Mr Adrian Fini, Executive Director Development, Mirvac WA Ltd, and Mr Jimmy Wilson, President of BHP Billiton's Stainless Steel Materials customer sector group have been appointed to The UWA Business School Board of Directors.
"I am pleased that both Mr Fini and Mr Wilson have accepted the invitation to join the Board. They bring substantial individual qualities to an important component of the University's activities. I also wish to thank Mr Browning and Mr Roberts for their contribution over recent years," he said.
The Chair of the Business School Board, Mr Mark Barnaba welcomed the appointments of Mr Fini and Mr Wilson and said they would bring significant skill sets to the School at an important period in its development.
"I am delighted that both Adrian Fini and Jimmy Wilson have agreed to join the Board. We are fortunate to benefit from the considerable business experience that they offer. Both Adrian and Jimmy are very enthusiastic about contributing to the Business School's goal of leading in the field of business education and developing tomorrow's leaders in business, industry and commerce," Mr Barnaba said.
Mr Fini is Executive Director Development of Mirvac WA Ltd and is the former Chief Executive Officer of Mirvac Fini (WA) Pty Limited. He was appointed to the Mirvac Board in January 2006. He has been involved in the property development industry for more than 20 years and was appointed Managing Director of Fini Group in 1994. He has also been involved in industry groups such as Housing Industry Association, Urban Development Institute of Australia, and Chairman of the Australian Housing and Urban Research Industry of WA. He is also a founding shareholder and director of Little World Beverages Ltd (Little Creatures Beer).
Mr Wilson is President of BHP Billiton's Stainless Steel Materials customer sector group and has been in this position since the beginning of 2007. He has worked with BHP Billiton for more than 15 years. Prior to his current appointment he was President and Chief Operating Officer of BHP Billiton's Nickel West asset group where he successfully managed the integration of the former WMC Resources nickel assets into BHP Billiton. Previously, he held several senior roles in the resources industry in South Africa.
The Dean of the UWA Business School, Tracey Horton said the new Board members were joining during an exciting period for the School.