Chair: Jim Limerick

Jim Limerick was appointed Chair in October 2010, having served as a Director from October 2009. Dr Limerick worked in technical and management roles in the resources industry from 1976-86 and at senior levels in government administration from 1987-2008. He was appointed Director General of the Department of Industry and Resources from 2001 and, at various times, was a member of the Western Australian Planning Commission and a member of the LandCorp Board. He has been influential for over a decade in strategic planning for future industrial infrastructure in WA and in 2008 was awarded the Australian Public Service Medal. He has an honours degree in Science and a PhD from the University of NSW, a Graduate Diploma in Business from Curtin University and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

      

 

 

Deputy Chair: Helen Cook

Helen Cook, who joined the Board as Deputy Chair in July 2014, was National Partner in charge of KPMG’s Energy and Natural Resources Group and a leader in KPMG’s Asian Mining group until December 2013. She is currently Director of the Minerals Research Institute WA, Non-Executive Director of RAC Holdings Pty Ltd and RAC Finance Ltd, a member of the University of Western Australia’s Mining Energy and Natural Resources Law Advisory Board, a Councillor of the National Gallery of Australia, Director of the Cruthers Art Foundation and Chair of the Chamber of Arts and Culture WA. She is also Councillor of the Autralian Institute of Directors (WA) and a member of the Major Performing Arts Panel of the Australia Council. Helen is past Chair of the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Director of the Perth Theatre Trust and has held board positions in key not-for-profit organisations for 20 years. 

Jill Hoffmann

Jill Hoffmann, appointed to the Board in May 2011, is Senior Vice President, Marketing and Trading at Woodside Energy Ltd, Australia’s largest oil and gas company. Her previous executive roles at Woodside include Vice President Commercial and Vice President Environment and Heritage. She has 25 plus years of experience, primarily in commercial roles within the oil and gas industry in the United Kingdom and Australia. She has a Bachelor of Business Studies, a Masters of Business Administration and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
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​Kim Horne, AM

Kim Horne, appointed to the Board in February 2018, has worked here and internationally as a senior executive in the mining industry for Alcoa for almost 45 years. He has extensive history in industry groups, non-profit and government organisations in non-executive roles. Kim has chaired boards for privately owned transport and mining contracting companies. He has previously served on the Esperance Port Authority and is currently the Deputy Chair of Synergy. Kim is a graduate of the University of Western Australia’s management education program and has completed numerous courses in most aspects of business management.

 
 

Carmel McLure, AC, QC

Carmel McLure, AC, QC, appointed to the Board in February 2018, is the former President of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of WA, with 16 years of experience on the bench and more than 30 years in the law.  A graduate of UWA and Oxford, she served as Private Secretary to the Commonwealth Attorney General before joining a corporate law firm, becoming a partner in 1984. In 1995, she went to the independent bar and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1997. Carmel is a member of the Ralph and Patricia Sarich Neuroscience Research Institute Advisory Board and has previously served on the Governing Council of the Judicial Council of Australia, the Rhodes Scholarship Selection Panel, the WA Academy of Performing Arts and as President of the Friends of the Art Gallery of WA. She was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia in 2016.

 

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​Karlie Mucjanko

Karlie Mucjanko, appointed to the Board in February 2018, is an experienced Company Executive specialising in strategic communications and government and stakeholder relations. She has managed large-scale complex stakeholder relationships, corporate reputations and communications across a range of industries, including agriculture, processing, fertiliser, regional development, transport and infrastructure. Karlie had almost 20 years of experience spanning industry advocacy, publishing and research and development before joining Australia’s largest agribusiness, the CBH Group where she spent almost a decade as General Manager Grower and External Relations. Karlie is currently the Deputy Chair of the Western Australian Regional Development Trust and serves as a Board member of the Guildford Grammar School Foundation. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Business Administration (Executive) and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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​Anne Nolan

Anne Nolan, appointed to the Board in February 2018, is Director General of the Department of Finance, WA. Anne has had extensive experience leading and developing public sector agencies which have had a focus on economic and financial matters. She has had responsibility for areas as diverse as industry and resource development, economic and tax policy, energy policy, economic forecasting, intergovernmental relations, infrastructure and public administration. Previous positions include:  Director General, Department of State Development; Deputy Director General, Department of the Premier and Cabinet; Coordinator of Energy; and Executive Director (Economics), Department of Treasury. Anne is currently Adjunct Professor of Economics at the University of Western Australia, a board member of the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra and UWA Business School, and a member of Chief Executive Women.