Mr Dowd was appointed as a Director of ERA in October 2015. He is also Chair of Health, Safety and Environment Committee; member of Audit and Risk Committee and Remuneration Committee.

Mr Dowd is a mining engineer with more than 50 years’ experience in the mining industry, primarily in the private sector, but also serving in the public sector as head of the Victorian Mines and Petroleum Departments.

Mr Dowd has previously held senior executive positions as Managing Director of Newmont Australia Ltd and Vice President Australia and New Zealand Operations for Newmont Mining Corporation and prior to that as Chief Operating Officer of Normandy Mining Ltd. Mr Dowd was previously Chairman of Adelaide Resources Ltd and a non-executive Director of Macarthur Coal Ltd.

External appointments: Non-executive Director of OZ Minerals Limited and PNX Metals Limited; Chairman of CSIRO Minerals Resources Sector Advisory Council; Advisory Board Member of South Australian Minerals and Petroleum Expert Group (SAMPEG) and University of Queensland – Sustainable Minerals Institute.