Board & Management
Jonathan C. Downes – Managing Director
Mr Downes has over 20 years’ experience in the minerals industry and has worked in various geological and corporate capacities. Experienced with nickel, gold and base metals, he has also been intimately involved with numerous private and public capital raisings. Mr Downes is on the board of several ASX-listed companies; he is a founding director of Hibernia Gold (now Moly Mines Limited) and Siberia Mining Corporation Limited (now merged with Monarch Resources Limited) and is a non-executive director of Corazon Mining Limited.
Peter Duncombe Bennetto- Non Executive Chairman
Peter has over 30 years’ experience in banking and investment. He has had deep involvement in capital, currency and commodity markets with Societe Generale and Banque Indosuez. Peter has held company director positions in exploration, mining and manufacturing companies listed on the ASX since 1990. Peter was also a founding director of Anaconda Nickel Ltd.
Gary Comb – Non Executive Director
Mr Comb is an engineer with over 25 years’ experience in the Australian mining industry, with a strong track record in successfully commissioning and operating base metal mines. Whilst he was Managing Director of Jabiru Metals Limited, he successfully took the Jaguar base metal project into production with the commissioning of the mine and processing plant taking place during the Global Financial Crises. Mr Comb was previously the Chief Executive Officer of BGC Contracting Pty Ltd, the mining contracting arm of the West Australian construction group BGC Pty Ltd. He is currently also a director of Zenith Minerals Limited.”
Maciej Sciazko – Non Executive Director
Mr. Sciazko is the Vice President for mining operations at Nyrstar. In his role he is responsible for Nyrstar’s mining and milling operations in Canada. Mr. Sciazko brings almost two decades of senior management experience in mining operations, building of megamining projects and turnarounds. He worked in various mining executive roles in Europe, Turkey, Indonesia, India, Australia, Canada and South America. These roles included working at underground and open pit operations in coal, copper, zinc, molybdenum, gold and silver. Prior to joining Nyrstar, Mr. Sciazko was the CEO and General Manager of Lumina Copper, ramping up and turning around the Caserones mine in Chile and previously the General Manager of Sierra Gorda mine in Chile taking it from the construction to the production stage.
Rob Orr – Chief Financial Officer
B Bus Acc, CA
Mr Orr is a Chartered Accountant with a significant level of commercial experience in the roles of Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary for a number of ASX listed companies. Mr Orr has over 20 years’ experience in public practise and commerce and has worked extensively in the resource industry and is experienced in capital markets, project development, contract negotiation and mining operations.