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Ron Sayers

Ronald (Ron) Sayers is the Founder and Managing Director of Ausdrill, which he started in Kalgoorlie in 1987. Mr Sayers retired as managing director in 1997, only to return to the role three years later when the company got into financial strife. Mr Sayers is a former non-executive director of Amcom Telecommunications and Carbine Resources. He has a horse-breeding business called Yarradale Stud that he hopes to get more involved in after his retirement, which is scheduled for June 2014. His public profile has increased recently on the back of fraud charges brought against Mr Sayers and his business associate Peter Bartlett which arise from the Australian Taxation Office's long running Project Wickenby investigation. The jury in the pair's Supreme Court trial in late 2013 failed to reach a verdict and a retrial is scheduled for August 2014. Mr Sayers resigned as the managing director and chief executive of Ausdrill in February 2018.
Bio last updated 17 Nov 2018

Positions - Previous

PositionCompanyYearCompany's current rankWA staff
Founding Managing Director
Ausdrill
Ausdrill
1987 - 20189
Non-Executive Director
Carbine Resources
Carbine Resources
2006 - 2011128
Non-Executive Director
Amcom Telecommunications
Amcom Telecommunications
2003 - 2007

Directors Interests

CompanyDateTransaction typeNumber of sharesPrice per shareTransaction valueNature of change
Ausdrill01 Mar 2018Sold545,118$2.72$1,482,721OtherAs advised by the company: Block trade to institutional investors
Ausdrill01 Mar 2018Sold36,751,664$2.72$99,964,526OtherAs advised by the company: Block trade to institutional investors
Ausdrill18 May 2011Bought4,285$3.50$14,998Share purchase plan

Directors Shareholdings

CompanyDirect sharesIndirect sharesTotal sharesTotal value
Ausdrill545,11836,751,66437,296,782$55,385,721

Equity Capital Markets Deals

DateCompanyTransaction TypeTotal Value
02/02/12AusdrillPlacement$149.5m>>
31/08/17AusdrillPlacement$100.0m>>

Mergers & Acquisitions Deals

AnnouncedBidderTargetTransaction TypeTotal Value
30/05/12AusdrillBest Tractor Parts GroupAcquisition$165.0m>>
17/03/16Schlam GroupAusdrillAsset acquisition$2.6m>>
02/05/18AusdrillAsset acquisition$0>>

Total Shareholder Return as at 31/10/18

1 year TSR5 year TSR
114thNRW Holdings45%8%
257thNavitas10%1%
294thAustal4%21%
356thMacmahon Holdings-2%9%
438thAusdrill-14%7%
744 WA (and selected non WA) listed companies ranked by 1 year TSR relative to other companies with similar revenue
Source: Morningstar

Revenue

7th↓Austal$1,408.5m
8th-Navitas$934.6m
9th↑Ausdrill$909.3m
10th↑Macmahon Holdings$714.9m
11th↑NRW Holdings$685.4m
240 listed industrial companies ranked by revenue.
Source: Morningstar

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