Rowena Smith

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Rowena was appointed ASM Managing Director in March 2023 and had been Chief Executive Officer since July 2022.  Rowena joined ASM in July 2021 as Chief Operating Officer. She has over 30 years experience in the mining and minerals processing sector, including in a range of senior roles in strategy, operations and commercial.  Prior to joining ASM, Rowena was Chief Sustainability Officer at South32, accountable for sustainability strategy, risk management and HSE business processes. Other past roles include Vice President Supply at South32, General Manager BHP’s Kwinana Nickel Refinery, and operational leadership roles within Rio Tinto’s aluminium smelting business.

Relevant Qualifications and Memberships:

B.Com – University of Western Australia
Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD)

Stephen Motteram

Chief Financial Officer

Stephen joined ASM as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in January 2024. Stephen is a senior finance executive with more than 20 years of international experience in banks and commodities trading firms, including Noble Group and National Australia Bank. His extensive experience covers project development, capital raising, financial control, contract negotiations, investment analysis, mergers, acquisitions, and treasury operations. He has held non-executive director positions on various listed and unlisted natural resources companies, with projects in Australia, Asia, Africa, Jamaica, the UK and Brazil.

Relevant Qualifications and Memberships:

Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA)
Graduate of the Australian Institute of Directors (AICD)
MBA – Melbourne Business School
B.Sci (Hons) – University of Melbourne

Annaliese Eames

General Counsel and Joint Company Secretary

Annaliese joined ASM as General Counsel and Joint Company Secretary in January 2023, bringing over 15 years’ of legal, commercial, strategic and corporate governance experience.  Her depth of knowledge covers large scale project contracting, corporate, finance and intellectual property law.  Before joining ASM, Annaliese was Managing Counsel with BHP, and prior to this held a variety of roles with a range of companies in the mining industry.

Relevant Qualifications and Memberships:

LLB (Law) – University of Notre Dame Australia

Peter Finnimore

Vice President Sales & Marketing

Peter is a sales and marketing executive with over 30 years’ experience in the mining and metals sector. Prior to his appointment at ASM, Peter was the Chief Commercial Officer at South 32 and held various senior roles at BHP. During his career, Peter has worked in various marketing roles in Japan, Australia, Russia, Cyprus and Switzerland, including for Rio Tinto and Rusal. He was a director of the International Aluminium Institute and the International Nickel Institute.

Relevant Qualifications and Memberships:

B.Com – University of Queensland
LLB (Law) – University of Queensland
Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) 

Agata Krupa

Vice President Risk & Corporate Services

Agata joined ASM in December 2022. Prior to this appointment, she was the Global GM Risk & Compliance for South 32 for over four years and has held significant leadership positions within global organisations such as BHP and Bankwest. Originally working within the banking sector in the UK, Agata brings over 20 years’ experience in enterprise wide risk management and corporate services.

Chris Jordaan

Chief Operating Officer

Chris joins ASM with more than 30 years in operational and corporate leadership roles in the petrochemical, processing and mining industries in South Africa, Australia and Papua New Guinea. Prior to accepting the COO role, Chris was President and CEO of Superior Gold, a gold mining company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. He has also held senior leadership roles within Newcrest Mining, BHP and several South African based companies.