Our Board

John Bevan Chairman (Independent)
John Bevan
Chairman (Independent)
BCom (Mkt)

Director since: March 2014

Directorships of other Australian listed entities in the past three years: Non-executive Director of Ansell Limited (August 2012 to date), Alumina Limited (from January 2018 to date).

Mr Bevan was CEO and a director of Alumina Limited from 2008 to 2014.  Before joining Alumina Limited in 2008 Mr Bevan spent 29 years in a variety of senior management roles with BOC Group, including as a director on The BOC Group plc board, Chief Executive Process Gas Solutions with responsibility for the bulk and tonnage business for the entire BOC group, Chief Executive Asia and country lead roles in the United Kingdom, Thailand and Korea. Mr Bevan is Chairman of Ansell Limited and Deputy Chair of the Humpty Dumpty Foundation.

He brings to the Board extensive experience in international business and heavy industrial operations.

Mr Bevan is Chair of the Nomination Committee and is a member of the Remuneration and Organisation Committee and the Health, Safety and Environment Committee.

Mark Vassella Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Mark Vassella
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
BCom, MBA

Director since: January 2018

Directorships of other Australian listed entities in the past three years: Nil

Mark Vassella was appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of BlueScope in January 2018.

He joined the Company following BlueScope's 2007 acquisition of Smorgon Steel Distribution where he was the Chief Executive.  He was appointed Chief Executive Australian Distribution and Solutions before moving to the US as President, BlueScope Steel North America in 2008.  He returned to Australia in 2011 to take up the role of Chief Executive BlueScope Australia and New Zealand. 

Mr Vassella is on the Executive Board of Directors at World Steel Association (worldsteel) and holds the office of Treasurer.  He is a past Board member, President and Treasurer of the Family Life charitable organisation.

Mr Vassella is a member of the Health, Safety and Environment Committee.

Ewen Crouch, AM Non-Executive Director (Independent)
Ewen Crouch, AM
Non-Executive Director (Independent)
BEc (Hons) LLB, FAICD

Director since: March 2013

Directorships of other listed entities in the past three years: Non-executive director of Corporate Travel Management Limited (March 2019 to date), Westpac Banking Corporation (February 2013 to December 2019)

Mr Crouch is a director and Chairman of Corporate Travel Management Limited.  He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a former member of its Law Committee.  Mr Crouch is also a board member of Jawun.  Mr Crouch was a Partner at Allens from 1998 to 2013 where his roles included Chairman of Partners, Co-Head Mergers and Acquisitions and Equity Capital Markets, Executive Partner – Asian Offices and Deputy Managing Partner, as well as 11 years’ service on its board.  He served as a director of Mission Australia between 1995 and 2016, including 7 years as its Chairman.

Mr Crouch served as a non-executive director of Westpac Banking Corporation from 2013 to 2019. He was a member of the Takeovers Panel from 2010 to 2015, a member of the Commonwealth Remuneration Tribunal from 2015 to 2019 and a director of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra from 2009-2020.

Mr Crouch brings to the Board the breadth of his experience in service industries, financial markets, governance and risk management together with his knowledge of strategic mergers, acquisitions and capital markets transactions.

Mr Crouch is Chair of the Risk & Sustainability Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee, the Health, Safety and Environment Committee and the Nomination Committee.

Rebecca Dee-Bradbury Non-Executive Director (Independent)
Rebecca Dee-Bradbury
Non-Executive Director (Independent)
BBus (Mkt), GAICD

Director since: April 2014

Directorships of other Australian listed entities in the past three years: Non-executive Director of GrainCorp Limited (September 2014 to February 2020), Energy Australia Holdings Ltd (April 2017 to date), Australian Foundation Investment Company Ltd (May 2019 to date)

Ms Dee-Bradbury was Chief Executive Officer/President Developed Markets Asia Pacific and ANZ for Kraft/Cadbury from 2010 to 2014, leading the business through significant transformational change.  Before joining Kraft/Cadbury Ms Dee-Bradbury was Group CEO of the global Barbeques Galore group, and has held other senior executive roles in organisations including Maxxium, Burger King Corporation and Lion Nathan/Pepsi Cola Bottlers. 

Ms Dee-Bradbury is a director of Energy Australia Holdings Ltd and Australian Foundation Investment Company Ltd and a former director of GrainCorp Limited and Tower Limited (NZ). She is also a member of Chief Executive Women and of the WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation, and a former member of the Federal Government's Asian Century Strategic Advisory Board and the Business Advisory Board at the Monash Business School.  Ms Dee-Bradbury brings to the Board significant experience in strategic brand marketing, customer relationship management and innovation.

Ms Dee-Bradbury is Chair of the Remuneration and Organisation Committee and is a member of the Health, Safety and Environment Committee and the Nomination Committee.

Jennifer Lambert Non-Executive Director (Independent)
Jennifer Lambert
Non-Executive Director (Independent)
BBus, MEc, CA, FAICD

Director since:  September 2017

Directorships of other Australian listed entities in the past three years:  NEXTDC Limited (October 2019 to date), REA Group Limited (December 2020 to date)

Ms Lambert is a non-executive director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee for each of NEXTDC Limited, REA Group Limited and Investa Commercial Property Fund. Ms Lambert is also on the Council of the Sydney Church of England Grammar School and is Chairman of the Mosman Church of England Preparatory School.  She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of its Reporting Committee.   

Ms Lambert has extensive business and leadership experience at the senior executive and board level.  Ms Lambert was Group Chief Financial Officer of 151 Property (previously known as Valad Property Group) from 2003 to 2016, where her responsibilities included operational and strategic finance, tax, treasury, legal and compliance.  Prior to this, Ms Lambert was a director at PricewaterhouseCoopers specialising in capital raisings, and structuring and due diligence for acquisitions and disposals across various industries.

Ms Lambert brings more than 25 years of financial management and accounting experience, along with over 15 years specialising in the property industry and 15 years of experience as a director of for purpose entities.

Ms Lambert is Chair of the Audit Committee and is a member of the Risk and Sustainability Committee, the Health, Safety and Environment Committee and the Nomination Committee.

Mark Hutchinson Non-executive Director (Independent)
Mark Hutchinson
Non-executive Director (Independent)
D Bus, BCom

Director since:  October 2018

Directorships of other Australian listed entities in the past three years:  Nil

Mr Hutchinson is a non-executive director of Mission Australia, Allianz Australia Insurance Limited and Alpha Australia. Mr Hutchinson has extensive business and leadership experience at the senior executive level.  He has held various roles at General Electric (GE) over a 25 year career, the two most recent as President and Chief Executive Officer Europe (2015 – 2017) and China (2010 - 2014).  In these roles, Mr Hutchinson’s responsibilities included strengthening GE’s operations across China and Europe and developing and executing a shared growth strategy for all GE businesses.  Prior to joining GE China, he was President of GE Capital Real Estate International where he led the Real Estate team in Europe and Asia.  He previously held various financial services roles at Barclays Capital Asia Limited in Australia and Hong Kong (1983 – 1994).

Mr Hutchinson brings to BlueScope a global perspective including direct operational experience in Asia.  He also has extensive experience in companies which have used technology and digital to undertake transformational change.

Mr Hutchinson is Chair of the Health, Safety & Environment Committee and is a member of the Nomination Committee, the Remuneration & Organisation Committee and the Risk & Sustainability Committee.

Kathleen Conlon Non-executive Director (Independent)
Kathleen Conlon
Non-executive Director (Independent)
BA (Econ)(DIST), MBA, FAICD

Director since:  February 2020

Directorships of other Australian listed entities in the past three years:  REA Group Limited (June 2007 to November 2021), Aristocrat Leisure Limited (February 2014 to date), Lynas Rare Earths Limited (November 2011 to date)

Ms Conlon is Chairman of Lynas Rare Earths Limited, a non-executive director of Aristocrat Leisure Limited and a former non-executive director of CSR Limited and REA Group Limited. Ms Conlon is also a non-executive director of the Benevolent Society, a member of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and a member of Chief Executive Women. She is also a former President of the NSW Council and a former National Board member of the AICD.

Ms Conlon brings over 20 years of professional management consulting experience specialising in strategy and business improvement and has advised leading companies across a wide range of industries and countries. An American/Australian dual national, Ms Conlon joined the Chicago office of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in 1985, before transferring to the Sydney office in 1994. In her seven years as partner and director, Ms Conlon led BCG’s Asia Pacific operations practice and the Sydney Office.  She was awarded a Commonwealth Centenary Medal for Services to Business Leadership in 2003.

Ms Conlon is a member of the Health, Safety & Environment Committee, the Nomination Committee, the Audit Committee and the Remuneration & Organisation Committee.

ZhiQiang Zhang Non-executive Director (Independent)
ZhiQiang Zhang
Non-executive Director (Independent)
BEng(Elec), MBA, FAICD

Director since:  January 2022

Directorships of other Australian listed entities in the past three years:  Nil

Mr Zhang is a non-executive director of the Swiss and Swedish Chamber of Commerce in China and is a former non-executive director of Georg Fischer AG (2005-2021) and Datwyler Holding AG (2016-2021), companies listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange.  Mr Zhang has extensive business and leadership experience at the senior executive level including over 25 years at Siemens and Siemens Nokia Networks with his last role as President & Chief Executive Officer, Greater China Region (2005-2012).  More recently, Mr Zhang was member of Group Executive & President of Asia Pacific Region for Sandvik AB (2012-2018) and Group Senior Vice President & President of ABB China (2018-2021).

Mr Zhang has a background in blue-chip manufacturing and product development, including industrial digitisation, automation and robotics.  Having worked in asset-heavy industrials for most of his career, Mr Zhang has deep sector knowledge in automotive, machine tools, steel making, foundry, telecommunications and infrastructure.  He also brings to BlueScope a deep understanding of the China and broader Asian markets and insight into areas of innovation and growth. 

Mr Zhang is based in China.

Mr Zhang is a member of the Health, Safety and Environment Committee and the Nomination Committee.

K’Lynne Johnson Non-executive Director (Independent)
K’Lynne Johnson
Non-executive Director (Independent)
BSc(OrgPsych), MOrgBehav

Director since: January 2022

Directorships of other Australian listed entities in the past three years:  Nil

Ms Johnson is a non-executive director of US based companies JM Huber Corporation (2020 to present), Sylvatex Inc (2016 to present) and FMC Corporation (2013 – present) and is Chair of Trinseo SA (2017 to present), the latter two companies both listed on the NYSE

Ms Johnson has had a global career with extensive knowledge of the US market and has spent significant time in Asia.  Ms Johnson was an executive in the chemicals industry for over 28 years and has worked in early stage sustainability-driven ventures as well as in more mature businesses.

Ms Johnson is the former Chair of Elevance Renewable Sciences Inc (2015-2016) following eight years as President and founding CEO (2007-2015).  Prior to joining Elevance, Ms Johnson spent over twenty years in the oil and petrochemical industry with Amoco Corporation (1992-1999) and BP Chemicals (1999-2004), joining BP after its merger with Amoco in 1998.  During this time, Ms Johnson held both operational and functional roles, culminating in her role as Senior Vice President of Global Derivatives with BP’s Innovene business (2004-2005) (which was sold to the Ineos group in 2005).

Ms Johnson brings to BlueScope extensive experience in the areas of technological lead transformation, sustainability, renewables, human resources, customers and innovation.  She also brings traditional high capital-intensive sector experience.

Ms Johnson is based in North America.

Ms Johnson is a member of the Health, Safety and Environment Committee and the Nomination Committee.