Board

Greg Martin

BEc, LLB, FAIM, MAICD

Chairman

Mr Martin was appointed to the Board in January 2013 and as Chairman in December 2013. He has over 35 years’ experience in the energy, utility and infrastructure sectors, having spent 25 years with the Australian Gas Light Company Ltd (AGL), including five years as CEO and Managing Director. After leaving AGL, Mr Martin was CEO of the infrastructure division of Challenger Financial Services Group and, subsequently, Managing Director of Murchison Metals Ltd. He is currently Chairman of Sydney Desalination Plant Pty Ltd and Deputy Board Chair of Western Power. Mr Martin previously served as Chairman of Prostar Investments (Australia) Pty Ltd and as a non-executive Director of Santos Ltd.  

Mr Martin is an independent non-executive Director and is Chairman of the Board and the Nominations Committee. He is also a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and the People and Performance Committee.

Tom O'Leary

LLB, B.Juris

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Tom  was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Iluka Resources Limited in September 2016.
He was previously Managing Director of Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy and Fertilisers, a division of Wesfarmers Limited, having been appointed to that role in 2010. Tom had joined Wesfarmers in 2000 and, prior to that, had worked in London in finance law, investment banking and private equity.
Tom holds a law degree from The University of Western Australia and has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. Since 2006 he has been a director of the Clontarf Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation that helps young Aboriginal men improve their education, discipline and employment prospects.

Marcelo Bastos

BEng Mechanical (Hons, UFMG), MBA (FDC-MG), MAICD

Mr Bastos was appointed to the Board in February 2014. Until August 2017, Marcelo was the Chief Operating Officer of the global resources company, MMG Ltd, with responsibility for operations in three continents. He has extensive experience in major projects development and operation, and company management in the metals and mining industry (iron ore, gold, copper, nickel and coal sectors). Mr Bastos also served as the Chief Executive Officer of BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA), President of Nickel West (BHP Billiton), President and Chief Operating Officer of Cerro Matoso and Nickel Americas (BHP Billiton) and had a 19 year career with Vale (CVRD) in senior management and operational positions, the last of those as Director of Non Ferrous Operations. He is currently a non-executive Director of Aurizon Holdings Ltd, Golder Associates and AngloAmerican PLC. He is a former non-executive Director of OZ Minerals and Golding Contractors Pty Ltd, 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 and is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and Nominations Committee.

Rob Cole

LLB (Hons), BSc

Mr Cole was appointed to the Board on 1 March 2018. Mr Cole is an experienced business leader and has worked for over 30 years in the energy and resources industry. He has held a diverse range of senior positions in commercial, corporate, marketing and business strategy and planning functions. Mr Cole is currently Chairman of global online-liquefied natural gas trading platform company, GLX Group, and has worked closely in all aspects of the company’s development and marketing. Mr Cole was previously Managing Director of oil and gas production and exploration company, Beach Energy where he led a whole of business review and successfully implemented a new strategic direction for the company. Mr Cole also spent over eight years at Woodside Petroleum Ltd 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 & Wood Mallesons. Mr Cole is currently Chairman of the Western Australian electricity utility, Electricity Generation and Retail Corporation (trading as Synergy) and is Chairman of Southern Ports Authority (a West Australian state owned authority and operator of Bunbury, Albany and Esperance ports).

Mr Cole is an independent non-executive Director, and is a member of the Nominations and Governance Committee and the People and Performance Committee.

Jenny Seabrook

 

BCom, FCA, FAICD

Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee

Ms Seabrook was appointed to the Board in May 2008. She is a Special Advisor to Gresham Partners Ltd and also a non-executive Director of IRESS Ltd, MMG Ltd, Australian Rail Track Corporation and the Western Australian Treasury Corporation. Ms Seabrook was formerly a member of the Takeovers Panel (2000 to 2012), and previous directorships include being a non-executive Director of Export Finance and Insurance Corporation, Amcor Ltd, Bank of Western Australia Ltd, West Australian Newspapers Holdings Ltd, Australian Postal Corporation, AlintaGas and Western Power. In her executive career Ms Seabrook worked at senior levels in chartered accounting, capital markets and investment banking businesses. 

Ms Seabrook is an independent non-executive Director and is Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee. She is also a member of the People and Performance Committee and Nominations Committee.

James (Hutch) Ranck

BSE (Econ), FAICD

Chairman of the People and Performance Committee

Mr Ranck was appointed to the Board in January 2013. He has held senior management positions with DuPont, both in Australia and internationally in finance, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and agriculture for over 30 years. He also served as a director of DuPont’s Hong Kong based subsidiary, Titanium Technologies, for seven years.  Mr Ranck retired as Managing Director of DuPont Australia and New Zealand and Group Managing Director of DuPont ASEAN in May 2010.  He is Chairman of Elders Ltd and a director of CSIRO. 

Mr Ranck is an independent non-executive Director and is Chairman of the People and Performance Committee.  He is also a member of Iluka's Audit and Risk Committee and the Nominations Committee.