ASI’s Board of Directors
ASI’s Board consists of two Directors from each of Production and Transformation, Industrial Users and Civil Society membership classes, elected by all ASI members, plus two Independent Directors to be appointed by the elected Board.
The current Directors are:
- Tolga Egrilmezer, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Rio Tinto Aluminium
- Kenneth Willings, Senior Vice President, Health, Safety & Environmental, Aleris
- Alexander Nick, Director Sustainability, BMW Group
- Daniel Weston (Chair), General Counsel & Global Head of Corporate Affairs, Nespresso
- Toby Gray, Manager Responsible Metals and Supply Risk, WWF Australia
- Jan Boekelman, Treasurer, Chimbo Foundation
- Heather Campbell, Chairman of the Board, Sustainability Victoria and General Manager Health, Safety and Environment,CSIRO
- Sasha Courville, Head of Social Innovation, National Australia Bank
About the ASI Directors
Tolga Egrilmezer, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Rio Tinto Aluminium
Tolga Egrilmezer is an experienced global executive with extensive experience in the aluminium industry. Tolga’s most recent experience was for the Sapa Group, a world leader in aluminium solutions. He joined Sapa Group in 2002 and held increasingly senior executive roles reflecting his breadth of experience in commercial, business transformation and operations, culminating in his appointment as a member of the Sapa Executive Board in 2011. His experience includes serving as President of Sapa Asia based in Shanghai, with responsibility for Sapa’s P&L in China, Vietnam and India and its sales network in South Korea and Japan. Tolga was Vice Chairman of the Board of Directrors in Sapa Group’s joint venture in China with Chinalco 2011 – 2015. He also established Sapa’s commercial excellence platforms, created Sapa’s global strategic accounts division and led its global R&D centers in Europe, China and North America.
Kenneth Willings, Senior Vice President, Health, Safety & Environmental, Aleris
Mr. Willings has governance and program development experience in the Aluminum and Chemical industries. This experience includes the setting of corporate policies, initiatives, and the development and implementation of audit programs regarding Health, Safety, Environment, Transportation, and Product Compliance/Stewardship aspects for the multiple manufacturing organizations. In addition, he has engaged with professional and trade associations regarding development and implementation of environmental regulations at the local, state and federal levels.
Mr. Willings has served as Senior Vice President, Health, Safety and Environmental since October 2009 at Aleris. Prior to that, he served as Vice President, HS&E since joining Aleris in December 2004. Mr. Willings has more than 35 years of EHS experience in the manufacturing industry, including plant and corporate level positions. He has been an active member in industry trade associations and EHS professional organizations throughout his career and is presently active in Aluminum Association committees. Mr. Willings earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Illinois State University.
Alexander Nick, Director Sustainability, BMW Group
Alexander Nick leads the sustainability management team within the BMW Group’s Sustainability and Environmental Protection Department. His team’s responsibilities include integrating sustainability into the procurement, sales, finance and HR divisions. Alex and his team also coordinate BMW Group’s responses to sustainability ratings and external stakeholder engagement efforts. He is actively involved in mobility projects of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Alex has been a member of the ASI Standard Setting Group.
Prior to joining BMW Group, he worked as a Director for SustainAbility in London, a global strategy consultancy and think tank, and as a research associate for IMD Lausanne.
Alex works with various sustainability organisations, including the German Association of the Club of Rome.
Daniel Weston, General Counsel & Global Head of Corporate Affairs, Nespresso
Daniel joined Nespresso in April 2011, and took responsibility for sustainability in January 2015. In addition to his role as General Counsel of Nespresso, he recently led its Corporate Communications function for a 15-month period, and since January 2015 has also been Nespresso’s CSV Director (Creating Shared Value). He is also a Board Member and a member of the Investment Committee of the Nestlé Swiss Pension Funds.
In addition to his legal background (with particular strengths in antitrust, licensing and intellectual property enforcement), Daniel also has commercial management experience, having previously led a life science business as well as having led the negotiation of major pharmaceutical licensing deals.
Prior to joining Nestlé in 2007, Daniel worked for Novartis (in both its pharmaceuticals and consumer health businesses) and Johnson & Johnson, having previously spent 8 years with City law firms in London. He also worked for 9 months for a medical and educational NGO in Rwanda after his legal studies.
Daniel is a British citizen, a Solicitor of the High Court of England & Wales and a CEDR accredited mediator. He is a graduate of Leicester University and Guildford Law School in the UK, and Vlerick Management School in Belgium.
Toby Gray, Manager Responsible Metals and Supply Risk, WWF Australia
Toby is a Sustainability Professional with 16 years of experience across a range of sectors, including: government; infrastructure; industrial; extractives; and NGO. Toby has worked with companies and clients in corporate sustainability management, infrastructure and natural resource planning and regulatory compliance. Toby is a specialist in monetising and embedding environmental and societal risks and opportunities into capital projects, business planning and policy development. During his career Toby has held positions within both the public and private sectors in Australia, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Jan Boekelman, Treasurer, Chimbo Foundation
Jan brings strong international and multinational exposure in both business and NGO positions. He has held a number of executive board and supervisory board positions, building up an extensive knowledge and experience in corporate governance, risk management, strategy development and financial management and oversight. In addition to his role as Treasurer at Chimbo Foundation, he is also currently Finance Director/CFO and member of the Supervisory Board of EBN B.V., the Dutch state-owned investment company.
He has had a career in finance in three continents, following an MA in Econometrics from the University of Amsterdam. He has more than twenty years experience in the extractives industry and also as a Board member of a development aid NGO, brings strategic and operational experience in developing countries.
Heather Campbell, Chairman of the Board, Sustainability Victoria and General Manager Health, Safety and Environment, CSIRO
Heather is the Chairman of the Board of Sustainability Victoria and General Manager Health, Safety and Environment at CSIRO. She has been a Director of Earthwatch Institute Australia and Melbourne Polytechnic, and the CEO of Landcare Australia. She has over twenty years experience managing risk issues such as reputation, sustainability, environment, safety and government relations at the highest levels both locally and internationally within the agricultural, paper and packaging industries. Her specialties include strategy, risk management, safety, environment and sustainability, government liaison, and branding and marketing.
Dr Sasha Courville, Head of Social Innovation, National Australia Bank
Sasha is the Head of Social Innovation at National Australia Bank. 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.