The AROSE Team
David Flanagan Am CitWA
David Flanagan is a geologist with more than 25 years’ experience in the mining and mineral exploration industry. Currently, he is the Non-Executive Chair of Battery Minerals Limited and CZR Resources Limited. He was also the founding Managing Director of Atlas Iron Limited, where he oversaw the company’s growth from a junior explorer to an ASX Top 50 company.
Director, Chief Executive Officer
Leanne has over 25 years’ experience in the technology industry having held senior executive leadership positions with APC and Schneider Electric throughout Asia and the US. Leanne has a diverse mix of experience across commercial operations, product marketing, strategy, M&A, and digital and strategic transformations. These organisations provide energy and automation digital solutions for reliability, efficiency and sustainability across industry and government.
Linda Dawson is a senior executive with more than 25 years’ experience working in large Australian and multinational organisations across the resources and utilities sectors. Over Linda’s career she has led corporate services, community development, human resources, health safety and environment, corporate affairs and operational functions. Linda currently works for the Department of Jobs Tourism Science and Innovation in the Western Australian Government, as Deputy Director General Industry Science Innovation.
Samuel Forbes is an accomplished engineering and technology executive, with an entrepreneurial mindset. He has some 14 years’ experience overcoming the challenges of operating in remote and harsh environments. Samuel is currently the Director of The Australian Space, Automation, AI and Robotics Control complex (SpAARC); a Fugro development co-funded by the Australian Space Agency.
Stephen McIntosh retired from Rio Tinto at the end of 2020 after more than 33 years with the group. He was most recently Group Executive for Growth and Innovation. In this final role he had the direct accountability for staff and contractors operating in more than 30 countries covering most of Rio Tinto’s global technical functions including exploration, studies, construction, technical services, Information Technology, data science, robotics & automation, R&D, asset closure and for the last year he also led the global health, safety, environment, and security function.
Chris Moran has over 30 years research experience in the fields of soil science, natural resources and water management. Currently, Chris is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research at Curtin University; a role he has held since August 2016. Before joining Curtin, Chris led large and small-scale research projects for the University of Queensland’s Sustainable Minerals Institute, and for the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). While at CSIRO, Chris led the start-up of the "Water for a Healthy Country" National Research Flagship.
Stephen Smith has been a Professor of Public International Law at the University of Western Australia since 2014. He is Chair of the Advisory Board of the UWA Public Policy Institute; Chair of the Board of the UWA Defence and Security Institute, and the Chair of Sapien Cyber. Stephen served as the Federal Member of Perth for 20 years from March 1993 and is a former Minister for Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Defence.
Jim is Chairman, Executive Director and co-founder of Nova Group. He is a former air force fighter pilot and test pilot and a graduate of the Royal Air Force Empire Test Pilots’ School. Amongst other qualifications, he holds a Master of Business Administration, a science degree majoring in physics and has completed the Harvard Business School OPM Executive Education Program. Jim is active in several business forums and is a director of the Adelaide Festival of Arts, AmCham and Australian Naval Infrastructure.
Ross has over 25 years financial and accounting experience across large multinational accounting and resource organisations. Currently he is General Manager Finance and Commercial for Woodside in its Technology Division and is responsible for negotiating, recommending, and managing Woodside’s investments in emerging technologies and new energy. Ross has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Dr Sarah Cannard
Project Director | Systems Engineer
Program Director | Mining Engineer
Finance & Governance Officer
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