Mr. Spreadborough was previously CEO of Metals X Limited, Managing Director & CEO of Nusantara Resources and Non-Executive Director of CleanTeQ Holdings. He has a mining engineering background, with over 20 years’ experience in mining lead, zinc, uranium, copper, gold and iron ore. He has held roles across the scope of the industry from business and project development, to operations and exploration. In recent times, Mike was the General Manager – Mining for WMC, and then later the Vice President – Mining for BHP Billiton at the world-class Olympic Dam Mine in South Australia. Mike was previously the General Manager – Coastal Operations for Rio Tinto, responsible for port operations and Pannawonica mine site. He then assumed the position of Chief Operating Officer for Inova Resources Ltd (formerly Ivanhoe Australia) and Sandfire Resources. Mike holds a Bachelor of Mining Engineering from the University of Queensland, an MBA from Deakin University, and a WA First Class Mine Manager’s Certificate of Competency. Additionally, he is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Dr. Hennigh is an economic geologist with 25 years of exploration experience, mainly gold related. Early in his career, he explored for major mining firms including Homestake Mining Company, Newcrest Mining Ltd and Newmont Mining Corporation. Dr. Hennigh joined the junior mining sector in 2007 and has been involved with a number of Canadian listed gold companies including Gold Canyon Resources where he led exploration at the Springpole alkaline gold project near Red Lake Ontario, a 5 million ounce gold deposit. In 2010, Dr. Hennigh helped start Novo Resources and began assembling its Australian exploration portfolio. He is currently President and Chairman. Dr. Hennigh obtained a Ph.D. in Geology/Geochemistry from the Colorado School of Mines.
Mr. Rob Humphryson, a Mining Engineer, graduated from the Western Australian School of Mines in 1990. Mr. Humphryson has over 25 years of experience within ASX-listed companies in the Australian mining industry, gaining broad exposure to underground and open pit mining operations from both a contractor and miner’s perspective. A 17-year career at Macmahon Underground (formerly National Mine Management) culminated in executive operational and business development leadership roles within the group. He has more recently held senior roles at Swick Mining Services (Business Development Manager) and Silver Lake Resources (Chief Operating Officer), where he gained significant exposure to precious metals project construction, operation and acquisitions. Mr. Humphryson is a member of the AusIMM.
Michael Barrett is a chartered accountant with over 28 years experience. Mr. Barrett is a highly regarded former chief financial officer with extensive board-level strategic experience, combined with hands-on operational experience and deep international capital market experience. From 2004 – 2015 he was based in the US as CFO of Rio Tinto’s energy coal business and led its listing on the NYSE in 2009. Most recently, he was National Lead Partner for Deloitte’s energy and resources risk advisory practice, before establishing his own consulting business.
Mr. Hamilton has over 20 years of international experience in sustainability, environmental stewardship, climate change, community engagement, indigenous affairs and stakeholder relations within the mining, metals and large infrastructure sectors. Mr. Hamilton is the founder and director of an environmental, social and corporate governance focused advisory firm and serves as an expert advisor to the International Finance Corporation and the UN Global Compact. He previously served as a Director at the International Council on Mining and Metals based in London, UK, and in several leadership roles at BHP in Western Australia. Mr. Hamilton holds a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) degree from Monash University and a Master’s degree in Sustainability Management from Curtin University.
Ms. Stefonick has nearly 20 years of experience as a corporate and securities attorney across multiple industries where she advises public companies and their boards of directors on multi-jurisdictional corporate governance matters, U.S. securities laws and complex M&A transactions. Ms. Stefonick is currently engaged as senior legal talent for Axiom Global Inc., a global leader in high-caliber, on-demand legal talent, where she is serving as senior corporate and securities counsel for two Nasdaq-listed biotechnology firms, advising on complex corporate and securities matters. Previously, she served as assistant vice president and senior corporate counsel for Janus Henderson Group plc, a global asset management firm headquartered in London and dual-listed on the NYSE and ASX, and was corporate secretary and corporate counsel for Cloud Peak Energy Inc., a coal mining company listed on the NYSE with operations in Wyoming and Montana. Ms. Stefonick holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Jamestown College (now University of Jamestown) and received her law degree from the University of Denver College of Law.