Our Management Team


alistair field

Alistair Field, Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Alistair Field was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Company on 3 August 2017. He is a member of the Safety, Health, Environment, Community & Sustainability Committee, the Nomination/Governance Committee and the Finance & Investment Committee. Alistair joined Sims Metal Management on 1 October 2015 as the Managing Director of Australia and New Zealand Metals. He has more than 25 years of experience in the mining and manufacturing industries. He is a highly experienced executive with a proven track record of leading organisations through business transition and improvement. He has held a number of senior leadership positions, including most recently as Director of Patrick Terminals & Logistics Division for Asciano Limited, and previously as Chief Operating Officer for Rio Tinto Alcan's Bauxite and Alumina Division. He has worked internationally including living in South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Canada as well as Australia. Alistair is a Mechanical Engineer with an MBA from the Henley Management School, Brunel University.

stephen mikkelsen

Stephen Mikkelsen, Group Chief Financial Officer

Stephen Mikkelsen joined the Company in January 2018 as Group Chief Financial Officer. Stephen has over 30 years’ experience in finance and executive management roles. Prior to joining the Company, Stephen held senior leadership positions at AGL Energy, including Chief Financial Officer from 2006 to 2012, which was followed by Group General Manager Retail Energy and Executive General Manager Energy Markets. Previous to AGL, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Snowy Hydro from 2001 to 2006, and Chief Financial Officer of Contact Energy from 1999 to 2000. Stephen is a Chartered Accountant and a member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand.

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William Schmiedel, President Global Trade

Mr Schmiedel is responsible for all ferrous export sales for deep sea and container exports from all Sims Metal Management entities. Additionally, Bill Schmiedel is responsible for all third party transactions for ferrous scrap, HBI, Pig Iron and semi-finished steel products traded worldwide. Bill Schmiedel was previously president of Sims Hugo Neu Global Trade and prior to this position served with similar responsibilities for Hugo Neu Corporation as Senior Vice President of Marketing. He also served as the executive Vice President of Marketing for Naparano Iron and Metal, as well as Senior Vice President of Witte-Chase Corporation. In his 37-year career in the recycling industry he has also served in various trade organizations with the most recent position being Vice President of the BIR Ferrous Board.

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Steve Skurnac, Group Chief Development Officer

Steve Skurnac was appointed to the newly created position of Sims Metal Management Group Chief Development Officer effective 1 July, 2017. Prior to that, Steve was President, Sims Recycling Solutions, a business at the forefront of the nation’s electronics recycling industry. He has served on the board of numerous industry associations; participated as a stakeholder in all major cooperative e-scrap policy groups, including the EPA Common Sense initiative, the National Product Stewardship Initiative (NEPSI), and UN Basel Workgroup standards development; and spoken on the topic of e-scrap recycling at conferences worldwide.

Prior to joining the Sims Group in May 2007, Steve was the President of Noranda Recycling (now Xstrata Recycling) where he had spent 24 years in various international metals and recycling capacities. He graduated from the University of Toronto with an engineering degree in mining and metallurgy.

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Michael Movsas, President North America Metals

Michael Movsas joined the Company in September 2017 as President North America Metals. He has more than 25 years of global experience in the Metal Recycling and Steel industries and has been based in Hong Kong, Johannesburg, London, New York, Sydney and Tokyo. He is a former Board Member and Managing Director of Macsteel Holdings, one of the largest independent Multinational Steel Trading and Merchandising corporations. Additionally, he was a former CEO and Co‐Founder of Reclamation Holdings, the largest Metal Recycling company in Sub‐Saharan Africa. Michael holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and was licensed as a Corporate Advisor with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission.

John Glyde, Managing Director Australia & New Zealand Metals

John Glyde was appointed Managing Director of Australia & New Zealand Metals in August 2017. John has been with Sims Metal Management for over 30 years, holding progressively senior leadership roles across the business in both Australia and the US. Prior to his taking his current role John was Chief Operating Officer for Australia & New Zealand Metals from 2015 to 2017, and previous to that position was the General Manager, Queensland Metals.

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Paul Wright, Managing Director UK Metals

Paul Wright was appointed Managing Director of UK Metals in October 2015. Paul has been with Sims Metal Management and its predecessor companies for over 30 years, holding progressively senior leadership roles across both commercial and operational responsibilities. Prior to his taking his current role Paul was Commercial Director for UK Metals.

brad baker

Brad Baker, Group Chief Human Resources Officer

Brad Baker joined the Company in January 2018 as Group Chief Human Resources Officer. Brad has more than 25 years of HR management experience in plastics, metal processing and mining services industries and he brings extensive global operations HR management and board level experience with US and Australian publicly listed companies, most recently as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Boart Longyear.

Brendan McDonnell, Group Chief Technology Officer

Brendan McDonnell joined the Company in December 2017 as Group Chief Technology Officer. Brendan is an experienced senior executive with over 30 years’ experience in IT and technology management roles. He has worked in highly technical and digital businesses including as a director of 1‐Stop Connections and as the General Manager of Patrick Technology in the development and commercialization of world leading automation and optimisation technologies for container terminals.

Ken Tierney

Kenneth J. Tierney, Group Vice President SHECS

Kenneth J. Tierney joined Sims Metal Management in July 2014 as Group Vice President Safety, Health, Environmental, Community and Sustainability (SHECS). Mr. Tierney has more than 30 years of experience developing and executing global SHECS vision and strategy. Prior to joining Sims Metal Management, Ken was Vice President of Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability at Raytheon Company. Mr. Tierney is a graduate of the University of Kansas and holds an M.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Tufts University and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts.

elise gautier

Elise Gautier, Group Vice President Internal Audit

Elise Gautier joined Sims Metal Management in February 2014 as Group Vice President Internal Audit. Ms. Gautier has over 20 years of global work experience in both industry and consultative services. Prior to joining Sims Metal Management, she was a Principal with Deloitte & Touche LLP focusing on internal audit and risk management consulting services. She held various leadership positions while working in India to develop Deloitte offshore risk practice. She also served as a Controller at Strafor Facom, a French multi-national diversified manufacturing company and as an Internal Auditor at Steelcase Inc., an American multi-national office furniture manufacturing company. She is a graduate of the French Business School - Institut Européen d’études Commerciales Supérieures de Strasbourg (IECS).

scott miller

Scott Miller, Acting Group Chief Corporate Counsel

Scott Miller was appointed Acting Group Chief Corporate Counsel of the Company in September 2017. Scott has been with Sims Metal Management for over 20 years holding progressively senior leadership roles. Before joining the Company, he worked as associate counsel with a major legal practice. Scott achieved his Law degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, achieving Order of the Coif and a position as Editor of the UW Law Review, and holds a Masters Degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Swarthmore College.

Frank Moratti

Frank Moratti, Group Company Secretary

Mr Moratti was appointed to the position of Company Secretary in 1997. Before joining the Company, he held positions of assistant company secretary/legal counsel in a number of publicly listed companies over a period of some 12 years and, prior to that, worked as a solicitor with a major legal practice.