James McKay

James McKay has over 25 years' experience in the establishment and development of a number of large and successful businesses. Mr McKay is the former chair of successful coal seam gas explorer Sunshine Gas, having overseen that company's growth to join the ranks of Australia's Top 150 with a market capitalisation over $1 billion prior to its merger with Queensland Gas Company. He is the chair and co-founder of Walcot Capital, a private venture business specialising in developing resource projects in Africa and investing in projects across the gold and energy sectors. Mr McKay is also a shareholder and director of a funeral services group and the past president of the Australasian Cemeteries and Crematoria Association, the industry association for the cemetery and crematorium industry in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. He is also non-executive chair of ASX listed resource company, Comet Ridge. He holds both degrees in Commerce and Law from the University of Queensland.
Bio last updated 15 Jun 2019

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Positions - Previous

PositionCompanyYearCompany's current rankWA staff
Non-Executive Chairman (Executive Chair March-Nov 2017)
2017 - 2018

Directors Interests

CompanyDateTransaction typeNumber of sharesPrice per shareTransaction valueNature of change
Birimian20 Oct 2017Issued2,500,000OtherIssue of options
Source: Morningstar

Directors Shareholdings

CompanyDirect sharesIndirect sharesTotal sharesTotal value

Equity Capital Markets Deals

DateCompanyTransaction TypeTotal Value

Total Shareholder Return as at 31/05/19

1 year TSR5 year TSR
728 WA (and selected non WA) listed companies ranked by 1 year TSR relative to other companies with similar revenue
Source: Morningstar


484 listed resources companies ranked by revenue.
Source: Morningstar

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