Directors

Expertise, experience and qualifications

Jonathan Munz

Non-Executive | Chairman

  • Jonathan Munz has had an involvement with Reliance for almost 30 years, dating back to the acquisition of the original Australian business Reliance Manufacturing Company (“RMC”), by his family in 1986.
  • Mr Munz has strongly supported Reliance’s management team and its vision to grow the business from a small Australian company to a substantial international business. This includes strategic initiatives, such as Reliance’s highly successful entry into the USA market in the early 2000s, as well as the ongoing success of its SharkBite brand and products.
  • His strong commercial and legal background has also enabled him to play a leading role in the various bolt-on acquisitions that have been completed by Reliance over the years, including its recent entry into the continental European market.
  • Mr Munz holds law and economics degrees from Monash University and remains a director of his family corporation, GSA Group.

Heath Sharp

Chief Executive Officer
and Managing Director

  • Heath Sharp joined Reliance in 1990 as a Design Engineer in the Brisbane based Product Development team. He has worked in each international division of the business throughout his 26 years with Reliance, holding senior management positions in Engineering, Product Management, Sales and Operations. He was appointed General Manager of the Cash Acme facility in Alabama following its acquisition by Reliance in 2002. He returned to take the reins of the Australian division in late 2004, the largest Reliance operation at the time. Mr Sharp moved back to the USA in 2007 to re-join the US business and steer its rapid growth in Reliance’s largest market. He has been following a carefully charted succession plan, moving through the roles of President of the USA business and global Chief Operating Officer prior to his current role as Chief Executive Officer.
  • Mr Sharp holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Southern Queensland.

Russell Chenu

Independent
Non-Executive Director

  • Russell Chenu is an experienced corporate and finance executive who has held senior finance and management positions with a number of ASX listed companies. His most recent role was Chief Financial Officer of ASX listed James Hardie Industries plc from 2004 to 2013.
  • He is currently a Director of James Hardie Industries plc, CIMIC Group Limited and Metro Performance Glass Limited.
  • Mr Chenu holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and an MBA from Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Australia.

Stuart Crosby

Independent
Non-Executive Director

  • Stuart Crosby was the CEO and President of Computershare Limited for nearly eight years until June 2014. Prior to becoming CEO, Stuart held a number of senior executive positions across the business. These included Head of Strategic Business Development in Europe and Asia, Head of the Asia Pacific region, and Chief Operating Officer
  • Prior to joining Computershare, Mr Crosby worked for the Australian National Companies and Securities Commission, the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission and at the ASX Limited.

Ross Dobinson

Independent
Non-Executive Director

  • Ross Dobinson has a background in venture capital and investment banking and is currently the Managing Director of TSL Group Ltd. He is a founder, former CEO and current Non-Executive Chairman of ASX listed Acrux Limited.
  • He was previously a director of ASX listed companies Starpharma Holdings Limited, Roc Oil Company Limited, a former Chairman of recently ASX listed TPI Enterprises Limited and a former Director of Racing Victoria Limited.
  • Mr Dobinson holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from the Queensland University of Technology.