Board of Commissioners


Owen Hegarty

President Commissioner

Owen Hegarty has been the President Commissioner of PT Agincourt Resources since 10 May 2007. Owen has more than 40 years of experience in the global mining industry including 25 years with the Rio Tinto group where he was Managing Director of Rio Tinto Asia and Rio Tinto’s Australian copper and gold business from 1989 to 1994.


Owen was the founder and Managing Director of Oxiana Limited where he led the growth of Oxiana from a junior explorer to an AUD 6 billion Asia Pacific base and precious metals producer within a period of 8 years. Oxiana later merged in 2008 with Zinifex to become OZ Minerals.


Owen is also Vice Chairman of ASX listed Fortescue Metals Group (FMG), one of the world’s largest iron ore companies, Chairman of the Tigers Realm Minerals Group and Non-Executive Director of Tigers Realm Coal. Owen was the former Executive Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong listed G-Resources.


Owen is a Fellow and Former Director of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM), a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and a member of the South Australian Minerals and Petroleum Expert Group advising the South Australian Government.


In 2006, Owen was awarded the AusIMM Institute Medal for his leadership and achievements in the mining industry, and in 2008 he was awarded the GJ Stokes Memorial Award for his distinguished service to the mining industry.


Jason Chang


Jason is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of EMR Capital, and has been the Commissioner of PT Agincourt Resources since 2016. Prior to EMR Capital, Jason was the Partner in Charge of the Asia Practice for KPMG in Australia and a member of KPMG Australia’s leadership team. In these roles, Jason led KPMG Australia’s businesses across all service lines (advisory, transactions, tax, audit) for the Asia Australia corridor. Jason has over 20 years’ experience in advisory, mergers and acquisitions and transaction execution in the mining sector and Asian markets, and spent a considerable part of his career assisting Chinese and other Asian companies acquire metals and mining projects globally, working with state-owned, private-owned, and governments across different jurisdictions.


Jason was President of the Australia China Business Council (Victoria) from 2008 to 2015 and a Board Member of ACBC during the same period. Jason is also a member of the Asia Taskforce for Asialink, Australia.


Jason graduated with Master of Laws and Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Economics (Majoring in Accounting) from Monash University, Australia, and is admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria.


Tony Manini


Tony Manini is a geologist and business development executive with over 25 years exploration, development and operations experience in the resources industry. His experience covers a diverse range of commodities in more than 20 countries globally. He is Executive Director of EMR Capital and has been the Commissioner of PT Agincourt Resources since 2016.


He worked with Rio Tinto for 14 years in various technical, commercial and management positions before joining Oxiana Limited in 2000. Tony was the Executive General Manager for exploration and business development at OZ Minerals Limited with responsibility for exploration, business development and strategic planning. Tony is a co-founder and current Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Tigers Realm Minerals Group involved in developing copper and gold assets in Asia and the Americas (Tigers Realm Metals) and uranium in Canada (NexGen Energy). He is also Chairman of ASX listed Tigers Realm Coal, developers of coking coal discoveries in Far Eastern Russia and Colombia.


Ashish Gupta


Ashish Gupta joined Farallon in 2007 and is a Partner and Managing Director at Farallon Capital Asia Pte. At Farallon, his responsibilities include managing the private credit and equity portfolio for Asia ex-Japan. He has been the Commissioner of PT Agincourt Resources since 2016.Previously, Ashish worked in the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs in Singapore, where he focused on mergers & acquisitions and capital markets assignments for companies in Asia. Ashish graduated with a B. Com. (Hons) from University of Delhi. He obtained his post graduate diploma in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.


Anwar Nasution


Prof. Dr. Anwar Nasution is a professor of economics at the University of Indonesia, where he specializes in applied macroeconomic theory, monetary economics, and international economics. Anwar has been the Commissioner of PT Agincourt Resources since 3 October 2011.


From 1968-1975, Anwar worked at the Ministry of Finance, and from 1985-1994, served as economic advisor to the minister for Cooperatives of Indonesia. From 1982-1983, he was an economic consultant for Bank Indonesia, the central bank of Indonesia, and in July 1999 was appointed as senior deputy governor of the central bank, a position that he held until 2004. In October 2004, he was appointed chairman of the Audit Board of the Republic Indonesia.


He has been a consultant to UNESCAP, UNECLAC, USAID, ADB, the World Bank, IMF, and MITI of Japan; a member of International Advisory Group of Finance Forum of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC), the Asian Economic Panel, and the Center for Pacific Basin Monetary and Economic Studies of San Francisco; an international associate member of the Ministry of Finance of Japan, the American Economic Association, and American Committee on Asian Economic Studies (ACAES); vice chairman of the Indonesian Economists Association; and country director of East Asia Economic Association.


Noke Kiroyan


Noke Kiroyan has been the Commissioner of PT Agincourt Resources since 19 January 2012. Noke began his business career as a management trainee with Siemens AG, and earned his professional commercial and accounting qualifications at Industriekaufmann in Nuremburg, Germany. Eventually, he became President Director of the Indonesian subsidiary.


After 17 years with Siemens, Salim Group recruited Noke to oversee two chemical plants at the Dutch-German border and in the former German Democratic Republic, respectively. He then moved to Melbourne, Australia, where he served as a group representative before continuing on to Dublin, Ohio, to expand group operations in the United States and Latin America.

In 1997, Noke became President Director of Rio Tinto Indonesia, where he built the company’s reputation and helped resolve long-standing issues with local communities in East Kalimantan. He subsequently managed a world-class coal mine that was going through a challenging share divestment process due to complications from the devolution of regional power. In 2005, he accepted an offer to become President Director of PT Newmont Pacific Nusantara.