Our Leadership team

With a global operations reach, CR offers a diverse and inclusive environment.

John Barbagallo

Chief Executive Officer, appointed 2018. John brings considerable experience and knowledge to the role given his time in the mining and industrial markets globally. John was most recently the CEO of Moly-Cop, an AIP Portfolio Company. Previously John has held various senior leadership positions with Arrium/OneSteel, Rio Tinto and Xstrata. John holds a BE in Chemical Engineering and a MBA from the University of Queensland.

Adam Zines

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 of companies. 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.


Jeff Kershaw

President – Americas, appointed 2018. Jeff brings senior leadership experience in the global mining, construction, industrial and technology industries plus almost thirty years at ESCO Corporation including roles as President Products Division and Vice President Asia, Oceania, Europe and Africa. Jeff holds a MBA from Portland State University and a Mechanical Engineering Degree from the University of Portland.

Phil Sellers

Executive General Manager – Australasia, appointed 2009. Phil has extensive leadership experience in mining and energy sectors in Australia, UK and the Americas. Phil has a Mechanical Engineering Degree (Honours) from Loughborough University and an MBA from the University of Western Australia.

Donna Wynne

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

Doug Wallis

Head of Engineering and Innovation, appointed 2018. Doug brings broad leadership and technical experience having worked in senior leadership and technical roles in North America, Australia and Africa. Doug holds a B.Sc Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kwazulu-Natal, and a Master of Mechanical Engineering and a MBA from the University of Queensland.

Damian Assaillit

General Manager of CR Digital, appointed 2018. Damian is responsible for the development of company Digital technologies. Damian has held several senior engineering and project management roles in Australia and the USA including company Vice President of Global Market Development based in Dallas. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree (Honours) from the University of Southern Queensland.

Fred Ng

General Manager of Supply Chain, appointed 2018. Fred brings to CQMS Razer strong experience in supply chain management and process optimisation having worked in China, USA and Australia across multiple industries. Fred holds an Electronics Engineering Diploma from Singapore Polytechnic, a Bachelor of Business Degree and MBA from Columbia Southern University.