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 has been Chairman of the Board since 2008. Greg is the co-founder of Archer, listing the company on the Australian Securities Exchange in 2007, and overseeing Archer's transition to an advanced semiconductor company. He has more than 25 years of engineering and legal experience and has held senior roles for Australian and multinational companies.
Ken Williams has more than 30 years experience in corporate finance and over 20 years directorship experience. He has held senior finance executive positions with leading ASX companies including Normandy Mining (subsequently Newmont Australia), Qantas Airways, and Renison Goldfields. Mr Williams specialises in treasury and financial risk management, and his extensive experience in corporate finance spans mergers, acquisitions, divestments, and corporate reconstructions. A Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Mr Williams was the Independent Chair of Statewide Super, is Chair of Barton Gold Holdings, a Director of the Lifetime Support Authority of SA, Chair of Nova Systems; and is Deputy Chancellor of the University of Adelaide.
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.
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 was appointed Company Secretary on 1 August 2014. Damien performs the financial and 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 Member 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.
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