The ResponsibleSteel™ Board of Directors has experience in steel production, social and environmental issues, not-for-profit governance, reputation management, and standard setting.
The Board includes three business, four civil society and three independent representatives, together with the ResponsibleSteel™ Chairman.
The Board is focused on establishing ResponsibleSteel™ as an effective, viable programme, suited to achieving its vision and mission. In the longer term, Board members will be elected by the ResponsibleSteel™ Membership.
There are three Board Committees:
Learn more about these here.
Gerry is Executive Vice President, Corporate, for BlueScope, Australia’s largest steel manufacturer. Gerry joined the company in 2006 and is responsible for the company’s external affairs globally.
He is the founding director of Manufacturing Australia, the peak industry association representing 12 of Australia’s largest manufacturing companies.
Gerry’s domestic work has centred on public policy and economic reform in key areas including: carbon and energy; trade and anti-dumping; productivity restructuring; digital development and corporate sustainability.
Internationally, he works with governments and authorities on bilateral and multilateral trade agreements and regulatory issues.
Gerry has been advising publicly-listed companies across the IT&T, property, education, bio/technology, and manufacturing sectors for more than 20 years, working extensively across the Asia Pacific economies. He has also worked as an entrepreneur in the SME sector, having established, built and subsequently sold his own independent consulting businesses.
Gerry holds an MBA in International Management and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Bradley Davey, 56, is a member of the ArcelorMittal Group Management Committee, Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Business Optimization.
He joined Dofasco in 1986 as a project engineer in the Central Maintenance department, joined assigned maintenance in 1989, and then the Hot Strip Mill in 1990. He held various positions in the HSM before becoming a Business Unit Manager in 1996. Bradley gained international manufacturing experience through this role by leading two separate multi-year technical exchanges with two leading Japanese steelmakers and through leading Dofasco’s Hot Strip Mill modernization project.
In 2002 he changed careers to become Strategic Marketing Manager, leading Dofasco’s marketing process redesign project. He then became General Manager of Marketing in 2005, Director of Industry Sales in 2007, and Vice President, Commercial in 2008. In 2014, he became CMO, North America Automotive and CMO, North America Flat Rolled.
In 2016, he became head of Global Automotive and CMO, North America. In 2018, he became CEO of ArcelorMittal North America and held this until his recent nomination to Head of Corporate Business Optimization beginning in April 2021.
Based in Canada, he has responsibility for Global Automotive, R&D, CTO, Commercial Coordination, Corporate Capital Goods Procurement, Corporate Communications and Corporate Responsibility, Automotive JV’s in China and India, Tailored Blanks Americas, and is Vice Chairman of the Investment Allocation Committee.
He is a Canadian citizen and holds a mechanical engineering degree from McMaster University, Canada.
For close to 20 years, Cate has been actively involved in the design, planning, delivery and management of sustainability strategies across both the public and private sectors – including more than 11 years collectively at Lendlease.
Having completed a secondment as the Executive Director at the UN Global Compact Network Australia (GCNA), Cate returned to Lendlease in 2018 in the role of Group Head of Sustainability and Lendlease Foundation, responsible for the remit of both functions across Lendlease’s operations globally.
In 2011, Cate was named as one of ABC Carbon’s 100 Global Sustain Ability Leaders and was a winner of the Australian Financial Review BOSS Magazine Young Executive of the Year in 2009.
Rajiv holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) in Metallurgy from the University of Roorkee (now IIT Roorkee) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from XLRI Jamshedpur. He has done an Advance Management Programme from CEDEP (INSEAD, France) and a Director Certification Program from the Institute of Directors, Thailand.
Over the last 33 years, he has worked in the manufacturing, planning, marketing and sale of steel. He has held various leadership positions including President & CEO of Tata Steel (Thailand) Public Co Limited, Business Head for Steel Tubes and Steel Wires at Tata Steel.
Since Jan 2023, he is responsible for driving Safety, Health & Sustainability at Tata Steel India as Vice President (Safety, Health and Sustainability). Rajiv lives with his family in Jamshedpur, India.
Andrew, a metallurgy graduate from Glasgow University, has spent his working life in the steel industry, mostly in Australia in marketing functions. He was BHP Steel’s representative on the IISI (now World Steel Association) Marketing Committee for 10 years, chairing it for four. During that time he became increasingly involved in the emergence of sustainability as a major issue for the steel industry, in Australia and globally.
On retirement from BlueScope (formerly BHP Steel), he was appointed as chair of the Sustainability Committee of the Australian Steel Institute (ASI) which also lead to his current Board appointments on the Australian Life Cycle Assessment Society, and, until recently, as a director of EPD Australasia Ltd.
In 2008 he represented the ASI at the formation of the Steel Stewardship Forum (SSF), which in 2010 began the project which was to become ResponsibleSteel™. Andrew was involved in this from the outset and was a member of the working group which developed it to the point where it became a separate entity and was incorporated in 2016 as the Steel Stewardship Council Ltd., later to be renamed ResponsibleSteel™ Ltd.
Andrew has been an independent director since incorporation.
Leeora Black is an independent consultant specialising in the social aspects of corporate responsibility including human rights and the social license to operate.
First becoming involved in the Australian steel industry as a consultant in 1985, Leeora designed and implemented the launch of the then BHP Steel’s flagship national program, Strengthening Australia. She went on to run the BHP Australian Steel Awards for 14 years and worked with the Steel Stewardship Forum in 2013 to undertake the market research towards development of the certification scheme that is now ResponsibleSteel™.
Leeora spent 14 years as the Managing Director of the Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility, before the organisation joined Deloitte in 2017, where she continued as Principal in the Sustainability Services team until 2020.
She holds a PhD in Corporate Social Responsibility from Monash University and authored the first book published on the social license, “The Social License to Operate: Your Management Framework for Complex Times” (2013).
Hayley Jarick is the CEO of the Australian Supply Chain Sustainability School. Hayley has experience in governance, strategic management, marketing, membership, adult learning, advocacy, financial analytics, sales and customer service in manufacturing, residential and commercial building, heavy construction, professional services, and international trade; for-profit and for-purpose; big and small; paid and voluntary.
Hayley has previously worked for the Resolution Institute, Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) and BlueScope Steel. Hayley loves scrapbooking and paint-by-numbers. Myers and Briggs call Hayley an ENFP, Other Personality Types gurus call her a Driver, Herrmann calls her an Experimental thinker, Scouts call her Ikki, and her two children call her Mum.
As Director of Corporate Partnerships, Mike Peirce leads the Climate Group’s portfolio of global campaigns that are designed to secure climate commitment and action from the world’s most influential companies: from growing demand for renewable energy (RE100), electric vehicles (EV100) and low carbon steel (SteelZero), to investing in smart energy systems (EP100) including cooling technologies and LED lighting.
Mike has worked with companies across the world on climate and sustainability issues since 1998, spending more than a decade at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), including as Director of Executive Programmes and Director of Strategy & Communications.
Before joining CISL, he was Chief Operating Officer of AccountAbility where he led the development of the AA1000 framework for sustainability accounting and reporting.
Mike started his career as a business consultant for the COBA Group, following studies in Politics, Philosophy and Economics at the University of Oxford, and International Relations at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University.
As Director for Clean Energy Solutions at Ceres, Dan supports members of Ceres’ investor network in engagements with a wide range of commercial and industrial companies in adopting science-based GHG reduction targets and implementing supporting policies and investments. In recent years, his work persuaded several of the largest American steelmakers to set net zero GHG reduction targets and invest billions in clean production solutions.
Before joining Ceres in 2016, Dan led energy conservation and environmental protection initiatives for the Maryland Energy Administration, the United Nations Foundation/Energy Future Coalition, the Apollo Alliance, the Sierra Club, and the World Resources Institute. Among other accomplishments, Dan worked with Baltimore Gas & Electric to bring data-driven energy efficiency services to Maryland’s commercial utility customers, wrote the landmark Green Jobs Act of 2007 which funded training for thousands of workers in skills required for the clean economy, and championed global trade rules aligned with climate protection.
Dan speaks frequently before industry groups on clean energy solutions, has led diverse coalitions of business, environmental and labour organizations in advocating for low-carbon energy development, has testified before Congress, authored reports on clean energy economic development, energy analytics and other topics, and served as a trusted source for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Business Week, and other news outlets.
He earned a master’s degree in International Relations/Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a bachelor’s degree (with honors) in American History from the University of Chicago.
Anne-Sophie Pellier is a Senior Programme Manager in Corporate sustainability at Fauna & Flora International. She works in partnership with businesses to bring about positive change for biodiversity, providing them with best practices for avoiding and mitigating their impact on nature’s assets.
She has worked in biodiversity conservation and sustainable development for local communities for 13 years in Southeast Asia, Latin America and Europe, during which she developed her expertise on ecosystem services and natural capital.
She joined the ResponsibleSteel Board of Directors at the end of 2022.