Directors and Senior Management

 Neil Warburton 

 

Neil Warburton

Non-Executive Chairman

Assoc. MinEng WASM, MAusIMM, FAICD

 

Mr Warburton has worked within the mining industry his entire career in roles ranging from underground miner through to senior mining engineer to executive directorships managing large mining and contracting companies. He has over 35 years of experience in all areas of mining operations. Over the period 2000-2012, Mr Warburton held senior positions with Barminco Limited culminating in being the Chief Executive Officer from August 2007 to March 2012. He successfully grew Barminco into Australia and West Africa's largest underground hard rock mining contractor with annual revenues of more than Aus$800m. Prior to joining Barminco, Mr Warburton held several senior corporate positions. This included serving as Managing Director of Coolgardie Gold NL from 1990 to 1995. Mr Warburton started his career with Western Mining Corporation as a graduate mining engineer and progressed to Manager of Open Pit and Underground Operations.

Mr Warburton is a graduate from the Western Australian School of Mines with an Associate Degree in Mining Engineering. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD), Member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (MAusIMM), Chairman of the Australian Mining and Prospectors Hall of Fame Foundation, Councillor of the Western Australian School of Mines Alumni association and serves as a director on a number of smaller private companies. He currently serves as a Non-Executive Director of ASX listed Australian Mines Limited, Independance Group Limited and Namibian Copper NL. 

 Michael Wolley

 

Michael Wolley

Non-Executive Director

BE (Chemical and Materials, 1st Class Hons), Masters of Management

 

Mr Wolley holds a first class honours degree in Chemical and Materials Engineering (University of Auckland) and a Masters of Management (Macquarie Graduate School of Managment).

Mr Wolley had a 15 year career with Mobil Oil Australia in a range of roles including engineering, operations, strategic planning and business development in Australia and New Zealand. In 1995 he left Mobil to persue opportunites in Asia Pacific and worked in a number of senior executive roles in the manufacturing and industrial sectors including a period as President BlueScope Steel China.

In 2007 Mr Wolley returned to the resources sector as Chief Operating Officer for Lynas Corporation, an ASX 100 business, and subsequently into the gold sector in ASX listed gold development businesses.

He was appointed Vice President Corporate Development for the Todd Corporation in 2011. In February 2013 he was appointed to the role of Vice President Minerals in Sydney.

Mr Wolley is a Director of Wolf Minerals, an ASX listed resources Business. He is a member of the AICD and the NZICD. He holds dual Austalian and New Zealand citizenship. 

 Robert Kennedy

 

Robert Kennedy

Non-Executive Director

AASAIT, Grad Dip (Systems Analysis), FCA, ACIS, Life Member AIM, FAICD

 

Robert is a Chartered Accountant and has been a director of Flinders Mines Limited since 14 December 2001. He is the independant Non-Executive Chairman of Ramelius Resources Limited (Director since 1995, Chairman since 2004), Non-Executive Director of Maximus Resources Limited (since 2004), Monax Mining Limited (since 2004) and Tychean Resources Limited (since 2006).

 David McAdam  

David McAdam

Non-Executive Director

BE (Chemical, 1st Class Hons), MBA (Exec), FAICD, FIEAust

 

Mr McAdam commenced his professional engineering career in the early 1980s working in operations roles in the oil & gas industry. In the late 80s he moved into the project design and construction arena and since then has created and delivered projects, and managed contracting and service organisations throughout Australasia and South East Asia. These projects have typically been complex multi discipline developments in industries including oil & gas, petrochemical, minerals and metals, food, infrastructure, power, and water.

Having operated in a broad range of project roles, business management and leadership roles Mr McAdam brings a deep understanding of what it takes to establish and deliver engineering construction projects from inception through to commercial maturity. Over the past 30 years his experience includes a number of substantial projects ranging in capital value from $50M to in excess of $4BN.

In the past 20 years Mr McAdam has been focused on senior managment leadership roles in design and construction organisations that focus on the resource and infrastructure industries. In these roles he has led the creation and re-establishment of a series of highly successful engineering companies across a range of industries in a variety of locations. These roles have included directorship responsibilites in listed and private organisations.

Results to date demonstrate a highly adaptable style and the ability to undertand the specific issues associated with leading and delivering major capital works for a wide range of clients in a diverse industry set. This sucess has been displayed in the achievement of a sound financial performance and values based energetic leadership that has underpinned continued success for all stakeholders. 

 Evan Davies  

Evan Davies

Non-Executive Director

Bachelor of Town Planning, Master of Science (Tourism Management) and Master of Philosophy (Urban and Regional Planning)

 

Mr Davies holds a Bachelor of Town Planning (University of Aukland), a Master of Science (Tourism Management) (University of Surrey) and a Master of Philosophy (Urban and Regional Planning) (University of Birmingham).

On returning to New Zealand he acted as a Planning Consultant to a number of major New Zealand developers. In 1986 Mr Davies joined Rainbow Corporation and subsidiaries and was responsible for significant commercial developments in New Zealand and Australia. In 1991 he joined Brierley Investments as General Manager of Brierley Properties. After disposal of Brierley's property portfolio Mr Davies led the licencing and development processes for the Sky City project in Auckland and joined Sky City on its public listing in 1996.

During Mr Davies 11 years as Managing Director of Sky City the company grew from a single site to have business operations throughout New Zealand and in South Australia and the Northern Territory, with an enterprise value in excess of $3 billion and more than 6,000 staff.

Mr Davies joined Todd Property as Managing Director in 2008.

Mr Davies is a Trustee for several substantial charitable organisations and a Director of several public sector enterprises.

 Justin Nelson  

Shannon Coates

Company Secretary

LLB and BA (Jur)

 

Ms Coates holds a Bachelor of Laws from Murdoch University and has over 17 years of experience in corporate law and compliance.

Ms Coates is a Chartered Secretary and currently acts as Company Secretary to several ASX, JSE and AIM listed companies and unlisted companies, the majority of which operate in the mineral resources and oil and gas industries, both in Australia and internationally.

Further, she holds specific China based experience, having acted as Company Secretary to China based manufacturer Vmoto Limited for several years.

Ms Coates also acts as Non-Executive Director to ASX listed Mining Group Limited and was recently appointed as Non-Executive Director to ASX listed Artemis Resources Limited, both of which have a gold focus. Ms Coates is Legal and Compliance Counsel to Perth based corporate advisory firm Evolution Capital Partners, which specialises in the provision of corporate services to ASX, JSE and AIM listed companies.