Mr Hatherly has extensive board governance experience in several sectors, including listed companies, government-owned corporations, universities, and not-for-profit organisations. Neil is currently Chairman, Field Services Group, Brisbane City Council; a member of the council’s Audit Committee; a director of the Mount Isa Water Board and a syndicate Chairman of the CEO Institute. His previous directorships included: Runge Group, a listed company supplying IT solutions and mining consulting services; Tarong Energy, a major electricity generator in Queensland; The University of Newcastle, where he was a Councillor and Chairman of the Performance and Planning Committee; Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA). Other significant roles include: Director, Abused Child Trust and President, Indooroopilly Golf Club. His executive career included senior roles in hard rock and coal mine companies, working in organisations focused on intellectual property and providing consulting services and project management to the resources, energy, agribusiness, and government sectors. His international experience and speciality consulting areas include: strategic and business planning, performance improvement, information technology, and people and organisation development.