Our Team

Ron Norman
General Manager
| Brisbane/Mackay
Ron started his ~30 year career in managing complex supply chains in the highly dynamic and competitive fast moving consumer goods industry and successfully transferring this knowledge into the mineral extraction and mineral processing industry supplying finished product across the globe. Ron has held various management roles including Production Management, Logistics Management, Supply Chain Management, Human Resource Management as well as Strategic Master Planning using Static and Dynamic Simulation Modelling. Ron joined the ILC in 2009 and has worked closely with ILC Board of Directors (13 Stakeholders) to establish the Master Planning Team and develop the Strategic Master Plans for the Dalrymple Bay Coal Chain.
Lyn Valentine
Executive Assistant
 | Brisbane
Lyn joined ILC Brisbane in 2012 and comes with a wide breadth of experience gleaned from many years working across a multitude of arenas – military, hospitality, medical, manufacturing, mining, logistics, transport, financial services, academia.

Louise Rogusz
 | Brisbane

Louise has performed the ILC’s accounting function since 2013 and in October 2019 expanded her responsibilities within the ILC to include R&D and providing commercial advice for simulation modelling studies.  Louise is an experienced CPA-qualified accountant and commercial analyst. She worked in the professional consulting industry for 8 years before joining the ILC.  Prior to this, Louise worked for Aurizon (previously QR and QR National) for 9 years in Commercial Analyst and Key Account Manager roles as well as 3 years in banking and finance.

  Cameron Lock
Master Planning & Simulation Modelling Specialist
 | Brisbane

Cameron joined ILC Brisbane in July 2018, after a long association with ILC through their partnership with The Simulation Group (TSG). He has 25 years of analytical consulting experience in the resources, energy, rail and infrastructure sectors.  He is experienced in the delivery of simulation studies of coal supply chains, including the Dalrymple Bay Coal Chain, the Adani Abbot Point Coal Terminal, and Indonesian river barging export systems. He has delivered simulation studies for a range of clients including Rio Tinto Alcan, Glencore, BHP, Aurizon Operations, Hydro Aluminium and Fortescue Metals Group.  Cameron has a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from UNSW with 1st Class Honours.

  Dr Anna Foeglein
Senior Simulation Specialist
 | Brisbane

Anna’s role at TSG was as a Simulation Consultant/Senior Consultant, a position she held for 7 years and she joins the ILC with proven analytical, problem solving and modelling skills, together with broad programming and technology experience.  In 2005, Anna graduated from University Erlangen, Germany with a Diploma in Mathematics, minor in microbiology followed in 2009 with a Doctoral Degree in Mathematics with the research area being Partial Differential Equations, again from University Erlangen, Germany.

  Dr Christine Nicholls
Simulation Specialist
 | Brisbane

Prior to joining TSG, Christine studied at the University of Vienna and is the holder of the highly sought after Lise Meitner fellowship, which is an Austrian Science Fund programme designed to attract excellent foreign researchers to Austria.  In 2007, Christine graduated from Australia National University with a B.Sc.Hons in Physics with First Class Honours in Astronomy & Astrophysics, followed in 2011 by a Ph.D in Astronomy & Astrophysics.  In 2017, Christine undertook a Course in Machine Learning, which saw her receiving a course certificate with a grade of 97.3% from Stanford University.

  Dr Andrew Cramer
Data Scientist
 | Brisbane

Andrew has a PhD in Applied Mathematics and has used mathematical methods both in academic research and industry contexts, including discrete event simulation and statistics. He has experience using a diverse range of tools and programming languages, including AnyLogic (Java) for discrete event simulations; C++ to develop distributed (via MPI) Finite Element models and a non-linear optimisation engine; and python, R, and MATLAB for data analysis, statistics and micro-services.

Nicholas Harris
Dalrymple Bay Coal Chain Co-Ordinator
| Mackay
In early 2010 Nicholas began work with the ILC on a secondment from Aurizon Network's trainee graduate program while studying a Bachelor of Information Technology with CQU University's Mackay Campus. Nicholas has since been employed fulltime with the ILC and completed his Bachelor degree in March of 2012. While employed with the ILC, Nicholas been involved with complex data analysis and was originally tasked with the management of the ILC's primary data system. Other responsibilities in this role included data presentation to ILC stakeholders at various stakeholder meetings, participation in one-on-one data interrogation with individual stakeholders and distribution of independent performance reporting on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. Nicholas has since partially moved on from this role to provide assistance in ILC’s Long Term Forecasting responsibilities, while still providing support to the ILC database system. This role requires the gathering of various inputs for the ILC’s Dynamic Forecasting Model from ILC stakeholders with the intent to provide the DBCC Capability forecast (issued monthly) and the DBCC Capacity Forecast (issued half-yearly).
Michael Neaton
Senior Supply Chain Analyst
| Mackay
Michael joined the ILC team in September 2012, having worked at CQUniversity in Rockhampton for 8 years in a variety of roles. During the final 3 years at CQUniversity, he was the Senior Reporting Analyst in the Statistics area of the Strategy & Planning Directorate. His role at ILC is to provide comprehensive regular and adhoc coal chain analysis and reporting to ILC Shareholders, updating coal chain maintenance data, ensuring data quality and integrity, and maintaining the ILC database system. As part of his role, he also attends (and occasionally presents) at the monthly SOMM along with attending other DBCC forums.  Michael is a qualified High School Teacher with a Bachelor of Education (Secondary - Commerce / Mathematics) from QUT and a Bachelor of Business from CQUniversity.

Lachlan Thompson
Supply Chain Analyst
| Mackay
Lachlan joined the ILC team in October 2018 after completing a Bachelor of Information Technology (Co-Op) at CQUniversity in Mackay.  His role at ILC is to provide assistance to both the Supply Chain Performance Co-Ordinator and the Senior Supply Chain Analyst while learning about the coal chain environment and supply chain logistics.  Duties include data analysis and maintaining the database and reporting system.