Board of Directors

Shinya Higuchi



Mr Higuchi is the Representative Director & Executive Vice President of Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Corporation (NSSMC). He is responsible for Administration & Planning, Transportation & Logistics, Project Development, Machinery & Materials Procurement, Steel Products Units, Shanghai-Baoshan Cold Rolled & Coated Sheet Products Project, India Continuous Annealing & Processing Line Project, and Domestic Office and Branches.

Sanjay Dayal


Director and CEO

Mr Dayal is the Chief Executive Officer of NS BlueScope Coated Products, which has building products businesses across Asia and North America. Before this role, Mr Dayal was Chief Executive for BlueScope Steel Asia since 2009, and prior to that, he was General Manager, Manufacturing and Supply Chain for Orica Mining Services where he managed its Asia division.

Kazuhiro Egawa



Mr Egawa is the Executive Officer of Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Corporation (NSSMC) who is responsible in overseas business. Before this role, he was the Executive Counsellor responsible for Global Marketing Administration & Planning Div. and Flat Products Global Marketing Div. He has rich experience in export business and overseas business not only in flat products, but also other products such as pipe & tube, plate, etc.

Charlie Elias


Mr Elias joined BlueScope Steel as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in March 2008. He is responsible for finance, treasury, taxation, supply, investor relations, investments, audit and insurance. Prior to this, he was CFO and Director for Linfox Group and CFO, Director and General Manager Strategy and Business Development for TXU Australia.

He began his career with Deloitte Consulting as a Senior Consultant. Mr Elias is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Osamu Seto



Mr Seto is the General Manger of Overseas Business Development Dept in Nippon Steel and Sumikin Coated Sheet Corporation (NISC). He transferred from NSSMC to NISC which has similar business scope with the JV, on 2012. He has experience in export of structural steel and tin plates similar to overseas JV during his career in NSSMC.

Michael Barron



Mr Barron joined BlueScope Steel in 2002 and is now the Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary. Prior to joining BlueScope Steel, Mr Barron held the position of Group General Counsel of Orica Limited where he was employed for 16 years, holding a variety of legal positions in Australia and overseas. His responsibilities at Orica Limited included membership of the executive team and management of the company secretarial, corporate affairs and internal audit functions.