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About ASI

ASI Board

It is the responsibility of the ASI Board to play a stewardship role on behalf of members:  making sure that ASI remains viable, focuses on the future and thrives.



ASI’s Board of Directors

Key responsibilities of the ASI Board include:

  • Setting the vision, purpose and strategies of the organisation and assessing overall organisational performance
  • Ensuring financial integrity and resilience, including approving annual budgets and reviewing financial reports
  • Overseeing risk assessment and management of identified risks
  • Adoption of new or revised ASI standards and assurance models by making them a By-Law, where due process has been followed by responsible Committees and no material risks are identified
  • Overseeing implementation of the ASI Complaints Mechanism and related disciplinary procedures for members
  • Setting the tone for ASI’s culture and conduct, and ethical and responsible decision-making throughout the organisation.

 

Composition

ASI’s Board is multi-stakeholder and composed of 8 people.  ASI members elect two Directors from each of Production and Transformation, Industrial Users and Civil Society membership classes.  In addition, two Independent Directors are appointed by the elected Board.

Terms are normally 2 years.  There is possibility for re-election at the end of a term, up to a maximum of 6 continuous years.  Directors have staggered terms, so that in each of the 3 membership classes and among the two Independent Directors, there will arise one vacancy per year.  Casual vacancies are filled according to processes set out in ASI’s Constitution.

 

Meet the ASI Board Directors

Anita Roper, Director of Melbourne Water

Anita is an experienced board director and has focused on organisational governance roles since 2011. She is a Director of Melbourne Water, and has previously been a Director of the Stroke Association of Victoria, Yarra Valley Water Pacific Hydro, Fitzroy Football Club and a Board Member of the Hazelwood Coal Mine Fire Inquiry. She has also served on numerous other advisory boards, councils and working groups including as a Board Member of the Women’s Network for a Sustainable Future and delegate to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

She has expertise in strategic, organisational and issues management with over 30 years’ experience in senior management roles working with business, governments, communities and multi-lateral agencies in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the USA. She has worked on major development projects in Brazil, Guinea and Iceland. She works to build coalitions through dialogue and action with an emphasis on finding practical solutions in both community and business environments.

Her previous executive roles include CEO, Sustainability Victoria, Global Director Sustainability, Alcoa and COO and Acting Secretary General, of the International Council on Mining and Metals.

Jan Boekelman, Treasurer, Chimbo Foundation

Jan has followed a career in Finance since finishing an MSC in Econometrics at the University of Amsterdam.

Jan has many years of experience in the oil & gas extraction industry, of which 15 years with Royal Dutch Shell and eight years with EBN, the Dutch state owned investment company. He has worked at increasing seniority levels for various Finance roles in positions in three continents, including a number of Executive Board positions at C-level and a number of Supervisory Board positions over the last ten years.

At present, Jan is the Treasury of Foundation Chimbo, in addition to maintaining various Supervisory Board roles.

Dr Sasha Courville, Chief Impact Officer, Bank Australia

Sasha is the Chief Impact Officer at Bank Australia.  She was previously the Executive Director of the ISEAL Alliance from 2005-2012, and has been a member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer for Water Stewardship Australia.  She brings expertise in next generation sustainability standards systems and online information platforms and tools to enhance access to information about standards, and extensive experience in strategy, multi-stakeholder engagement, natural capital and ecosystems services frameworks and shared value initiative design.

Matthias Esdar, Head of Corporate Strategy, Marketing & PR and Sustainability, OTTO FUCHS KG

Matthias Esdar is Director for multiple departments at OTTO FUCHS KG. With his team, he is globally responsible for the areas of Corporate Strategy, Marketing, PR & Communication as well as Sustainability at OTTO FUCHS. By combining these different expertise areas, Matthias’ task is to transform OTTO FUCHS to cope with the upcoming challenges. Further, he is present in various associations and foundations.

He has a Masters in Energy, Trade & Finance from the Cass Business School in London, and is a Member of Board for Energy & Climate at WirtschaftsVereinigung Metalle, a Member of Board at Stiftung KlimaWirtschaft, and a Member of Board for Communication at German Aerospace Association.

Pippa Howard, Director, Corporate Sustainability, Fauna & Flora International

Pippa Howard is a registered Professional Natural Scientist with over 25 years’ experience in biodiversity conservation, environmental management, impact assessment, development and sustainability. Currently Director of FFI’s Extractives and Development Infrastructure Programme, she directs FFI’s engagement with the corporate sector, leading programmes to both advise and steer biodiversity management. Pippa brokers collaboration and cooperation between business, government and civil society to address both practical and policy challenges to biodiversity conservation. Pippa lectures on the MPhil Conservation Leadership Programme at Cambridge University and is a mentor and tutor on the MBA programme at the Judge Business School.

Nicholas Madden, Board Director, Novelis Corporation

Nick is a Board Director of Novelis Corporation, the US branch of Novelis Inc., the world’s leading producer of aluminium rolled products, and the world’s top recycler of aluminium. Novelis is a subsidiary of Hindalco, a member of the Aditya Birla Group.

Nick has served for 43 years in the aluminium industry in the primary, rolling and recycling sectors. He has extensive experience in supply chain and operations, most recently leading the centre of excellence for manufacturing for the company. He oversaw the global procurement function from 2006 where he led the transformational recycling strategy.

After his early years in commercial and strategy roles in the UK, he led ingot marketing, planning and risk management for Alcan Aluminium (now Rio Tinto Aluminium) in Montreal, Canada between 1989 and 1994. In 1994 he became Director of Lehman Brothers Commodity Risk Management Group in London, before joining the management buy-in of British Aluminium Ltd. in 1996. He re-joined Alcan in Zurich, Switzerland in 2000 and was president of the Can, Lithographic and Recycling business from 2005 until his move to the US in 2006.

Nick is a thought leader in the aluminium industry. He represented global aluminium consumers in the 2014 US Senate hearing into manipulation of commodity markets by investment banks. More recently he played a prominent role on two London Metal Exchange Committees, and was involved in LME’s development of a responsible sourcing strategy and aligning this with ASI. In 2019 he was awarded Global Aluminium Executive of the Year by Harbor Intelligence.

Rosa Garcia Piñeiro, Vice President Sustainability, Alcoa Corp. / President Alcoa Foundation

Rosa is Sustainability Vice President and President Alcoa Foundation since November 1st 2016. Previously, she served as President of Alcoa Spain since March 1st, 2014.Rosa joined Alcoa in 1999 to work as an Process Engineer for the San Ciprian Smelter and Refinery in Spain. In 2001, she moved to the Corporate EHS Audit Department, working with the North American and European Audit Teams. In 2003, she moved back to San Ciprian to take over the Environmental Department as Environmental Manager for the Smelter and the Refinery.

Her first role with European wide responsibility arrived in 2005 when she was named Director Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) for the Primary Products Business Unit. Following this position, she was appointed Sustainability Director for the European Region in 2008 and her role was expanded to cover Government Affairs as Director of Regional Affairs and Sustainability in 2012, overseeing government interactions in the different countries where Alcoa has interests and sustainability activities across Europe.

Rosa is a passionate of personal development and has always been involved in the Alcoa Women ́s Network, being the leader of the European chapter and a member of the GlobalSteering Committee for many years. In 2013 Rosa was recognized by the Diversity Journal as Woman Worth Watching.

Dr. Gerald Rebitzer, Director Sustainability, Amcor

Dr. Gerald Rebitzer is Sustainability Director at Amcor. His role encompasses environmental management and social responsibility from an operations and product perspective. Gerald has been working in sustainability for over 25 years, with a focus on packaging since 2006. In addition to his work at Amcor, Gerald is Chair of the Board and Steering Committee for CEFLEX, a non-profit circular economy initiative for flexible packaging. He is also a Board Member of both the Swiss and German aluminum recycling cooperatives. Gerald was also intensely involved in the creation and development of the first sustainability sourcing standard for the aluminium sector, which created the basis for ASI.

Board Minutes Summaries

The Board meets regularly, mainly via teleconference but also at times in person.  Summaries of the meeting minutes are published below for transparency.

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