Mr Cole was appointed to the Board on 1 March 2018 and as Chairman on 13 April 2022. Mr Cole contributes to Iluka more than 30 years’ of commercial, business strategy and planning experience in the energy and resources sectors.
Mr Cole was previously Managing Director of oil and gas production and exploration company, Beach Energy. Mr Cole also spent over eight years at Woodside Petroleum Limited across a number of senior positions in commercial, corporate and legal areas including, Executive Director, Executive Vice President (Corporate and Commercial) and General Counsel. Prior to his time at Woodside, Mr Cole was a Partner at the law firm King and Wood Mallesons.
Mr Cole currently serves as a non-executive Chair of Synergy, Landgate and Perenti Global Limited; and is an external advisor (gas industry) and external member of the Regulation and Market Operations subcommittee of Power and Water Corporation of Northern Territory. Mr Cole was previously a non-executive Chair of Southern Ports Authority, GLX Group and St Bartholomew’s House Inc.
Mr Cole is Chair of the Nominations and Governmance Committee, a member of the People and Performance Committee, and a member of the Sustainability Committee.
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Mr O'Leary was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Iluka Resources Limited in September 2016. Mr O’Leary contributes to Iluka more than 30 years’ experience in executive management, business development and investment banking in the energy and banking sectors.
Mr O’Leary was previously Managing Director of Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy and Fertilisers, a division of Wesfarmers Limited, having been appointed to that role in 2010. Mr O'Leary had joined Wesfarmers in 2000 and, prior to that, had worked in London in finance law, investment banking and private equity.
Mr O’Leary holds a law degree from The University of Western Australia and has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. Since 2006 Mr O’Leary has been a non-executive Director of the Clontarf Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation that helps young Aboriginal men improve their education, discipline and employment prospects. Mr O’Leary was previously a non-executive member of Edith Cowan University Council.
BCom, GradDip Ed Studies, FCPA, FAICD, Cert Business Administration
Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee
Ms Saint was appointed to the Board in October 2019. Ms Saint contributes to Iluka over 30 years’ financial, auditing, corporate governance, enterprise risk, supply chain management, project management, and commercial experience both within Australia and internationally.
Ms Saint joins the Board from Bechtel Group, where she acquired more than 19 years’ leadership experience in her executive career. Having most recently served as Chief Audit Executive, Ms Saint was formerly Chief Financial Officer of Bechtel’s Mining and Metals Global Business Unit.
Prior to Bechtel, Ms Saint worked in commercial roles at Fluor Daniel and Placer Dome. Ms Saint also held consulting and auditing roles with PwC and KPMG.
Ms Saint currently serves as a non-executive Director of Nufarm Limited and Ventia Services Group Pty Ltd. In 2003, Ms Saint was recognised as the Telstra Queensland Business Woman of the Year.
Ms Saint is an independent non-executive Director. Ms Saint is Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee, a member of the Nominations and Governance Committee, and a member of the People and Performance Committee.
Ms Corlett was appointed to the Board in May 2019. Ms Corlett contributes to Iluka more than 25 years’ experience in exploration, mining operations, mining finance and investment.
Ms Corlett is a professional non-executive director following an executive career spanning mine operations, investment banking and private equity. A geologist, Ms Corlett's background is in mining operations and exploration for RGC Ltd and Goldfields Ltd. Ms Corlett was previously an Investment Director for Pacific Road Capital Ltd (a global mining private equity fund), following a career in mining project finance and credit risk management for Standard Bank Limited, Deutsche Bank and Macquarie Bank.
Ms Corlett currently serves as non-executive Director of Aurelia Metals Limited, Mineral Resources Limited, and trustee for the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) Education Endowment Fund. Ms Corlett is a former non-executive Director of The David Burgess Foundation and former Treasurer of the Foundation of National Parks and Wildlife.
Ms Corlett is an independent non-executive Director. Ms Corlett is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee, the Nominations and Governance Committee, and the Sustainability Committee.
BEng Mechanical (Hons, UFMG), MBA (FDC-MG), MAICD
Chair of the Sustainability Committee
Mr Bastos was appointed to the Board in February 2014. Mr Bastos contributes to Iluka more than 35 years’ of operational and project experience in the mining industry across numerous commodities and geographies, particularly in Australia, Africa and South America.
Mr Bastos has extensive experience in major projects development and operation, and company management in the metals and mining industry. Mr Bastos was formerly the Chief Operating Officer of the global resources company, MMG Limited, with responsibility for its global operations.
Prior to MMG, Mr Bastos held senior executive positions with BHP and Vale, including CEO BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA), President of BHP’s Nickel West, President of Cerro Matoso and Nickel Americas, and Vale Director of Copper Operations.
Mr Bastos currently serves as a non-executive Director of Aurizon Holdings Limited and Anglo American PLC. Mr Bastos is a previous non-executive Director of Golder Associates, a previous non-executive Director of Oz Minerals Limited, a former member of the Western Australia Chamber of Mines and Energy, and served as Vice President of the Queensland Resources Council.
Mr Bastos is an independent non-executive Director. Mr Bastos is Chair of the Sustainability Committee, a member of the Audit and Risk Committee, and a member of the Nominations and Governance Committee.
BEng Chemical (Hons), GradDipEcon, GAICD
Chair of the People and Performance Committee
Ms Sutton was appointed to the Board in March 2021. Ms Sutton contributes to the Iluka Board over 25 years expertise across a range of operational and corporate functions, having held a number of executive roles in: health, safety, and environment; human resources; and infrastructure management, within the resources sector.
Ms Sutton’s 25 year career with Rio Tinto included: a secondment as CEO and Managing Director of Energy Resources of Australia (ERA) from 2013 to 2017; Head of Health, Safety, Environment and Security; Managing Director Support Strategy Review - Human Resources; General Manager of Operations at the Bengalla Mine; and General Manager of Infrastructure, Iron Ore.
Ms Sutton currently serves as a board member of National Association of Women in Operations (NAWO), and Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO); and is a non-executive Director of Red 5 Limited and DDH1 Limited. Ms Sutton was previously a non-executive Director of ERA and Infrastructure WA.
Ms Sutton is an independent non-executive Director. Ms Sutton is Chair of the People and Performance Committee, and a member of the Nominations and Governance Committee.