Executive Management

 

 

Rowena Smith

Chief Executive Officer

Rowena was appointed ASM Chief Executive Officer in July 2022.  Prior to this she had been ASM’s Chief Operating Officer since July 2021. Rowena’s almost 30 years experience in the mining and minerals processing sector includes 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:

  • BCom – University of Western Australia
  • Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD)


 

 

Jason Clifton

Chief Financial Officer

Jason joined ASM as Chief Financial Officer in July 2021, bringing over 20 years of financial, commercial, capital and strategic experience. In his previous role as Senior Vice President Financial Services at Woodside Energy Limited, he was responsible for treasury, tax, group finance and business finance. Jason has also worked in the banking industry, including roles as Chief Financial Officer of Bankwest and Chief Financial Officer of Westpac New Zealand.

Relevant Qualifications and Memberships:

  • BCom – University of Western Australia
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia
  • Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD)


 

 

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


 

Frank Moon

Chief Development Officer

Frank began working with ASM in 2019 before being appointed President Asia in June 2021, and then Chief Development Officer in December 2022. His more than 25 years of global experience in metals and materials industries spans international business development, marketing and operations. He has also been Vice President of Samwha Group, Vice President at YHS, President/CEO at Keytech Korea, and Director of Global Operation at Kyung Dong Group.

Relevant Qualifications and Memberships:

  • BEng (Chemical) – University of Sydney


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