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RESIC membership

RESIC is a small group of highly experienced and strategic executives representing the competencies of industry and the public sector.

Tino Guglielmo, Chair
Managing Director, Ambasssador Oil and Gas

John Roberts
President, SA Chamber of Mines and Energy

Jason Kuchel
Chief Executive, SA Chamber of Mines and Energy

David Cruickshanks-Boyd
Regional Director SA, Parsons Brinckerhoff

Paul Heithersay
Deputy Chief Executive, Resources and Energy, Department of State Development (DSD)
Chief Executive, Olympic Dam Task Force

Bruce Carter
Consultant, Ferrier Hodgson

Chief Executive, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure - to be advised

Darryl Cuzzubbo
Asset President Olympic Dam


Tino Guglielmo, RESIC memberTino Guglielmo

Chair, RESIC
Managing Director, Ambassador Oil and Gas

Tino Guglielmo has over 20 years experience as petroleum executive both domestically and overseas. He is well credentialled in the upstream industry and has particular expertise in business improvement, reservoir optimisation and petroleum engineering.

He holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of South Australia and a Company Director's Diploma from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

He specialises in exploitation of oil and gas resources across a broad range of conventional and unconventional reservoir types.

Current appointments:

  • Member of the Resource Industry Development Board
  • Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia

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John Roberts, RESIC memberJohn Roberts BSc (Adelaide), FAusImm

President, South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME)

John has 56 years experience in the mineral exploration and mining industries in Australia and the United States.

He began his career as a geologist, involved in extensive and successful mineral exploration in Australia and progressed to management positions in exploration and production companies including Vice President, Manager and Managing Director of Homestake Gold of Australia Limited.

He has significant experience as chair and director of a number of exploration and production companies with interests including copper, gold, uranium and nickel.

As a strong advocate for the South Australian mining and energy sectors he has been and continues to be involved in a range of industry and education boards and committees.

John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology (1957) from the University of Adelaide and is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Current appointments:

  • President, South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy
  • Chairman of Directors for Adelaide-based companies; Mithril Resources Limited (a nickel exploration company)
  • Chair, Rum Jungle Resources Limited; a Darwin-based fertiliser mineral exploration company
  • Member of the South Australian Minerals and Petroleum Expert Group (SAMPEG)
  • Director on the board of the Mineral Resources and Heavy Engineering Skills Centre Inc (RESA)
  • Chairman of the Discipline of Geology and Geophysics Industry Liaison Committee, University of Adelaide
  • Member of the Centre for Tectonics, Resources and Exploration Board (TRaX), University of Adelaide

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Jason Kuchel, RESIC memberJason Kuchel

Chief Executive, South Australiain Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME)

Jason Kuchel joined the South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy in April 2007 as Chief Executive, during which time he has more than doubled the organisation's membership and lifted capacity threefold to ensure SACOME is a proactive and effective representative body

Jason was previously employed by the Electronics Industry Association (EIA) for over 5 years as their Executive Director, during which time he grew the organisation's revenue by over 300 percent and took the organisation from its infancy to one which is respected by industry and government alike.

Over the last fifteen years he has gained extensive management and board level experience in Local and State government and several engineering and management associations, both at state and national levels.

Jason has also held senior roles in Local Government and the hospitality industry. He has also held numerous ministerial appointments, board positions in natural resources management and advisory roles to TAFE and the University of South Australia.

Current appointments:

  • Advisory Board of the University of South Australia's Centre for Asian Business

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2012_Cruickshanks-BoydDavid Cruickshanks-Boyd

Regional Director SA, Parsons Brinckerhoff

David has 40 years experience in professional and technical services.

He has a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) in Metallurgy and Materials Science from the University of Birmingham in the UK, and a PhD from the University of London. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institution of Engineers (Engineers Australia).

He began his career with the Ministry of Defence in the UK, followed by a period as University Lecturer at the University of London. He was recruited by the Australian Mineral Development Laboratories (Amdel) in 1982, progressing through roles in materials consulting, environmental health and safety, and laboratory services.

David joined the professional engineering firm (PPK, now Parsons Brinckerhoff) in 1992 to develop their national environmental business, and in 2001 became the State Manager for South Australia. He has overseen the growth of PB's business in South Australia from 70 to over 200 professionals.

David's expertise is the development and leadership of professional teams and organisations. He specialises in client relationship management. David's over-riding objective is to create high performance teams to deliver outstanding infrastructure projects, which in turn create lasting legccies for the community.

Current appointments:

  • Regional Director, Parsons Brinckerhoff in South Australia
  • Director, Parsons Brinckerhoff Global Mining Business
  • External Director, Austraining International
  • Immediate Past President, South Australia, Engineers Australia
  • Board member, Engineers Australia Centre for Engineering Leadership and Management

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Dr Paul HeithersayDr Paul Heithersay PSM FTSE

Deputy Chief Executive, Resources and Energy
Chief Executive, Olympic Dam Task Force

Dr Paul Heithersay was appointed to the position of Chief Executive of the Olympic Dam Task Force in December 2010. He also holds the position of Deputy Chief Executive, Resources and Energy.

Dr Heithersay's role at the Olympic Dam Task Force provides a 'single entry point' into government for private sector stakeholders in the development of resource investment projects that are particularly significant in terms of size and complexity.

As Deputy Chief Executive, Resources and Energy, Dr Heithersay leads the Mineral Resources, Energy Resources and Energy divisions of the Department of State Development (DSD). These divisions manage the state's mineral, gas, petroleum and energy resources on behalf of the people of South Australia.

Before joining the Public Service in 2002, Dr Heithersay spent more than 20 years in the mining industry in Australia, Southeast Asia and China for North Ltd and its predecessor Geopeko.

In June 2012, Dr Heithersay was awarded a Public Service Medal for his outstanding public service to the growth and development of the mineral resources sector in South Australia and in November 2012 he was elected to the Fellowship of the Fellows of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences (ATSE). In October 2013 Dr Heithersay was awarded the prestigious Legend in Mining award for his role in guiding South Australia's transformation into a major destination for investment in mineral resources and energy.

The Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) has appointed Dr Heithersay as the 2014 International Exchange Lecturer. This is the Society's lectureship that is intended to bring leading economic geologists to lecture venues worldwide in order to interact with economic geology professionals and students, and act as an ambassador for the profession and SEG.

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Bruce Carter, RESIC memberBruce Carter

Consultant, Ferrier Hodgson

Bruce Carter is the Chair of the Olympic Dam Steering Committee. He was formerly Managing Partner of Ferrier Hodgson in Adelaide and was one of the founding partners of the Adelaide practice in 1992. Prior to that Bruce was a partner at Ernst & Young.

He has an Economics Degree and a Master of Business Administration and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Bruce has spent over 30 years in corporate recovery and insolvency and has worked across a broad range of industries overseas and in Australia. He has conducted work for all of the major financial institutions within Australia and has been involved in a number of Government appointed restructurings and reviews.

Bruce is a director/chair of a number of private companies and government bodies. He is the former Chair of the Economic Development Board and Workcover SA.

He is the Chair of the Olympic Dam Steering Committee.

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Darryl CuzzubboDarryl Cuzzubbo

Asset President Olympic Dam

Darryl has 22 years experience within BHP Billiton, working predominantly across the steel and coal businesses in a variety of roles including senior operational and project roles.

He holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (First class Honours) degree from the University of Queensland, an Honours Masters in Total Quality Management and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Wollongong.

Darryl began his career as a Mechanical Engineer in Illawarra Coal, NSW, in 1991. In 1994 he moved to the Port Kembla Steelworks before moving back to Illawarra Coal holding various positions across different operations.

In 2000 Darryl was appointed as Project Director to lead the establishment of a new underground mine, Dendrobium. His role was expanded to include VP Operations for Illawarra Coal.

In May 2004 Darryl was took up an international post with BHP Billiton Energy Coal South Africa (BECSA) as VP Business Improvement.

In March 2005 he was appointed VP Operations covering the majority of BECSA’s coal assets. In August 2006 Darryl was appointed to lead a project across BHP Billiton to establish a set of Contractor Management guidelines.

In May 2007, Darryl moved to BHP Billiton’s Singapore office as 1SAP Project Director. The 1SAP Project aims to simplify and standardise processes across the company using one common system. 

Darryl joined Olympic Dam as Asset President in October 2012.

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