Board of Directors

28.10.2016

Meet our Board of Directors

The Board of Directors

Paul Brasher BEc(Hons), FCA

Non-executive Chairman
Chairman of the Nominations Committee

Paul was appointed as a director on 29 September 2010.  Paul is a non-executive director of Amcor Limited and the Deputy Chairman of Essendon Football Club. He is also a former non-executive director of Perpetual Limited. From 1982 to 2009, Paul was a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers (and its predecessor firm, Price Waterhouse), one of the world’s major chartered accounting and professional services firms, including five years as the Chairman of the Global Board of PricewaterhouseCoopers. 


Kathryn Fagg

Kathryn Fagg FTSE, BE(Hons), MCom(Hons) 

Non-executive director
Member of the Health, Safety, Environment and Community Committee
Member of the Remuneration Committee 

Kathryn was appointed as a director on 15 April 2014.  Kathryn is a non-executive member of the Reserve Bank of Australia, and is also a non-executive director of Djerriwarrh Investments Limited and Boral Limited. She is also Chair of the Melbourne Recital Centre and a non-executive director of the Breast Cancer Network of Australia.  Kathryn was previously president of corporate development at Linfox Logistics Group, and prior to that, she held executive roles with Bluescope Steel and ANZ. Kathryn was also a consultant at McKinsey and Co and commenced her career with Esso Australia.

Gregory Hayes

Gregory Hayes ACA, MAppFin, GradDipAcc, BA

Non-executive director
Chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committee

Greg was appointed as a director on 1 October 2014. Greg is a non-executive Director of The Star Entertainment Group Limited. Until 2012, Greg was CFO and executive director of Brambles Limited. Prior to that he was CEO & Group Managing Director of Tenix Pty Ltd. He was also CFO and later Interim CEO of the Australian Gas Light Company (AGL) and has held senior roles at Westfield Holdings and Southcorp Limited.

John Marlay BSc, FAICD

Non-executive director
Chairman of the Remuneration Committee
Member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee

John was appointed as a director on 20 December 2006.  John is a non-executive director of Boral Limited.  He is also the independent Chairman of Flinders Ports Holdings Limited. John is a former CEO and Managing Director of Alumina Limited, a former director of Alesco Corporation Limited, Alcoa of Australia Limited and the Business Council of Australia. He is a former Chairman of the Australian Aluminium Council, a former Chairman of Cardno Limited and a former Chairman of Tomago Aluminium Company Pty Limited. He previously held executive positions with Esso Australia Limited, James Hardie Industries Limited, Pioneer International Group Holdings and Hanson plc.

Rebecca McGrath BTP(Hons), MASc, FAICD

Non-executive director Member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee
Chairman of the Health, Safety, Environment and Community Committee
Member of the Nominations Committee

Rebecca was appointed as a director on 15 September 2011. Rebecca is currently a non-executive director of OZ Minerals Limited and Goodman Group.  Rebecca is also a director of Barristers Chambers Limited and member of the Advisory Council at JP Morgan Australia. During her 23 year career with BP plc, Rebecca held a number of senior roles including as CFO and executive Board member for BP Australia and New Zealand.  Rebecca is also a former director of Big Sky Credit Union Limited.

Graham Smorgon AM B.Juris, LLB

Non-executive director
Member of the Health, Safety, Environment and Community Committee
Member of the Nominations Committee
Member of the Remuneration Committee

Graham was appointed to the Board on 19 December 2008. Graham is Chairman of Smorgon Consolidated Investments and the GBM Group, and a Trustee of the Victorian Arts Centre Trust.  His former roles include non-executive director of Arrium Limited, Chairman of the Print Mint Group, director of Fed Square Pty Ltd, Chairman of Smorgon Steel Group Ltd, Deputy Chairman of Melbourne Health, Director of The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Chairman of Creative Brands, Chairman of GBM Logic and partner of law firm Barker Harty & Co, where he practised as a commercial lawyer for 10 years. 

James Fazzino BEc(Hons)

Managing Director & CEO
Member of the Health, Safety, Environment and Community Committee

James was appointed Managing Director & CEO of the IPL Group on 29 July 2009. James was first appointed as a director on 18 July 2005, following his appointment as Chief Financial Officer in May 2003. Before joining the IPL Group, he had many years’ experience with Orica Limited in several business financial roles, including Investor Relations Manager, Chief Financial Officer for Orica Chemicals and Project Leader of Orica’s group restructure in 2001.  Since James joined the IPL Group, the company has undergone significant transformation growing from a fertiliser company operating in two States of Australia with a Market Capitalisation in the ASX 200 to a global diversified industrial chemicals business, which is the world’s second largest supplier of commercial explosives and Australia’s largest manufacturer and supplier of fertilisers, putting the company in the ASX 50. 

James is also Chairman of the Advisory Board for La Trobe University's Business School and an Adjunct Professor of the La Trobe Business School.