Corporate Team

Tony Kiernan (AM)

Non-Executive Chairman
Appointed: 21 April 2021

Mr Kiernan is a highly experienced public company director and former solicitor, having built an extensive career in the mining and exploration sectors spanning over 35 years. Mr Kiernan’s previous roles include Chairman of Saracen Mineral Holdings prior to the company’s merger with Northern Star Resources, Chairman of Venturex Resources and Chairman of Chalice Mining.

Currently, Mr Kiernan serves as Chairman of Pilbara Minerals.

Hugh Thomas

Managing Director
Appointed: 7 February 2022

Mr Thomas has over 35 years’ industry experience having held several executive management and consultancy positions across the natural resources sector.  These include Managing Director and head of Asia Pacific Natural Resources for both JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley in Hong Kong and head of natural resources investment banking for Investec Bank in Sydney.

Mr Thomas also has extensive experience working with listed companies at the exploration and development stage, having held positions with Robust Resources, Indochine Mining and the unlisted International Base Metals.

Bruce Hooper

Non-Executive Director
Appointed: 1 December 2020

Mr Hooper is an experienced geologist with over 35 years of extensive resources industry skill spanning the base metal, precious metal and
energy sectors in Australia, Asia, the Americas and Africa.

Mr Hooper worked in several senior exploration, operational and business development roles for a variety of companies including British Petroleum (‘BP’), Rio Tinto Ltd, North Ltd, Straits Resources Limited, Perilya Ltd, lvernia Inc. along with both private and public board roles.

Most recently, Mr Hooper was the Chief Exploration & Business Development Officer at Sandfire Resources Ltd. During this time, he was
seconded to be Chief Executive Officer of Tintina Resources based in Montana, USA.

Dale Henderson

Non-Executive Director
Appointed: 2 September 2021

Mr Henderson is an engineer with extensive experience in both mine operations and development in the resources sector. This experience has included brown-fields and green-fields environments across a number of commodities in both metals and on-shore hydrocarbons.

He has worked for a range of major resource operators including; Fortescue Metals Group, Rio Tinto, Chevron, and Occidental Petroleum. Currently, Mr Henderson is the COO of Pilbara Minerals, leading the delivery of the operations and development objectives for the company.

Melanie Ross

Company Secretary and CFO
Appointed: 1 March 2021

Ms Ross is an accounting and corporate governance professional with over 20 years’ experience in financial accounting and analysis, audit, business and corporate advisory services in public practice, commerce and state government. She has a Bachelor of Commerce and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand and an associate member of the Governance Institute of Australia.

Ms Ross is currently a Director of Consilium Corporate Pty Ltd, an advisory company based in Perth that provides corporate and other advisory services to public listed companies.

Operations Team

Michael Cowin

Exploration Manager

Brent Simpson

Senior Geologist

Michael Hannington

Consulting Geoscientist

Allan Ronk

Consulting Geologist

Mathew Cooper

Consulting Geophysicist