Mr Walker joined the Board as a Non-executive Director in October 2013 and was appointed Chairman in March 2014. From January 2015 until July 2015 Mr Walker assumed the role of Executive Chairman while the Board sought a replacement Chief Executive Officer.
Mr Walker has over 40 years of experience in the resources sector, most recently as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of WesTrac Pty Ltd, where he led the company’s rapid development in industrial and mining services locally and in China. Prior to this, Mr Walker held various roles with other Australian Caterpillar dealers.
Jim is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and Australian Institute of Management (AIM WA), holding the position of President WA (2008 - 2010) and National President - Australia (2010 - 2013).
Mr Walker is currently the Chairman of the State Training Board (appointed a member on January 2014), a Non-executive Director of Programmed Maintenance Services Group Limited (appointed November 2015), Seeing Machines (appointed May 2014) and RACWA Holdings Pty Ltd (appointed November 2013).
Mr Walker was a director of Seven Group Holdings Ltd and National Hire Group Limited, and was formerly National President of the Australian Institute of Management.
Mr Walker is currently a member of the Board’s Remuneration & Nomination Committee.