Our Leadership Team

ABOUT SWICK

OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Behind Swick’s 650 strong workforce is our experienced Board of Directors, collectively drawing upon many years of knowledge and expertise within the mining industry.

ANDREW SIMPSON

CHAIRMAN

A Senior Marketing Executive with extensive global marketing experience in the resource and mining industry, Andrew’s impressive career spans more than 40 years. 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.

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ANDREW SIMPSON

Appointed as a Director: 24 October 2006

Qualifications: Grad Dip (Bus), MAICD, Advanced Management Program (UWA)

CHAIRMAN

A Senior Marketing Executive with extensive global marketing experience in the resource and mining industry, Andrew’s impressive career spans more than 40 years. 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.

KENT SWICK

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Kent is a Mechanical Engineer with over 25 years experience in civil construction, mining maintenance and surface and underground mineral drilling. During his time as Maintenance Engineer at with Atlas Copco Australia, Kent managed underground maintenance contracts, where he developed a strong understanding of underground mining methods and equipment. Kent is the founder and has been the driving technical force behind the design of Swick’s innovative underground diamond drill rig, and our award winning surface reverse circulation drill rig. In addition to his degree, Kent has completed the Owner/ President Management program at Harvard Business School.

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KENT SWICK

Appointed as a Director: 24 October 2006

B.Eng (Mech) UWA, OPM Harvard Business School

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Kent is a Mechanical Engineer with over 25 years experience in civil construction, mining maintenance and surface and underground mineral drilling. During his time as Maintenance Engineer at with Atlas Copco Australia, Kent managed underground maintenance contracts, where he developed a strong understanding of underground mining methods and equipment. Kent is the founder and has been the driving technical force behind the design of Swick’s innovative underground diamond drill rig, and our award winning surface reverse circulation drill rig. In addition to his degree, Kent has completed the Owner/ President Management program at Harvard Business School.

IAN MCCUBBING

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Ian is a Chartered Accountant with more than 30 years’ experience, principally in the areas of corporate finance and mergers and acquisition. He spent more than 15 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.

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IAN MCCUBBING

Appointed as a Director: 1 August 2010

B.Com (Hons), MBA (Ex), CA, GAICD

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Ian is a Chartered Accountant with more than 30 years’ experience, principally in the areas of corporate finance and mergers and acquisition. He spent more than 15 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.

Stuart Carmichael

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Stuart is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience in the provision of corporate advisory services both within Australia and internationally. Mr Carmichael is a principal and director of Ventnor Capital Pty Ltd and Ventnor Securities Pty Ltd which specialises in the provision of corporate and financial advice to small cap ASX listed companies including capital raisings, initial public offerings, corporate restructures and mergers and acquisitions.

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Stuart Carmichael

Appointed as a Director: 1 August 2019

B.Com, CA

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Stuart is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience in the provision of corporate advisory services both within Australia and internationally. Mr Carmichael is a principal and director of Ventnor Capital Pty Ltd and Ventnor Securities Pty Ltd which specialises in the provision of corporate and financial advice to small cap ASX listed companies including capital raisings, initial public offerings, corporate restructures and mergers and acquisitions.

Alan Bye

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Alan is a mining engineer with more than 20 year’s experience in operational and executive roles in the mining industry. During his career, he has worked in 15 countries covering 9 commodities. Alan was previously Vice President Technology at BHP. He is the Managing Director of Imvelo Pty Ltd. and the Professor & Director of Digital Value Chains at Curtin University. Alan is a non-executive director at Scitech Ltd.

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Alan Bye

Appointed as a Director: 8 November 2019

PhD Mining Engineering, Fellow Technology Science & Engineering (FTSE)

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Alan is a mining engineer with more than 20 year’s experience in operational and executive roles in the mining industry. During his career, he has worked in 15 countries covering 9 commodities. Alan was previously Vice President Technology at BHP. He is the Managing Director of Imvelo Pty Ltd. and the Professor & Director of Digital Value Chains at Curtin University. Alan is a non-executive director at Scitech Ltd.

SENIOR MANAGEMENT

Our executive team ensures the functional success of Swick’s local and international operations. They are supported by exceptional operational and business services managers who each bring their valuable expertise to Swick’s day to day operations.

KENT SWICK

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Kent is a Mechanical Engineer with over 25 years of experience in civil construction, mining maintenance and surface and underground mineral drilling. During his time as Maintenance Engineer with Atlas Copco Australia, Kent managed underground maintenance contracts, where he developed a strong understanding of underground mining methods and equipment. Kent is the founder and has been the driving technical force behind the design of Swick’s innovative underground diamond drill rig, and our award-winning surface reverse circulation drill rig. In addition to his degree, Kent has completed the Owner/ President Management program at Harvard Business School.

JITU BHUDIA

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Jitu has been Chief Financial Officer at Swick since 2015. Jitu brings over 20 years of finance experience in the resources sector with a majority of that time in the mining services sector, having previously been employed in senior finance and leadership roles in ASX listed and large private mining and mining services companies. Jitu is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

NICK ROSSIDES

GENERAL MANAGER OPERATIONS – GLOBAL

Nick has over 20 years of experience in the drilling industry encompassing surface and underground operations within Australia and internationally, where he developed a strong understanding of drilling methods and operational excellence for both Swick and clients alike. Nick’s experience in operational and executive roles plays an integral part in Swick’s continuous improvement in both future and day-to-day operations. Nick holds an Executive Master in Leadership, Strategy, and Innovation.

JOE HESKETH

MAINTENANCE MANAGER – GLOBAL

Joe has over 20 years’ experience in the field of Maintenance. He first joined Swick in 2006 and has worked in various key roles since, including Maintenance Training, Technical Support and supervisory, and was recently appointed as Swick’s Global Maintenance Manager. Joe has a strong skillset in Technical Hydraulics and Employee Management which he uses to maximise domestic and international rig availability and ensure premium drilling performance. He also manages the company’s Drill Rig Capital Rebuild Program at our Head Office which enables our fleet to operate with the highest standard of safety and productivity.

ROBERT BURNETT

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Robert has been involved in the drilling industry for over 20 years including both surface and underground drilling operations. Joining Swick Mining Services in 2006, Rob has held multiple specialised roles supporting operations throughout Australia and North America. Robert’s journey in the drilling industry has gained substantial knowledge and experience with directional capabilities, drilling adverse ground conditions, and contract management. Robert’s industry knowledge and understanding of client requirements have successfully seen his transition from operations to Business Development Manager.

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