Leadership

Our leadership team

Leadership • Mark Norwell

Mark Norwell

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Mark was appointed as the Managing Director and CEO of Perenti in September 2018. Mark has more than 20 years’ experience in the mining industry throughout Australia, New Zealand, Africa and the Americas.

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Mark was appointed as the Managing Director and CEO of Perenti in September 2018. Mark has more than 20 years’ experience in the mining industry throughout Australia, New Zealand, Africa and the Americas. Prior to joining Perenti Mark held several executive roles with Thiess and Leighton Contractors, as well as various operational leadership positions with Henry Walker Eltin and Macmahon.

His expertise spans underground, open cut and process engineering operations across a variety of commodities including iron ore, gold, copper, diamonds, nickel and oil sands.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree (honours) from the University of Western Australia and an Executive MBA from the University of New South Wales (AGSM). 

Mark’s strategy and growth expertise coupled with his operational experience have fostered a strong understanding of the success factors that drive business performance in the mining industry.

Leadership • Peter Bryant

Peter Bryant

Chief Financial Officer

Peter is an experienced CFO and was instrumental in the Barminco acquisition. He has served in various executive roles in different companies in mining, renewables and media.

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Peter is an experienced CFO and was instrumental in the Barminco acquisition. He has served in various executive roles in different companies in mining, renewables and media. His experience spans financial and management roles with both public and private companies. Peter started his career as an auditor for a global consulting firm, working in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. He is a Director of African Underground Mining Services (AUMS) Ghana, AUMS Mali, AUMS BF and AUMS Tanzania. In 1987, Peter was awarded a Fellowship by the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Leadership • Paul Muller

Paul Muller

Chief Executive Officer, Mining

Paul has more than 20 years of experience in the mining industry, working for both mining services providers and mine owners in Australia, Asia and Africa.

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Paul has more than 20 years of experience in the mining industry, working for both mining services providers and mine owners in Australia, Asia and Africa. Prior to joining Barminco, Paul held executive and senior leadership roles at mining and civil construction companies in Australia, Asia and Africa.  

Paul holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree. He is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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Vivienne Powe

Chief Executive Officer, Investments

Vivienne is a senior executive with a strong track record of creating shareholder value in global mining and oil & gas companies.

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Vivienne is a senior executive with a strong track record of creating shareholder value in global mining and oil & gas companies. She has significant experience leading operations, feasibility studies, greenfield and brownfield development projects, corporate functions and joint ventures in complex business environments across a wide range of commodities (iron ore, aluminium, nickel, gold, mineral sands, tantalum, tin, oil and gas).

Vivienne holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree (Metallurgical Engineering, with Distinction) from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investment from FINSIA (formerly the Securities Institute of Australia) and a Master of Business Administration (Technology Management) from Deakin University.  She is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, and member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Leadership • SarahColeman Perenti

Sarah Coleman

Chief Executive Officer, idoba

Sarah was appointed Chief Executive Officer of idoba in July 2021. Sarah is an experienced mining and management consulting executive with an impressive background spanning operations, improvement, innovation, technology, and asset management.

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Sarah was appointed Chief Executive Officer of idoba in July 2021. Sarah is an experienced mining and management consulting executive with an impressive background spanning operations, improvement, innovation, technology, and asset management. She has worked with a wide range of top tier organisations across industries of mining, oil and gas, manufacturing, and healthcare.

Sarah has been recognised for her excellence including being named as a WA Business News Top 40 Under 40 in 2013, a CME Most Outstanding Young Professional female finalist in 2013, AIM WA 2015 State Owner Manager of the Year and was a Women In Industry Awards finalist in 2016.

Leadership • Ben Davis

Ben Davis   

Chief People Officer

With experience spanning more than 20 years, Ben has held a number of operational, corporate and executive HR roles across Australia, North and West Africa, and North America.

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With experience spanning more than 20 years, Ben has held a number of operational, corporate and executive HR roles across Australia, North and West Africa, and North America. He has led multi-disciplinary and globally diverse teams in both contracting and operating companies and has a proven ability to lead across cultures. Ben’s experience includes the implementation of effective HR and HSE strategies, coaching and leadership development, and mergers and acquisitions, as well as delivering effective resourcing and diversity outcomes.

Ben holds a Bachelor of Business (Double Major, HR and Sport Management) from Edith Cowan University Western Australia and a Graduate Certificate in Leadership from Rice University – Jones Graduate School of Business, Houston, Texas.

Leadership • Josh Borvell

Josh Bovell

Chief Information Officer

Josh has more than 20 years of experience throughout Australia, Asia and North America in the information systems and technology industry. 

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Josh has more than 20 years of experience throughout Australia, Asia and North America in the information systems and technology industry.  Prior to joining Perenti, Josh held executive and senior leadership technology roles in organisations operating across a broad range of geographies and sectors including mining, oil & gas, industrials, manufacturing and in domestic and foreign government.

Josh holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Information Systems) from Curtin University and an Associate Diploma in Business Administration.

Leadership • Rajiv R

Raj Ratneser

Chief Legal and Risk Officer

Raj is a senior executive and qualified lawyer with more than 20 years’ national and international experience across legal, commercial, governance, risk and internal audit primarily in the resources, engineering and construction industries.

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Raj is a senior executive and qualified lawyer with more than 20 years’ national and international experience across legal, commercial, governance, risk and internal audit primarily in the resources, engineering and construction industries. Raj has served in a number of senior leadership and executive roles for a variety of businesses and his experience spans Australia, Africa, UK and North America. Raj holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Law degrees from Murdoch University.

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