Emeco

Better Equipped | Equipment Solutions for Mining

Board of Directors

Peter Richards

Chairman & Independent Non-Executive Director

Ian Testrow

Managing Director

Peter Frank

Non-Executive Director

Keith Skinner

Independent Non-Executive Director

Darren Yeates

Independent Non-Executive Director

Penny Young

Company Secretary & General Counsel

Peter Richards

Peter Richards

B. Comm

Chairman & Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointment:

Appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director in June 2010. Chairman from January 2016. Chairman of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee. Member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee.

Skills and experience:

Peter has over 35 years of international business experience with global and regional companies including British Petroleum (including its mining arm Seltrust Holdings), Wesfarmers Limited, Dyno Nobel Limited and Norfolk Holdings Limited. During his time at Dyno Nobel, he held a number of senior positions with the North American and Asia Pacific business, before being appointed as Chief Executive Officer in Australia (2005 to 2008).  Peter was a Non-Executive Director (2009 to 2015) of Bradken Limited and a Non-Executive Director (2010 to 2015) of Sedgman Limited.

Current Appointments:

  • Chairman of Baralaba Coal Company Limited (since 2014)
  • Non-Executive Director of NSL Consolidated Limited (since 2009, Chairman 2014 to 2017)
  • Non-Executive Director of GrainCorp (since 2015)

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Ian Testrow

B. Eng., MBA

Managing Director

Appointment:

Appointed as Managing Director of Emeco Holdings Limited in August 2015.

Skills and experience:

Ian was appointed Chief Executive Officer in August 2015.  Prior to this, Ian was Emeco's Chief Operating Officer, responsible for the Australian and Chilean operations as well as Global Asset Management.  Ian has also held the positions of President, New and Developing Business after establishing Emeco's Chilean business in 2012 and President, Americas where Ian managed the exit of Emeco's USA business in 2010 and Emeco's Canadian business commencing in 2009.  Ian joined Emeco in 2005, responsible for the business in Queensland and Northern Territory and, then in addition in 2007, New South Wales.  Prior to Emeco Ian worked for Wesfarmers Limited, BHP Billiton Ltd, Thiess Pty Ltd and Dyno Nobel.

 

Peter Frank

BSEE, MBA

Non-Executive Director

Appointment:

Appointed as an Non-Executive Director in April 2017.

Skills and experience:

Mr Frank is a Senior Managing Director at Black Diamond. Prior to joining Black Diamond, Mr Frank was President of GSC Group, a SEC-registered investment adviser, where he worked since 2001. From 2005 until 2008, he served as the Senior Operating Executive for GSC's private equity funds. Prior to 2001, Mr. Frank was the CEO of Ten Hoeve Bros Inc and was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs & Co. He is currently a director of Color Spot Nurseries Inc, IAP Worldwide Services Inc, North Metro Harness Initiative LLC and White Birch Investment LLC. Mr Frank has also served as chairman of the board of Kolmar Labs Group Inc, Scovill Inc and Worldtex Inc. Mr Frank graduated from the University of Michigan with a BSEE degree and earned an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Current Appointments:

  • Senior Managing Director at Black Diamond

 

Keith Skinner

B.Comm, FCA, FAICD

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointment:

Appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director in April 2017.

Skills and experience:

Mr Skinner currently is the Independent Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Australian Digital Health Agency, a Director of the North Sydney Local Heath District, a Director of the Lysicrates Foundation Limited and sits on the Advisory Board of SRX Global Pty Limited. Previously Mr Skinner was a director of Deloitte Australia and also a director of the Deloitte Global Firm and was member of both its Governance and Risk Committees. Mr Skinner was also Chairman of Emue Technologies Limited. For 13 years Mr Skinner was the Chief Operating Officer of Deloitte Australia until his retirement from the firm in May 2015. Prior to that Mr Skinner was one of the leading Restructuring and Insolvency practitioners in Australia, leading many corporate turnarounds.

Current Appointments:

  • Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Australian Digital Health Agency
  • Director of the North Sydney Local Health District
  • Director of the Lysicrates Foundation Limited
  • Advisory Board of SRX Global Pty Limited
   

 

Darren Yeates

B Eng., MBA, FAICD, Grad Dip Mgt, Grad Dip App. Fin

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointment:

Appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director in April 2017.

Skills and experience:

Mr Yeates has over 30 years' mining industry experience, most recently as CEO of Hancock Coal. He has over 22 years' experience with Rio Tinto including as Acting Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer for Coal Australia, General Manager Ports and Infrastructure for Pilbara Iron and General Manager Tarong Coal. Prior to joining Rio Tinto he worked for 6 years for BHP in coal operations and metalifferous exploration. Mr Yeates has a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) from University of Queensland, a Graduate Diploma in Management from the University of Central Queensland and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia. He has an Executive MBA from the Monash Mt Eliza Business School and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

 

Penny Young

BBus, LLB, LLM

Company Secretary & General Counsel

Appointment:

Appointed as Company Secretary in April 2017 and General Counsel in July 2017.

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