JAMES A.V. McKAY
Appointed 22nd March 2017
James has more than 25 years' experience in the establishment and development of a number of large and successful businesses. He has built a reputation of closing successful deals and delivering value to stakeholders.
James is the former chairman of successful Coal Seam Gas explorer Sunshine Gas Limited, having overseen that company's growth to join the ranks of Australia's Top 150 with a market capitalisation over $1 billion prior to its merger with Queensland Gas Company.
He is the Chairman and co-founder of Walcot Capital, a private venture business specialising in developing resource projects in Africa. Walcot Capital has purchased and is currently working on the restart of the 10 million ounce+ East Rand Proprietary Mine (ERPM) and its extensions. Walcot has also invested in a number of other projects across the gold and energy sectors
He is also a shareholder and director of a funeral services group and the past president of the Australasian Cemeteries and Crematoria Association, the industry association for the cemetery and crematorium industry in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.
James is currently non-executive Chairman of ASX listed resource company, Comet Ridge Limited.
James brings to the board a strong commercial background and sound finance, business management and legal experience. He has strong board skills developed over different industries and board compositions. He holds both degrees in Commerce and Law from the University of Queensland.
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