was also co-Founder and Chair of Women in Mining and Resources Sg (WIMAR Sg).
    Prior to joining BHP, Ms Binns held a number of Board and senior management roles at Merrill Lynch Australia including Managing Director and Head of Australian Research, Head of Global Mining, Metals and Steel, and Head of Australian Mining Research.
    Ms Binns is a Non-Executive Director of two ASX-listed companies, Cooper Energy and Evolution Mining. She is also a Non-Executive Director for the NFP Carbon Market Institute (CMI), and a member of the Advisory Council for JP Morgan, Australia & New Zealand.

  • Tom Gorman BA, MS, MBA

    Mr Gorman was appointed as a director in June 2020. He is the Chair of the Safety, Health, Environment, Community & Sustainability Committee. Mr Gorman served as the Global Chief Executive Officer of Brambles Ltd for seven years, retiring in February 2017. Prior to Brambles, Mr Gorman held a number of senior executive positions over a 21 year career at Ford Motor Company, culminating in President and Chief Executive Officer of Ford Australia from 2004 to 2008. He is a director of Worley Ltd, a global provider of professional project and asset services, Orora Ltd, a packaging solutions specialist, and Alcoa Corporation, a global leader in the production of bauxite, alumina and aluminium products. Mr Gorman holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Tufts University, a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Global Master of Arts in International Relations and Affairs from Tufts University. He serves as a trustee of the Maine Chapter of The Nature Conservancy and is a director of High Resolves, an Australian-based non-profit focused on global citizenship education.

  • Hiroyuki Kato BA

    Mr Kato was appointed as a director in November 2018 and is Mitsui & Co, Ltd’s nominated non-independent director. He is a member of the Risk Committee and the Safety, Health, Environment, Community & Sustainability Committee. Mr Kato started his business career in the iron ore division of Mitsui, where he gained considerable experience relating to the mining industry, which became the backbone of his long career at Mitsui. After completing two assignments in New York and attending MIT Sloan School of Management, Mr. Kato held various positions in Mitsui’s oil and gas divisions. In June 2020, Mr Kato retired from his position as a Counsellor to Mitsui. He is a director of Obayashi Corporation, a leading global construction company.

  • Georgia Nelson BS, MBA

    Ms Nelson was appointed as a director in November 2014. She is Chairperson of the Risk Committee, and is a member of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee. Ms Nelson is an experienced director, having served as a board director of ten corporations over more than 25 years. Through her company, PTI Resources, LLC, Ms Nelson consulted on a variety of environmental and energy policy matters from 2005 to 2019. A global operations executive, Ms Nelson was the former founding president of Midwest Generation EME, LLC, an Edison International company, and senior vice president of worldwide operations for Edison Mission Energy. Ms Nelson serves as a director of three publicly traded US corporations: Cummins Inc, a global engine and equipment manufacturer, Ball Corporation, a global metals container manufacturing company, and Custom Truck One Source, a leading provider of specialised truck and heavy equipment solutions to the utility, telecommunications, rail and infrastructure markets in North America. Ms Nelson received a Bachelor of Science from Pepperdine University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern California.

  • Deborah O’Toole LLB, MAICD

    Ms O’Toole was appointed as a director in November 2014. She is Chairperson of the Audit Committee, and is a member of the Risk Committee and the Remuneration Committee. Ms O’Toole has extensive executive experience across a number of sectors including over 20 years in the mining industry and, more recently, in transport and logistics which included managerial, operational and financial roles. She has been Chief Financial Officer in three ASX listed companies, MIM Holdings Limited, Queensland Cotton Holdings Limited, and Aurizon Holdings Limited. Ms O’Toole currently serves as Chair of Transurban Queensland, and as an independent director of Pacific National Rail Group, Great Southern Bank (formerly Credit Union Australia) and Alumina Limited. Ms O’Toole serves as the Chair of the Audit Committee or Audit and Risk Committee of each of Pacific National Rail Group, Great Southern Bank and Alumina Limited. She also serves as an independent director of Boral Limited and is retiring effective 27 October 2021. Ms O’Toole holds a law degree and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

  • Heather Ridout AO BEc (Hons)

    Mrs Ridout was appointed as a director in September 2011. She is Chairperson of the Remuneration Committee, and is a member of the Safety, Health, Environment, Community & Sustainability Committee, the Risk Committee and the Nomination/Governance Committee. Mrs Ridout is an Alternate Director and member of the Investment Committee of AustralianSuper, the largest pension fund in Australia, and she formerly served as its Chair from March 2013 to September 2019, having joined the Board as a director in 2007. Mrs Ridout also serves as a director of Australian Securities Exchange Limited (since August 2012), and she is a director of AustCyber, the Australian Cyber Security Growth Network (since July 2017), a member of the RAND Corporation Australia Advisory Board and on the board of the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Mrs Ridout was formerly Chief Executive of the Australian Industry Group from 2004 until her retirement in April 2012. Her previous appointments include being a Board member of the Reserve Bank of Australia between 2011 and 2017, a member of the Henry Tax Review panel, board member of Infrastructure Australia and the Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency and a member of the Climate Change Authority and the Prime Minister’s Taskforce on Manufacturing. She has an economics degree, with honours, from the University of Sydney and in 2013 was awarded the rank of Officer of the Order of Australia (AO).

  • James T Thompson BS

    Mr Thompson was appointed as a director in November 2009. He is Chairperson of the Safety, Health, Environment, Community & Sustainability Committee, and is a member of the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination/Governance Committee. Mr Thompson was, from 2004 until his retirement in 2007, Executive Vice President Commercial for The Mosaic Company, one of the world’s largest fertiliser companies, which is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Prior to that, Mr Thompson had a 30 year career in the steel industry from 1974 to 2004, serving in various roles at Cargill, Inc, leading to the position of President of Cargill Steel Group from 1996–2004. During that period, Mr Thompson also served for a time as Co-Chairman of the North Star BlueScope Steel joint venture, and was a member of various industry boards, including AISI (American Iron and Steel Institute), SMA (Steel Manufacturers Institute) and MSCI (Metals Service Center Institute). He is currently a director of Hawkins, Inc, and serves as Chairman of the Board of Visitors of the University of Wisconsin School of Education. Mr Thompson has a BS from the University of Wisconsin Madison.

  • Alistair Field (NHD) Mech Eng, MBA

    Mr Field was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Company in August 2017. He is a member of the Safety, Health, Environment, Community & Sustainability Committee, the Nomination/Governance Committee and the Risk Committee. Mr Field joined the Company on 1 October 2015 as the Managing Director of ANZ Metals. He has more than 25 years of experience in the mining and manufacturing industries. He has held a number of senior leadership positions, including most recently as Director of Patrick Terminals & Logistics Division for Asciano Limited, and previously as Chief Operating Officer for Rio Tinto Alcan’s Bauxite and Alumina Division. Mr Field is a Mechanical Engineer with an MBA from the Henley Business School.

  • Brad Baker

    Brad Baker joined the Company in January 2018 as Group Chief Human Resources Officer. Brad has more than 25 years of HR management experience in plastics, metal processing and mining services industries and he brings extensive global operations HR management and board level experience with US and Australian publicly listed companies, most recently as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Boart Longyear.

  • Brendan McDonnell

    Brendan McDonnell joined the Company in December 2017 as Group Chief Technology Officer. Brendan is an experienced senior executive with over 30 years’ experience in IT and technology management roles. He has worked in highly technical and digital businesses including as a director of 1‐Stop Connections and as the General Manager of Patrick Technology in the development and commercialization of world leading automation and optimisation technologies for container terminals.

  • Elise Gautier

    Elise Gautier was appointed Chief Risk and Compliance Officer in October 2018. She joined Sims Limited in February 2014 as the Group Vice President Internal Audit. Ms. Gautier has over 20 years of global work experience in both industry and consultative services. Prior to joining Sims Limited, she was a Principal with Deloitte & Touche LLP focusing on internal audit and risk management consulting services. She held various leadership positions while working in India to develop Deloitte’s offshore risk practice. She also served as a Controller at Strafor Facom, a French multi-national diversified manufacturing company and as an Internal Auditor at Steelcase Inc., an American multi-national office furniture manufacturing company. She is a graduate of the French Business School – Institut Européen d’études Commerciales Supérieures de Strasbourg (IECS).

  • Gretchen Johanns

    Gretchen Johanns joined the Company in November 2018 as Group General Counsel and Company Secretary.  Gretchen has more than 20 years of experience as a senior legal advisor with U.S. publicly listed companies in the information technology, service and media industries.  Prior to joining the Company, Gretchen served as Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Xerox Corporation.  Previously, she served in various legal roles at Time Warner Cable Inc.

    Gretchen received her law degree from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Grinnell College.

  • Stephen Mikkelsen

    Stephen Mikkelsen joined the Company in January 2018 as Group Chief Financial Officer. Stephen has over 30 years’ experience in finance and executive management roles. Prior to joining the Company, Stephen held senior leadership positions at AGL Energy, including Chief Financial Officer from 2006 to 2012, which was followed by Group General Manager Retail Energy and Executive General Manager Energy Markets. Previous to AGL, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Snowy Hydro from 2001 to 2006, and Chief Financial Officer of Contact Energy from 1999 to 2000. Stephen is a Chartered Accountant and a member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand.

  • Steve Skurnac

    Steve Skurnac was appointed to the newly created position of Sims Limited Group Chief Development Officer effective 1 July, 2017. Prior to that, Steve was President, Sims Recycling Solutions, a business at the forefront of the nation’s electronics recycling industry. He has served on the board of numerous industry associations; participated as a stakeholder in all major cooperative e-scrap policy groups, including the EPA Common Sense initiative, the National Product Stewardship Initiative (NEPSI), and UN Basel Workgroup standards development; and spoken on the topic of e-scrap recycling at conferences worldwide.

    Prior to joining the Sims Group in May 2007, Steve was the President of Noranda Recycling (now Xstrata Recycling) where he had spent 24 years in various international metals and recycling capacities. He graduated from the University of Toronto with an engineering degree in mining and metallurgy.

  • Ingrid Sinclair

    Ingrid Sinclair was appointed Global President, Sims Lifecycle Services in February 2019. Prior to that, she was the Vice President of Recycling for Sims Recycling Solutions U.S. Ingrid has been in the electronics recycling industry for more than 20 years, and she spearheaded innovation in electronics recycling operations for 10 years.

    Prior to joining Sims in 2007, Ingrid began her career as a Chemical Process Engineer at Glencore Canada (formerly Noranda) where she spent 10 years in various international commercial and operational roles. In addition to being trained as a Six Sigma Black Belt, Ingrid has a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Ottawa and a Master of Business Administration from Concordia University.

  • John Glyde

    John Glyde was appointed Managing Director of Australia & New Zealand Metal in August 2017. John has been with Sims Metal for over 30 years, holding progressively senior leadership roles across the business in both Australia and the US. Prior to his taking his current role John was Chief Operating Officer for Australia & New Zealand Metals from 2015 to 2017, and previous to that position was the General Manager, Queensland Metals.
     
     
     

  • Michael Movsas

    Michael Movsas joined the Company in September 2017 as President North America Metal. He has more than 25 years of global experience in the Metal Recycling and Steel industries and has been based in Hong Kong, Johannesburg, London, New York, Sydney and Tokyo. He is a former Board Member and Managing Director of Macsteel Holdings, one of the largest independent Multinational Steel Trading and Merchandising corporations. Additionally, he was a former CEO and Co‐Founder of Reclamation Holdings, the largest Metal Recycling company in Sub‐Saharan Africa. Michael holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and was licensed as a Corporate Advisor with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission.