Mr Jim Walker has been the Chairman of Austin EngineeringTMLtd since July 2016. Jim has over 45 years of experience in the resources sector. He is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Australian Potash, Non-Executive Chairman of MLG Oz Ltd, Chairman of the Western Australia State Training Board, Non-Executive Chairman of the Mader Group and Deputy Chairman RAC Holdings (WA). Jim was formerly Non-Executive Chairman of Macmahon Holdings Limited and Chief Executive Officer of WesTrac Pty Limited.
Jim is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and AIM Western Australia. Jim’s focus on apprentices and training was recognised when he was awarded the GJ Stokes Memorial Award at Diggers & Dealers in August 2014.
Mr Peter Forsyth has been the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Austin EngineeringTM Ltd since July 2016. Peter has previously worked as a Senior Executive with Caterpillar Inc. for 27 years, with assignments in locations around the world, including the USA, Singapore, India and Australia. Peter’s roles included Mining Manager, District Manager and Major Projects Manager for Caterpillar of Australia. He has managed numerous major mining equipment deals with global mining companies and contractors. Peter was instrumental in the development and execution of Caterpillar’s emerging market strategy for off-highway trucks. His most recent role was Chief Executive Officer of Chesterfield Australia, which was the Kobelco and John Deere dealer for territory in Queensland and New South Wales.
Mr Chris Indermaur has been a Non-Executive Director of Austin EngineeringTM Ltd since July 2016. Chris has over 30 years of experience in large Australian companies in Engineering and Commercial roles. Amongst these roles he was the Engineering and Contracts Manager for the QNI Nickel Refinery at Yabulu, Company Secretary for QAL and General Manager for Strategy and Development at Alinta Ltd.
Chris is also a Director of Austal Limited. He was formerly a Director Centrex Metals Ltd. Chris holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) and a Graduate Diploma of Engineering (Chemical) from the West Australian Institute of Technology (now Curtin University). He also holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Laws from the Queensland University of Technology and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Australian National University.
Mr Sy van Dyk has been a Non-Executive Director of Austin Engineering Ltd since March 2018. Sy brings over 30 years of experience primarily within the resources sector. Sy is currently the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of DDH1 Drilling Ltd. He has held the role of CEO and, prior to that, CFO of contract mining company Macmahon Holdings Ltd. Sy has also held a number of senior operational roles, including Chief Operating Officer Western Australia and Chief Financial Officer of mining equipment distributor WesTrac Group. Prior to WesTrac Group, Sy’s career spanned a number of senior positions within Kimberly-Clark, South Africa.
Sy holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from the University of South Africa and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia
Mr David Singleton has been a Non-Executive Director of Austin EngineeringTM Ltd since April 2019. David was recently the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Austal Limited. Prior to this, David was Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of mineral explorer, Poseidon Nickel and engineering and project services contractor of , Clough Limited. He has vast international business experience gained in senior executive roles in Europe and the USA. He was the Group Head of Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions for BAE Systems based in London and spent three years as CEO of Alenia Marconi Systems, based in Italy. David has served as a member of the National Defence Industries Council in the United Kingdom, and as a board member and Vice-President (Defence) of Intellect, a leading trade association for the UK technology industry.
David has an Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from University College London and is an Honorary Doctor of Engineering, Edith Cowan University.
Mr Sam Cruickshank commenced with Austin EngineeringTM in May 2016, as Group Financial Controller. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. Prior to joining Austin, Sam operated a financial consulting business servicing multiple public companies in financial compliance and planning roles. Sam’s professional grounding was forged in audit, working across two mid-tier firms. Sam’s passion is robust and informative financial reporting and the formation of strategy through financial modelling.
Ms Rochelle Oberholzer was appointed Group Risk Manager of Austin Engineer in March 2017, having previously consulted for Austin Engineering Ltd. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) as well as a MBA. Rochelle is a member of the Institute of Chartered Fraud Examiners, the Risk Management Institute of Australasia and a fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia. She has a career spanning more than 25 years’ in both operations, finance, governance and risk management primarily within the mining industry, Rochelle believes that effective governance is the corner stone of any organisation and assists companies in integrating risk and risk management with strategy setting and performance management.
Ms Katina Nadebaum joined the Company in April 2021 as Joint Company Secretary. She is a Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary, with 20 years’ experience in company secretarial roles. Katina has held the position of Company Secretary with various ASX-listed companies, including Programmed Maintenance Services Limited and Macmahon Holdings Limited. She has also worked as a Chartered Accountant in public practice where she provided corporate and company secretarial advice.