Chair: Jim Limerick

Dr Limerick was appointed Chair in October 2010, having served as a Director from October 2009. Dr Limerick worked in technical and management roles in the resources industry from 1976-86 and at senior levels in government administration from 1987-2008. He was appointed Director General of the Department of Industry and Resources from 2001 and, at various times, was a member of the Western Australian Planning Commission and a member of the LandCorp Board. He has been influential for over a decade in strategic planning for future industrial infrastructure in WA and in 2008 was awarded the Australian Public Service Medal. He has an honours degree in Science and a PhD from the University of NSW, a Graduate Diploma in Business from Curtin University and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.




Deputy Chair: Helen Cook

Ms Cook, who joined the Board as Deputy Chair in July 2014, was National Partner in charge of KPMG’s Energy and Natural Resources Group and a leader in KPMG’s Asian Mining group until December 2013. She is currently Director of the Minerals Research Institute WA, Non-Executive Director of RAC Holdings Pty Ltd and RAC Finance Ltd, a member of the University of Western Australia’s Mining Energy and Natural Resources Law Advisory Board, a Councillor of the National Gallery of Australia, Director of the Cruthers Art Foundation and Chair of the Chamber of Arts and Culture WA. She is also Councillor of the Autralian Institute of Directors (WA) and a member of the Major Performing Arts Panel of the Australia Council. Helen is past Chair of the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Director of the Perth Theatre Trust and has held board positions in key not-for-profit organisations for 20 years. 

Jill Hoffmann

Ms Hoffmann, appointed to the Board in May 2011, is Senior Vice President, Marketing and Trading at Woodside Energy Ltd, Australia’s largest oil and gas company. Her previous executive roles at Woodside include Vice President Commercial and Vice President Environment and Heritage. She has 25 plus years of experience, primarily in commercial roles within the oil and gas industry in the United Kingdom and Australia. She has a Bachelor of Business Studies, a Masters of Business Administration and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Note: New directors to be announced shortly.