Coogee Chemicals Perth | Listing the board of directors

Tim Martin Tim Martin - Executive Chairman


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

In 2013 Tim graduated Harvard University completing their OPM (Owner / President Management) Course. He is also a non-executive director of publicly listed ASX company Atlas Pearls.

Tim is a former Director of PACIA (Plastics and Chemicals Industries Association rebranded to Chemistry Australia) and a former Director of the Kwinana Industries Council.   

Dr Grant Lukey Dr 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 Martin Gordon 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 Halsted Des Halsted - Chief Financial Officer & Finance Director

  • B. Compt, FIPA, FFA, MAICD

Des was appointed Chief Financial Officer in November 2015 and joined the board in August 2016 as Finance Director and Company Secretary. He holds a Bachelor of Accounting degree, a Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting, and is a member of the Institute of Public Accountants and the Institute of Company Directors.

Prior to his appointment as CFO, Des spent seven years as the Commercial Manager of the Chlor Alkali business. He joined Coogee in July 2004 as the Corporate Accountant for the Chlor Alkali business. Prior to 2004 he was involved in financial management roles primarily in the manufacturing and wholesale sectors.                         

Rick Benjamin Rick 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 Pullan David 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 Roughan Jennifer Roughan - Non-Executive Director


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.

Richard O’Loughlin Richard O’Loughlin - Non-Executive Director

  • BCom, CPA, MAICD


Richard was appointed as an independent Non-Executive Director in August 2018. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia. He is a Certified Practicing Accountant and a member of the Australian institute of Company Directors.

Richard spent the last 13 years with Woodside Petroleum in various finance and commercial roles including Group Manager Strategy, CFO Woodside USA, Group Financial Controller, and most recently Senior Vice President Commercial & Business Development, where he was responsible for growing Woodside's oil and gas business through acquisitions and new business development opportunities.

Prior to joining Woodside Richard held various finance and commercial roles at BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Itochu and the London Stock Exchange.


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