Executive team

Rob Davies

Rob Davies

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director

Rob Davies joined Cement Australia as CEO in March 2012. An MBA graduate, with a Bachelor of Mineral Technology (Hons), Rob has extensive executive, senior management and operational experience in manufacturing environments in both New Zealand and Australia.  Prior to joining Cement Australia, Rob was the Chief Executive of Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts in New Zealand.

René Aldach

René Aldach

Chief Financial Officer

René Aldach joined Cement Australia as CFO in November 2015. Prior to joining Cement Australia, René had the role of Head of Planning & Controlling for the HeidelbergCement Group together with the position of Head of Competence Centre Processes and IT for Africa. René has a Master Degree in Finance & Controlling.


René has extensive experience with financial processes together with the corresponding IT add-ons as heavily involved in the implementation of a financial Shared Service Center concept throughout the HeidelbergCement Group.

 

Stephen Brass

Stephen Brass

General Manager – Operations

Steve joined our Railton operation in 2005 as Production Manager and in 2007 was promoted to Railton Operations Manager. In March 2011, Steve was appointed to the Executive team as General Manager Manufacturing and now oversees operations for all businesses including Cornwall Coal, Geocycle and Packaged Products, plus shipping and terminals, engineering and projects

Steve has a trade background in Manufacturing.

Chris Read

Chris Read

General Manager - Marketing, Sales & Distribution

Chris joined Cement Australia in October 2015 as GM Sales, Marketing and Distribution. Chris has a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering with Honours from the University of Sydney.

Prior to Cement Australia, Chris worked in a variety of executive roles at BOC (part of The Linde Group, a global industrial gases manufacturing, distribution business) most recently in the areas of Company Director, General Management, Sales and Marketing functions. Chris was also a founding Director of an Australian based charitable organisation focused on transforming under-privileged communities in Africa.

Liz Evans

Liz Evans

General Manager- Human Resources

Liz joined Cement Australia as GM Human Resources in December 2015.  Liz has a MBA from QUT.

Prior to Cement Australia, Liz has developed strategic operating experience at General Manager HR level for Global ASX listed companies, including Rio Tinto and Incitec Pivot Limited.  In addition, Liz has extensive experience leading HR shared services & areas of HR expertise including, Talent, Resourcing and Learning.

 

Kristin Devlin

Kristin Devlin

Group Head - Safety and Environment

Kristin Devlin joined Cement Australia in 2008 and has grown with the company over the past six years to be one of our leaders in the safety, environmental and sustainability space.  In April 2014 Kristin was appointed as Group Head - Safety and Environment accountable for the company wide safety and environment improvement programs.  

Kristin has a Masters Degree in Sustainability Science, a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Honours) with a double major in Geography and Management.  Prior to joining Cement Australia Kristin was an officer of the Australian Navy including a number of tours of duty in the Middle East.

 

Sophie Evans

Sophie Evans

Group General Counsel & Company Secretary

Sophie commenced with Cement Australia as Corporate Counsel in October 2010 and was promoted to Group General Counsel and Company Secretary in August 2012.  Sophie has a Bachelor of Arts and Laws with Honours.

Prior to joining Cement Australia, Sophie worked as Corporate Counsel at Parmalat, a global milk manufacturing and distribution business.

Sophie has a broad experience in commercial law, risk management and compliance. She has a particular interest in competition law as she previously worked in enforcement at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).