Gina Rinehart is a leading figure in the mining and agricultural industries in Australia. She is also a leading figure in Australia’s Olympics efforts, being patron of 4 teams and the largest single non-government contributor to the Olympic effort in Australia’s history, and has received the rare honour of an order of merit from the Australian Olympic Committee for her contribution. She spent her childhood between the Pilbara, in north-west Australia, where she lived with her parents on large sheep and cattle properties in the remote and rugged region, then from 8 years old attending boarding school at St. Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls in Perth.
Since becoming Executive Chairman of Hancock Prospecting in 1992, Mrs Rinehart has transformed the business from one that was in difficulties and financially troubled to a very successful industry-leading innovator. Under Mrs Rinehart’s leadership, Hancock has diversified from prospecting to become a miner, and further investing in iron ore, gold, copper, potash, met coal, cattle, dairy and property. Hancock Prospecting has grown under her leadership to become the most successful private mining company in Australia ever, and one of the most successful private mining companies in the world, as well as the most successful private company in Australia’s history.
To view a full biography and list of awards please visit www.ginarinehart.com.au/biography
Sanjiv is the inaugural CEO of HanRoy, leading the delivery of a world-class project pipeline for Hancock Prospecting and join-venture partners. Sanjiv brings a sharp overarching focus to Hancock Prospecting’s project development strategy, having played a key role in the delivery of the Roy Hill mega-project before being appointed CEO of Atlas Iron.
At Atlas he led the company through a strategic review, formalising its multi-pillar approach to stabilising and maximising the value from its multiple orebodies. Sanjiv has a long and successful history within Hancock, having been Project Director and Chief Operating Officer during construction of Roy Hill integrated mine, rail and port project, while overseeing numerous new mine developments.
Sanjiv has more than 34 years’ experience operating large complex developments and working with international organisations in Korea, Japan, China and Australia. He is an electrical engineer with an MBA, has been admitted as a Fellow to the Institution of Engineers Australia, and a Fellow to the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Sanjiv also holds professional memberships with the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Project Management Institute. He was awarded Project Director of the Year 2016 by the Project Management Institute.
Sam is responsible for leading the execution of key projects and studies for HanRoy having over 22 years’ experience delivering major developments in the UK, Australia, the Middle East, and South-East Asia. In addition to the project delivery teams, Sam leads the Health and Safety, Travel and Mobilisation areas for HanRoy.
Sam is a civil engineer and accredited project leader, most recently holding the position of Chief Development Officer at BCI Minerals and prior to that, leading the Resources sector and Project Management business units across Australia for the multinational engineering consultancy, WSP.
Sam was involved in the original Roy Hill development as PMC Deputy Project Director and subsequently PMC Project Director, working closely with Roy Hill’s Owner’s Team in successfully delivering the mega project.
Stacey is responsible for an ambitious pipeline of complex, geographically diverse magnetite projects which will be a key driver of growth for the Hancock Prospecting. She oversees all stages of project development from pre-feasibility to site construction.
When leading the development of the magnetite portfolio, Stacey will draw on her extensive experience in strategic development, corporate leadership and communication to navigate all the challenges that come along with successfully delivering a major new project.
Stacey worked as Project Manager on the $10-billion-dollar Roy Hill Project in the Pilbara before joining Atlas Iron in 2019 and leading the delivery of hematite and magnetite studies and projects. Stacey takes great satisfaction in being part of mining operations that create investment, jobs and wealth for Australia.
Pat’s focus is to ensure project development is undertaken to enable development to seamlessly transition into operations.
A mechanical engineer with more than 30 years in the industry, Pat’s deep operational experience includes being appointed General Manager for BHP’s Whaleback and Eastern Ridge iron ore mines in 2012. In this capacity, he initiated BHP’s Innovation Centre, their flagship transformation initiative, that ultimately accelerated the deployment of breakthrough technologies to improve safety and ways of working globally.
Throughout Pat’s career safety has always been paramount, and his demonstrated approach to safety has resulted in substantial safety improvement.
Damien heads up a significant portfolio at HanRoy that is critical to the success of Hancock Prospecting’s diversified business interests.
He has a broad range of experience and expertise having worked in both government and the private sector, including the past 15 years on some of Western Australia’s largest and most ambitious resources and infrastructure projects. This includes the successful development of the $10 billion Roy Hill iron ore operation where he led a team of 35 people across environment, government and Indigenous affairs matters for lead EPC provider Samsung C&T.
Prior to joining Hancock, Damien guided key approvals for the Oakajee deep-water port and integrated rail network in WA’s mid-west, Citic Pacific’s Sino Iron project, and a major magnetite project for another iron ore company.
Andrew is responsible for regulatory, stakeholder and external liaison across Australian magnetite projects; strategy and external affairs for Hancock Prospecting’s Canadian subsidiary Northback; and supporting an expanding relationship with Indian partners.
Prior to joining the Hancock Prospecting, he worked in strategy, policy and corporate advisory across international markets and was the CEO of private ancillary fund focusing on economic and leadership training.
Andrew has experience in risk management, strategic planning and forecasting in the resource and energy sectors as well as advising on geo-political risk. From traversing grand strategy to long-term economic trends, he has worked with distinguished strategists and experienced company directors around the world.
James leads the shared services function at HanRoy, incorporating Commercial, Finance, Project Controls and Integrated Reporting, in addition to the Energy program at Roy Hill.
His experience on mining projects from early study phases through to operations spans nearly 15 years, delivering a fit-for-purpose functional approach that meets project deliverables and achieves stakeholder obligations and governance. Within the energy space James is responsible for engagement with government and ensuring Roy Hill meets its reporting and legislative obligations during a period of significant transition.
James joined the original Roy Hill construction project in 2014. In 2018 he was appointed General Manager Commercial at Roy Hill and has led the Energy team since its establishment in 2021.
Mick is an experienced professional with a career spanning over 30 years across the functions of health, safety, environment, risk management, human resources and approvals. His expertise spans both project and operational roles in civil, mining, processing, rail and port activities. Mick has worked in various state jurisdictions in Australia and in South America.
He has extensive experience working across the lifecycle of major billion dollar projects (CAPEX to AUS$10 billion) and the complexity and ambiguity often associated with large international scale projects involving multiple parties.
Mick has held both senior corporate and site-based roles over many years during which time he has led both small and large teams. Majority of Mick’s project work has involved representing the owners’ team, typically on EPC type projects. His most recent project delivered industry leading injury rates during construction, commissioning through to care, custody and control.
Mick has extensive experience in developing and implementing fit for purpose HSE systems and establishing governance and assurance frameworks to ensure they are effective, and from a project perspective, mitigating the exposure to variations and claims.
Bronwyn leads the HanRoy legal team and has over 30 years legal experience, principally practising in the area of commercial law in mining and resources.
Bronwyn has extensive experience in advising upon, negotiating and drafting of all types of commercial agreements, including project and tenement acquisitions, joint ventures (both incorporated and unincorporated), split commodity agreements, land access, native title and heritage agreements, mining services contracts, royalty agreements and ore off-take agreements. Bronwyn has also advised on and prepared complex documentation associated with the development of major iron ore projects in the north west of Western Australia involving State agreements and rail and port access issues. In addition, she has previously worked for two state government departments, acquiring administrative law experience and a practical perspective on the workings of government.
As well as her legal qualifications, Bronwyn holds an MBA from the University of Western Australia and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Prior to joining Hancock Prospecting, Bronwyn was a partner in the commercial team of one of Australia’s largest national law firms. Bronwyn has been named in Best Lawyers™ Australia for Mining Law, Natural Resources Law and Commercial Law.
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