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Mr Graham Kraehe is Chairman of BlueScope Steel, Chairman of Brambles and a Director of Djerriwarrh Investments. He was previously Chairman of National Australia Bank, and a Director of News Corporation and the Reserve Bank of Australia.
Mr Kraehe's executive career spanned 30 years as CEO of a number of businesses in the diversified industrial and wine sectors including Pacific BBA and Southcorp. Both businesses had a number of operations in Asia and North America.
He has had many business and community roles including national President of the Australian Industry Group and Chairman of the Future Directions Forum. In December, 2013 he was appointed to the Australian Prime Minister's Business Advisory Council.
In 2003 he was made a member of the Order of Australia for services to industry and the environment.
BCom, MBA, FCPA
Ron McNeilly is Deputy Chairman of the Board, having been appointed in May 2002. He has over 30 years experience in the steel industry. Mr McNeilly joined BHP in 1962 holding various positions with the BHP Group (now BHP Billiton) including Executive Director and President BHP Minerals, Chief Operating Officer and Executive General Manager, and was Chief Executive Officer BHP Steel until 1997.
Mr McNeilly is also Deputy Chairman and Lead Independent Director of Worley Parsons Limited.
BCom, M. App Finance, ACA
Paul O'Malley was appointed a Director of the Board in August 2007 and Managing Director and CEO on 1 November, 2007.
Mr O'Malley joined BlueScope Steel as its Chief Financial Officer in December 2005. Formerly the CEO of TXU Energy, a subsidiary of TXU Corp based in Dallas, Texas, he held other senior management roles within TXU including Senior Vice President and Principal Financial Officer and, based in Melbourne, Chief Financial Officer of TXU Australia.
Before joining TXU, he worked in investment banking and consulting.
Daniel Grollo was appointed to the Board of BlueScope Steel in September 2006.
Mr Grollo is Executive Chairman of Grocon Pty Ltd, Australia's largest privately owned development and construction company, and a Non-Executive Director of UBS Grocon Real Estate.
He is Chairman of the Green Building Council of Australia and former National President of the Property Council of Australia. In December, 2013 Mr Grollo was appointed to the Australian Prime Minister's Business Advisory Council.
BA (Ind.Des) FAICD, SA (Fin)
Penny Bingham-Hall was appointed as a Director of BlueScope Steel in March 2011. She spent more than 20 years in a variety of roles with Leighton Holdings prior to retiring from the company at the end of 2009. Senior positions held with Leighton include Executive General Manager Strategy, responsible for Leighton Group's overall business strategy and Executive General Manager Corporate, responsible for business planning and corporate affairs.
Ms Bingham-Hall is a director of Australia Post, the Sydney Ports Corporation and SCEGGS Darlinghurst School.
Ms Bingham-Hall was the inaugural Chairman of Advocacy Services Australia (the fiduciary company for the Tourism & Transport Forum and Infrastructure Partnerships Australia) from 2008 to 2011, and is a former Director of The Global Foundation.
She has also previously held non-executive directorships with other industry and community organisations, including the Art Gallery of NSW and the Australian Council for Infrastructure Development.
BEc (Hons) LLB
Ewen Crouch was appointed to the Board of BlueScope Steel in March 2013. He is a Director of Westpac Banking Corporation, Chairman of Mission Australia and a board member of Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
Ewen stepped down as Chairman and Partner at Allens in January 2013, where he was one of Australia's leading M&A lawyers, having acted in recent years on some of the country's most significant transactions.
He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a member of the Takeovers Panel. He is member of the Corporations Committee of the Law Council of Australia.
Mr Bevan was appointed to the Board of BlueScope Steel in March 2014. From 2008 to 2013 he was CEO of Alumina Limited. Before joining Alumina Limited in 2008 Mr Bevan spent 29 years in a variety of senior management roles with BOC Group, including as a director on The BOC Group plc Board, Chief Executive Process Gas Solutions with responsibility for the bulk and tonnage business for the entire BOC group, Chief Executive Asia and country lead roles in the United Kingdom, Thailand and Korea. Mr Bevan is also a non-executive director of Ansell Limited.
He brings to the Board extensive experience in international business and heavy industrial operations.
Mr Jones was appointed to the Board of the Company in September 2013. He is a director of the Myer Family Company, Deputy Chairman of Doric Group and an advisory director to a division of Deutsche Bank in Australia.
Mr Jones is a qualified engineer and spent 25 years of his career in a variety of senior management roles with Alcoa including General Manager of WA Operations, President of US Smelting and President Asia Pacific (based in Tokyo and Beijing). Most recently Mr Jones has served as President of Cerberus Capital Management's Asia Advisors Unit. His experience encompasses metals, smelting and roll forming, plant operations, energy, construction, mergers and acquisitions, corporate affairs and finance.
BCom (Hons), FCPA, FAICD
Ken Dean has been a Director of the Company since April 2009. Mr Dean is a Director of Santos Limited and a director of Energy Australia Holdings Ltd. He has held directorships with Alcoa of Australia Limited, Woodside Petroleum Limited and Shell Australia Limited. He spent more than 30 years in a variety of senior management roles with Shell in Australia and the United Kingdom. His last position with Shell, which he held for five years, was Chief Executive Officer of Shell Finance Services based in London.
Upon his return to Australia in 2005, he was Chief Financial Officer of Alumina Limited, a position from which he resigned in 2009 to focus on non-executive directorship roles.