Executive Team


Meet our Executive Team

Executive Team

Mauro Neves de Moraes, BEng, MSBA, GAICD

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Mauro commenced as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director on 22 January 2024. He is a global executive with 30 years’ industry experience across the resources and logistics sectors. A mechanical engineer with dual Brazilian Australian citizenship, Mauro has a track record of driving operational and strategic business performance for some of the world’s biggest mining companies. Prior to his appointment at IPL, Mauro held a number of executive and leadership roles including as Asset President at BHP, Executive Vice President – Commercial and Marketing at Aurizon Holdings Limited and Global Coal Director at Vale S.A. Mauro holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (1994) and a Master of Science, Business Logistics and Administration from Pontificia Universidade (1997).


PaulPaul Victor, BCompt (Hons), CA, International Tax Law (Hons)

Chief Financial Officer 

Paul commenced as Chief Financial Officer in 1 July 2022. Paul brings more than 30 years international experience, including working in a multinational company. He has a wealth of experience across regional, divisional, enterprise and Group CFO roles, working across functions including finance, treasury, tax, financial planning and analysis, control, M&A, investor relations and IT functions. Prior to his appointment as Chief Financial Officer at IPL, Paul gained invaluable experience during his ten-year tenure at Sasol, where he was Acting CFO, Group Financial Controller and CFO of Sasol Synfuels, a subsidiary of Sasol Limited. Paul was also the Financial Manager for Harmony Gold Mining for four years. Paul is a qualified Chartered Accountant and is also recognised by the Australian Chartered Accountant Board as a practising CA in Australia. He completed his articles at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in 1996. 

GregGreg 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.



Braden Lusk, PhD, P.E.

President, Dyno Nobel Americas

Braden has more than 20 years’ experience in the mining and explosives industry and commenced as Dyno Nobel Americas President in July 2020.  Braden has been with IPL’s Dyno Nobel Americas business since 2018 and prior to being appointed President served as Senior Vice President Corporate Accounts and Tech Services. Braden has a combination of practical on-site skills, including working as a mine supervisor, international consultant, and trainer, along with extensive academic experience. Prior to joining Dyno Nobel, Braden was Chair of Mining and Nuclear Engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology where he had previously earned a PhD in mining engineering, with an emphasis in explosives engineering.  As a professor with the University of Kentucky Department of Mining Engineering, he worked to build its credibility as a world class institution in the field of explosives, founding its Explosives Research Team. 


Scott Bowman, BComm

Interim President, Incitec Pivot Fertilisers

Scott was appointed President (Interim) at Incitec Pivot Fertilisers (IPF) on 1 December 2023. Prior to this appointment Scott held the position of Vice President Strategy, Business Development & Trading in IPF.
Scott has broad experience having performed a number of senior leadership roles across Incitec Pivot in his more than 20 years with IPL across fertiliser and chemical manufacturing, global supply chains, international commodity trading and supply chains, strategy development, customer engagement and distribution operations.

With a breadth of international and local experience, Scott has led the negotiation and execution of major, long-term commercial supply and trading arrangements. 


StephenieStephenie De Nichilo, BEng(Mech)(Hons), MBA

Chief HSE & Operations Excellence Officer

Stephenie was appointed Chief HSE & Operations Excellence Officer in December 2021 and has over 25 years’ experience in manufacturing, mining and oil and gas industries. Stephenie commenced with IPL in 2018 as the Group’s Vice President of Corporate HSE and most recently, was IPL’s Vice President Global Asset Management, Technology & HSE.  Before joining IPL, Stephenie spent 16 years at Santos where she held a number of senior leadership positions where she drove sustainable change in business performance and team culture through the development and operationalization of strategic business plans in the fields of Maintenance, Reliability, Asset Management, Operations Management for Onshore and Offshore Hazardous Facilities and Corporate Health and Safety. 


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Rob Mill, Psychologist (Psychology Board of Australia), BSc Honours (Physiol. & Psych.), BAppSc (Physiol. & Psych.)

Chief People Officer

Rob leads IPL’s Human Resources Function. He has more than twenty years of experience in senior human resources and psychology roles including with BHP and over a decade with Rio Tinto. He joined IPL in 2018. Prior to commencing as IPL’s Chief People Officer in December 2021, Rob was the Vice President of Human Resources for Dyno Nobel Asia Pacific, Incitec Pivot Fertilisers, Australian Manufacturing and the Global Technology Group. Rob is a Registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency’s Psychology Board of Australia and has held roles within the Organisational Psychology Unit of Queensland Rail and as a Senior Psychologist in management consulting.  


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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 Officer on 30 January 2018, Rob will bring an increased focus on technology and innovation to increase value creation for IPL’s customers.


SunilSunil Salhotra, B.Com, MBA

Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer

Sunil commenced as Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer 1 October 2021. With more than 30 years international experience, Sunil has worked across a range of industries including energy and resources, oil and gas, telecommunications and management consulting for leading private and listed companies across Australia and Asia. Prior to joining IPL, Sunil held a number of executive and strategy leadership roles including as Chief Executive of Pangaea Resources, Group Executive Strategy and Planning at Santos, and Vice President, Planning & Regional Development at Unocal South ASEAN.




reg Hayne BComm, MBA

President, Dyno Nobel Asia Pacific

Greg Hayne BComm, MBA

President, Dyno Nobel Asia Pacific