Leadership

Leadership
Mike Hughes

Mike Hughes

Managing Director Landbridge Australia, Managing Director Darwin Port, Chair Westside Corporation

MA Mathematics (Oxon), GAICD

Mike is responsible for Landbridge Australia’s activities. He has over 30 years of experience in international oil, gas and infrastructure. Originally from the UK, Mike spent 10 years in South East Asia building and running the South East Asian operations of integrated global energy company Hess Corporation. He later moved to Australia as the Gas Supply Director for Santos Limited’s Gladstone Liquefied Natural Gas (GLNG) project.

Mike joined Westside in 2013 as MD and CEO. Following Landbridge’s acquisition of Westside in 2014 he also became Managing Director of Landbridge Australia. Having recently taken on the role of Chairman of Westside Mike has relinquished the CEO position while continuing as Managing Director of Landbridge Australia. Mike brings a wealth of commercial, operating and project development experience to Landbridge.

Amy Hoban

Amy Hoban

Group General Counsel Landbridge Australia and Director Westside Corporation​

LLB (Hons), BCOM, GAICD, Grad Dip. Co. Sec. Practice

Amy joined Westside Corporation in February 2014 when it was listed on the ASX. Following Landbridge’s acquisition of Westside in late 2014 Amy continued as General Counsel and Company Secretary for Westside and also became Group General Counsel and Company Secretary for Landbridge Australia. In these roles Amy acted on the acquisition of the lease of Darwin Port, the bid for the luxury Darwin Hotel and negotiation of the operatorship with Westin. Amy stepped away from the Westside General Counsel role in September 2019 to take up directorship of Westside Corporation. Amy continues in her role as Group General Counsel for Landbridge Australia.

Amy is a solicitor with over 19 years’ experience in-house and in private legal practice at top-tier firms in Australia and the United Kingdom. During the course of Amy’s career she has advised on corporate law and governance, energy and resources law, contracts, insurance litigation, financial services and taxation.

Natalie Foulger

Natalie Foulger

Group Finance Manager

LLB (Hons), BCOM

Natalie joined Landbridge in 2016. She is responsible for managing the capital requirements, finance and tax functions across Landbridge Australia.

Natalie has over 15 years of experience in tax and treasury leadership in both commerce and chartered environments, including 10 years at EY in both Australia and the USA. During the course of her career, Natalie has specialised in resources and infrastructure, with a focus on corporate finance, tax strategy and insurance.

Matt Wallach

Matt Wallach

CEO Westside Corporation

BBus (Economics and Finance), Graduate Diploma Mineral Economics, GAICD

Matt was appointed to the position of CEO of Westside Corporation in 2019 and is responsible for the overall growth and management of Westside’s people and operations.

Matt joined Landbridge in 2017 as Chief Commercial Officer. He has over 20 years of experience in international energy. His career has included executive roles at Santos and the ExxonMobil PNG LNG project. He has a deep knowledge of major project development, the CSG to LNG value chain and its interplay with Australian and International markets.

Darren Lambourn

Darren Lambourn

CEO Darwin Port

Darren is responsible for the overall operation and management of the Darwin port.  Darren has longstanding and varied experience in port supply chain operations in general cargo and bulk logistics, most recently working as the General Manager in Bunbury for the Southern Ports Authority. In this position, he was instrumental in the development and implementation of new port masterplans.

In his role as the General Manager of CITIC Pacific Mining and the Cape Preston Port Company, Darren developed and managed a new operational bulk loading port for the $12 billion Sino Iron project in the Pilbara.  Darren has also held positions as the Regional Manager of P&O Automotive and General Stevedoring and Queensland Bulk Manager for P&O Ports.  He has extensive experience in asset utilisation, port commissioning, stakeholder management and new business development.

Andy Payne

Andy Payne

Westin Darwin Project Director

MCIAT

Andy joined the company in February 2017 and leads Landbridge Australia’s Westin Darwin Hotel project.

Andy has over 28 years of experience in the construction industry. He spent the first part of his career in architectural and client advisory roles before successfully working in design, managerial and business development positions with tier-one contractors on various large and complex multi-million dollar construction projects.

Andy has successfully delivered major contracts across both Australia and the UK in various sectors including hospitality, leisure, health, aviation, defence and oil and gas projects, with construction contract values up to $1 billion.