Board of Directors

Mr Peter Botten

Non-Executive Chairman (appointed September 2021)

Mr Botten is an experienced executive, most recently as the Managing Director of Oil Search Limited (ASX: OSH) for over 25 years (retired in February 2020), during which time he oversaw its development into a major global energy company. He has extensive worldwide experience in the oil and gas and resources industries, having held various senior technical, executive and board positions in a number of listed and government-owned bodies. He has a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the Royal School of Mines at Imperial College London.

Mr Botten is currently the Non-Executive Chairman of AGL Limited (ASX:AGL) and a Non-Executive Director of Karoon Energy Limited (ASX:KAR).

Mr Dan Clifford

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (appointed November 2019)

Mr Clifford is a Mining Engineer with more than 25 years of experience across the industry. He was most recently the Managing Director and CEO of Stanmore Coal Limited (ASX: SMR) (Stanmore), a role he held from November 2016 to October 2019. During his tenure there, Stanmore saw significant growth in both output and profitability at its flagship Isaac Plains metallurgical coal mine in Queensland. This dynamic was reflected in Stanmore’s strong share price performance over this period.

Prior to this, Mr Clifford was CEO of Solid Energy New Zealand Limited from March 2014 to November 2016. He guided the company through a period of significant financial pressure and challenging market conditions, including leading an asset sales program. Mr Clifford has also held senior technical and operational positions for Glencore plc, Anglo American plc and BHP Group Limited.

Mr Lawrie Conway

Non-Executive Director (appointed June 2017)

Mr Conway has more than 27 years’ experience in the resources sector across a diverse range of commercial, financial and operational activities. He has held a mix of corporate and operational commercial roles within Australia, Papua New Guinea and Chile with Evolution Mining, Newcrest and BHP Billiton. Mr Conway is currently Evolution Mining’s Finance Director and Chief Financial Officer.

Ms Susie Corlett

Non-Executive Director (appointed October 2018)

Following an executive career spanning mine operations, investment banking and private equity, Susie Corlett currently serves as a non-executive director of Mineral Resources Limited, is a non-executive director of Iluka Resources Ltd, is a Trustee of the AusIMM Education Endowment Fund and is a director of The Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife. A geologist, Susie's background is in mining operations and exploration. She was most recently an Investment Director for global mining private equity fund following a career in mining project finance and credit risk management for Standard Bank Limited, Deutsche Bank and Macquarie Bank. Susie's qualifications include a Bachelor of Science (Honours in Geology) from the University of Melbourne. Susie is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and member of the AusIMM.

Mr Paul Harris

Non-Executive Director (appointed December 2018)

Mr Harris has more than 26 years’ experience in financial markets and investment banking, including advising mining corporates on strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and capital markets, including as Managing Director – Head of Metals and Mining at Citi. Mr. Harris has a Master of Engineering (Mining) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance), and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Mr Harris is the non-executive Chairman of ASX-listed Aeon Metals Limited (AX: AML).

Ms Helen Gillies

Non-Executive Director (appointed January 2021)

Ms Gillies is a corporate lawyer with over 30 years of experience in external and in-house legal counsel roles. This includes almost 20 years in various senior legal function and risk management roles at major engineering company, Sinclair Knight Merz, including the role of General Counsel and General Manager Risk.

Ms Gillies is currently a non-executive director of Monadelphous Group Limited (ASX:MND), BAC Holdings Pty Ltd (the holding company for the Bankstown and Camden Airports) and Yancoal Australia Limited (ASX:YAL)

Mr Robert Vassie

Non-Executive Director (appointed January 2021)

Mr Vassie is a mining engineer with over 35 years of experience in management and operational roles within the global resources industry. Most recently, he was Managing Director and CEO of St Barbara Limited (ASX:SBM) from 2014 to 2020.

Prior to that, Mr Vassie was Managing Director and CEO of Inova Resources Limited (ASX:IVA). Preceding this, he held various senior management and operational roles across almost 20 years at Rio Tinto Limited (ASX:RIO).

Mr Vassie is currently the non-executive chairman of Ramelius Resources Limited (ASX:RMS) and a non-executive director of Federation Mining Pty Ltd.