Board Members

John Russell

Founder, Executive Chairman and Managing Director

For more than 35 years, John has led Russell Mineral Equipment to become the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of grinding mill relining technologies. John started his career as a graduate mechanical engineer at Mount Isa Mines (MIM) where he observed first-hand how grinding mill liner life and liner exchange rates impacted on mine site profitability. Under John’s direction, RME has grown from a business in his home office to a global operation that pioneers relining innovations and safer technologies. He was awarded a Centenary Medal for service to industry and in 2008 received an Honorary Doctor of Engineering from the University of Southern Queensland.

Peter Rubie

Non-Executive Director

Peter joined Russell Mineral Equipment in 1989 as the company’s third employee. Peter is named as the inventor of many of RME's patented technologies including RME’s simulation technology MILL RELINE DIRECTOR (MRD) – an accomplishment that led to his recognition by Engineers Australia as one of Australia’s most innovative engineers. As well as holding the role of Chief Engineer for most of his career at RME, Peter has led a number of senior management functions and oversaw efforts to navigate RME’s response to the decline in mining capital investment following the mining construction boom. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) and was awarded a Doctor of Professional Engineering from the University of Southern Queensland.