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Deputy Chair and Lead Independent Non-Executive Director

Bill Koeck

William (Bill) Koeck holds a LLB/LLM (Hons) from The University of Sydney, and a Diploma of Applied Corporate Finance (ASIA). Bill has over 40 years’ experience in M&A, equity capital markets, private equity, restructuring and workouts, company and securities law and corporate governance.

He is consistently acknowledged by peers as a leading lawyer and has been a guest lecturer in post-graduate corporate and securities law in the Law Faculty at The University of Sydney for 20 years. Bill has represented some of the world’s largest mining and resources companies on major transactions as lead adviser and on the IPOs of some of Australia’s leading listed companies. He has had extensive involvement as legal counsel in the coal industry in Australia and North America.

Bill’s experience as a partner in two major law firms includes as Head of Corporate and Head of M&A as well as management roles which included responsibility for determining remuneration, equity and partner appointments. He has acted as a Non-executive director of two public companies, in one case as Chairman and the other as Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee and member of the Remuneration Committee, and is the independent non-executive director of a large privately-held family company group. Bill is also a Non-executive director of Nick Scali Limited.

Since 2015, he has been a member of the Takeovers Panel which has sole jurisdiction for Australian public company and fund takeovers, which is an Australian Government statutory appointment.