Board

Mr Ian Macliver
Chairman
Appointed 28 January 2021

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.

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.

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.

Ms Sue Murphy
Non-Executive Director
Appointed 30 April 2021

Sue has over 40 years of experience in the resources and infrastructure industries. Holding a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the University of Western Australia, Sue commenced as a Graduate Engineer with Clough Engineering in 1980. She went on to enjoy a 25-year career with Clough, progressing through a wide range of operational and leadership roles before being appointed to the Board of Clough Engineering Ltd in 1998.

After leaving Clough in 2004, she joined the Water Corporation of Western Australia as the General Manager of Planning and Infrastructure, before being appointed as Chief Executive Officer in 2008, a role she held for over a decade.

Sue has received many accolades throughout her career including being awarded the prestigious Sir John Holland Civil Engineer of the Year Award by the Board of the College of Civil Engineers and is an Honorary Fellow of Engineers Australia. She was recognised for her work in water infrastructure with the International Water Association’s 2014 Women in Water award and was the 2018/19 West Australian Business Leader of the Year at the AIM WA Pinnacle Awards. In 2019, Sue was made an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to the natural resources sector in Western Australia and to engineering.

Sue is currently a Director of Monadelphous Group Limited, the West Australian Treasury Corporation, Fremantle Dockers Football Club, UWA Business School and serves as a Senate Member of the University of Western Australia.

Sue is an independent director of the Company and is Chair of the Company’s Audit & Risk Committee, as well as a member of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee.

Ms Sally Langer
Non-Executive Director
Appointed 06 May 2021

Sally has over 25 years’ experience in professional services including as founder and Managing Partner of management consulting and executive recruitment firm Derwent Executive - where she set up and led the growth of the Perth office servicing a wide range of clients both locally and nationally and led the Mining and Industrial Practice.

Prior to that, Sally was a Director at international recruitment firm Michael Page and a Chartered Accountant at accounting and consulting firm Arthur Andersen.

During her career, Sally has been responsible for strategy development and execution with a strong focus on profitable business growth, supervising and coordinating large teams and other management functions including strategy, business development, budgeting and human resources. She has been a trusted advisor to numerous Boards on recruitment, talent management, culture and organisational structure.

Sally holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Sally is also currently a Non-Executive Director of Northern Star Resources Ltd, Sandfire Resources Ltd and the Gold Corporation / Perth Mint.

Sally is an independent director of the Company as well as both the Company's Nomination and Remuneration Committee and the Company's Audit and Risk Committee