Transfield Services appoints new non-executive director

Transfield Services today announces the appointment of Mr Graeme Hunt to the Board as a non‐executive director, effective 7 May 2012.

Mr Hunt has more than 37 years’ experience in the metals, mining and bulk transport sectors, having recently been Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Lihir Gold Limited, which was previously listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. Prior to this he had a 34 Year career with BHP Billiton during which he held President level positions with global accountability for the Iron Ore, Uranium, Aluminium and Manganese divisions. He also held senior positions in the company’s Coal and Steel divisions.

He has been President of the Australian Uranium Association, The Australian Mining and Metals Association and the International Manganese Institute, and served as Deputy Chair of the Minerals Council of Australia and as a director of the International Aluminium Institute and the World Energy Council Australia.

He was also appointed by the Minister for Resources and Energy, Martin Ferguson to Chair the Australian Government’s Renewable Energy Committee and subsequently served as the Interim Chair of the Australian Centre for Renewable Energy.

Mr Hunt is currently owner and Managing Director of G.P. Hunt Associates Pty Ltd, a Melbourne based strategic advisory company.

Transfield Services’ Chairman, Anthony Shepherd, said today: “We are very pleased to welcome someone of Graeme’s calibre to the Board. His extensive experience in the resources industry will provide valuable strategic insight as Transfield Services increasingly delivers high value services to this important sector.”

“Graeme’s appointment is part of our ongoing Board renewal process.”

Mr Hunt will join the Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Board Committee and the Risk, Audit and Compliance Board Committee.

In accordance with Transfield Services’ constitution, Mr Hunt will hold office until the 2012 Annual General Meeting, at which the appointment will be put to shareholders for election.

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Transfield Services employs over 19,000 people across 18 industries and 10 countries. We are a global provider of operations, maintenance and construction services to the Resources, Energy, Industrial, Infrastructure, Property and Defence sectors.
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