Charles Lenegan, Chairman
Charles Lenegan was appointed Chairman of Bis Industries in July 2013.
Charlie was a former Managing Director of Rio Tinto Australia. He had a distinguished 27 year career with Rio Tinto where he held various senior management positions across a range of commodities and geographies. Charlie is also a former Chairman of Rey Resources Limited and the Minerals Council of Australia and a former board member of the Business Council of Australia. Charlie holds other Non-Executive Directorships with Oz Minerals (since 2010) and Turquoise Hill resources (since 2012).
Brad Rogers, Chief Executive Officer
Brad Rogers was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Bis Industries in December 2015.
Brad has been a key member of Bis Industries’ leadership team since 2008, holding a number of senior roles including acting CEO from May-December 2015 and Chief Financial Officer for the past five years.
Prior to joining Bis Industries, Brad was General Manager Corporate Development at GRD Limited, where he was responsible for group strategy, business incubation, corporate finance and investor relations. He was also responsible for GRD’s Global Renewables operating business in Australia and Asia for three years. Before that, Brad worked in management positions in the management consulting practices of Mainsheet Corporate and Arthur Andersen.
Tony Schultz, Non-Executive Director
Tony was appointed Non-Executive Director of Bis Industries in March 2015.
Tony Schultz joined KKR in 2014 and is part of the Energy and Infrastructure team. Mr. Schultz has held roles in engineering, project management, project and structured finance, mergers and acquisitions and funds management in Australia and the US with firms such as EIG Global Energy Partners, Westpac Banking Corporation, Halliburton and Duke Energy. Mr Schultz was formerly a Managing Director and member of the executive committee at EIG and the Co-Head of Principal Transactions at Westpac. Mr. Schultz holds an M.B.A. from the University of Adelaide and a Bachelor of Building with first class honors from the University of South Australia.
Leigh Oliver, Non-Executive Director
Leigh Oliver was appointed Non-Executive Director of Bis Industries in September 2014.
Leigh Oliver joined KKR in 2013 and is focused on investment opportunities in Australia and New Zealand. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Oliver spent six years in the private equity team at The Carlyle Group in Sydney. Prior to Carlyle, he worked in the investment banking division of J.P.Morgan in Sydney, and prior to that at Ernst & Young. Mr. Oliver is a CFA Charterholder, a Chartered Accountant and holds a B.A. of Commerce from the University of Queensland.
John Beevers, Non-Executive Director
John Beevers was appointed Non-Executive Director of Bis Industries in July 2013.
John’s career in the mining, explosives and chemical industries spans more than 25 years, having held a number of functional and management positions. John was with Orica for a period of 20 years, originally joining in 1985 in the Operations Division of Mining Services (Australia) and has held a variety of senior management positions in Mining Services and manufacturing with leadership roles in Technology, Operations and Business. John served as the Chief Executive Officer of Orica Mining Services of Orica Ltd from 2008 to 2013. John has developed and gained a broad international experience base, having managed teams in North America, Europe, South Africa and Australasia.
Leigh Clifford, Senior Advisor to Management
Leigh Clifford was appointed Senior Advisor to Bis Industries management in February 2009.
Leigh currently serves as Chairman of the Qantas Board, appointed in November 2007, having been a Qantas Director since August 2007. Leigh is also a Director of Bechtel Group in the USA and Chairman of Bechtel Australia, Senior Advisor to KKR, Chairman of the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and a Board Member of the National Gallery of Victoria Foundation. Leigh was previously a Director of Barclay’s Bank in the United Kingdom and retired as Chief Executive and Director of Rio Tinto, after 37 years with the company, in 2007.