Graduate AICD, BSc (Mining Engineering), MSc (Management Science)

Mr Ford has led, built and turned around complex businesses encompassing large workforces in diverse geographies, cultures, currencies and languages.  This has included all lifecycle phases from feasibility through to closure and final rehabilitation in highly regulated and unionized environments across three continents.

With a deep passion for mentoring and coaching, his reputation is one of creating high performing businesses founded on a culture of achievement, accountability and trust that span a diversity of cultures, customs, generations, skills, practices and beliefs. He is considered an influential executive team member and thought leader in the global industry with previous participation in the Coal Industry Advisory Board to the International Energy Agency as well as current local industry associations including the Minerals Council of Australia.

Mr Ford’s prior experience includes numerous executive roles within globally recognised mining companies during a career that spans almost 50 years in the industry.