Tommy McKeith - Non-Executive Chairman
Tommy McKeith is a Geologist and highly-regarded mining executive with more than 30 years’ experience spanning a range of mine geology, exploration and business development roles across the international mining industry – including a distinguished career spanning nearly two decades with the major global gold producer Gold Fields Limited and its precursor companies in South Africa, Western Australia and Denver, Colorado.
He spent six years as Executive Vice President (Growth and International Projects) at Gold Fields with responsibility for global greenfields exploration and project development – leading feasibility studies and mine construction for multi-billion-dollar project developments in the Philippines, Peru, Finland and Mali.
He was also previously Chief Executive Officer of Troy Resources and has held non-executive Director roles at Sino Gold and Avoca Resources. He is currently non-executive Director of the leading mid-tier gold producer Evolution Mining (ASX: EVN) and Arrow Minerals Limited (ASX: AMD).
Raleigh Finlayson - Managing Director/CEO
Raleigh Finlayson is a Mining Engineer with over 20 years of technical and operational experience in multiple disciplines including both underground and open pit operations. He was previously the Managing Director of Saracen Mineral Holdings (ASX: SAR) and Northern Star Resources (ASX: NST). During his 14 year tenure at Saracen, Mr Finlayson was initially the Chief Operating Officer responsible for the feasibility study and development of Saracen’s first operating gold mine, the Carosue Dam Operations. He was promoted to the role of Managing Director in 2013 and responsible for the acquisition and subsequent feasibility study and development of Saracen’s second operating gold mine, Thunderbox, and subsequently the purchase of 50% of the KCGM Superpit from Barrick Gold. Saracen grew from a market cap of $53m in 2008 to $6.0bn in 2021 before merging with Northern Star.
Gerry Kaczmarek - Non-Executive Director
Gerry Kaczmarek has almost 40 years’ experience working predominantly in the resource sector and specialising in accounting and finance and company management with several emerging and leading mid-tier Australian gold companies.
He was Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary for Saracen Mineral Holdings from 2012 to 2016. He served as Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary at Troy Resources from 1998 to 2008 and has recently returned to that role. Earlier in his career, he held a range of positions with the CRA/Rio Tinto group and was Chief Financial Officer for a number of other Mid-Tier and Junior Mining Companies.
Neville Power - Non-Executive Director
Neville Power was formerly the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Fortescue Metals Group, one of the world’s largest, lowest cost producers of iron ore, recognised for its unique culture, innovation and operational delivery.
During his tenure, Fortescue more than quadrupled its production to over 170 million tonnes per annum and positioned itself as the lowest cost supplier of seaborne iron ore to China. Prior to joining Fortescue, Mr Power held Chief Executive Officer positions at Thiess and the Smorgon Steel Group adding to his extensive background in the mining, steel and construction industries.
Mr Power’s directorships include:
- Non-Executive Director: APM Human Services International Limited (ASX: APM), Strike Energy Limited (ASX:STX), Metals Acquisition Corporation (NYSE:MTAL.U), a Special Purpose Acquisition Corp. (SPAC)
Mr Power recently completed the role of Chairman for the National COVID19 Coordination Commission (NCCC), to assist with Australia’s response to the COVID19 virus pandemic.
Michael Bowen - Non-Executive Director
Michael Bowen has been practicing corporate law for 35 years and has deep knowledge of the Australian resources sector and the regulatory regimes around mine development and operation.
Michael is highly regarded for his advisory expertise on a broad range of domestic and cross-border transactions including mergers and acquisitions, capital raisings, re-constructions, risk management, due diligence and general commercial and corporate law. He is Non-Executive Chairman of Lotus Resources Limited (ASX: LOT) and Non-Executive Director of Omni Bridgeway Limited (ASX: OBL).
Geoff James - Company Secretary
Geoff James is a Chartered Accountant and member of the Governance Institute. He is an experienced finance professional with over 20 years’ experience in senior management roles.