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Board of Directors

DR ROBERT EDWARDES

Chair

Appointed to the Board December 2013
Elected April 2014
Appointed Chair June 2015
Expertise: Oil & Gas Development & Management

Robert is the Executive Vice President Development, Woodside Energy Ltd. He is responsible for design and execution of onshore and offshore capital projects, in addition to the engineering function. He is also responsible for the Browse, Scarborough, Senegal, Sunrise, Canada and USA business units. Robert has 40 years of resources industry experience spanning the full breadth of operations and projects, including HSE and operations integrity, production technology, development planning, provision of corporate strategy and support, and delivery of major capital projects.

 

Before joining Woodside in May 2012, Robert spent 10 years with WorleyParsons, following a 25-year career with ExxonMobil. In his last five years with ExxonMobil he was the Project Director responsible for execution of the Kizomba deep-water oil development in Angola. In his last four years with WorleyParsons he was based in Houston as Managing Director, US and Latin America. He holds both a Bachelor Degree and Doctorate in Civil Engineering.

DR DAVID SMITH

Deputy Chair

Appointed to the Board May 2012
Elected April 2013
Expertise: Strategy, Management, Mining, Business & Development

David Smith joined the West Australian Ballet Board in May 2012. David has over 30 years of technical, operational and senior executive experience with Rio Tinto. David was, until retirement in 2009, the President of Rio Tinto Atlantic. Prior to this, David was Managing Director of Rio Tinto’s iron ore operations in Australia covering Hamersley Iron and Robe River and before that David was the Chief Executive Officer of Rössing Uranium in Namibia. David is a qualified metallurgist and his formal qualifications include a Bachelor of Science and PhD in Metallurgy from the University of New South Wales in Australia. He has attended business schools in Melbourne, Geneva and London.

 

David previously served as Non-Executive Director of Bradken Ltd and also served as Chairman of Bannerman Resources, Deputy Chairman of Atlas Iron Ltd and Non-Executive Director of Macmahon Holdings and Energy Resources Australia. Dr Smith’s previous appointments include President of the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (2005-2008) and Chairman of the Board of the National Skills Shortages Strategy working group (2006). David was also a founding Director of Leadership WA (2004-2007), a Commissioner with Tourism WA (2005-2007), a Director of AIM (2001-2007) and a Councillor with the Australia Business Arts Foundation (2004-2008).

TIM BULT

Appointed January 2012
Elected April 2012
Re-elected April 2015
Expertise: Management and Business Development

Tim joined Wesfarmers in 1999, working in commercial and business development roles within the Wesfarmers Energy division, before his appointment as General Manager of Wesfarmers Kleenheat Gas in 2005. He became Managing Director of Wesfarmers Energy in September 2006, and was Executive General Manager, Business Development from July 2009 to August 2015. Tim was appointed Director, Associate Businesses and International Development of Wesfarmers in August 2015 and in 2018 was appointed Project Director for the demerger of Coles.

 

Tim has a Bachelor of Engineering (Mech, Hons) and a Master of Business Administration from The University of Western Australia. He has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard. Tim is also a Director of Wespine Industries and Gresham Private Equity.

AMY NIELSEN

Appointed March 2018
Elected April 2018

Expertise: Dance, Management and Business Development

Amy is an Engineering and Management professional with more than 14 years’ professional experience in the Oil and Gas industry. Amy has experience in team leadership, business optimisation and planning, strategy leadership, and risk, compliance and assurance.

 

Her qualifications include an MBA with Distinction from Curtin University in WA, as well as Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) from The University of WA. She is also a Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing ballet teacher with extensive performance experience.

ROGER DAVIES

Appointed March 2012
Elected April 2012
Re-elected April 2015 and April 2018
Expertise: Corporate Governance, Legal

Roger Davies is a partner at leading international law firm Ashurst, specialising in corporate and securities transactions. He has more than 25 years’ experience in public company takeovers (both hostile and agreed bids), Takeovers Panel proceedings, mergers by scheme of arrangement, stock exchange listings, IPOs and other equity capital markets transactions.

 

Roger is also a trusted advisor to listed public company boards, advising on corporate governance issues, including market disclosure and shareholder communications and relations.

 

Roger is recognised as a leading individual in Corporate/M&A in Chambers Global and Chambers Asia/ Pacific 2018 and in Best Lawyers Australia 2019 in the areas of corporate law, corporate/governance, equity capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and private equity. He was named Perth Lawyer of the Year in Corporate Law in Best Lawyers Australia 2016, 2017 and 2019 and Perth Mergers and Acquisitions Law Lawyer of the Year in Best Lawyers Australia 2014, 2015 and 2018. Roger joined the Board of West Australian Ballet in 2012.

PROF. MICHAEL HENDERSON

Appointed May 2013
Elected April 2014
Expertise: Business Development & Management,
Strategic Planning

Michael Henderson is Executive Chairman of Carabiner Architects and the founder of Emergency Triage Services, an organisation managing remote acute trauma.

 

Amongst a number of other community services, Michael is the founder and Chairman of the International Skills & Training Institute in Health (ISTIH), a dynamic skills and training organisation upskilling regional health/allied health workers. He is the past Vice Chairman of CSIRO’s National Flagship Advisory Committee and a past Board member of the Cancer Council.

 

Michael is an Adjunct Professor – Faculty of Law, Business & Information Technology, Murdoch University. He is the 2011 Ernst & Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year.

MARGIT MANSFIELD

Appointed August 2015
Expertise: Dance, Psychology, Organisational Design,
Human Resources & Project Management

Margit is a registered psychologist with extensive experience working in Africa, Britain and Australia in oil and gas, energy, mining, engineering, freight, fishing, and financial services. Her strengths are organisational design, change management and culture transformation, but she also has a wealth of experience in human resources, project management, employee engagement, talent development and executive coaching. She also has a keen interest in neuroleadership and utilises neuroscience techniques extensively in her work.

 

Her qualifications include Bachelor of Science (Zoology) from University of Cape Town, Bachelor of Social Science (Hons) Psychology from University of Cape Town, and Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Industrial Psychology from University of South Africa.

 

Margit’s inherited her love of dance from her grandmother, who was also her first ballet teacher. While she no longer does ballet, she continues to participate in many other forms of dance.

GREG MEYEROWITZ

Elected April 2011
Re-elected April 2014
Expertise: Financial & Accounting

Greg recently retired from the position of audit partner at EY, the international professional services firm, and will continue in the role of Senior Strategic Adviser. With over 35 years’ experience as a lead audit partner, Greg has worked with some of Australia’s leading listed and unlisted companies and has a detailed knowledge of corporate reporting and corporate governance responsibilities.

 

Currently, Greg is also a Director of The Federation of WA Police & Community Youth Centres (PCYC).

 

Greg holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and a Higher Diploma in Accountancy from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia & New Zealand and is also an Associate Member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

INGRID PUZEY

Appointed February 2018
Elected: April 2018
Expertise: Philanthropy, Fundraising, Strategy & Governance

Ingrid studied French and German languages in Switzerland before studying at the University of Western Australia. Working for two years in Sydney in the merchant banking sector, she returned to Perth in 1987. Ingrid joined her family’s small to medium enterprise in the surgical and medical industry where she worked for fifteen years, the last six as Managing Director.

 

Her experience in management, marketing, administration and human resources has translated in recent years to roles in the not-for-profit sector, most particularly as a Director of West Australian Ballet and Chair of the UWA Centenary Trust for Women. Ingrid is the Chair of Equus Bonding Inc., sits on the Board of the Sheila Foundation Inc., sits on the Perth Festival Philanthropy Committee and is a member of the Black Swan State Theatre Company White Swans. She is a mentor with Kilfinan Australia.

 

In 2018 she was a judge in both the Western Region and National EY Entrepreneur of the Year Australia awards. In 2017 she was awarded Citizen of the Year in her local community.