Jim is a consultant to and prior partner in the Global Mining and Metals Practice at Heidrick and Struggles. He has also led the CEO and Board of Directors Practice for Heidrick and Struggles. He conducts chair and non-executive director searches in Australia and New Zealand for the Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors Practice.
Jim started his career with Phillip Morris in mergers and acquisitions and was an economist with General Motors Holden. He has worked with numerous companies in the oil, gas and resource sectors including Anglo American, AngloGold, Arcelor Mittal, BHP Billiton, Peabody Energy, and Xstrata.
Rod has over 25 years of operational and executive leadership positions in the Resources and Engineering Services sectors. His most recent role was as Managing Director of Calibre Group Ltd, an ASX listed engineering, asset management and construction services company.
Prior roles include Managing Director of ASX and AIM listed Consolidated Minerals Ltd, Projects Director with Anglo American PLC and Divisional Director with Anglo American Platinum Ltd.
Neil is the inventor of the Fluid Highway™ and founder of Long Pipes Ltd. He has been instrumental in the creation of a number of companies in a range of industries. Neil founded composite technologies company Quickstep Holdings Ltd (ASX code QHL).
He also designed and produced the Australian manufactured Eagle Aircraft, which was listed on the ASX in 1987 and later acquired by the Malaysian government. Neil has over 40 patents and started his career as a barrister and solicitor in corporate law.
David Singleton was appointed Austal Ship's Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director on 4th April 2016. Prior to this he was Managing Director of Poseidon Nickel. Prior roles include Managing Director of Clough Ltd, Group Head of Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions for BAE Systems based in London and CEO of Alenia Marconi Systems in Rome.
David has served as a member of the National Defence Industries Council in the UK and is on the boards of Austal Ships and Quickstep Holdings.
David brings more than 30 years’ experience in law, banking and finance, having held senior leadership roles with a multinational bank in Australia and internationally.
Since returning to Australia in 2008, Mr Gow has held a number of non-executive board roles in government and private sector companies, specialising in governance, financial management, and audit and risk management. He has worked extensively with early stage companies, both through his role as a director of University of Queensland Holdings, which has oversight responsibility for UQ's commercialisation arm, UniQuest, and as a director of a number of start up companies.