Our People - Board
Managing Director – David Shearwood
Bachelor of Engineering (Mining Hons) degree from the University of
Sydney (1984), Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the
Australian Securities Institute (2000), the Australian Institute of Company
Directors (AICD) Diploma with order of merit (2000) and a Professional Diploma
of Human Resources from the Australian Human Resource Institute (2006).
Mr Shearwood has 29 years’ experience as a fund manager, strategist and
investment banker at firms including Macquarie Bank, Westpac, QBE Insurance,
Atom Funds Management, Du Pont and Rio Tinto. He founded Atom and developed a
captive Australian equities research firm in Bangalore, India, to support the
business in Australia which concentrated on small company investments. Mr
Shearwood has travelled the world investigating mining, energy and
Mr Shearwood has extensive experience as a director, spanning for-profit
listed, unlisted and foreign companies, as well as not-for-profit companies. He
has been a member of the (AICD) education committee.
Mr Shearwood was one of the earliest fund managers in Australia to
invest in the ISG industry. He has achieved top quartile performance as a fund
manager and analyst across various sectors during his career with an emphasis
on mining, energy and infrastructure.
Mr Shearwood is a founding
director and major shareholder of Allied Resource Partners Pty Ltd (ARP) and
indirectly a major shareholder in Marathon.
Executive Chair – Daniel Justyn Peters
BLaw, BA (politics/jurisprudence) GDLP, ISG experienced (six years
senior executive Linc Energy),
Government (State and Federal, including Director, Queensland
Environmental Protection Authority - EPA), 14 years working with senior
entities in China.
Mr Peters was employed at the Queensland EPA as head of Investigation
and Compliance and then acting Director of Central and Northern Regions. He
managed the integration of the environmental regulation of the Qld Mining
Industry into the EPA. As a result of this work he was employed as
Environmental Advisor to the Queensland Mining Council. Mr Peters has also lead
Airservices Australia (Cth) Environment Monitoring Group, before becoming
National Environment and Property Manager.
Mr Peters joined Linc Energy Limited soon after its IPO. At the time
Linc Energy (the world leader in ISG) had only a few employees and a Market Cap
of AUD$30m and grew to over 600 employees and a Market Cap of AUD$2b. In his 6
years at Linc Energy Mr Peters held the positions of General Manager
Environment and Government Relations, General Manager Business Development,
Executive General Manager Nth Asia and finished as Executive General Manager of
Investor Relations. He led teams on international JV’s, acquisitions and
acquisition of Australian entities. His experience across a broad range of
business units within Linc Energy will prove invaluable in developing the Leigh
Creek Energy Project.
Mr Peters is a director and shareholder of Allied Resource Partners Pty
Ltd (ARP) which is a substantial shareholder of Marathon.
Director - Chris Schacht FAICD
The Honourable Chris Schacht
was appointed a non-executive director of Marathon on 24 January 2008.
One of Australia’s most highly
respected political minds with vast international Government experience, Chris
served in the Senate of Federal Parliament for 15 years until 2002.
During his time as a Minister
from 1993 to 1996, he held the portfolios at various times of Science, Small
Business, Customs and Construction. As Minister, he was responsible for the
Patents Office, Commonwealth Research Centres, Standards, Space Industry,
Shipbuilding and Business Franchising.
Prior to being appointed as
Minister, Chris was an active member of many Senate and Party policy committees
covering Economics, Industry Development, Science, Communications, Foreign
Affairs, Defence, Trade, Human Rights and Transport.
He also worked as a
ministerial advisor to the South Australian State Government from 1970 to 1973
and Federal Government from 1973 to 1975 in the portfolio areas of Agriculture,
Fisheries, Land Management, Forestry, Defence Supply, Veterans,
Telecommunications and Postal.
Chris was president of the
Australian Volleyball Federation from 1997 to 2013. In that role attended many
national and international volleyball events including 7 world volleyball
Deputy Chair - Peter Williams (BEc, FCA)
Peter Williams is a chartered accountant with extensive professional and
commercial experience. He has broad experience as managing director and
chairman of public companies.
Peter was a partner of Deloitte for 17 years and partner in charge of
the South Australian practice from 1987 to 1991. He joined the Lloyd Helicopter
group as managing director in 1991 and from 1993-1998 was managing director of
Enterprise Solutions Asia Pacific Limited.
He conducts a consultancy practice from the Deloitte offices, is
involved with several private companies and was chairman of TEC 29 from 1999 to