Board of Directors

Russell Chenu

Russell Chenu

Chairman, Independent Non-Executive Director

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Russell Chenu

Russell Chenu

Chairman, Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Russell has significant experience across the corporate sector, with over 23 years in senior management roles. Russell held numerous senior roles in several ASX-listed companies, including building products companies such as James Hardie, where he was Chief Financial Officer for 10 years until 2013.
  • In a number of these roles, Russell was engaged in significant strategic business planning and business change, including several turnarounds, new market expansions and management leadership initiatives. • Russell is a director of Reliance Worldwide Corp and CIMIC Group, and was a director of Metro Performance Glass and James Hardie until August 2021 and November 2020 respectively.
  • Russell is also the Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee at Reliance Worldwide Corp and CIMIC Group.
  • Russell holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Melbourne, a Masters of Business Administration from Macquarie Graduate School of Management and is a Member of the Society of Certified Practising Accountants (Australia).

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Justin Ryan

Rhys Jones

Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director

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Justin Ryan

Rhys Jones

Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director

  • Rhys joined Vulcan in 2006 as an Executive Director and became Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director in 2011.
  • Rhys has previously held several management positions within the steel industry including as an executive of Fletcher EasySteel NZ and General Manager/Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Steel and Wiremakers.
  • Rhys was formerly the Chief Operating Officer of Carter Holt Harvey’s Pulp, Paper, Packaging and New Ventures division at the time of the Rank Group takeover.
  • Rhys also serves as a director of Ridley Corporation and Metro Performance Glass.
  • Rhys holds a Bachelor of Science from Victoria University of Wellington. In addition, Rhys holds a Bachelor of Business Studies with first class honours and a Masters in Business Studies by thesis from Massey University.

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Justin Ryan

Peter Wells

Non-Executive Director

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Justin Ryan

Peter Wells

Non-Executive Director

  • Peter is the founder of Vulcan.
  • Peter has 50 years’ experience in the steel industry across New Zealand, Australia, Sweden, South Africa, and England.
  • More than 30 of those years have been in Chief Executive Officer roles.
  • Peter was a Member of the Australasian Institute of Metals from 1982–1987.
  • Peter undertook an exclusive, invitation only, business education course in Sweden (Training for International Operators) run by the Swedish School of Economics in 1985-86.

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Wayne Boyd

Wayne Boyd

Non-Executive Director

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Wayne Boyd

Wayne Boyd

Non-Executive Director

  • Wayne has been a Director of Vulcan since inception, and has extensive experience in law, investment banking and governance.
  • Wayne previously held the position of Chairman at publicly listed companies Auckland International Airport, Freightways, Shotover Jet and Telecom New Zealand, as well as private companies such as Vulcan, Ngai Tahu Holdings and Meridian Energy.
  • Wayne was the Chairman of the Halberg Foundation, New Zealand Blood Service and the New Zealand Hockey Foundation.
  • Wayne holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Auckland.

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Pip Greenwood

Pip Greenwood

Independent Non-Executive Director

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Pip Greenwood

Pip Greenwood

Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Pip has significant experience in capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and governance, and has advised on many high-profile corporate transactions.
  • Pip currently serves on the boards of Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, The a2 Milk Company, Westpac New Zealand and Spark New Zealand. Pip has been appointed the Chair of Westpac New Zealand with effect from 1 October 2021. Pip has also advised that she is not seeking re-election as a director of Spark New Zealand at its annual meeting in November 2021.
  • Pip was a corporate partner of New Zealand law firm Russell McVeagh for nearly 20 years. During her time with Russell McVeagh, Pip spent over ten years on their board including time as its Chair, and was formerly the interim Chief Executive Officer and a Senior Partner at the firm.
  • Pip was also a member of the New Zealand Takeovers Panel from 2008 to 2011.
  • Pip has previously worked at Linklaters in London and New York and holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Canterbury.

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Bart De Haan

Bart De Haan

Independent Non-Executive Director

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Bart De Haan

Bart De Haan

Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Bart has 25 years of experience as a strategy consultant working with senior management and boards of top 50 companies in Australia, the United States, and Holland.
  • Bart was previously a Partner at A.T. Kearney and a Consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. Bart co-founded the boutique strategy consulting firms Pacific Strategy Partners and Australian Consulting Partners in Australia.
  • Bart’s consulting experience spans across numerous sectors including energy, transport, resources and building products.
  • Bart has previously worked as an advisor at Deloitte and has held, or holds, several directorships in venture capital and early stage businesses.
  • Bart holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Tilburg and a Masters of Business Administration from New York University.

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Carolyn Steele

Carolyn Steele

Independent Non-Executive Director

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Carolyn Steele

Carolyn Steele

Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Carolyn is a professional director with extensive experience in capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and investment management.
  • Carolyn is currently a director of Ultrafast Fibre, Green Cross Health, the Halberg Foundation, Oriens Capital GP 2 and WEL Networks.
  • Carolyn has previously served as a director for Datacom and Metlifecare.
  • Carolyn was Portfolio Manager at Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation, the Crown entity that manages the New Zealand Superannuation Fund.
  • Prior to this, Carolyn spent 10 years in investment banking at Credit Suisse and Forsyth Barr.
  • Carolyn holds a Bachelor of Management Studies (Honours) from the University of Waikato.

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