Midlas Board of Management
Chairperson – Simon Kimber
Simon has over 20 years management experience in business operations, marketing and general management in the private sector. This is Simon’s first position in a non- for –profit sector and he brings to the team an approach based on service flexibility and exceeding customer requirements. Simon’s interests are diverse and include international political economy, geopolitical risk, resources and energy sustainability, business innovation, policy and governance. Simon holds an Masters of Business Administration.
Vice Chairperson – Merissa Van Der Linden
Treasurer – Deepak Sharma
Secretary – Larisa Bacaoanu
Board Member – Joanna Riley
Joanna is employed as a corporate lawyer for Automotive Holdings Group Limited. Joanna commenced her legal career in litigation before moving to in house counsel roles. She has extensive commercial experience both in Australia and overseas having worked in the energy and financial services sectors before joining AHG. Joanna holds a Bachelor Degree of Laws and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Western Australia and has recently completed a course with the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Joanna has a son with autism.
Board Member – Julian Bleddyn
A proven leader with an engineering background and over 25 years’ experience in the resources and marine industries. Julian holds a BEng Hons degree and is a Chartered Engineer. Expertise and experience has been acquired in delivering a high quality service to customers (internal & external) through collaborative relationships. Highly skilled at reviewing processes and situations and employing proven methodologies to increase value to both clients and the organisation.
In addition to his corporate experience Julian has worked for NFP’s in the UK (focusing on homelessness) and in Australia (focusing on raising awareness of Domestic Violence).
Board Member – Andries Pretorius
Board Member – Mike Jones