Leadership: Board of Directors

Mr Craig Roy

MBA MSc FAICD
Chair & Non-executive Director

Mr Roy was appointed to the Board and as Chair in January 2019. Craig is the former Deputy CEO of the CSIRO, Australia’s pre-eminent national science and technology organisation. Craig has extensive experience in research and commercialisation strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship across a wide range of global projects and industry sectors. He has held various director and Chair positions in several prominent Australian organisations including Data 61, the Australian National Commission of UNESCO and of the University of Technology, Sydney Vice Chancellor’s Industry Board. He is currently the Chair of Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) and a Non-executive Director of Sydney Water.

Mr Roy was appointed to the Board and as Chair in January 2019. Craig is the former Deputy CEO of the CSIRO, Australia’s pre-eminent national science and technology organisation. Craig has extensive experience in research and commercialisation strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship across a wide range of global projects and industry sectors. He has held various director and Chair positions in several prominent Australian organisations including Data 61, the Australian National Commission of UNESCO and of the University of Technology, Sydney Vice Chancellor’s Industry Board. He is currently the Chair of Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) and a Non-executive Director of Sydney Water.

Dr Michael Goldsworthy

BSc (Hons) MSc PhD FAIP GAICD
Managing Director / CEO (Executive Director)

Dr Goldsworthy received his PhD in Physics from The University of New South Wales. Prior to starting with Silex Systems Limited in 1988, Dr Goldsworthy was a member of the University’s academic staff and was involved in a number of laser-associated research projects. Dr Goldsworthy is the founder of the Company and has been the driving force behind the SILEX uranium enrichment project.

Dr Goldsworthy received his PhD in Physics from The University of New South Wales. Prior to starting with Silex Systems Limited in 1988, Dr Goldsworthy was a member of the University’s academic staff and was involved in a number of laser-associated research projects. Dr Goldsworthy is the founder of the Company and has been the driving force behind the SILEX uranium enrichment project.

Mr Christopher Wilks

BCom FAICD
Non-executive Director

Mr Wilks has a background in chartered accounting and investment banking. He was previously a partner in a private investment bank and has held positions on the board of a number of public companies. He is Finance director of Sonic Healthcare Limited and a Non-executive Director of Independent Practitioner Network Limited.

Mr Wilks has a background in chartered accounting and investment banking. He was previously a partner in a private investment bank and has held positions on the board of a number of public companies. He is Finance director of Sonic Healthcare Limited and a Non-executive Director of Independent Practitioner Network Limited.

Ms Helen Cook

LLB (Hons) BA
Non-executive Director

Ms Cook was appointed to the Board in October 2021 and is principal of GNE Advisory Pty Ltd, a law practice dedicated to the global civil nuclear energy sector. Ms Cook has extensive experience in major nuclear power projects and transactions around the world, and is recognised by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as a global nuclear law expert. Most recently, Ms Cook spent approximately 9 years (to 2020) based in Washington, DC and has extensive relationships with key US Government agencies and US nuclear industry groups. She is also the author of the highly regarded and authoritative book: The Law of Nuclear Energy.

 

Ms Cook was appointed to the Board in October 2021 and is principal of GNE Advisory Pty Ltd, a law practice dedicated to the global civil nuclear energy sector. Ms Cook has extensive experience in major nuclear power projects and transactions around the world, and is recognised by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as a global nuclear law expert. Most recently, Ms Cook spent approximately 9 years (to 2020) based in Washington, DC and has extensive relationships with key US Government agencies and US nuclear industry groups. She is also the author of the highly regarded and authoritative book: The Law of Nuclear Energy.

 

Ms Julie Ducie

BBus CA MBA (Exec) GAICD
Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary

Ms Ducie was appointed to the position of Chief Financial Officer in 2012 and is also the Company Secretary. Ms Ducie commenced her career in Public Accountancy and rose to the position of Senior Associate within a Chartered Accounting Practice. In 2006, Ms Ducie was recruited by an Australian engineering enterprise in the Middle East to take on the role of Finance Manager in a new venture. Ms Ducie is a Chartered Accountant and has a Bachelor Degree in Business (with Distinction) from the University of Technology, Sydney and a Master of Business Admininstration (Executive) from UNSW Sydney.

Ms Ducie was appointed to the position of Chief Financial Officer in 2012 and is also the Company Secretary. Ms Ducie commenced her career in Public Accountancy and rose to the position of Senior Associate within a Chartered Accounting Practice. In 2006, Ms Ducie was recruited by an Australian engineering enterprise in the Middle East to take on the role of Finance Manager in a new venture. Ms Ducie is a Chartered Accountant and has a Bachelor Degree in Business (with Distinction) from the University of Technology, Sydney and a Master of Business Admininstration (Executive) from UNSW Sydney.

Board Committees

People and Remuneration Committee

Mr C Roy – Chair

Ms H Cook

Mr C Wilks

Audit Committee

Mr C Wilks – Chair

Ms H Cook

Mr C Roy

Company Secretary

Ms J Ducie