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
Mr English is a co-founder of Archer and is a qualified lawyer, mining engineer and experienced company director with more than 25 years hands on resource industry experience across different commodities and mining jurisdictions. Greg has worked on underground and open pit mine operations and has a First Class Mine Manger’s Certificate. As a lawyer, he has a sound understanding of ASX compliance matters, mergers and acquisitions, project financing and general commercial matters. Director since 2007.

Alice McCleary, DUniv, BEc FCA FTIA FAICD 
Director (Non-Executive)
Ms McCleary is a Chartered Accountant and is the Chairman of Twenty Seven Co. Limited (ASX:TSC), a member of the South Australian Government’s Minerals and Energy Advisory Council, and Deputy Chair of the Uniting Church of South Australia’s Resources Board. Alice’s previous leadership roles include Vice-President of the South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME), Deputy Chancellor of the University of South Australia, and National President of the Tax Institute of Australia. Her professional interests include financial management and corporate governance. Director since 2007.

Paul Rix, B.Com FAICD
Director (Non-Executive)
Mr Rix is an experienced mining professional with more than 30 years’ experience in the marketing of industrial minerals and products. From 2003–2013, Mr Rix worked for Queensland Magnesia Pty Ltd (QMAG) as General Manager Marketing where he was responsible for the development and implementation of QMAG’s long term marketing strategy, focusing on diversification of magnesia products and markets whilst maintaining high plant utilisation. His magnesia marketing responsibilities stretched across six continents and more than 30 countries. Director since 2016.

Mohammad Choucair, PhD, FRACI FRSN GAICD
Chief Executive Officer
Dr Mohammad 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 Future 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. Chief Executive Officer since 2017.

Damien Connor, CA GAICD AGIA B.Com
Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary
Mr Connor is a Chartered Accountant and performs Archer’s financial, accounting and secretarial duties required of an ASX listed company operating in the materials and mineral development category. Damien has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants since 2002, is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and is a Member of the Governance Institute of Australia. He has been employed in the resources sector since 2005. Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary since 2014.

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 and Ethics