The Leadership Team

Barry W Fitzgerald
BE (Mech), MEng Science, Grad Dip Business Admin
Chief Executive Officer

Barry has been working for Hancock Prospecting on the Roy Hill Project since June 2010 and was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Roy Hill Holdings Pty Ltd in May 2012. Prior to joining Hancock Prospecting Barry was CEO of CITIC Pacific Mining and held senior management positions with BHP Iron Ore, BHP Engineering, Henry Walker Eltin, Simon Engineering and Roche Process Engineering.

He has a broad range of operational and construction project experience in the construction, engineering and maintenance sectors.


Sanjiv Manchanda
Acting Chief Operating Officer & Project Director

Sanjiv commenced with the Roy Hill Project in February 2011 and was appointed as Project Director for Roy Hill Holdings Pty Ltd in May 2012. Sanjiv has significant experience in the design and construction of large mining and minerals processing projects in Australia, Africa, India, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Sanjiv has held senior project management roles with Citic Pacific Mining, Newcrest, Norilsk Nickel Australia, Lynas Corporation and BHP Billiton.


Greg Hawkins

Chief Financial Officer

Greg was appointed Chief Financial Officer for Roy Hill Holdings Pty Ltd in August 2016.  Prior to joining Roy Hill, Greg was Executive Director, Finance at Emeco Holdings Ltd and previously was CEO of African Barrick Gold plc. and also has held senior management positions with Barrick Gold Corporation.

Greg has over 20 years of financial and operational experience in the resources sector in Australia, Papua New Guinea and Eastern Africa.


Daniel Taylor
BBus (Marketing) Grad Cert Applied Finance and Investment
General Manager Marketing

Daniel has worked for Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd on the Roy Hill Project since October 2011 and was appointed General Manager Marketing for Roy Hill Holdings Pty Ltd in May 2012. Daniel has extensive international experience in the sales, marketing and shipping of bulk commodities including iron ore and industrial minerals.

Prior to joining HPPL, Daniel was COO-Anglo American Iron Ore-Luxembourg. He has held senior sales, marketing and shipping management positions with Atlas Iron, Rio Tinto Marine, Rio Tinto Iron Ore-Shanghai and Dampier Salt (Rio Tinto).


Julian Hill

BA(Jurisprudence), Oxford University

Senior Legal Counsel

Julian joined Roy Hill in mid 2012. He has more than 20 years’ experience as a partner and lawyer in major Australian and English law firms including Cameron McKenna and Minter Ellison, and has worked heavily on procurement and construction contracts and structuring for major projects. He has also led teams on major disputes in Australia and Asia.


Jo McKenzie

BA, Post Grad Dip Communications Management

General Manager External Affairs

Jo joined Roy Hill Holdings Pty Ltd in January 2017. She has over twenty years’ experience in government relations, media, communications, community development and change management roles. Her career includes roles in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and WA with Rio Tinto’s iron ore, diamonds and minerals, aluminum, exploration and corporate divisions, as well as a ministerial advisor and corporate affairs manager for NZ Federated Farmers.


Giles Lenz
BBus (HR) Grad Dip (HRM)

General Manager Human Resources

Giles joined Roy Hill Holdings Pty Ltd in October 2014. He has over 25 years’ experience in Human Resources across different sectors including mining, financial services and pharmaceuticals in both the UK and Australia. Giles has operating experience in mining operations, operational readiness and major organisational transition in mining environments. He also has a strong background in organisational effectiveness and organisational development which has been applied in mining, global pharmaceuticals and financial services.

Giles has held senior management positions at Rio Tinto, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals and Crute Consulting.


Rebbecca Kerr

BBus (Man)

General Manager Technology

Rebbecca joined Roy Hill in November 2013, prior to her current role she was a member of the Technology leadership team building and developing the Roy Hill business and delivering the Technology program of work to meet First Ore On Ship (FOOS) in December 2015. She was appointed to the role of General Manager Technology in January 2016.

Rebbecca has worked with start-ups, mid-tier consulting organisations and large Australian businesses including Wesfarmers Agricultural division, AMP and now Roy Hill. She has considerable operational experience and has held Senior Management and Program Management roles including being accountable for the merger and integration of the AMP/AXA Technology shared services operations in 2010.