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

Robert Cole

Position Chairman (independent, non-executive director)
Qualifications BSc, LLB (Hons)

Mr Cole has over 30 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 Chairman of the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association. Prior to joining the oil and gas industry, he had an extensive legal career with King & Wood Mallesons. He is currently Chairman of Southern Ports Authority, Chairman of GLX Holdings Ltd, a Non-Executive Director of Iluka Resources Ltd, and a Non-Executive Director of Ausdrill. In the not for profit sector, Mr Cole is on the board of St Bartholomew’s House Inc.

Kim Horne

Position Deputy Chairman (independent, non-executive director)
Qualifications 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 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.

Rob Bransby

Position Independent, non-executive director
Qualifications A.Fin FAIM

Mr Bransby is the president of Private Healthcare Australia and is a director of the Australian Digital Health Agency,
Craig Mostyn Group, Commonwealth Financial Planning Limited, BW Financial Advice Limited, Count Financial Limited and Financial Wisdom Limited.

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 twenty-five years at the National Australia Bank Ltd.



Yasmin Broughton

Position Independent, non-executive Director
Qualifications BComm PG Law GAICD

Yasmin is a highly credentialed lawyer with significant board experience working as both a director and an executive in a diverse range of industries. She has over 13 years’ experience working with ASX listed boards as an executive officer and has a deep understanding of the electricity and gas markets acquired thorough her roles as Acting General Counsel and Company Secretary of Alinta Limited. Yasmin is a trusted corporate advisor deploying highly valuable skills encompassing strategy, legal, funding, insurance, risk and compliance. Yasmin is also experienced in working with corporate regulators including the Essential Services Commission, ASIC and ACCC.



Peter Clough

Position Independent, non-executive director
Qualifications B End (Civil)

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 in the Western Australian 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.


Bronwyn Barnes

 Position  Independent, non-executive director
 Qualifications  BA
 About Bronwyn is a company director and strategic advisor. She has 20 years of experience in the mining and resources sector with companies ranging from BHP Billiton to emerging juniors in director, leadership and operational roles. Bronwyn has served as a member of several boards across a variety of industries, and was inducted into the WA Women’s Hall of Fame earlier this year.

Richard Watson

 Position  Non-executive director
 Qualifications  M.Phil, B.EcAbout
 About Richard is an economist and graduate of Murdoch and Cambridge universities. He has been an Executive Director at the Department of Treasury since 2014, and brings a variety of expertise to the board - including revenue policy issues and economic forecasting. He was previously a senior manager in PwC’s national Economics and Policy practice.

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