“Think aspirationally and with an open mind”
Chad is an accomplished professional based in Perth with a willingness to travel. Chad has held roles in tax, finance, investment banking and mining with postings in Australia, the UK, Indonesia, China and Mongolia. During his 17-year career with Rio Tinto Chad established the emerging markets global procurement function, was Chief Financial Officer at Oyu Tolgoi in Mongolia and led the project delivery and Government enabling activities functions for the Simandou project in Guinea. As a facilitator, Chad brings strong cross-cultural experience and a focus on both individual learning and team building to achieve lasting results.
Chad has negotiated successful outcomes with a wide range of stakeholders in over 40 countries across 6 continents. This includes inter-bank settlement arrangements, two $10 billion+ investment agreements, joint venture agreements, $1 billion+ supply agreements, community agreements, enterprise bargaining agreements and capacity building agreements with international financial institutions.
A focus on needs analysis, common ground and strategic drivers allows Chad to deliver successful negotiated outcomes. Chad’s commercial and technical expertise allows him to support high value and high complexity negotiations with a wide variety of stakeholders and industries. Chad has a high energy and engaging style that is valued by his clients.
Chad holds a qualification in Economics (first class honours) and has undertaken a variety of short courses including: Six Sigma; health, safety and environment leadership; quality control and inspection; and, stakeholder engagement.