• Geoffrey-Brunsdon

    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 People & Culture Committee. Until June 2009, Mr Brunsdon was managing director and head of investment banking of Merrill Lynch International (Australia) Limited. He is chairman of MetLife Insurance Limited (since April 2011) and 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).

  • Stephen-Mikkelson

    Stephen Mikkelsen

    Stephen Mikkelsen was appointed chief executive officer and managing director in 2023, after originally joining Sims Limited in 2018 as the global chief financial officer. He is a member of the Safety, Health, Environment, Community & Sustainability Committee. He brings more than 30 years of finance and executive management experience to the company.
    Prior to joining Sims Limited, Stephen held senior leadership positions at AGL Energy, including serving as chief financial officer from 2006 to 2012, followed by group general manager retail energy and executive general manager energy markets. Before his tenure at AGL, Stephen was the chief financial officer of Snowy Hydro from 2001 to 2006. Stephen is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand.

  • Deborah-OToolex

    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 People & Culture 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), Alumina Limited and Sydney Airport Corporation 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. Ms O’Toole holds a law degree and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

  • Kathy Hirschfeld, AM, Chem Eng

    Ms Hirschfeld was appointed as a director on 1 September 2023.  She is a chemical engineer with 20 years’ experience with BP in oil refining, logistics and exploration in Australia, the United Kingdom and Turkey. She also served as a logistics officer in the Australian Army Reserve.

    Ms Hirschfeld has extensive experience on ASX, NYSE, private company and government boards.  She is currently the Chair of Powerlink Queensland, an independent non-executive director of Central Petroleum, and a board member of Spark Infrastructure RE Limited, its subsidiaries and related entities (which includes the Boards of SA Power Networks and Victoria Power Networks (Powercor and CityPower)).  Ms Hirschfeld previously served as a Board Member and president of UN Women National Committee Australia and non-executive director of Energy Queensland, ToxFree Solutions, InterOil Corporation, Broadspectrum, Snowy Hydro and Queensland Urban Utilities. Additionally, she was a member of the Senate of the University of Queensland for 10 years.

    Ms Hirschfeld is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Academy of Engineering and Technology.  In 2019, she was appointed a member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to engineering, women, and business.

  • 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.

  • Phil-Bainbridge

    Philip Bainbridge, BSc (Hons)

    Mr Bainbridge was appointed as a director on 1 September 2022. He is a member of the Risk Committee and the People & Culture Committee.  Mr Bainbridge has extensive senior executive experience, primarily in the oil and gas sector across exploration, development and production. He has worked in a variety of jurisdictions, including North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. His most recent executive role was as executive general manager LNG for Oil Search Limited. Prior to that, he served in senior executive roles at Pacific National and BP Group. Mr Bainbridge is currently a non-executive director of Beach Energy Limited and Newcrest Mining Limited. He is also chairman of the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute, and Sino Gas and Energy. He was previously chair of the Papua New Guinea Sustainable Development Program.

  • Tom-Gorman

    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.

  • Victoria-Binns

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

    Ms Binns was appointed as a director in October 2021. She is a member of the People & Culture Committee and the Safety, Health, Environment, Community & Sustainability (SHECS) Committee. 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 other ASX-listed companies, Evolution Mining and Cooper Energy. 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.