Management Team

Richard Mathews 
Chief Executive Officer 


Richard was appointed as Managing Director on 28 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.

Richard holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Science, and ACA

Other listed company directorships in last three years: Non-executive chairman and director of eServGlobal Ltd in 2009-2014.

Paul Beesley
Chief Technology Officer


Paul joined RPMGlobal in September 2012 as Executive General Manager – Technology and IT. He joined from eServGlobal where he held the position of Chief Technology Officer.

Paul has extensive experience with commercial enterprise software development in key areas such as application architecture, information management, service oriented architecture, web services, business process modelling, business intelligence and user interface design.

Paul attained a Bachelor of Applied Science in Computing from the Queensland University of Technology. 


David Batkin
Executive General Manager – Technology Consulting and Partners 


David joined RPMGlobal in 2014. He has more than 15 years of experience in the application technology sector with companies such as JD Edwards and Mincom. Throughout his career he has worked across the globe in consulting, project management and country leadership positions.

David’s broad experience also includes management and development of global partnership programs extending over 50 countries, as well as leadership of a product globalisation team, and readying software for sale in multiple jurisdictions and languages.

His experience extends across a wide range of industries including Mining, Construction, Engineering, Manufacturing, Government, Telecoms, Utilities and Defence. He has lived and worked in Asia, USA, New Zealand and Australia.    

Philippe Baudry
Executive General Manager – Advisory Services

P_Baudry_200x200px Philippe joined RPMGlobal as a geologist in 2008 and went on to successfully build the group’s advisory business in Asia before recently taking executive ownership of all Advisory services.

Having started working life in open cut and underground operations in Western Australia, followed by 3 years developing large porphyry copper projects in Russia, Philippe has spent the last eight years focusing on financial market transactions and downstream operational and exploration value creation. 

Based out of Beijing for the past 5 years Philippe has managed numerous Due Diligence and Independent Technical Review projects for private acquisitions and listing purposes and has worked closely with leading Chinese state-owned enterprises and international financial institutions in Australia, Hong Kong, Mongolia, China and Russia.

Philippe holds a Bachelor of Science Mineral Exploration and Mining Geology, an Associate Diploma of Geoscience, a Graduate Certificate of Geostatistics and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientist (“MAIG”). Philippe meets the requirements for Qualified Person (“QP”) for 43-101 and SGX reporting, and Competent Person (“CP”) for JORC and HKEx reporting for most metalliferous Mineral Resources. 

Michael Kochanowski
Chief Financial Officer

M_Kochanowski_200x200px Appointed as Chief Financial Officer in February 2012, Michael’s prior role with RPMGlobal included four years as Group Financial Controller.

Michael is a Certified Public Accountant and Fellow of the Tax Institute of Australia. Prior to joining RPMGlobal Michael held a senior management position in the business advisory division of chartered accounting firm Moore Stephens.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Queensland.


James O’Neill
Executive General Manager – Group General Counsel and Company Secretary 

J_ONeill_200x200px James was appointed as Executive General Manager – Group General Counsel and Company Secretary in December 2012.

James has broad experience acting in an in-house legal capacity for multi-national companies, has served as company secretary and has experience in corporate governance, joint ventures, acquisitions and contract negotiation with multi-national licensing and consulting service businesses.

James’ most recent role was as Regional General Counsel with Hyder Consulting Pty Ltd, a multi-national advisory and design engineering firm, and he has previously held Senior Legal Counsel roles at Ansaldo STS Australia Pty Ltd and Mincom Pty Ltd respectively. 

James holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Information Technology from Queensland University of Technology, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance from the Governance Institute of Australia, is a Solicitor and Member of the Queensland Law Society and is an Associate Member of the Governance Institute of Australia (AGIA) and Chartered Institute of Secretaries (ACIS).

Michael Baldwin
Executive General Manager – Product Strategy and Marketing 


Michael was appointed as Executive General Manager – Global Accounts in December 2012, having previously held the roles of Executive General Manager – Field Services, GM – Marketing and Strategic Projects, and VP – Technology since he joined RPMGlobal in February 2010. Michael added the role of Chief Marketing Officer to his responsibilities in March 2013 after successfully re-defining the business marketing strategy and managing RPM’s global rebrand in late 2012.

Michael has been in the mining industry for over 15 years and has been involved in a wide range of technologies and services across the mining value chain.

Michael has previously held management roles in sales, marketing and product management in the mining technology and services marketplace.  Having spent a vast amount of time working abroad, Michael has substantial international operational experience particular in the mining sector across many commodities and methods. 

Michael holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Griffith University in Brisbane, Queensland.

Donna Frampton
Executive General Manager – Human Resources

D_Frampton_200x200dpi Donna joined RPMGlobal in October 2012 as Executive General Manager – Human Resources. She joined from Australian Aerospace where she most recently held the position of Vice President People and Workplace.

Donna has significant international human resource, project management and operational experience including strategy development and implementation.

Donna holds a Graduate Diploma of Project Management and Executive MBA from the Queensland University of Technology.