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Our talented people and teams are led by an experienced Board responsible for strategy, governance, risk and operations.

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Vik Bansal

CEO and Executive Director

Vik Bansal is a seasoned industrial leader with a passion for pursuing sustainable solutions and a demonstrable history of creating value for stakeholders.

With more than 30 years’ experience in CEO and senior leadership roles at complex, industrial publicly listed organisations, Vik has a proven track record of delivering strong growth for all stakeholders. He is known for his ability to lead businesses through significant growth, transition and improvement initiatives to transform performance and boost innovation.

Vik has extensive global experience, having lived and worked in four continents while managing complex, publicly listed industrial businesses with teams and assets across multiple countries. He is passionate about developing people, supporting leaders, and building talent pipelines to underpin longterm business success. His strategic leadership capabilities, coupled with a tireless commitment to continuous improvement and process refinement, make him an exceptional leader for the steel industry.

Vik has invaluable experience as an Executive and Non-Executive Director across commercial, industrial and not-for-profit boards. He has dedicated countless hours to volunteering as a Board Member for organisations like the National Waste & Recycling Industry Council, Waste Management & Resource Recovery and Disability Services Australia.

Until recently, Vik was Group CEO & MD of Cleanaway waste management (ASX:CWY) since August 2015. Vik is also Chairman of LGI Pty Ltd, a clean energy company based in Brisbane. He is a Fellow of both the Institute of Engineers Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

A self-described voracious reader in his spare time, Vik is a sports fan, enjoys playing golf and watching cricket. He is an Electrical Engineer, has an MBA and has completed AMP from INSEAD.

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Sanjeev Gupta

Executive Chairman, GFG Alliance

Sanjeev Gupta is the Executive Chairman of GFG Alliance, which encompasses a range of global businesses owned by his family. Born into a family of industrialists in Punjab, India, Sanjeev was educated in the UK and graduated with an MA in Economics and Management from the University of Cambridge. He founded Liberty House Group in 1992, while still an undergraduate, as a global commodities trader, growing rapidly across different geographies for over two decades.

In 2015 Sanjeev started his industrial journey buying and restarting his first steel mill in the UK. Since then he has built an international reputation as an ambitious and visionary industrialist acquiring and building major assets in metals, engineering, mining, and renewable energy spread across the world. Sanjeev lives with his wife, Nicola, and their three young children in London.

Ray Horsburgh

Ray Horsburgh, AM

Independent Non-Executive Director

Ray is a highly regarded Australian businessman with vast experience in the steel industry.

Ray served as the CEO and MD of Smorgon Steel Group for 15 years, following a 31-year career with the Australian Consolidated Industries where he was CEO of ACI Glass.

Ray was previously Chair of ASX-listed Toll Holdings and Calibre Group and an Independent Non-Executive Director of ASX-listed CSR, Pact Group and Traffic Technologies.

Ray is a past President of Essendon Football Club and Rotary Club of Williamstown.

Ray was awarded an Order of Australia in 2006 for service to the steel industry and service to disadvantaged youth.

Ray is currently Chair of Arbitrium Capital Partners, AFL Victoria and the Bill Hutchinson Foundation and an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Ponting Foundation. Ray is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Liberty Steel Group.

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Michael Morley

Independent Non-Executive Director

Michael is an accomplished senior executive with a wide range of operational and strategic experience in Mining & Metals and Business Development having led operations throughout Australia, Europe and the US, and worked in Australia, the UK and Europe.

Michael served as the Senior Vice President, Metals Processing in global mining and metals company Nyrstar. Michael was with Nyrstar for a decade where he was responsible for operations employing around 3,000 people at seven sites in Europe, the US and Australia, and led the flagship project to revitalize the ageing Port Pirie lead smelter in South Australia.

Between 2017 and 2019 Michael served as GFG Alliance’s Development Director and Deputy CEO for Australia when he led the acquisition of the former Arrium/OneSteel business.

Michael is a qualified lawyer with significant corporate and M&A experience across a range of industries, both in house and in private practice. Prior to Nyrstar Michael held senior roles at Smorgon Steel Group, Clayton Utz and Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers).

Michael is currently Chair of Developing East Arnhem Limited and an Independent Non-Executive Director of Energy Renaissance.

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Daksesh Patel

Board Member, InfraBuild

Daksesh Patel (Dak) is a respected businessman, leader and entrepreneur with extensive experience in the Australian steel industry. Dak was the InfraBuild CEO from October 2019 to July 2021, delivering a strong performance turnaround during a global pandemic. In this role he set the foundations for future growth and oversaw a planned leadership transition to incoming CEO Vik Bansal.

Dak has held senior leadership roles in privately-held businesses operating throughout the Oceania region. These businesses own and operate diversified portfolios in manufacturing, distribution and building products, including the steel industry, and collectively employ over 2000 people.

Dak became Chairman of Energy Fiji limited in 2016, and oversaw its transition from a government owned statutory body into a newly corporatised entity in 2018. From 2019 to current, under Dak’s leadership, EFL achieved partial divestment with an aim to eventually list on the local stock exchange positioned as one of the few utilities in the region achieving a sustainable level of return on assets. Determined to drive a sustainable future, Dak is a key supporter of EFL’s commitment to the cultivation of clean, renewable sources of energy.

Dak is married with two children and loves rugby union.

Deepak Sogani

Deepak Sogani

Board Member, InfraBuild

Deepak is a seasoned global professional with experience across multiple industries including industrial businesses, technology, and financial services. Deepak has a track record for successful restructuring and refinancing situations during major roles in the metals industry, serving as the CFO for the listed steel producer Jindal Steel and Power Limited and, most recently, as Managing Director for Metals & Mining at Essar Capital Services.

Iain Hunter

Iain Hunter

Board Member, InfraBuild

Iain is an experienced business leader with a career spanning over 30 years in financial services including fifteen years serving on boards dealing with a range of governance issues for growth companies and those in more challenged circumstances.