We’re driven to provide responsible growth in the chemical manufacturing, bulk liquid storage and dangerous goods transportation sectors, with a heart-felt commitment to personal safety.

We stay true to our values

At Coogee we have developed a strong culture on the company’s core values of Integrity, Openness, Accountability, Innovation and Working Together.

Our Mission

To deliver long-term sustainable growth in enterprise value in chemical manufacture, tank terminals and related industries.

Our Business Fundamentals

  • Employ and retain the right people.
  • Invest in fundamentally sound projects that have or can develop a strong sustainable competitive advantage.
  • Empower an independent view within a shared vision.

Our Value Creating Approach

  • Enhance our long term business sustainability through visible leadership on process safety and a heart-felt commitment to personal safety.
  • Improve profitability through business growth and internal efficiency.
  • Develop and maintain an intelligent, energetic and outcome focused workforce.
  • Build a culture that works together, is customer focused, is pragmatic and is responsive to change.
  • Pursue strong lasting relationships with our trading partners and industry players to ensure we fully understand their changing needs.
  • Maintain our licence to operate by protecting the environment and the adherence to the highest ethical standards in our dealings with the community, partners, government as well as all other stakeholders.
  • Pursue public company governance principles within a private company structure.
  • Seek growth opportunities that allow us to compete based on our distinctive and competitive advantage.

Our core values drive us everyday

Integrity

We act with courage, always do what is right and are honest in all our dealings.

Openness

We share our knowledge and encourage feedback on performance in order to learn and strengthen our business.

Accountability

We set ourselves challenging objectives and take ownership of the outcomes.

Innovation

We develop new technology and processes to deliver better products in a safe manner.

Working Together

We support members of our team and build long term trusting partnerships through open dialogue.

Our History

1971

Coogee (CC) established by a group of Farmers to manufacture Copper Sulphate at Ahoy Road in Coogee We...
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1972

Gordon Martin acquired 45% of Coogee for $20,000 in family company Chemco Pty Ltd. ...
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1977

Established a Sodium Silicate plant for supply of Silicates to the Foundry and Titanium Dioxide indust...
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1979

Relocated the Copper Sulphate and Sodium Silicate operations to the current site in Kwinana....
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1982

Gordon Martin (& associated family) acquired Founding Farmers shareholdings in Coogee. Established ...
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1983

Commenced the Kwinana Tank Terminal with the purchase of a 6000 cubic meter gas holder in East Perth a...
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1984

1st shipment of Caustic imported in March. Entered into a joint-venture with CSBP and the AIDC to inve...
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1985

Established Ferrous Sulphate Heptahydrate and Monohydrate plants. Commenced Dangerous Goods road trans...
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1986

FID reached for the construction of the Sodium Cyanide plant in joint venture with CSBP and AIDC....
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1987

Entered into a joint-venture with Nufarm Ltd to build a Chlor-Alkali plant at Kemerton for the supply ...
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1988

Sodium Cyanide plant commenced production in late November. ...
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1989

Established Sodium Aluminate plant for supply to the Titanium Dioxide industry. Entered into another j...
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1990

Solo Petroleum sold to Ampol Petroleum. Entered into joint-venture with Daxin Petroleum of Singapore t...
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1991

Commissioned Chlor-Alkali Plant at Kwinana in joint-venture with Nufarm. Entered into joint-venture wi...
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1993

Western Biotechnology Ltd purchased from Roche in February 1993 for the manufacture of Beta-Carotene a...
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1994

Established a Granulation plant for the production of Trace Element Fertilisers at Kwinana....
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1995

Established a Sulphur milling plant at Kwinana. AMGAS sold to Mobil (Aust.) Pty Ltd with a long-term a...
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1996

Reached agreement with Western Mining for the construction and operation of the Coogee Acid Terminals ...
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1997

Established Chemical Reagent manufacturing plant at BHP Cannington in North Queensland. Established Am...
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1998

Established Liquid Xanthate plant at Kwinana. Expanded Sodium Cyanide plant increasing capacity by 50%...
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1999

Century Zinc Mine Site Reagent plant commissioned. Reached agreement with Sun Metals (Korean Zinc) for...
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2000

Purchased the Methanol Research Plant (MRP) from BHP in joint venture with Mogal Marine (80/20) at Lav...
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2001

The Sodium Cyanide Plant expanded to include manufacture of Solid Sodium Cyanide as part of the Austra...
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2002

Reached agreement with Sumitomo to establish a Super White Hydrated alumina plant at Kwinana (using Su...
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2003

Reserve evaluation and project development plans completed for the Montara oil field, indicating a via...
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2004

Achievement of production rates of 120% of name-plate capacity for the Solid Sodium Cyanide plant. ...
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2005

The Methanol plant achieved a breakthrough in its operations technology enabling it to boost productio...
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2006

Agreement reached with Nufarm to acquire their 80% of the Nufarm Coogee Chlor-Alkali plants at Kemerto...
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2007

Decision made to join with CSIRO in the development of their TiRO research project, involving the desi...
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2008

Formation of Coogee Asia Sdn Bhd as a wholly owned Malaysian subsidiary to process Copper Oxide from P...
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2009

Construction of Terminals West at Kwinana. Construction of Mt Isa Chemical Reagent facility. Reache...
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2010

Kwinana Chlor-Alkali plant expansion commissioned. Acquired adjacent Gull Fuel Terminal enabling Coog...
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2011

Reached agreement with Queensland Alumina for the erection of a Caustic Truck Loading Gantry on their ...
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2012

Reached a long-term agreement with Caltex to construct a Diesel Rail Facility on our Kwinana site. ...
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2013

Took over management and direction of the TiRO Research Project and moved the operation to Laverton Vi...
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2014

Decision taken to upgrade and double capacity at the Elite Chlor Alkali plant in Queensland at a cost ...
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2015

Production of Titanium Powder at the TiRO R&D facility scaled to greater than 10+kg/hr. Acquired Sun ...
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2016

Completed and commissioned the Port Bonython diesel terminal on time and significantly under budget. E...
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2017

Commenced construction of Cairns greenfield depot to service the region’s significant hypo market. A n...
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2018

Development of a Magnesium Powder Plant began in Sheffield. Facility to be moved to Australia upon com...
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2019

TiRO’s Gen4 fluidized bed reactor operational at scale. Undertook a pre-FEED engineering study on a Me...
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1971

Coogee (CC) established by a group of Farmers to manufacture Copper Sulphate at Ahoy Road in Coogee Western Australia.

1972

Gordon Martin acquired 45% of Coogee for $20,000 in family company Chemco Pty Ltd.

1977

Established a Sodium Silicate plant for supply of Silicates to the Foundry and Titanium Dioxide industries.

1979

Relocated the Copper Sulphate and Sodium Silicate operations to the current site in Kwinana.

1982

Gordon Martin (& associated family) acquired Founding Farmers shareholdings in Coogee.

Established Aluminium Sulphate plant for supply of Alum to the Water Corporation.

1983

Commenced the Kwinana Tank Terminal with the purchase of a 6000 cubic meter gas holder in East Perth and relocation to the Kwinana site for the import of bulk Caustic Soda.

Agreement reached with the SEC for use of the strategic fuel import pipeline.

1984

1st shipment of Caustic imported in March. Entered into a joint-venture with CSBP and the AIDC to investigate the manufacture of Sodium Cyanide.

1985

Established Ferrous Sulphate Heptahydrate and Monohydrate plants. Commenced Dangerous Goods road transport – initially of Caustic Soda.

1986

FID reached for the construction of the Sodium Cyanide plant in joint venture with CSBP and AIDC.

1987

Entered into a joint-venture with Nufarm Ltd to build a Chlor-Alkali plant at Kemerton for the supply of Chlorine and Caustic Soda over the fence to SCM Chemicals at Kemerton.

Reached agreement with Solo Petroleum to construct a Fuel Terminal for the import of Gasoline and Diesel fuel into the Kwinana Terminal, necessitating the purchase and relocation of a number of large fuel tanks from around Australia.

1988

Sodium Cyanide plant commenced production in late November.

1989

Established Sodium Aluminate plant for supply to the Titanium Dioxide industry. Entered into another joint-venture with Nufarm Ltd to build a second Chlor-Alkali plant at Kwinana to supply Chlorine and Caustic Soda over the fence to Tiwest.

1990

Solo Petroleum sold to Ampol Petroleum. Entered into joint-venture with Daxin Petroleum of Singapore to import, distribute and retail Gasoline and Diesel Fuels under the AMGAS banner.

1991

Commissioned Chlor-Alkali Plant at Kwinana in joint-venture with Nufarm. Entered into joint-venture with Pride-Chem Singapore and Technogas Malaysia to manufacture Copper Oxides at Malaka in Malaysia.

1993

Western Biotechnology Ltd purchased from Roche in February 1993 for the manufacture of Beta-Carotene at Hutt Lagoon. Tank Terminal established at Port Hedland for the import of Sulphuric Acid.

Increased interest in Malaysian joint-venture to 50% and acquired land at Pasir Gudang for the relocation and expansion of the production facility.

1994

Established a Granulation plant for the production of Trace Element Fertilisers at Kwinana.

1995

Established a Sulphur milling plant at Kwinana. AMGAS sold to Mobil (Aust.) Pty Ltd with a long-term agreement to terminal Mobil fuel in WA.

Established a Tank Terminal in Townsville, Queensland in joint-venture with Lewer Corporation for the import of Sulphuric Acid for North Queensland.

1996

Reached agreement with Western Mining for the construction and operation of the Coogee Acid Terminals (CAT) for handling and storage of 98% Sulphuric Acid.

Entered into joint-venture with Tioxide (Malaysia) for the establishment of a Ferrous Sulphate plant at Teluk Kalong.

1997

Established Chemical Reagent manufacturing plant at BHP Cannington in North Queensland. Established Ammonium Chloride plant at Kwinana. Established Ferrous Sulphate (heptahydrate and monohydrate) plant in joint-venture with Tioxide at Teluk Kalong Malaysia.

Expansion of the Queensland Terminals facility from 5000 to 17000 tonnes of Sulphuric Acid in Townsville.

Purchased 55% interest in AMPAC Pty Ltd, a manufacturer of Copper Sulphate located on the MIM Ltd mine site in Mount Isa.

1998

Established Liquid Xanthate plant at Kwinana. Expanded Sodium Cyanide plant increasing capacity by 50% to approximately 48,000 tpa. Established Pride Chem Industries Copper Oxy-Chloride plant in Malaysia.

Reached agreement with Pasminco to establish a Chemical Reagent manufacturing plant at the Century Zinc Mine in North Queensland.

1999

Century Zinc Mine Site Reagent plant commissioned. Reached agreement with Sun Metals (Korean Zinc) for their purchase of 50% of the Townsville Acid Terminal and for our handling of their export acid. Upgraded the Kwinana Fuel Terminal for Mobil.

2000

Purchased the Methanol Research Plant (MRP) from BHP in joint venture with Mogal Marine (80/20) at Laverton in Victoria. Plant capacity approximately 60,000 tonnes per annum.

Established a Molten Sulphur Pastille plant at Kwinana receiving Molten Sulphur from BP Refinery. Agreement reached with Straits Resources Nifty Copper Operation for the long term supply of Sulphuric Acid and subsequent upgrade of the Port Hedland Terminal.

2001

The Sodium Cyanide Plant expanded to include manufacture of Solid Sodium Cyanide as part of the Australian Gold Reagents (AGR) Joint Venture – plant commissioned in 2003. Established a liquid Xanthate Plant on the Coogee site at Mt Isa.

Coogee Resources acquired the Montara oil and gas field from BHP in the Timor Sea.

2002

Reached agreement with Sumitomo to establish a Super White Hydrated alumina plant at Kwinana (using Sumitomo technology) to supply products for export and sale by Sumitomo Chemicals into the Artificial Marble market – plant commissioned in 2004. Purchased 40% minority interest in Ampac Australia Pty Ltd giving Coogee 100% of the Copper Sulphate manufacturing operation in Mt Isa.

Newfield Exploration Ltd farmed into the Montara oil and gas field, acquiring a 50% interest in return for drilling Montara 3.
Established Sulphur/Bentonite granulated fertiliser plant at Kwinana.

2003

Reserve evaluation and project development plans completed for the Montara oil field, indicating a viable project based on a fully owned FPSO and seven year production life.

Negotiations commenced to acquire Newfield Exploration’s Timor Sea assets including the Jabiru and Challis producing oil fields – assets acquired in 2004.

Nufarm-Coogee signed a new 15 year Chlorine supply agreement with Millennium Chemicals.

2004

Achievement of production rates of 120% of name-plate capacity for the Solid Sodium Cyanide plant.

Acquisition of a vessel for conversion to an FPSO for the Montara oil field development.

2005

The Methanol plant achieved a breakthrough in its operations technology enabling it to boost production and to take advantage of a growing market in the Biodiesel sector.

Established a Reagents plant for Magellan at Wiluna.

2006

Agreement reached with Nufarm to acquire their 80% of the Nufarm Coogee Chlor-Alkali plants at Kemerton and Kwinana – completed in 2007. Decision taken to construct two 7,500 tonne Sulphuric Acid tanks at Port Hedland Terminal – completed in 2007.

Dangerous Goods transport operations expanded in Queensland winning a five year tender to transport Ammonia for Queensland Nickel Refinery (a subsidiary of BHP).
Coogee Resources exercised its option to acquire the Montara oil field from Coogee.

Decision taken to close the Granulation plant, the Copper Sulphate plant and the Ammonium Chloride plant at Kwinana.

2007

Decision made to join with CSIRO in the development of their TiRO research project, involving the design, construction and operation of a pilot plant using new technology developed by CSIRO to produce ‘melt-free’ Titanium Alloy metal powders. Approved a major expansion of the Kwinana Tank Terminal.

Approved a significant expansion of the Sodium Cyanide plant to cater for the increased demand coming from the Boddington Gold Mine.

2008

Formation of Coogee Asia Sdn Bhd as a wholly owned Malaysian subsidiary to process Copper Oxide from Pride Chem Malaysia. Agreement reached with Xstrata to construct and operate a Copper Sulphate facility alongside the Xanthates plant at Mt Isa. Expanded Sodium Cyanide Plant bringing capacity to approximately 65,000tpa.

Agreement reached with Tiwest for the doubling of the Chlor-Alkali plant at Kwinana with a new 18 year supply agreement.

2009

Construction of Terminals West at Kwinana. Construction of Mt Isa Chemical Reagent facility.

Reached agreement with Lewer Corp to purchase their 50% of Queensland Terminals. Decision made to construct a Dangerous Goods (DG) Container Storage Facility on land adjoining our Kwinana site.

2010

Kwinana Chlor-Alkali plant expansion commissioned.
Acquired adjacent Gull Fuel Terminal enabling Coogee to offer a more comprehensive handling solution to the major fuel companies. Established Dangerous Goods Isotainer facility at Kwinana.

2011

Reached agreement with Queensland Alumina for the erection of a Caustic Truck Loading Gantry on their site to facilitate the purchase and supply of Caustic Soda into the North Queensland market.

Integration of the newly acquired Gull and Coogee Fuel Terminals.

2012

Reached a long-term agreement with Caltex to construct a Diesel Rail Facility on our Kwinana site.

Acquired Elite Chemicals from GE Corporation at Lytton near Brisbane. Reached agreement with Glencore to establish a Sodium Hydrosulphide Dissolving Plant and Dangerous Goods Storage Facility on our site at Mount Isa.

2013

Took over management and direction of the TiRO Research Project and moved the operation to Laverton Victoria.
Pipe Bridge integrating Coogee West with our main terminal approved and under construction. Purchased Mogal Marine’s 20% of the Methanol plant lifting Coogee equity to 100%.
Sold Coogee’s 50% equity in Pride-Chem Malaysia to Pride- Chem Singapore the JV partner.

2014

Decision taken to upgrade and double capacity at the Elite Chlor Alkali plant in Queensland at a cost of approximately $45 million – plant commissioned in 2016. Agreement reached with Mitsubishi Corporation for the construction and operation of a Diesel Fuel Import Facility at Port Bonython in South Australia - commissioned early in 2016 on time and under budget.

2015

Production of Titanium Powder at the TiRO R&D facility scaled to greater than 10+kg/hr.
Acquired Sun Metal’s 50% interest in the Townsville Acid Terminal.

2016

Completed and commissioned the Port Bonython diesel terminal on time and significantly under budget. Executed a long term agreement with Nickel West for the storage and handling of Sulphuric Acid through the Coogee Acid Terminal (CAT) facility. Acquired 50% interest in the Nickel West rail siding and facility.

2017

Commenced construction of Cairns greenfield depot to service the region’s significant hypo market. A new hosting and storage agreement was made with Coogee West & AGR to facilitate and enable MR size caustic soda cargoes.

A new 12” fuel pipeline joining the Kwinana terminal to the bulk liquids jetty was commissioned.

2018

Development of a Magnesium Powder Plant began in Sheffield. Facility to be moved to Australia upon completion of commissioning. The World Scale Methanol Project proponents secured a multi-year lease option on the Burrup peninsula.

Agreements signed with Cristal to renew our operating and supply agreements for a further 8 years, underpinning the future of this business.

2019

TiRO’s Gen4 fluidized bed reactor operational at scale. Undertook a pre-FEED engineering study on a Methanol Plant in Darwin with Technip. Chlorine bottling facility in Mt Isa operational and import supply chain established.

Our Board

Tim Martin

Executive Chairman

Tim 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 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 from Harvard University completing their OPM (Owner/President Management) Program. 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

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director

Dr Grant Lukey

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director

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

Grant joined Coogee 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 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 - Hon Doc (Tech)

Executive Director

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 “Champion of Entrepreneurship” for Western Australia.

Richard O’Loughlin

Finance Director

Richard O’Loughlin

Finance Director

BCom, CPA, GAICD

Richard joined the Board in August 2018 as a Non-Executive Director, and in May 2019 accepted the role as Finance Director.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia, is a Certified Practicing Accountant and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Prior to Coogee Richard spent 13 years with Woodside Petroleum in various finance and commercial roles.

In his most recent role as Senior Vice President, Commercial & Business Development, he was responsible for growing Woodside’s oil and gas business through acquisitions and business development.

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

David Pullan

Non Executive Director

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

Non Executive Director

Jennifer 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 Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Jennifer previously practiced commercial law and has an active interest in property development as an Executive Director of Atrio Property Group Pty Ltd.

Graham Hewson

Non Executive Director

Graham Hewson

Non Executive Director

B.E. Chem, MLM

Graham Hewson joined Coogee in April 2019 as an independent Non-Executive Director. Prior to Coogee Graham spent 28 years in the Titanium Mining and Chemical Manufacturing industry with both Tronox and Cristal. This included senior leadership positions with the last seven at executive level leading International Operations and Technical Services.

Shane Pugh

Operations Manager & Director

Shane Pugh

Operations Manager & Director

Shane joined Coogee in July 2008. Appointed in 2020 to the Operations Manager role Shane is responsible for the day-to-day manufacturing and maintenance activities, and supporting the transport and terminals businesses in Kwinana.

Shane has held positions in planning and procurement, and maintenance at Coogee, with more than 25 years’ experience in various maintenance and operations support management roles in Petrochemical, Fertiliser and the Telecommunication industries

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