Executive 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
Chief Operating Officer

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 and as Chief Operating Officer in December 2017. 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 25 years of financial and operational experience in the resources sector in Australia, United Kingdom, Papua New Guinea and Eastern Africa.




Peter Taylor
BEc, Grad Dip Business (Professional Accounting)

Director Sales, Marketing and Customer Relations 

Peter joined Roy Hill in September 2017 as the Director, Sales, Marketing and Customer Relationships. Peter has over 26 years’ experience in the mining industry, particularly in iron ore. He has extensive experience in marketing, project development, government relations, business transformation and administration.

Peter has held senior management roles in Rio Tinto Iron Ore based in Perth and China.



Mick Anstey
General Manager People, Health, Safety and Environment

Mick commenced with Roy Hill in July 2013. Since then he has held a number of construction and operational roles spanning HSE, Risk and HR. Mick has over 25 years construction and operations experience across multiple commodities including both domestic and international assignments.

Prior to joining Roy Hill Mick held a number of senior site and corporate roles with Flinders Mines, BHP, Minera Alumbrera  and WMC.




Julian Hill

BA(Jurisprudence), Oxford University

Senior Legal Counsel & Head of External Affairs

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.




Giles Lenz
BBus (HR) Grad Dip (HRM)

General Manager Organisational Effectiveness & Improvement

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.