Board of Directors

Our People2

Allan Brackin
Non-Executive Director and Chairman

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Allan joined the Board in November 2011. Allan was formerly Director and Chief Executive Officer of Volante Group Limited, and prior to this, co-founder of Applied Micro Systems (AMS), Netbridge Systems Integration, Prion Technology Distribution, Quadriga Consulting Group, and Affinity Recruitment. 

Qualifications: Bachelor of Applied Science.

Other listed company directorships in last three years: Director of GBST Holdings Limited since 2005.

Richard Mathews 
Chief Executive Officer 

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Richard was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in August 2012. Richard was previously the Non-Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of eServGlobal Limited. He has more than 20 years’ of management experience in telecommunications, software, and investment. He is a founding partner of MHB Holdings Pty Ltd. Richard was formerly CEO of Mincom, Australia’s largest enterprise software company. Richard has also held the role of Senior Vice President, International at J D Edwards and Director of TransLink Transport Authority.

Qualifications:  Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Science from Otago University and is an Associate Chartered Accountant.

Dr Ian Runge
Non-Executive Director

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Ian Runge founded RPMGlobal (formerly Runge Limited) in 1977 after previously working in the mining industry in central Queensland, Europe and the United States of America. He transitioned from full-time operational involvement in 1992, but has continued to make significant contributions to the company and to the industry since that time in the areas of governance processes and business strategy.

He is recognised as a leading expert in the field of mining economics and strategy and is the author of two books in this field, including the textbook “Mining Economics and Strategy”, published by the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (Denver).

Qualifications: M.E. (Mining Engineering), Ph D. (Economics), FAusIMM, FAICD

Ian is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Ross Walker
Non-Executive Director

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Ross was appointed to the RPMGlobal Limited Board of Directors in March 2007. Ross is also a partner of Pitcher Partners (previously Johnston Rorke) having joined them in 1985, Managing Partner in 1992 – 2008 and again from 2014 – to date. Predominately involved in corporate finance, auditing, valuations, capital raisings, and mergers and acquisitions for the past 20 years. 

Ross has experience in corporate finance, auditing, valuations and capital raisings.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Commerce, FCA.