Our Leadership Team

Meet our Leadership Team. They bring years of industry experience to create a workplace where Zero Harm, collaboration, respect, and excellence are the foundation.



Appointed as CEO in 2018, John brings over three decades of expertise and knowledge to CR from his experience across global mining and industrial markets. He most recently served as the CEO of MolyCop, the largest provider of critical mining consumables to the comminution circuit. Earlier in his career, John held senior leadership positions with globally recognized businesses including Rio Tinto and Xstrata. John holds a BE in Chemical Engineering and an MBA from the University of Queensland.


Chief Financial Officer

Appointed 2014. Adam leads the company’s financial, treasury, accounting, tax, commercial, risk management, statutory, and information systems functions and is Company Secretary for the CR Group. CR benefits from Adam’s extensive financial leadership experience across diverse public and private Australian companies. Adam holds a Bachelor of Business Degree (Finance/Accounting major) from the University of Technology, Sydney, is a Fellow of CPA Australia, and has completed a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment through FINSIA.


Executive General Manager – Digital

Appointed as EGM, Digital in 2021. Phil has been with CR for 13 years, including the management of CR’s Australasian Mining division for over 10 years. Phil has extensive leadership experience in the mining and energy sectors in Australia, the UK and the Americas. Phil spent several years based in Calgary with TransAlta, Canada’s largest utility/miner overseeing businesses in the US and Mexico. Phil has a Mechanical Engineering Degree (UK) and an MBA from the University of Western Australia.


Executive General Manager – Australasia

Appointed 2021. Paul’s career has spanned time in the banking industry with General Electric and NAB, and most recently 11 years with Orica, including six years leading the East Coast Explosives business. In his past roles, Paul has experience in executive leadership, strategic direction, sales and commercial management, product innovation, and management.


Head of Innovation and Market Engagement

Appointed 2021. Rob brings strong leadership and technical expertise with 35 years of experience across the mining, transport, and heavy machinery manufacturing industries. Rob has a Mechanical Engineering Degree (Honours) from the University of Queensland and an MBA from Deakin University.


Head of HR and Capability

Appointed 2017. Donna brings 20 years of strategic human resources and operational leadership experience gained across multiple industries. She leads best practice people programs that enable organizational growth through the attraction, development, and engagement of diverse talent. Donna holds a Bachelor of Business (HRM) Degree from the University of Newcastle.


Executive General Manager – Americas

With 12 years at CR and appointed as EGM in 2021, Doug brings broad leadership and technical experience having worked in senior leadership and technical roles in the Americas, Australia, and Africa. He holds a B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kwazulu-Natal, a Master of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Queensland and an MBA from the University of Queensland.


General Manager – Supply Chain

Appointed 2018. Fred brings strong experience in supply chain management and process optimization to CR, having worked in China, USA, and Australia across multiple industries. He holds an Electronics Engineering Diploma from Singapore Polytechnic, a Bachelor of Business Degree, and an MBA from Columbia Southern University.

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