JOHN S DAWKINS AO: Chairman
Mr Dawkins’ earliest exposure to the mining industry was when as Minister for Trade in the Hawke Government he was responsible for the administration of export controls on certain minerals until he proposed the abolition of these arrangements in order to improve the operation of the market.
During his time in Government he also served in a number of other portfolios including as Treasurer. Since leaving politics he has been an occasional adviser to the World Bank and OECD and has held a number of board positions including Elders Rural Bank (now Rural Bank); Sealcorp Holdings (now Asgard Wealth Solutions); and while his current appointments with the listed companies include Australian Bauxite, Tiaro Coal and Integrated Legal Holdings and the unlisted Government Relations Australia Advisory Ltd. He also chairs the Australian Qualifications Framework Council, the National Skills Standards Council and the Board of Governors of the Institute for International Trade at the University of Adelaide.
PETER J MEERS: Executive Deputy Chairman
BA (Economics) FAIB, BSc (Hons) MSc DIC FAusIMM FAIG
Peter Meers has broad business experience across a range of industries including consumer, commercial and investment banking, securities trading and origination, mining and exploration and building materials. He is CEO of Tiaro Coal Limited, a subsidiary of Hudson.
Mr. Meers held senior executive positions and portfolio management roles in agribusiness, mining, property and trade finance during a career spanning 25 years with ANZ Bank in Australia and Asia.Past directorships include appointment on company boards in Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. Mr Meers is Executive Chairman of Hudson.
IAN LEVY: Managing Director
BSc (Hons) MSc DIC FAusIMM FAIG
Ian Levy has thirty years senior management experience with small to large mining companies, including WMC, Pancontinental Mining, Gympie Gold and CEO of Allegiance Mining, involving development of bauxite, gold, coal, base metals, nickel and industrial minerals projects from discovery to marketing. He is Chairman of Dynasty Metals Australia and a former Director of Gloucester Coal. He was a member of the Joint Ore Reserves Committee (JORC) for 11 years including 4 years as Vice Chairman and Federal President, Australian Institute of Geoscientists.
RADO JACOB REBEK: Chief Geologist
Jacob Rebek is an Australian geologist with forty years experience in exploration. From 1970 to 2003 he worked for CRA and Rio Tinto in various parts of Australia and overseas. His roles included that of exploration manager for Papua New Guinea in 1970’s, South Australia and Northern Territory from 1981 to 1984, Eastern Australia from 1987 to 1993 and Exploration Director for South America from 1997 to 2000. He led teams which discovered new zinc, copper and gold deposits. Since 2003 he worked for emerging companies, generating new projects. In 2006 he started working for Hudson as Chief Geologist and led the small team which discovered the bauxite deposits.
WEI HUANG: Non-Executive Director
Wei Huang graduated with a Bachelor of Economics from Macquarie University and a Master of Commerce from University of New South Wales. He is a member of CPA Australia.
He has experience in financial control, new business start ups and development within the mining, construction, financial services, and retail and textile industries both in Australia
Mr Huang also has extensive experience in promoting and facilitating two-way investment between China and Australia and is familiar with the business cultures of both China and Australia.
KEN BOUNDY: Non-Executive Director
MBA, M Agr Sc, Fellow of AIM, AIST
Mr Boundy is a company director, strategy consultant and businessman with a particular interests in marketing. Previously Mr Boundy was Managing Director of the Australian Tourist Commission (and then Tourism Australia) from 2001 to 2005, following 15 years in leadership roles in the private sector which covered Divisional Head and CEO roles in the food, wine and building materials industries.