Australia’s leading steel maker BlueScope’s Chairman Mr John Bevan has announced the appointment of US based Mr Peter Alexander & Melbourne based Ms Jane McAloon as new directors. Ms McAloonis an experienced non-executive director and Chair and Mr Alexander has considerable experience in leading companies in the building and construction industry and was previously a non-executive director of Boral. Mr Bevan said “They bring a breadth of experience that will give us greater insight into the building and construction industry in the US as well as broad Australian commercial experience in sectors relevant to BlueScope.”Mr Alexander is a former non-executive director of Boral Limited. Mr Alexander is an experienced former chief executive with more than 28 years of senior executive experience in US building materials and distribution, technology products and services. From 2010 until 2018, Mr Alexander was CEO of Building Materials Holding Corporation and then President and CEO of the merged NASDAQ listed group BMC Stock Holdings, a building materials distributor and construction solutions provider. Prior to this, Mr Alexander was President and CEO of ORCO Construction Distribution from 2005 to 2009, the largest independent building materials distributor in the Western United States. He was managing partner of KinderOaks Business Services from 2002 to 2005. Mr Alexander previously served as President and CEO, or in other executive positions, for companies in the technology, retail, distribution and service industries, including GE Capital, ComputerLandA/anstar, Premiere Global Services and Coast to Coast Hardware. Mr Alexander is based in North America.Ms McAloon is Chair and a non-executive director of EnergyAustralia. She is a non-executive director of Newcrest Mining, United Malt Group, HMC Capital and Allianz Australia. Ms McAloon spent 9 years as Group Company Secretary at BHP Billiton, including two years on the Group Management Committee as President Governance. Prior to this, Ms McAloon was Group Manager, Regulatory & Public Affairs and Company Secretary at AGL Energy. Ms McAloon has worked in executive leadership roles with the NSW Government Cabinet Office and the Energy, Rail and Natural Resources Departments. Ms McAloon previously worked in private legal practice and is a former non-executive director of several listed companies. Ms McAloon is Chair of the Monash University Foundation, an independent member of the advisory board of Allens and a senior adviser to Brunswick Group Asia.