Directors

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

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NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS
James Hardie's non-executive directors have widespread experience, spanning general management, finance, manufacturing, marketing and accounting. Each non-executive director also brings valuable international experience that assists with James Hardie's growth.  For additional information, see the Corporate Governance section of this website

Michael Hammes  BS, MBA

Michael Hammes February 2020

Michael Hammes was elected as an independent non-executive director of James Hardie in February 2007. He was appointed Chairman of the Board in January 2008 and is a member of the Remuneration Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee.

Experience: Mr Hammes has extensive commercial experience at a senior executive level. He has held a number of executive positions in the medical products, hardware and home improvement, and automobile sectors, including CEO and Chairman of Sunrise Medical, Inc. (2000-2007), Chairman and CEO of Guide Corporation (1998-2000), Chairman and CEO of Coleman Company, Inc. (1993-1997), Vice Chairman of Black & Decker Corporation (1992-1993) and various senior executive roles with Chrysler Corporation (1986-1990) and Ford Motor Company (1966-1986).

Directorships of listed companies in the past five years: Former – Director of Navistar International Corporation (1996-2017); Director of DynaVox Mayer-Johnson (2010-2016).

Other: Resident of the United States.

Last elected: August 2018

Term expires: August 2021

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Brian Anderson BS, MBA, CPA

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Brian Anderson was appointed as an independent non-executive director of James Hardie in December 2006. He is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee.

Experience: Mr Anderson has extensive financial and business experience at both executive and board levels. He has held a variety of senior positions, with thirteen years at Baxter International, Inc., including Corporate Vice President of Finance, Senior Vice President and CFO (1997-2004) and, more recently, Executive Vice President and CFO of OfficeMax, Inc. (2004-2005). Earlier in his career, Mr Anderson was an Audit Partner of Deloitte & Touche LLP (1986-1991).

Directorships of listed companies in the past five years: Current – Director of Stericycle Inc. (since 2017); Director of PulteGroup (since 2005); Director of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (since 1999). Former – Chairman (2010-2016) and Director (2005-2016) of A.M. Castle & Co.

Other: Member of the Governing Board of the Center for Audit Quality (since 2016); resident of the United States.

Last elected: August 2017

Term expires: August 2020

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Russell Chenu BCom, MBA

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Russell Chenu was appointed as a non-executive director of James Hardie in August 2014. He is a member of the Remuneration Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee.

Experience: Mr Chenu joined James Hardie as Interim CFO in October 2004 and was appointed CFO in February 2005. He was elected to the Company’s Managing Board at the 2005 Annual General Meeting, re-elected in 2008 and continued as a member of the Managing Board until it was dissolved in June 2010. As CFO, he was responsible for accounting, treasury, taxation, corporate finance, information technology and systems, and procurement. Mr Chenu retired as CFO in November 2013.

Mr Chenu is an experienced corporate and finance professional who held senior finance and management positions with a number of Australian publicly-listed companies. In a number of these senior roles, he was engaged in significant strategic business planning and business change, including several turnarounds, new market expansions and management leadership initiatives.

Mr Chenu has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and an MBA from Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Australia.

Directorships of listed companies in the past five years: Current – Director of Reliance Worldwide Corporation Limited (since 2016); Director of CIMIC Group Limited (since 2014); Director of Metro Performance Glass Limited (since 2014).

Other: Resident of Australia.

Last elected: August 2017

Term expires: August 2020

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David D. Harrison BA, MBA, CMA 

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David Harrison was appointed as an independent non-executive director of James Hardie in May 2008. He is the Chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.

Experience: Mr Harrison is an experienced company director with a finance background, having served in corporate finance roles, international operations and information technology for 22 years with Borg Warner/General Electric Co. His previous experience includes 10 years at Pentair, Inc., as Executive Vice President and CFO (1994-1996 and 2000-2007) and Vice President and CFO roles at Scotts, Inc. and Coltec Industries, Inc. (1996-2000).

Directorships of listed companies in the past five years: Current – Director of National Oilwell Varco (since 2003).

Other: Resident of the United States.

Last elected: August 2019

Term expires: August 2022

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Andrea Gisle Joosen MSc, BSc

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Andrea Gisle Joosen was appointed as an independent non-executive director of James Hardie in March 2015. She is a member of the Audit Committee.

Experience: Ms Gisle Joosen is an experienced former executive with extensive experience in marketing, brand management and business development across a range of different consumer businesses. Her former roles include Chief Executive of Boxer TV Access AB in Sweden and Managing Director (Nordic region) of Panasonic, Chantelle AB and Twentieth Century Fox. Her early career involved several senior marketing roles with Procter & Gamble and Johnson & Johnson.

Directorships of listed companies in the past five years: Current – Director of BillerudKorsnas AB (since 2015); Director of Dixons Carphone plc (since 2014); Director of ICA Gruppen AB (since 2010). Former – Director of Mr Green AB (2015 - 2019).

Other: Director of Logent AB (since December 2019); Director of Qred AB (since June 2019); Director of Acast AB (since 2018); Director of Neopitch AB (since 2004); resident of Sweden.

Last elected: August 2018

Term expires: August 2021

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  Persio V. Lisboa BS

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Persio Lisboa was appointed as an independent non-executive director of James Hardie in February 2018. He is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.

Experience: Mr Lisboa has extensive senior executive experience. He currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Navistar, Inc. (Navistar), a leading manufacturer of commercial trucks, buses, defense vehicles and engines, a position he has held since July 2020.  Prior to that position, Mr Lisboa served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Navistar from March 2017 to July 2020.  Prior to that, Mr Lisboa served as President, Operations of Navistar from November 2014 to March 2017. Prior to that, Mr Lisboa served as Senior Vice President, Chief Procurement Officer of Navistar from December 2012 to November 2014, as Vice President, Purchasing and Logistics and Chief Procurement Officer of Navistar from October 2011 to November 2012, and as Vice President, Purchasing and Logistics of Navistar from August 2008 to October 2011. Prior to these positions, Mr Lisboa held various management positions within Navistar’s North American and South American operations. Mr Lisboa began his career at Maxion International Motores Brasil, followed by a move to International Engines Argentina S.A., and then to MWM-International South America.

Directorships of listed companies in the past five years: Former - Director of Broadwind Energy, Inc. (since 2016-2018).

Other: Resident of the United States.

Last elected: August 2018

Term expires: August 2021

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 Anne Lloyd BS

Anne Lloyd photo February 2020

Anne Lloyd was appointed as an independent non-executive director of James Hardie in November 2018.  During fiscal year 2020, Ms Lloyd served as a member of the Audit Committee until 26 August 2019, at which time she stepped down from such position concurrent with her appointment as Interim CFO.  Effective 26 August 2019, Ms Lloyd was appointed as Interim CFO, a position she held until 25 February 2020. Effective 1 June 2020, Ms Lloyd is a member of the Audit Committee.

 

Experience: Ms Lloyd, an experienced corporate and finance executive, served as Chief Financial Officer of Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. a leading supplier of aggregates and heavy building materials, for over 12 years from June 2005 until her retirement in August 2017. She joined Martin Marietta in 1998 as Vice President and Controller and was promoted to Chief Accounting Officer in 1999.  She was subsequently appointed Treasurer (2006-2013) and promoted to Executive Vice President in 2009.  Earlier in her career, Ms Lloyd spent 14 years with Ernst & Young LLP (1984-1998), latterly as a senior manager and client service executive for the natural resources, mining, insurance and healthcare industries. 

 

Directorships of listed companies in the past five years: Current – Director of Insteel Industries, Inc (since April 2019); Director of Highwoods Properties, Inc. (since 2018). Former – Director of Terra Nitrogen Company, L.P. (2009-2018).

 

Other: Resident of the United States.

Last elected: August 2019

Term expires: August 2022

 

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 Moe Nozari  BA, MS, PhD and Postdoctoral Research Fellow

 

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Dr Moe Nozari was appointed as an independent non-executive director of James Hardie in November 2019.  He is a member of the Remuneration Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee.

 

Experience: Dr Nozari worked at 3M for thirty eight years.  Latterly, he served as an Executive Vice President of Consumer and Office Business at 3M Company, from 2002 until his retirement from 3M in July 2009. Prior to that he served as an Executive Vice President of Consumer and Office Markets at 3M Company from 1999 to 2002 and served as its Group Vice President of Consumer and Office Markets Group from 1996 to 1999. Dr Nozari joined 3M, in the Central Research Laboratories in 1971 and advanced to the position of Technical Director of the Photographic Products Division. After a succession of managerial and business responsibilities in 1986 he was named a Division Vice President, then a Group Vice President in 1996.  While at 3M his focus was on the development of new products, brands, identification, and development of people.

 

Other: Resident of the United States.

 

Last elected: Dr Nozari will be standing for election at the August 2020 Annual General Meeting.

 

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Rada Rodriguez MSc

 

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Rada Rodriguez was appointed as an independent non-executive director of James Hardie in November 2018. She is a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee.

 

Experience: Ms Rodriguez has served as Chief Executive Officer of Schneider Electric GmbH, part of Schneider Electric Group, a global energy management and automation company, for 9 years and has been Senior Vice President, Corporate Alliances since 2017. Since joining the company in 1999, she has held a progression of senior roles including Head of International Research and Development for Schneider Electric Sweden, and Senior Vice President and Zone President, Central and Eastern Europe.  Prior to joining Schneider Electric GmbH, she worked at Lexel Group (later acquired by Schneider) and before that she worked for 5 years at Colasit Scandinavia AB, a Swiss industrial machinery manufacturer. She started her career with K-Konsult AB, a Swedish technical consulting firm with a focus on installation technology where she worked for 5 years as a design engineer.

 

Directorships of listed companies in the past five years: Former – Director of Eltel AB (2015-2017).

 

Other: Director of Messe Berlin GmbH (since November 2019); Director of ZVEI (since 2014); resident of Germany.

Last elected: August 2019

Term expires: August 2022

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Nigel Stein CA, BSc

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Nigel Stein was appointed as an independent non-executive director of James Hardie in May 2020.  He is a member of the Audit Committee.

 

Experience: Mr Stein has extensive experience in the global automotive and manufacturing sectors. He currently serves as Chairman of Inchcape plc (Inchcape), an automotive distribution, retail and financing company, a position he has held since May 2018. Mr Stein joined Inchcape as a non-executive director in October 2015.

 

Prior to holding this position, Mr Stein served as Chief Executive Officer of GKN plc (GKN) from January 2012 to December 2017. He joined the automotive and aerospace components supplier in 1994 and during his time with GKN held various senior positions in general management and finance including six years as Group Chief Financial Officer. Earlier in his career, Mr Stein held senior finance positions with Laird plc and Hestair plc. From 2003 until 2011, he served as an independent non-executive director on the Board of Ferguson (formerly Wolseley) plc, the leading specialist distributor of plumbing and heating products in North America and the UK. Mr Stein is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and Industry Chairman of Automotive Council.

 

Directorships of listed companies in the past five years: Current – Director of Inchcape plc (since 2015). Former – Director of GKN plc (2001-2017).

 

Other: Resident of the United Kingdom.

 

Last elected: Mr Stein will be standing for election at the August 2020 Annual General Meeting.

 

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Harold Wiens BS

 

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Harold Wiens was appointed as an independent non-executive director of James Hardie in May 2020.  He is a member of the Remuneration Committee.

 

Experience: Mr Wiens worked at 3M Company (3M) for thirty-eight years. He served as Executive Vice President, Industrial Business and Transportation Business from 1998 until his retirement from 3M in 2006. It is 3M’s largest and most diverse business serving many different end markets ranging from electronic to automotive and aerospace manufacturing. During this time, Mr Wiens restructured the business, leading a global implementation of Six Sigma that drove significant international growth.

 

Prior to holding this position, Mr Wiens served as Executive Vice President, Sumitomo 3M, 3M’s largest subsidiary, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, from 1995 to 1998 and served as Data Storage Business Leader and Vice President from 1988 to 1995 and as Memory Technologies Group Manufacturing Manager from 1983 to 1988. Mr Wiens began his career with 3M in 1968 and held many positions of increasing responsibility over his first fifteen years with 3M.

 

Directorships of listed companies in the past five years: Current – Director of Bio-Techne Corporation (since 2014).

 

Other: Resident of the United States.

 

Last elected: Mr Wiens will be standing for election at the August 2020 Annual General Meeting.

 

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

Jack Truong BS, PhD
Chief Executive Officer

Jack Truong August 2020

Dr. Jack G. Truong joined James Hardie as President of International Operations in April 2017.   Dr. Truong was announced CEO successor and appointed President and Chief Operating Officer with the responsibility of running the Company's global business in September 2018.  He was officially appointed CEO in January 2019.

Dr. Truong’s ability to anticipate global market trends and deliver profitable revenue growth is evidenced by his extensive multinational and multisector business experience.  Prior to James Hardie, Dr. Truong was the President and Chief Executive Officer of leading home appliance manufacturer, Electrolux North America Inc, a $5+ billion revenue and 14,000+ employee business at the time of his leadership.

Before joining Electrolux, Dr. Truong enjoyed a successful 22-year career at 3M Company, where he held senior leadership roles throughout the United States, Europe and Asia-Pacific, including Vice President and General Manager of the Global Construction and Home Improvements Division and Global Office Supplies Division.

As an engineer and inventor himself – earning his PhD in chemical engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York – Dr. Truong is the recipient of 11 U.S. patents and several international patents.  Dr. Truong also enjoys giving time to philanthropic causes and professional industry associations, receiving multiple accolades for his humanitarian work and business accomplishments.

Other: Resident of the United States.

Last elected: August 2018

Term expires: August 2021

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