Board of Directors
AustCham Mongolia's President Michael Marshall is an Executive Director of Applus+ Mongolia. He is a business professional with more than 20 years’ experience in both site operational and corporate management roles. His understanding of operational needs, corporate strategy, finance, capital raising and project management, serves him well in managing Applus+ Mongolia and AustCham.
As one of the founding members I wish to play an active role in lobbying for positive changes to add value to Mongolian/Australian businesses alike. I believe in lessons learnt from other developing economies and wish to ensure as part of Austcham these mistakes are not repeated. It is an honor to have such an opportunity. The business community through such chambers are part of the Mongolia business community and as such play a pivotal role with relationships between the two countries.
Dan is a geologist with 20 years’ experience in the minerals sector, primarily focused on project generation and the evaluation and management of exploration teams and projects throughout Australia, China, SE Asia, the SW Pacific and Mongolia.
Dan is currently the Director General and Chief Geologist for Titeline Resources Mongolia, an Australian-Mongolian Joint Venture company that provides Drilling and Geological Services to the exploration and mining industry in Mongolia. Prior to moving to Mongolia in October 2014, Dan held senior technical and management positions at Newmont Mining Corporation.
Dan holds a Master of Economic Geology degree (MSc Econ. Geol.) from the University of Tasmania (CODES), a Bachelor of Science degree (BSc (Hons)) from Monash University and is a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG) and the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG).
AustCham Mongolia provides a critical function in promoting Australian businesses in Mongolia and by creating opportunities for professionals to meet and learn from each other’s experiences. I joined the board of AustCham to help drive what the Chamber can offer its Members and to volunteer insights gained from 20+ years working in the exploration/mining sector, including the last 13 years working in jurisdictions facing similar challenges and opportunities to those faced by companies trying to establish themselves and develop sustainable businesses here.
Tsendmaa is an Executive Director of PwC Tax Mongolia. She has over 25 years of tax professional experience, the last 18 years of which have been spent on Mongolian taxation.
Prior to joining the firm, she had worked at the General Department of the Taxation in Mongolia as a Head of Mineral Resource Taxation Division, where her role was to lead administration of tax compliance issues of Mongolian mining sector.
Tsendmaa has experience in providing tax consulting, tax compliance, tax litigation and tax due diligence services both to local and multinational companies in Mongolia.
She advises on a broad range of sectors including financial, telecommunication, mining, construction, energy and trading.
Businesses face challenges in an ever-changing competitive environment in which they do business. Having joined AustCham, I would like to try making positive changes in the business environment by combining teamwork and joint efforts.
Nomingerel Enkhbold is currently the HR Partner at Sandvik Ulaanbaatar Office. In the past, she worked for major Mongolian corporations, namely KhanBank and Tavan Bogd Foods, as well as for foreign invested companies operating in Mongolia. In addition, Nomingerel has years of experience of working with key international development organizations, including Asian Development Bank, Millennium Challenge Account and UNDP.
She is recognized to be a seasoned human resources professional with proven skills in recruitment, retention, training, and organizational change.
She holds BA and MA degrees from the University of Humanities, fluent in Mongolian and English.
Tim Eckersley is General Manager, Operations and is responsible for Oyu Tolgoi’s mining and concentrator operations. Tim joined Oyu Tolgoi in February 2017, and had previously held the role of General Manager Operations, Energy Resources of Australia.
Tim has over 20 years’ experience gained in the mining industry working in various operational and support roles in uranium, iron ore, bauxite and alumina, gold and mineral sands industries in Australia and Africa, including 10 years with the Rio Tinto Group. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Western Australia.
Derrick Hansen has 36 years experience in mining industry spanning maintenance, operations and procurement. Derrick has recently joined Oyu Tolgoi as a General Manager Procurement.
Derrick has extensive experience with the global supply base and delivery of end procurement.
Mark is the Executive Director of CustomAware Systems LLC in Mongolia. He holds an Engineering degree (civil) and has more than 35 years experience in the mining industry of which the past 30 years have been with the Leighton Group and Thiess Mongolia LLC. Mark spent 11 years in Kalgoorlie, WA managing multiple projects before taking on the role of Operations Manager and Mining Manager in Perth.
In 2006 as the Regional Manager – Mining, was instrumental in building a mining business for Leighton Asia Limited while based in Hong Kong. He has extensive experience at the operational, technical and corporate levels of the contract mining industry.
Mark took on the challenge to build a contract mining business in Mongolia in 2009 and today resides in Mongolia and is responsible for growing the Thiess Mining business there.
There are so many synergies between Mongolia and Australia that it is just natural that we do all we can to foster strong ties and relations not only in business but culturally and socially. I am privileged to be an Aussie in Mongolia and to be participating in Mongolia’s development.
Michael is a Founding Director for the Infrastructure Services Group (ISG) of Companies including ISG IoT LLC (formally ISG ME LLC) in Mongolia.
Michael has over 18 years’ experience in delivering successful electrical & telecommunications infrastructure and mining projects throughout Western Australia and Mongolia, compliant with Australian and International Standards for mining majors such as BHP and Rio Tinto.
Michael has 7 years’ in-country experience in Mongolia as a Project Director for various projects including the Oyu Tolgoi Phase One construction project and more recently the Motorola UG TETRA Digital Radio System for the Oyu Tolgoi UG Expansion Project –a first in the history of Underground Mining and now a proven technology.
Michael has been actively involved in the local Mongolian and Expatriate business community, as a corporate member of AustCham and silent partner in MexiKhan LLC restaurant in Regency Residence, Ulaanbaatar.
"As a business owner I can see certain gaps in Mongolia’s developing industries but I don’t necessarily have the tools or support in the market place to really impart change adequately, whereas AustCham Mongolia, as a not for profit organisation with support from the Australian Embassy in Mongolia,has the ability to make quite a difference in this area. - Michael O'Malley
Rory was born and raised in Perth, Australia and is an international corporate and projects lawyer. Rory is consistently recognized in a number of legal publications (including the Legal Asia Pacific) as a leading lawyer for his project and corporate work. He has more than nine years of experience in Australia and Asia, and has worked in Mongolia, Myanmar,Laos, Singapore and Thailand.
During his career, Rory has been intimately involved in supporting Australian and foreign businesses abroad, foreign chambers (including the British Chamber of Commerve, Legal Working Group, Myanmar), and numerous pro-bono and charitable causes (including acting as a regular legal advisor to the Thomson Reuters pro-bono TrustLaw Foundations on numerous assignments).
Through MinterEllison, Rory has been an active member of AustCham Mongolia since his arrival in 2018. Rory would like to take a more active role in the leadership of AustCham Mongolia for 2019 and considers that his skills and passion will make a valuable contribution to AustCham Mongolia.
20 years working in upstream Oil & Gas and Mining sectors covering Europe, Africa, middle East and Asia primarily in Information, Technology and Business support roles. I am living in Ulaanbaatar working for Jacobs Engineering with a primary focus on the Oyu Tolgoi Projects. I am a British Computer Society Fellow, Chartered Management Institute Fellow, and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment.
I can bring a wide range of experience in innovations, technology and Community Support to the group to support discussions, issues and opportunities.
David Reiner is a founding partner, shareholder and a Board Member of MSM Group LLC. He has over 20 years' of experience in service and distribution industry. David has served as the Chairman, CEO, COO and CFO of MSM Group, and is an exclusive corporate partner in Mongolia for John Deere, BASF, Daimler Benz, Chrysler, Ford, Boart-Longyear and Moet Hennessey, among other globally recognized brands.
He is an active contributor in the Mongolian political arena - being instrumental in improving the regulatory environment for business, both Mongolia and foriegn alike. In addition, David is a founding Board Member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ulaanbaatar, and served as the Deputy Executive Director of the Board of the International School of Ulaanbaatar. He is a qualified lawayer with a Juris Doctorate Law Degree and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science / Economics. David is also fluent in English, Japanese, Mongolian and Spanish.
I believe my expertise and experiences will be of a value to the Australian Chamber of Commerce Mongolia (AustCham Mongolia). I am certain that there are many aspects of MSM Group’s close ties and representations with Australian business interests – partnerships with BASF Mining Chemical Division, BoartLongyear, Fero Industries, Water Treatment Services and Australian Muds Company among others – will be mutually beneficial in promoting business interests in Mongolia.
First Secretary, Australian Embassy, Mongolia
Alex moved to Ulaanbaatar with his family in June 2019. His duties at the Australian Embassy include political and economic reporting, and managing the Australian aid program.
Following a decade as an academic specialising in international relations of the Asia Pacific and Japan, Alex joined the public sector in 2010 as a trade specialist working on the Indonesia desk at Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), being part of the team that laid the foundation for the recently signed Indonesia-Australia Closer Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA). Since then Alex has accumulated nine years’ experience in DFAT across various issue areas such as Australia’s relations with North Asia, as well as Trade and Multilateral policy.
Prior to Mongolia, Alex has worked in Indonesia and Cambodia.
I am delighted to be involved with AustCham Mongolia and believe the Chamber will provide a clear, focused voice on behalf of Australian commercial interests in Mongolia. The Australian Government through its Embassy in Ulaanbaatar looks forward to working closely with the Chamber on matters of mutual interest.