Coogee Chemicals Perth | Listing the board of directors

Tim MartinTim Martin - Executive Chairman

  • BA MBA GAICD

Tim Martin has been an Executive Manager at Coogee since 2005, held the position of Managing Director from 2012 – 2015 and was appointed Chairman in July 2015.

Prior to working at Coogee Tim worked in management roles within the packaged food manufacturing sector - supplying to national supermarket chains, and has ongoing interests in commercial property development.

He is also a non-executive director of publicly listed ASX company Atlas Pearls and Perfumes.



Dr Grant LukeyDr Grant Lukey - Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director

  • B.E (Hons), Grad Dip (Law), PhD, MAICD

Grant joined Coogee Chemicals in 2006 in a commercial and operational role having primary responsibility for the methanol plant in Victoria. Previously Grant was General Manager of a company connected with Fletcher Building Limited that licensed green concrete technology. He was appointed CEO of Coogee Chemicals in July 2015. 

His background is in Chemical Engineering and he holds a PhD in minerals processing and has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University (AMP 188). Currently a board member on the Kwinana Industries Council, and from 2015-2018 Grant also held the position of director on the board of Chemistry Australia. 



Gordon MartinGordon Martin - Hon Doc (Tech) – Executive Director

  • B.E (Chem) B.Ec FAICD FAIM FIChemE

Gordon Martin has been involved in both the Private and Public Listed corporate sectors. He has spent most of his working life in the Chemical and Resources industries in Coogee Chemicals, a private company where he is majority shareholder, former Chairman and now an Executive Director.      

His involvement in the Public Listed sector has been as a Director of Burswood and as a Director of United Group.

In June 2006, Gordon was appointed Chancellor of Curtin University, a position from which he retired in January 2010. In August 2010, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Technology from the University.

Gordon was the inaugural Western Australian State President and a past National Vice President of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), and has been made a life member of the Institute. In 2005, he was awarded the Western Australian AICD Gold Medal Award and in 2008, the Ernst & Young's "Champion of Entrepreneurship" for Western Australia.



Des HalstedDes Halsted - Chief Financial Officer & Finance Director

  • B. Compt, FIPA, FFA, MAICD

Des joined the company in July 2004, initially as Corporate Accountant of the chlor alkali business. In 2007 he moved into the Finance Controller position and subsequently took on the role of chlor alkali Commercial Manager until his appointment as CFO in November 2015. He joined the board in August 2016 as Finance Director. Prior to 2004 he was involved in financial management roles primarily in the manufacturing and wholesale sectors in South Africa and the UK. 



Rick BenjaminRick Benjamin - Executive Manager, Operations & Director

  • B.E. Chem (Hons), Grad Dip (Management)

Rick joined Coogee in 2016 as Executive Manager, Operations responsible for SH&E, WA Manufacturing, Engineering, Maintenance and Asset Integrity and Major Project business functions.

Rick has over 35 years of diverse experience in the Chemical, Metallurgical and Mining Industries and Engineering consultancy which included over 15 years in positions of senior leadership.

He is also a Director of the following companies; Australian Gold Reagents (a joint venture between Coogee Chemicals and CSBP) and Pacific Iron Products (a joint venture between Coogee Chemicals and Venator).



David PullanDavid Pullan - Non-Executive Director

  • B.E. (Mech) (Hons), FAICD

David Pullan was appointed as an independent Non-Executive Director in October 2013.  He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) with First Class Honours from the University of Western Australia and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

David has over 40 years experience in chemical synthesis and manufacturing, having held a variety of operational and management positions in the chemical industry.  He was Group Executive Operations at Nufarm for some 28 years, with responsibility for all of Nufarm’s global manufacturing operations and a key member of the Nufarm Global Executive team. His earlier career included roles with The Shell Company in Australia and a number of positions and sites in the U.K. with Diamond Shamrock Europe.
 
David is also a Non-Executive Director of Australian Char Pty Ltd.



Jennifer RoughanJennifer Roughan - Non-Executive Director

  • BA, LLB, GAICD


Jennifer Roughan was appointed as a Non-Executive Director in December 2012.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Murdoch University and a Bachelor of Laws degree from Notre Dame University. She is a Legal Practitioner and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Jennifer was previously a lawyer for Anchor Legal a boutique commercial law firm and is also involved in commercial property development.



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