MR GEOFFREY NEWMAN - EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN (B.Ec (Hons), M.B.A., F.C.P.A, F.A.I.C.D.)
Mr. Newman has over 27 years’ experience in finance, marketing and general management roles in organisations either directly involved in the resources sector or providing services and products to businesses in that sector. In 1995, after managing Bunnings Pulpwood operations for a number of years, he joined Coogee Chemicals Pty Ltd as Commercial Manager and then was appointed to the Board as Finance Director in the following year. Until August 2005 he was Finance Director/Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of both Coogee Chemicals and its oil and gas subsidiary Coogee Resources Pty Ltd before he retired from the Coogee Group at the end of June 2006.
Appointed Chairman on 16 Feb 2015. Director since 15 October 2010. Directorships of other listed companies held in the last 3 years: Nil
MR TIMOTHY MARTIN - NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (B.A, M.B.A, G.M.A.I.C.D.)
Mr. Martin has been an Executive Manager at Coogee Chemicals Pty Ltd since 2005, held the position of Managing Director from 2012 – 2015 and was appointed Executive Chairman in July 2015. Prior to working at Coogee, Mr. Martin worked in management roles within the packaged food manufacturing sector supplying to national supermarket chains, and has ongoing interests in commercial property development.
Appointed Director on 4 Feb 2013. Directorships of other listed companies held in the last 3 years: Nil
MR CADELL BUSS - INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (M.B.A, M.P.M, G.A.I.C.D.)
Mr. Buss has extensive experience in marketing, communications and advertising spanning 20 years in the industries of Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Sports Administration and Local Government. His career commenced in sales, progressing into senior leadership engagements at leading commercial enterprises, including Fosters Group Limited, Guinness International and DJ Carmichael Pty Ltd.
Appointed Director on 1 February 2018. Directorships of other listed companies held in the last 3 years: Nil
MR MARK LONGHUSRT - CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Mark graduated as a Mechanical Engineer and gained experience in both mining and off shore oil and gas before starting up his own businesses in the WA marine industry.
Mark then joined the WA pearling industry in 1994. Starting his pearling career as a ‘shell chipper’ on a cleaning boat Mark worked his way to becoming the CEO of WA’s oldest pearling company.
Mark has hands on experience in every facet of pearling with a very successful leadership style. As the General Manager of MG Kailis' Broome Pearls, Mark led a team that re-engineered every stage of the pearling process, from hatchery to harvest, in order to achieve the perfect pearls within very tight cost constraints. The success of the reforms led to the launch of the Kailis Australian Pearls brand and retail networks in Australia and Europe.
As the CEO of Morgan Pearls Mark applied the same business reforms and extended his pearling experience into wholesale and retail trading.
MS DIANA KUBICKI - CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (B.Com CPA)
Ms Kubicki joined Atlas Pearls in March 2018 and is a qualified CPA with over 18 years’ professional accounting experience.
Ms Kubicki initially commenced her career in the audit division of Ernst & Young before moving into various financial roles at ASX listed companies in the Mining and Oil & Gas Industries.
Most recently Ms Kubicki spent three years at Macmahon Holdings Ltd which operates in the Mining Services Industry in Australia, Indonesia, Nigeria, Mongolia and Ghana.
Prior to joining Atlas, Ms Kubicki spent 8 years on the Board of the Carers Association of Western Australia.
MR TIM JONES - PEARL WHOLESALE MANAGER
Tim Jones has been working in the Cultured South Sea pearl industry since 2002. In that time he has been responsible for the valuation, sales and marketing of the annual harvests of three major pearl Producers. Based in Brisbane, Queensland, he oversees the distribution of the Atlas Pearls’ harvests through major auctions in Japan, as well as conducting regular private pearl transactions in Hong Kong, the U.S.A., Europe, Indonesia and Australia and New Zealand. Latterly he has also been involved in the development and growth of the Atlas Pearls Wholesale trade website.
Prior to relocating to Australia in 2001, Tim worked for The Diamond Trading Company as a Sales Executive and as an Overseas Diamond Buyer prior to that.