Posted 19 April 2016
The OZ Minerals Board is today pleased to announce the appointment of Non-Executive Director, Dr Julie Beeby. Dr Beeby has more than 25 years’ experience in the resources sector, specifically in the minerals and petroleum industries.
“Julie has a wealth of experience in the resource industry and we are very pleased to have been able to attract a Director with such a breadth of experience and knowledge,” said OZ Minerals Chairman, Neil Hamilton.
Dr Beeby has held positions in major Australian and US resources companies and was Chief Executive Officer of Brisbane based gas producer, Westside Corporation. Julie has technical, operational and strategic expertise and has held senior and executive positions in coal mining, mining services and coal seam gas after commencing her career in coal and mineral processing research.
“OZ Minerals has an exciting future ahead and I am looking forward to being part of its transformation as it delivers on its growth strategy,” said Dr Beeby.
Dr Beeby also has experience in mergers and acquisitions, including Peabody Energy’s $2 billion acquisition of Excel Coal Ltd. Dr Beeby previously held non-executive director positions on the Boards of Zerogen Pty Ltd, Gloucester Coal Ltd, Forge Group Ltd, CRC Mining, Australian Coal Association Low Emissions Technology and Australian Coal Research. Dr Beeby is currently a Non-Executive Director of Whitehaven Coal Ltd and the Chairman of Powerlink – Queensland Electricity Transmission Corporation Ltd.
The OZ Minerals Board will remain the same size as one Board member will be retiring at the conclusion of the AGM. Dr Beeby will join Ms McGrath in bringing female representation on the OZ Minerals Board to over 30 percent after the retirement.