Corporate Governance

Board and Executive Management

The Board is responsible for the overall corporate governance of Archer. Board members focus on the areas that are important to shareholders – strategy, risk management, business growth, leadership development, and succession.

Greg English, LLB, BE (Mining) 
Executive Chairman
Greg English is the co-founder Archer. He has been Chairman of the board since 2008 and has overseen Archer’s transition from a South Australian focussed minerals exploration company to a diverse materials technology company. He has more than 25 years of engineering and legal experience and has held senior roles for Australian and multinational companies. Greg has received recognition for his work as a lawyer in The Best Lawyers® in Australia, 2020 Edition in the area of Commercial Law.

Kenneth WilliamsBEc (Hons), M APP FIN, FAICD
Director (Non-Executive)
Ken Williams has 30 years’ experience in corporate finance, is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and is currently the Independent Chair of Statewide Super, a Director of the Lifetime Support Authority (LSA) of SA, Chair of the Finance & Investment Committee of the LSA and a member of the Council of the University of Adelaide. He has held senior finance executive roles with Normandy Mining Limited, Qantas Airways Limited and Renison Goldfields Limited, among other companies. Specialising in treasury and financial risk management, his directorship experience has spanned both large and small listed and private companies, not-for-profit organisations, and superannuation funds.

Bernadette Harkin, MBA, GAICD
Director (Non-Executive)
Bernadette Harkin has over 20 years of experience working as a business technologist across strategy, sales, marketing, operations, and delivery for multinational Information Technology companies including IBM, Avanade, and CGI. This includes 3 years at IBM where Bernadette served as a board member for IBM Philippines. Bernadette’s experience covers technology areas of Cloud, Analytics, Mobility, AI, and Security, and her international experience spans leadership within large corporate governance structures and the start-up of new businesses. Bernadette has led and held senior advisory roles involving business transformations for businesses in the US, Europe, and Asia, which have been underpinned by corporate growth strategies leveraging innovative technologies.

Mohammad Choucair, PhD, FRACI FRSN GAICD
Chief Executive Officer
Dr Mohammad Choucair was appointed Chief Executive Officer on 1st December 2017. Dr Choucair has a strong technical background in nanotechnology, and has spent the last decade implementing governance, control and key compliance requirements for the creation and commercial development of innovative technologies with global impact. Dr Choucair served a 2-year mandate on the World Economic Forum Global Council for Advanced Materials and is a Fellow of both The Royal Society of New South Wales and The Royal Australian Chemical Institute. He has a strong record of delivering innovation and has been recognised internationally as a forward thinker.

Damien Connor, CA GAICD AGIA B.Com
Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary
Damien Connor was appointed Company Secretary on 1 August 2014. Damien performs the financial/accounting role in the Company as well as the secretarial duties. Damien has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants since 2002 and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Member of the Governance Institute of Australia.

Archer is committed to adopt and comply with the ASX Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendation as appropriate. In addition to its board and committee charters, the Company has adopted a number of policies and procedures covering many aspects of its business, including corporate governance. These are generally consistent with the ASX Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations.

Listed below are corporate governance charters, policies and procedures of Archer which may be of particular interest to current and future investors in Archer.

  1. Corporate Governance Statement
  2. Board Charter
  3. Audit and Risk Committee Charter
  4. Continuous Disclosure and Communications Policy
  5. Diversity Policy
  6. Risk Management Policy
  7. Director Induction Program
  8. Remuneration Policy
  9. Performance Evaluation of Board & Executives Policy
  10. Policy and Procedure for Selection and Appointment of new Directors
  11. Securities Trading Policy
  12. Code of Conduct
  13. Whistleblower Policy
  14. Anti Bribery and Anti Corruption Policy