Mark Connelly - Non Executive Chairman
Mark has more than 30 years' experience in the natural resources sector. This has included senior management roles with Newmont Mining, Inmet Mining and Endeavour Mining. He was the Managing Director of ASX-listed Papillon Resources prior to its 2014 US$570m merger with B2Gold. Prior to this he was also responsible for the 2011 US$590m merger of Adamus Resources and Endeavour Mining. Mark is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), the Australian Institute of Management (AIMM), and the Society of Mining Metallurgy and Exploration (SME).
Alexander Scanlon - Managing Director & CEO
Alex is a financial economist with more than 15 years’ experience in financial analysis, consulting, structured finance and mining advisory, investment and management. He was previously Managing Director of PARQ Capital Management and a Director with Lusona Capital where he focused on corporate advisory and principal investments in the natural resources sector. Alex is a graduate of Santa Clara University (BSc Finance Honours & BSc Economics Honours), the University of Oxford (MSc Financial Economics) and the University of Cambridge (MPhil Management).
Richard Crookes - Non Executive Director
Richard is a geologist with more than 30 years’ experience in global resources development, operations, financing and investment. He is the Managing Partner of Lionhead Resources and was previously Chief Geologist and Mining Manager of Ernest Henry Mining (now Glencore), Executive Director of Macquarie Bank’s Metals Energy Capital (MEC) Division, and a founding Investment Committee member and Investment Director of EMR Capital. Richard is a fellow of FINSIA, graduate of the University of Plymouth (BSc Geology), holds a Diploma of Applied Finance, and is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) and the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).
Christian Paech - Non Executive Director
Christian is a lawyer with more than 25 years’ experience including senior roles with ASX-listed Santos Ltd as General Counsel (2010-19) and Company Secretary (2017-19) where he was a key advisor to the Board on matters including M&A, litigation, risk management and ASX disclosure obligations. He was previously a Partner at Piper Alderman and a lawyer with Herbert Smith Freehills and Ashurst. Christian is a graduate of the University of Adelaide (BCom Accounting and Bachelor of Laws (Honours)), and is a member and graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).
Neil Rose - Non Executive Director
Neil is a chartered accountant with a diverse background across the commercial property and natural resources sectors. He has significant experience in the identification, acquisition, financing and development of multiple resources and property companies and projects. Neil is a Director of Lever Property, a commercial property focused business in Western Australia and Tribar Capital, a private natural resource investment company. Neil is a graduate of the University of Western Australia (BCom Finance & Accounting).
Graham Arvidson - Non Executive Director
Graham is a mechanical engineer with more than 15 years’ industry experience in key leadership roles including project studies, design, construction, commissioning and operations management. He is the General Manager of Operations and Maintenance for Primero Group Ltd and specialises in project development, operational turnarounds, and optimisation of mineral processing operations with complex metallurgy. Graham is a graduate of University of Alberta (BSc Mechanical Engineering) and Curtin University (MBA and MSc Mineral Economics), a CPEng, CPMet, a graduate of the AICD’s Company Directors course, and is a longstanding member of AusIMM.
Rebecca Broughton - Chief Financial Officer
Rebecca is a Chartered Accountant with more than 20 years’ experience in both public practice and commerce, with a significant focus in the natural resources sector. Rebecca commenced her career at Ernst and Young, and currently holds senior finance positions at several publicly listed mining companies. Rebecca is a Chartered Accountant a graduate of the Curtin University of Technology (BCom Accounting and Banking).
Shannon Coates - Company Secretary
Shannon is a qualified lawyer and Chartered Secretary with more than 25 years’ experience in corporate law and compliance to publicly listed companies across multiple jurisdictions. Shannon is a graduate of Murdoch University (Bachelor of Laws), the AICD’s Company Directors course, was selected for the AICD Chairman’s Mentoring Program, and is a past recipient of the WA Women in Mining scholarship. She is currently company secretary to multiple ASX-listed companies.
Andrew Bales - General Manager Projects (Mining Plus)
Andrew is a geologist with over 18 years’ experience, including 10 years in management roles. Andrew is focused in the gold sector managing both early stage and major projects, including mining and exploration geology, resource modelling, grade control, environmental management and operations strategy. Andrew is a graduate of the University of Ballarat (BAppSc Geology), and also holds an Honours Geology degree.
Stuart Bodey - Project Manager (Mining Plus)
Stuart is a Project Manager with more than 30 years’ international experience in underground / surface mining, geology, feasibility, engineering, project and general management. Stuart’s experience covers the full life cycle of mineral deposits with a focus on project management. He is a member of AusIMM, completed the AICD Company Directors course, and is a graduate of the University of Ballarat (Dip Mining) and Flinders University (BSc Economics).