MANAGEMENT TEAM

Blake Cannavo – Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Blake is an accomplished Chief Operating Officer with more than 24 years’ experience in the mining and construction sectors with companies including Fortescue Metals Group, Lihir Gold Limited and Aquila Resources.

He has been responsible for delivering a diverse range of projects valued up to $10B in Asia Pacific, South Africa, the UK and Europe. A competent strategist, Blake has a proven track record in developing innovative plans and activities to ensure that projects are delivered on schedule and budget.

David Pensini - BAS (Western Sydney) – General Manager

David has 30 years’ experience in the government and private sector and brings specialist expertise in the areas of project and construction management. He has extensive experience working with environmental and building regulations including the administration and implementation of the Building Code of Australia and associated standards and processes.

Chris Jacobs - CPA, MBS [Monash], BBus (Acc) & BAppSc (IT) [CSU] - Chief Financial Officer

Chris is a CPA accountant with over 20 years of multi-industry experience. He started his career working for KPMG and then owned his own Consulting business. Chris has a wealth of experience in business analysis and is interested in the development and implementation of process and system improvements. He worked for 3 years in a mining services manufacturing business as a Business Systems Manager. In recent years he has held the position of Chief Financial Officer in several family-owned businesses where he has been integral in driving the strategic and financial goals of these organisations.

Dr Simon Richards - PhD, MAusIMM. Chief Geologist

Dr Simon Richards is a structural geologist with over 25 years’ experience in both academia and industry roles. Dr Richards experience spans a range of disciplines from tectonics to microscale structural geology, geophysics, exploration, and mining. Dr Richards specialises in complex, systems-based exploration geology and has been integral in exploration programs targeting narrow vein gold, IOCG and porphyry mineralisation and even sea floor massive sulfides to name just a few. The skills and techniques obtained while working in both academia and industry have allowed Dr Richards to develop specialised techniques and technologies for exploring under cover in Australia and across the world.

Kathy Hughes - B.Sc. Joint Hons, Geology and Geography, MAIG. Lead Geologist.

Known to all as Pixie, she brings a wealth of experience working as a geologist and project manager at all levels within business from local government to listed corporates and from greenfields projects to more established developers and miners. She is as comfortable being hands-on with exploration as she is with operations and project management. Pixie has worked with gold, copper, iron ore, tin and silica projects throughout Queensland and further afield.
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