Executive Team


Meet our Executive Team

Executive Team

Jeanne Johns BS Chemical Engineering, magna cum laude

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

Jeanne Johns commenced as Managing Director & CEO on 15 November 2017.  Jeanne is a global executive and chemical engineer with over 25 years’ experience in the international refining, petrochemicals, oil and gas industries. After joining BP in 1986, Jeanne worked throughout her career with BP, in various locations and executive roles including as President, Asian Olefins and Derivatives (China), President, BP North America Natural Gas Liquids (United States), Head of Operating Management System Excellence for BP Group (United Kingdom) and, Head of Safety & Operational Risk, BP Downstream (United Kingdom). Jeanne is a former non-executive director of Tate & Lyle plc and Parsons Corporation.

 Frank Micallef BBus, MAcc, FCPA, FFA, FAICD

Chief Financial Officer

Frank was appointed as Chief Financial Officer on 23 October 2009. Frank joined IPL in May 2008 as General Manager, Treasury and Chief Financial Officer, Trading. Prior to joining IPL, Frank had significant experience in the explosives and mining industries as Global Treasurer and Investor Relations Manager at Orica Limited and General Manager Accounting at North Limited. Frank is currently Chair of Queensland Nitrates Pty Ltd.

Greg Hayne BComm, MBA

President, Dyno Nobel Asia Pacific

Greg is a senior business leader with 20 years’ experience in international business development, operational management, people leadership and P&L management. Appointed President, Dyno Nobel Asia Pacific on 30 January 2018, he has held a number of senior leadership positions within the IPL Group, including as DNAP’s Vice President International Operations, as well as Vice President South East Asia, President of Dyno Nobel Indonesia and Vice President of Marketing.

Nick Stratford B.Ec, CA

President, Dyno Nobel Americas

Nick joined IPL in September 2008, moving from Australia to the U.S. in August of 2013.  Nick has over 20 years of professional experience in international finance and business management and has worked previously for large financial firms such as Deloitte & Touche (based out of Melbourne and Los Angeles) and Reckitt Benckiser (based in Europe).  Since joining IPL, Nick has performed the role of Group Financial Controller, General Manager Investor Relations and Chief Financial Officer for the North American business. More recently as the North Americas Chief Operating Officer, Nick also served as member on seven of the U.S. Joint Venture Board of Directors.  In August 2016 Nick was appointed the role of Dyno Nobel Americas President.

Stephan Titze B.S. Rural Management, Agriculture Marketing 

President, Incitec Pivot Fertilisers 

Stephan was appointed to President, Incitec Pivot Fertilisers on 16 January 2019, as an Agribusiness professional with more than 25 years of experience in crop protection, seeds and irrigation. Stephan has held senior management positions in Syngenta, Zeneca and ICI Australia in Asia, including China, Japan, Korea and Indonesia and also in Europe, East Europe and Australia.  Stephan served 5 years as Chairman of Crop Life China and Vice President for the Swiss Chamber of Commerce in China and in 2011 was named China’s Swiss CEO/Entrepreneur of the Year. Most recently Stephan led the rapid growth of Netafim, the World’s largest irrigation company in Asia Pacific as the Division Head and China Chairman.  

Tim Wall BE(Hons) Electrical Engineering, CPEng, GAICD 

President Global Manufacturing & Corporate HSE 

Tim was appointed as President Global Manufacturing & Corporate HSE on 1 November 2018. Prior to joining IPL, Tim was General Manager, Manufacturing at Caltex Australia, and prior to this worked across Australia and the UK for BP. In a career spanning 30 years, Tim has held senior executive positions in Operations, Reliability, Safety & Risk, Strategy and Engineering and is currently a board member of National Association of Women in Operations. Tim is a Chartered Professional Engineer (Electrical, Leadership & Management) and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

Seth Hobby LL.B (Hons), Juris Doctorate

Executive Commercial Officer

Seth was appointed as IPL’s Executive Commercial Officer on 30 January 2018.  Seth has fifteen years of international legal and business experience, including working across the IPL Group, both in Asia Pacific and the U.S.  Seth has led and been involved with major commercial and strategic projects for IPL and Dyno Nobel in both corporate, commercial and legal capacities.  Seth has served as the Chairman of the Institute of Makers of Explosives in the U.S., and for many years as a director on the boards of each of IPL’s North American JV businesses.

Robert Rounsley MSc (Chem), BA Hons (Chem), MBA

Chief Technology Officer

Rob leads IPL’s global technology group for both explosives and fertilisers. Rob has invested 20 years in R&D, product management, marketing and technology across IPL, working across the Asia Pacific and US regions.  Most recently Rob was IPL’s Senior Vice President of Technology. He is an internationally recognised explosives expert, regularly providing industry commentary around technology and innovation. Appointed Chief Technology Development Officer on 30 January 2018, Rob will bring an increased focus on technology and innovation to increase value creation for IPL’s customers.

Margot Sharapova BA

Executive Chief Information Officer

Appointed in April 2019, Margot’s role is to ensure the IPL Group’s enterprise technology is scalable globally whilst providing the platform for our customer product technologies now and in the future. 

A member of the Society of Information Management, Margot brings experience in large and complex, multi- site IT transformations, leveraging technology to engage clients and consumers, and will be pivotal in supporting IPL’s Strategic Value Drivers for the Group’s performance and growth.  With a career spanning over 20 years, Margot has held senior executive positions as CIO in large global and regional matrix organisations.