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Our board is a diverse team with a wealth of varied experience and knowledge. 

Robert Cole

Position Chairman since November 2017
Qualifications Independent, non-executive, BSc, LLB (Hons)

Mr Cole has 35 years’ experience in the energy and resources industry. He is a former executive director on the board of Woodside Petroleum Ltd and former managing director of Beach Energy Ltd. He is also a former chair of the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association. Prior to joining the oil and gas industry, he had an extensive legal career with King and Wood Mallesons. He is currently chair of Landgate, Perenti Global Ltd, Iluka Resources Ltd and Perth Airport, and an advisor to the regulation and market operations committee of the board of the Power and Water Corporation in the Northern Territory.

Committee membership  Member of the Audit and Risk Committee

Kim Horne

Position Deputy Chairman since July 2015; director since October 2014
Qualifications Independent, non-executive, AM

Mr Horne has extensive experience in the minerals industry working in a number of high-level roles at Alcoa in the areas of mine development and management, human resources, corporate affairs, strategy and government relations both in Australia and overseas. He is currently the deputy chair of Fremantle Ports and chair of RBE an Australian green waste to energy company. He is a graduate of the University of Western Australia’s management education program and appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia in January 2014 for his services to the mining industry. 

Committee membership  Chair of the Human Resources and Sustainability Committee

Rob Bransby

Position Director since July 2015
Qualifications Independent, non-executive, A.Fin, FAIM

Mr Bransby is the chair of Australian Health Insurance Alliance, Commonwealth Private Bank Ltd, Commonwealth Financial Planning Ltd, Financial Wisdom Limited, Craig Mostyn Group and is a director of the Avant Mutual Group Ltd. He is also a commissioner of the Insurance Commission of WA. He is a former managing director of HBF Health Limited and a former director of HealthGuard Health Benefits Pty Ltd, HBF Insurance Pty Ltd and Pioneer Credit Ltd. Prior to HBF, Mr Bransby held various executive positions throughout 25 years at the National Australia Bank Ltd.

Committee membership  Member of the Human Resources and Sustainability Committee

Yasmin Broughton

Position Director since November 2017
Qualifications Independent, non-executive, BComm PG Dip Law GAICD

Ms Broughton is a corporate lawyer with significant experience working as both a director and senior executive in a diverse range of industries, including electricity and gas, and was previously the acting general counsel and company secretary of Alinta Limited, a former ASX 50 company. Ms Broughton is the chair of VOC Group Limited, a non-executive director of Resolute Mining Limited, Wright Prospecting Pty Ltd and The Royal Automobile Club of WA (Inc). Ms Broughton is also an advisory council member for the Curtin University School of Business. In the not for profit sector, Ms Broughton is a non-executive director of Presbyterian Ladies College Foundation.

Committee membership  Member of the Human Resources and Sustainability Committee and Audit and Risk Committee

Richard Watson

Position Director since November 2017
Qualifications Non-executive, B.Econs (Hons), M.Phil

Mr Watson is currently the executive director, infrastructure and finance for the Western Australian Department of Treasury and a director ex officio of the Gold Corporation (the Perth Mint). He currently leads a team of 50 professionals who provide advice and analysis on the budgeting needs of WA’s government trading enterprises and around 60 general government agencies. He was previously a senior manager in PwC’s national economic and policy practice and a lecturer in economics at Murdoch University.

Committee membership  Member of the Audit and Risk Committee

Peter Clough

Position Director since November 2019
Qualifications Independent, non-executive, BCE

Mr Clough has over 30 years of experience in the energy and resources sectors. He was most recently the general manager of government affairs at Woodside Petroleum, but during his career has provided consulting services to a number of Western Australia’s biggest firms including Alcoa, BHP Billiton, Santos and Telstra. Following his early career working for the WA State Government primarily in resources development, he became the executive officer of government affairs at the Chamber of Minerals and Energy WA, and later the general secretary of that industry association. He has also served as the deputy chairman of commissioners at the City of Joondalup.

Committee membership  Member of the Audit and Risk Committee

Board committees

There are two committees that assist the board to discharge its corporate governance and oversight responsibilities. These are the audit and risk committee, and human resources and sustainability committee


Audit and risk charter 2022

Human resources and sustainability charter 2022

Board charter