Board

Mr Andrew Edwards
Chairman
Appointed 18 December 2009

Andrew was appointed as a Director of the Company on 18 December 2009 and as Chairman of the Company on 27 October 2017.

Andrew is a former Managing Partner of PriceWaterhouseCoopers' Perth Office (PwC), a former National Vice President of the Securities Institute of Australia (now the Financial Services Institute of Australasia) and a former President of the Western Australian division of that Institute. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and has served as State Chairman of the local Education Committee of that organisation and was a former member of its National Education Committee. Andrew graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce degree.

Andrew currently serves as Non-Executive Chairman of MACA Ltd, a Non-Executive Director of Nido Petroleum (delisted 26 June 2017) and is President of Activ Foundation Inc.

Andrew is a member of both the Company's Nomination and Remuneration Committee and the Company's Audit and Risk Committee.

Mr David Ross
Managing Director
Appointed 13 January 2020

David started his career in vessel maintenance before commencing a seagoing career progressing from Junior Engineer to 1st Engineer. David has sailing experience onboard livestock vessels, service and supply vessels in the offshore industry, cape and handy size bulk carriers, general cargo and container vessels.
In 1995, David moved into a shoreside position with BHP Transport, Melbourne, working initially as Ship Operations Officer. He progressed through the company as Ship Manager for cape and panamax size vessels; Senior Chartering Officer; and Scheduling & Operations Manager. In 2001, David moved to the Netherlands with BHP Billiton Freight Trading Group as Operations Manager and then Commercial Manager responsible for the development of chartering and trading controls.
In July 2005, David joined MMA as the General Manager Operations, with the mandate to steer the three operating divisions of Vessel Operations, Slipway and Supply Bases through a period of rapid growth. In 2009, he accepted the position of Chief Operating Officer, where he was directly involved in the development of strategic direction of the Company.
After being promoted to the role of Deputy Chief Executive Officer in November 2018, he was promoted to the role of Chief Executive Officer in July 2019. David was appointed Managing Director of the Company with effect from 13 January 2020.
Following this appointment, David now holds the combined role of Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the MMA Group. He is also the Executive Director of MMA Offshore Asia Pte Ltd and Director of MMA Offshore Asia Sdn Bhd.

Ms Eve Howell
Non-Executive Director
Appointed 27 February 2012

Eve has over 40 years of experience in the oil and gas industry in a number of technical and managerial roles. Eve is currently a Non-Executive Director of Buru Energy Ltd. She is also a Senior Adviser to African Geopolitics, a socio-political advisory group helping enterprises work successfully in Africa.

Eve is a former Executive Vice President for Woodside Energy Ltd responsible for Health, Safety & Security and before that, the North West Shelf Project. Prior to that, Eve held the position of Managing Director at Apache Energy Ltd. She has previously served on a number of Boards, including Downer EDI Ltd, Tangiers Petroleum Limited, EMR Resources Pty Ltd, the Fremantle Port Authority, the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association and was a Board member and President of the Australian Mines and Metals Association. Eve holds a Bachelor of Science (with Honours in Geology and Mathematics) from the University of London and an MBA from Edinburgh Business School and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Eve is Chair of the Company's Audit and Risk Committee and a member of the Company's Nomination and Remuneration Committee.

Mr Chiang Gnee Heng
Non-Executive Director
Appointed 5 July 2012

Chiang Gnee graduated as a Marine Engineer in July 1977 from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne (UK) and spent almost 30 years working in Singapore government linked companies and in various industries including shipyards, ordnance equipment manufacturing, aircraft engine component manufacturing, amusement and lifestyle businesses and environment management.

In June 1989, Chiang Gnee attended the Sloan School of Management at MIT (USA) and graduated with a Masters in Management in July 1990. He was formerly the CEO of Sembawang Shipyard for 10 years and CEO of Sembcorp Environment Management Pte Ltd for two years until August 2007. Chiang Gnee was also formerly an Executive Director of the Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI) which focuses on the development of the Singapore maritime industry. Chiang Gnee is currently engaged in workplace health and safety management and in vocational technical education in Singapore. He is Chairman of the Singapore Workplace Safety and Health Council and Deputy Chairman of the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) Board of Governors.

Chiang Gnee is also a Director of MMA Offshore Asia Pte Ltd (Singapore) and all of its subsidiaries/related companies in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. In addition, Chiang Gnee is Chair of the Company's Nomination and Remuneration Committee. 

Mr Peter Kennan
Non-Executive Director
Appointed 22 September 2017

Peter is currently Managing Partner and CIO of Black Crane Capital. His 23 years of corporate finance experience across a diverse range of sectors and transactions with Black Crane and previously with UBS Asia and Australia.

The Black Crane Asia Opportunities Fund, managed by Black Crane Capital, is a major shareholder of MMA.

Peter established Black Crane in 2009. Prior to that, he was the Head of Asian Industrials Group for UBS Asia, a corporate finance sector team covering energy, infrastructure, resources, consumer/retail and general industrial companies. He achieved number 1 team rating in Asia.

Peter was also the Head of Telecoms and Media sector team for UBS Australia specialising in M&A, advising on many large, complex transactions. Prior to UBS, Peter spent seven years with BP in a variety of engineering and commercial roles. Peter was appointed by the Board on 22 September 2017 as part of a Board renewal program.

Peter is a member of both the Company's Nomination and Remuneration Committee and the Company's Audit and Risk Committee.

Mr Ian Macliver
Non-Executive Director
Appointed 20 January 2020

Ian is currently the Executive Chairman of Grange Consulting and Grange Capital Partners. Prior to establishing Grange, Ian held positions over nine years in a general manager or executive director position for various listed and corporate advisory companies.  His experience covers all areas of corporate activity including capital raisings, acquisitions, divestments, takeovers, business and strategic planning, debt and equity reconstructions, operating projects and financial reviews and valuations. 

Ian is currently Chairman of Western Areas Limited and a Non-Executive Director of Sheffield Resources Limited, both of which are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. Ian was previously a Non-Executive Director of Otto Energy Limited and Mount Gibson Iron Limited.

Ian holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia and a Post Graduate Diploma from the Securities Institute of Australia. He is a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and a Fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Ian is a member of the Company’s Audit and Risk Committee and the Company’s Nomination & Remuneration Committee