Board Of Directors
Andrew Simpson - Non-Executive Chairman
Mr Simpson is a Senior Marketing Executive with extensive global marketing experience in the resource and mining industry, including more than 30 years of international marketing and distribution of minerals and metals. He is currently the Managing Director of Resource & Technology Marketing Services Pty Ltd, a company providing specialist marketing and business assessment advisory services to the mineral resources and technology industries, both in Australia and internationally. Mr Simpson graduated from Curtin University holding a Graduate Diploma in Business and Administration (majoring in Marketing and Finance). He has also completed the Advanced Management Program at the University of Western Australia and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Mr Simpson was appointed as a Director of the Company on 24 October 2006.
Kent Swick - Managing Director
Mr Swick is a Mechanical Engineer with more than 20 years experience in civil construction, mining maintenance and surface and underground mineral drilling. He was previously employed by Atlas Copco Australia as a Maintenance Engineer managing underground maintenance, where he developed a strong understanding of underground mining methods and equipment. Mr Swick was the driving technical force behind the design of the Company’s innovative underground diamond drill rig and award winning surface reverse circulation drill rig. He graduated from the University of Western Australia holding a Bachelor of Engineering (majoring in Mechanical Engineering). Mr Swick was appointed as a Director of the Company on 24 October 2006.
David Nixon - Non-Executive Director
Mr Nixon is a Mechanical Engineer with over 40 years experience in the mining and construction industries in Southern Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Indonesia. He was a founding executive of Signet Engineering in 1990 and a director until its acquisition by Fluor Australia in 1996, following which he was the project director for the Fluor-SKM joint venture at the $1 billion BHP Billiton Iron Ore Asset Development projects. Mr Nixon graduated from the University of Natal (South Africa) holding a Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering) degree and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Mr Nixon was appointed as a Director of the Company on 1 January 2007.
Phillip Lockyer - Non-Executive Director
Mr Lockyer is a Mining Engineer and Metallurgist who has over 40 years experience in the mineral industry, with a focus on gold and nickel in both underground and open pit operations. He was employed by WMC Resources for 20 years and as General Manager for Western Australia was responsible for that Company's nickel division and gold operations. Mr Lockyer also held the position of Director Operations for Dominion Mining Limited and Resolute Limited. He holds a Diploma of Metallurgy from the Ballarat School of Mines, an Associateship of Mining Engineering from the Western Australian School of Mines and a Masters of Minerals Economics from Curtin University. Mr Lockyer was appointed as a Director of the Company on 11 February 2008.
Ian McCubbing - Non-Executive Director
Mr McCubbing is a Chartered Accountant with more than 25 years experience, principally in the areas of corporate finance and mergers and acquisition. He spent more than 14 years working with ASX200 and other listed companies in senior finance roles, including positions as Finance Director and Chief Financial Officer in mining and industrial companies. Mr McCubbing was appointed as a Director of the Company on 1 August 2010.
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