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Exec appointments: New broom sweeps through QRC


A new broom is sweeping through the Queensland Resources Council, Ellis-Flint steps back at Blue Energy and 4zzz loses Condon and more in this week’s executive and board appointments.

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BMA boss takes on QRC

BHP Mitsubishi Alliance asset president Adam Lancey has been announced as the new president of the Queensland Resources Council board.

He replaces Genuity managing director Brent Gunther who is stepping down after four years in the role but will remain a director.

BMA is a joint venture between BHP and Mitsubishi.

Lancey’s appointment comes as the QRC searches for a new chief executive after Ian Macfarlane announced he would retire at the end of the year.

Lancey has over 20 years’ experience in the mining industry and as BMA Asset President is responsible for the safe operations of the company’s seven mines in Queensland’s Bowen Basin, along with rail infrastructure, Moranbah Airport and the Hay Point Coal Terminal in Mackay.

Ellis-Flint steps back

Blue Energy has revealed executive chair John Ellis-Flint will give up his executive functions and become a non-executive chair.

He also said he would not stand for re-election at next year’s AGM.

He said it was the right time to move to the non-executive role as part of the company’s succession planning.

John Phillips remains as managing director.

Big changes for ALS

ALS has announced the resignation of its chief financial officer Luis Damasceno after five years with the company.

Michael Williams, the company’s group finance director and treasurer, will be acting CFO during the recruitment phase.

ALS has also appointed Heike Truol as chief strategy officer.

OQ loses Kair

Megan Kair has handed in her resignation as director of development at Opera Queensland.

She will be taking on a new role outside the arts sector.

Opera Queensland has started recruitment for the role.

Macquarie boss departs

Queensland head of real estate and business banking at Macquarie Steven Marinucci has left after more than 10 years of service.

He said he was taking a short break with his family .

“We know 2024 is going to be the start of something incredible as we welcome the next big chapter and new adventures,” he said.

4ZZZ director bows out

Double J music editor Dan Condon had decided against re-nominating for the board of 4ZZZ.

The community radio station will celebrate its 50th anniversary next year and Condon said it had been one of his great honours to work on the board.

Davies joins Gathid

Software solutions company Gathid said Craig Davies had been employed as  chief information security officer.

He would also join the board as an executive director.

He has 25 years of cybersecurity experience.

MEC hires Chestnutt

MEC Mining has hired Caoilin Chestnutt as general manager of its east coast operations.

She has 25 years’ experience across multiple commodities throughout the world including leadership roles with Xstrata (now Glencore), Anglo American, BHP and Arrow Energy in both technical and commercial disciplines.
She was the Resources Investment Commissioner for the Queensland Government and most recently, was head of Business Development at BHP.

Tourism committee named

Experience Gold Coast director for tourism Clark Kirby announced the make up of the tourism advisory committee which will be delivering advice and recommendations sourced from the industry and community to the board. Members include managing director of the Tour Collective Anthony Ardern, the owner of Sarah Colgate Business & Marketing Solutions Sarah Colgate, CCO at Queensland Airports Limited Adam Rowe, managing director at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat Shane O’Reilly and CEO of National Trust of Australia in Queensland Jayme Cuttriss.

Chair role for Holliday

Consultant Richard Holliday has been appointed as chair of the e-learning providers The Optimisation Hub.

He had previously been an executive director with the Townsville City Council and a development executive with H2U before starting his own consultancy.

Senex boss joins industry board

Senex Energy chief executive Ian Davies has been appointed to the board of the Australian Energy Producers, previously known as APPEA.

Davies was previously the APPEA chair.

Comet Ridge managing director Tor McCaul is vice chair.

Function Well appoints COO

Wellness and fitness services company Function Well Australia has appointed Tristan Cartledge as its chief operations officer.

He was previously general manager for TotalFusion Australia and regional franchise manager for Body Fit Training.

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