Infinite Blue Energy (IBE), today, announced the appointment of Chris Salisbury to its Board of Directors effective 11 October 2021.
Mr Salisbury is a highly experienced mining and business executive, with over 30 years of global experience across senior strategic and operational roles for the Rio Tinto Group, including four and half years as member of the Executive Committee. He is currently non-executive chair of ASX listed Deep Yellow Ltd and a non-executive director of BCI Minerals Limited.
Infinite Blue Energy Chairman, Peter Coleman, said Chris Salisbury is eminently qualified to join the Board at a time when the business is accelerating the development pathway of its flagship Arrowsmith Hydrogen Project in Western Australia.
“Chris has enjoyed a distinguished career where he has worked across a diverse range of commodities including bauxite, alumina, aluminium, coal, uranium, salt, copper and iron ore. He held a number of senior roles at Rio Tinto including Chief Operating Officer, Pacific Bauxite and Alumina for Rio Tinto Alcan, Chief Operating Officer, Rio Tinto Coal and most recently Chief Executive, Rio Tinto Iron Ore. He has decades of experience in working with stakeholders in China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. He also has a proven track record of significant project delivery in Western Australia,” he said.
“Chris’s appointment to the Board will provide our investors with further confidence in the business’s direction and strategy and I look forward to working with him during this exciting time.”
Infinite Blue Energy CEO and co-founder, Stephen Gauld, welcomed Chris Salisbury’s appointment to the Board as further indication of the ever-increasing confidence in the hydrogen industry.
“Infinite Blue Energy has a clear vision to leading the transition to a net zero emissions economy by developing projects in Australia, Italy and New Zealand to produce and deliver green hydrogen to domestic and export markets around the world,” Stephen said.
“Our company continues to mature and as we do, we continue to add world-class levels of expertise and corporate experience to our Board of Directors to ensure we achieve our goals.”
Chris Salisbury said he was excited to join the Board of Directors at a time when industry is increasing efforts to decarbonize.
“Hydrogen, particularly that produced from renewable energy sources, will be a critical pillar in the ongoing drive to decarbonize world industry and the global economy. The market potential for green hydrogen is growing exponentially and I am delighted to join the Board of Infinite Blue Energy at this time,” he said.
About Chris Salisbury
- Non-executive Chair of Deep Yellow Ltd
- Non-executive Director of BCI Minerals Ltd
- Former non-executive Director of Energy Resources of Australia
- Former Chair of the Robe River Mining joint venture
- Former Director of the Minerals Council of Australia
- Former Director Australia Japan Business Cooperation Committee
- Former Chief Executive of Rio Tinto Iron Ore
- Former CEO of Energy Resources of Australia
- Bachelor of Engineering (distinction), Metallurgical Engineering, from the University of South Australia
- Fellow, Australian Institute of Company Directors
- Fellow, Vincent Fairfax Institute