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Aurizon Holdings Ltd (AZJ.AX)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Timothy Poole

45 2015 Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Lance Hockridge

2010 Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Executive Director

Keith Neate

2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

John Stephens

Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

Michael Carter

2016 Acting Executive Vice President - Operations

Alex Kummant

2013 Executive Vice President - Network

Steve Mann

2016 Executive Vice President - Enterprise Services

Mauro Neves

2013 Executive Vice President - Commercial & Marketing

Jennifer Purdie

2015 Executive Vice President - Enterprise Services

David Welch

2016 Executive Vice President - Strategy and Business Development

Dominic Smith

2010 Company Secretary

John Cooper

2012 Independent Non-Executive Director

Karen Field

2012 Independent Non-Executive Director

Michael Fraser

58 2016 Non-Executive Director

Samantha Lewis

2015 Independent Non-Executive Director

Russell Caplan

2010 Independent Non-Executive Director

John Knowles

Senior Vice President of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Timothy Poole

Mr. Timothy Michael Poole is Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board - Elect of Aurizon Ltd. He will be toke the position of Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the company effective 1 September 2015. Mr Poole began his career in 1990 at Price Waterhouse before a long and successful period (1995 to 2007) helping to build Hastings Funds Management where he became Managing Director in 2005. Mr Poole is currently chairman of the investment committee of AustralianSuper, chairman of infrastructure debt investor Westbourne Capital and chairman of Lifestyle Communities Limited. He is also a non-executive director of Newcrest Mining Limited, McMillan Shakespeare Limited and Japara Healthcare Limited. He was formerly chairman of Asciano Limited (2007 to 2009) and formerly a non-executive director and treasurer of Victorian Racing Club Limited (2006 to 2014). Mr Poole holds a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Melbourne and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Lance Hockridge

Mr. Lance E. Hockridge has been Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director and Executive Director of Aurizon Holdings Ltd since September 2010. He joined QR Limited (now Aurizon Operations Limited) as Chief Executive Officer in 2007 with experience in the transportation and heavy industrial sectors in Australia and the United States. He is a Director of a number of Aurizon Holdings Limited wholly-owned subsidiaries and Chairman of the Australasian Railway Association. During a 30-year career with The Broken Hill Proprietary Company Limited (now BHP Billiton Limited) and BlueScope Steel, Mr Hockridge was a member of the leadership team that led to BlueScope Steel’s de-merger from BHP and the creation of a new publicly listed company. In 2005, Mr Hockridge was appointed President of BlueScope Steel’s North American operations where he led a turnaround in safety, production and financial performance. Other roles at BHP included human resources and industrial relations, General Manager of BHP Transport, Head of Long Products Business and President of Industrial Markets. He is Director of Aurizon Network Pty Ltd. Member of Safety, Health & Environment Committee (formerly Safety & Environment Committee). He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (FCILT), Fellow of Australian Institute of Management (FAIM) and Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD).

Keith Neate

Mr. Keith Neate has been Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Aurizon Holdings Ltd since April 11, 2013. He joined Aurizon in August 2011 to head the finance area for the coal business. He has been acting CFO since November 2012. Before joining Aurizon, Mr. Neate was the CFO at Virgin Blue for eight years and prior to that spent 15 years at KPMG working in a variety of senior roles in Australia and the United Kingdom. He holds Bachelor of Arts in Accountancy and Economics from Huddersfield University. He is a Member of the Institute Chartered Accountants, England & Wales.

John Stephens

Mr. John Stephens is no longer an Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Aurizon Holdings Ltd, effective 31 December 2016. He has more than 25 years of experience in industrial relations, human resources and other senior management positions. His most recent role before joining QR National was Vice President Human Resources with BHP Billiton. Before that, he held a range of senior human resources roles in Australia, Indonesia and Canada.

Michael Carter

Mr. Michael Carter B Eng. B.Bus. MAICD, AFAIM, has been appointed as Acting Executive Vice President - Operations of the Company, with effect from 1 January 2016. He is no longer Executive Vice President - Strategy and Business Development of Aurizon Holdings Ltd. He has experience in leadership roles over a 25 year career in the rail industry, including freight, passenger and heavy haul rail operations. He was adviser to the London Underground during its restructuring and is a director of the Rail Industry Safety Standards Board, the Australian Logistics Council and the Australian Rail Association. He is also a former member of Union of International Railways World Executive Council.

Alex Kummant

Mr. Alex Kummant has been Executive Vice President - Network of Aurizon Holdings Ltd since December 2013. He has more than 25 years’ experience in the North American industrial sector, including senior roles with the United States railways. He was Chief Executive Officer at passenger business Amtrak and Vice President in several roles at Union Pacific, a freight railroad.

Steve Mann

Mauro Neves

Mr. Mauro Neves is Executive Vice President - Commercial & Marketing of Aurizon Holdings Ltd since the end of fiscal year 2013. Mr. Neves is an experienced executive who has worked in senior roles in the resource sector and supply chain logistics at international companies. His most recent role was Global Coal Director for Vale.

Jennifer Purdie

Dr. Jennifer Purdie is no longer an Executive Vice President - Enterprise Services of Aurizon Holdings Ltd., effective 31 July 2016. Dr Purdie began her career as a Process Engineer at the Altona Petrochemical Company before spending four years at the Comalco Research Centre as Senior Research Engineer/Research Engineer (1990 -1994). From 1995 to 2000 she served in Superintendent roles for Rio Tinto at both New Zealand Aluminium Smelters and Boyne Smelters. From 2000 to 2008 Dr Purdie worked in a number of senior operational roles at Alcoa including as General Manager of Alcoa Point Henry. In 2008 Dr Purdie re-joined Rio Tinto where she has served in a number of senior operational and managerial roles. Dr Purdie holds a BE in Chemical and Materials Engineering as well as a PhD in Engineering both from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She also holds an Executive MBA from the University of Queensland.

David Welch

Dominic Smith

Mr. Dominic Dupont Smith has been Company Secretary of Aurizon Holdings Ltd since September 14, 2010. He was appointed Company Secretary of the QR Limited Group in May 2010 and to Aurizon Holdings Limited upon its incorporation on 14 September 2010. Mr Smith has over 20 years ASX listed company secretariat, governance, corporate legal and senior management experience across a range of industries. Mr. Smith holds a Masters of Laws degree from the University of Sydney and is a Fellow of both the Chartered Secretaries Australia, and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

John Cooper

Mr. John David Cooper has been Independent Non-Executive Director of Aurizon Holdings Limited since April 19, 2012. He has more than 35 years experience in the construction and engineering sector in Australia and overseas. Currently, Mr. Cooper is Chairman and Non-Executive Director of Southern Cross Electrical Engineering Limited and also holds Non-Executive Directorships with NRW Holdings Limited. During his career as an executive, Mr. Cooper’s roles have encompassed civil, commercial and infrastructure projects, and complex engineering and project management activities in the mining, oil and gas, engineering and property sectors. He is Non-Executive Director of Aurizon Network Pty Ltd. He is Member of Safety, Health & Environment Committee (formerly Safety & Environment Committee).

Karen Field

Ms. Karen Lesley Field has been Independent Non-Executive Director of Aurizon Holdings Limited since April 19, 2012. She has more than 30 years experience in the mining industry in Australia and overseas and has a background in human resources and project management. Currently Mrs Field is the Deputy Chairman and Non-Executive Director of the Water Corporation of Western Australia and a Non-Executive Director of a number of listed and unlisted entities including Sipa Resources Limited. Prior to this, Mrs Field held Non-Executive Directorships with the Centre for Sustainable Resource Processing, Electricity Networks Corporation (Western Power), MACA Limited and Perilya Limited. In addition, Mrs Field is a Director of a number of community-based organisations including aged care provider Amana Living Inc, The Gravity Discovery Centre Foundation and the University of Western Australia’s Centenary Trust for Women. She is Chairman of Safety, Health & Environment Committee (formerly Safety & Environment Committee). She has also been Member of Audit, Governance & Risk Management Committee (formerly Audit & Risk Management Committee) and Remuneration, Nomination & Succession Committee (1 July 2012 – 21 May 2013) (formerly Remuneration & Succession Committee).

Michael Fraser

Mr. Michael Anthony Fraser is Non-Executive Director of the Company. Michael was formerly the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of AGL Energy Limited. During his 30 year career at AGL Energy Michael held various senior management positions in sales and marketing, distribution, corporate services and regulatory management. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of the ASX listed APA Group.

Samantha Lewis

Ms. Samantha (Sam) Lewis is Independent Non-Executive Director of Aurizon Holdings Ltd. Ms. Lewis was an Assurance & Advisory Partner from 2000 to 2014 at Deloitte Australia, focussing on ASX 200 clients in the consumer business, manufacturing and energy sectors. She is a Non-Executive Director of the fibre and beverage packaging business, Orora Limited. Ms. Lewis holds a Bachelor of Arts, Economics from the University of Liverpool (UK), and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Russell Caplan

Mr. Russell Ronald Caplan has been Independent Non-Executive Director at Aurizon Holdings Ltd since September 2010. He has international experience in the oil and gas industry. In a 42-year career with Shell, he held senior roles in the upstream and downstream operations, and corporate functions in Australia and overseas. From 1997 to 2006 he had senior international postings in the UK, Europe and the USA. From 2006 to July 2010 he was Chairman of the Shell Group of Companies in Australia. Mr Caplan is Chairman of the Melbourne and Olympic Parks Trust, Chairman of the Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment, a Non-Executive Director and Chairman elect of Orica Limited, and member of the Board of the Committee for the Economic Development of Australia (CEDA). He is a former Non-Executive Director of Woodside Petroleum Limited and the former Chairman of the Australian Institute of Petroleum. He is Chairman of Remuneration, Nomination & Succession Committee (formerly Remuneration & Succession Committee). Member of Audit, Governance & Risk Management Committee (formerly Audit & Risk Management Committee). He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD).

John Knowles