– 28 November 2019
Paul is the Vice President for People and Culture, with responsibility for human resources, people, organisational development and culture.
Paul has operated at a senior level across a range of industries, including FMCG, Finance, Industrials Services, and Mining and driven strategic and innovative business solutions. Paul has worked in a number of countries and different environments, including Australia, New Zealand, the UK and parts of Europe, in both business management and People and Culture / Human Resources roles.
Paul has a high level of expertise across the full spectrum of HR and prides himself on delivering frameworks, tools, initiatives and support, that is aligned to delivering on the strategic objectives of the business, while being practical and fit for purpose.
Mr Klein was appointed as Executive Chairman in October 2011, following the merger of Conquest Mining Limited and Catalpa Resources Limited. Previously he served as the Executive Chairman of Conquest Mining.
Prior to that, Mr Klein was President and CEO of Sino Gold Mining Limited, where, along with Mr Askew (Director from 2002 and Chairman from 2005 of Sino Gold) he managed the development of that company into the largest foreign participant in the Chinese gold industry. Sino Gold was listed on the ASX in 2002 with a market capitalisation of A$100 million and was purchased by Eldorado Gold Corporation in late 2009 for over A$2 billion. It became an ASX/S&P 100 Company, operating two award-winning gold mines and engaging over 2,000 employees and contractors in China. Prior to joining Sino Gold (and its predecessor) in 1995, Mr Klein was employed at Macquarie Bank and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Mr Klein was a Non-Executive Director of the Lynas Corporation Limited from August 2004 to May 2017, a company with operations in Australia and Malaysia and OceanaGold Corporation from December 2009 to July 2014 a company with operations in the Philippines, USA and New Zealand.
Mr Conway was appointed Finance Director and Chief Financial Officer of Evolution Mining Limited with effect from 1 August 2014 (previously a Non-Executive Director).
Mr Conway has more than 28 years’ experience in the resources sector across a diverse range of commercial, financial and operational activities. He has held a mix of corporate, operational and commercial roles within Australia, Papua New Guinea and Chile with Newcrest and prior to that with BHP Billiton. He most recently held the position of Executive General Manager – Commercial and West Africa with Newcrest Mining where he was responsible for Newcrest’s group Supply and Logistics, Marketing, Information Technology and Laboratory functions as well as Newcrest’s business in West Africa.
Mr Conway is a Non-Executive Director of Aurelia Metals Ltd (appointed in June 2017).
Mr Johnstone is a mining engineer with over 30 years’ experience in the resources sector. He has served as General Manager at some of Australia’s largest mines including the Kalgoorlie Super Pit in Western Australia, the Olympic Dam Mine in South Australia and the Northparkes Mine in New South Wales. He has extensive international experience including Canada, China, Africa and South America.
Mr Johnstone was Chief Operating Officer at Equinox Minerals Limited, until the acquisition by Barrick Gold Corporation in 2011. Prior to that Mr Johnstone was Chief Operating Officer of Sino Gold Mining Limited, where he oversaw the development and operation of gold mines in China. Mr Johnstone is Chairman of Aurelia Metals Ltd (since November 2016). Mr Johnstone was a former Non-Executive Director of Magnis Resources Ltd; Neometals Ltd (Reed Resources Ltd); and Metallum Ltd.
Mr Johnstone is the Chair of the Risk and Sustainability Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.
Mr Askew is a mining engineer with more than 40 years’ broad international experience as a Director and Chief Executive Officer for a wide range of Australian and international publicly listed mining, mining finance and other mining related companies.
Mr Askew has served on the boards of numerous mining and mining services companies, which currently include OceanaGold Limited (Chairman since November 2006), a company with operations in the Philippines, USA and New Zealand; Syrah Resources Limited (Chairman since October 2014), a company with operations in Mozambique and in the USA; and Endeavour Mining Corporation, a company with operations in Cote d’Ivoire, Mali and Burkina Faso (Non-Executive Director since July 2017).
Mr Askew is a member of the Risk and Sustainability Committee and Member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee. Within the last 3 years Mr Askew has been a Non-Executive Director of Nevada Copper Limited and Asian Mineral Resources Ltd.
Mr Freestone has more than 45 years’ experience in the petroleum and natural resources industry. He has a broad finance, corporate and commercial background obtained in Australia and internationally through senior finance positions with the Shell Group, Acacia Resources Limited and AngloGold Ashanti Limited.
Mr Freestone was the Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of Acacia Resources Limited from 1994 until 2001. From 2001 to 2009 he was a Non-Executive director of Lion Selection Limited, and from 2009 to 2011 he was a Non-Executive director of Catalpa Resources Limited, and Chaired their Audit Committees during that period.
Mr Freestone is a Non-Executive Director of Kasbah Resources Limited (appointed February 2017) a company with a tin project in Morocco, and Chairs its Remuneration and Audit Committees.
Mr Freestone was Chair of the Audit Committee from 2011 until June 2018 and remains a member of the Audit Committee and is a Member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee.
Mr McKeith is a geologist with 30 years’ experience in various mine geology, exploration and business development roles. He was formerly Executive Vice President (Growth and International Projects) for Gold Fields Limited, where he was responsible for global greenfields exploration and project.
Mr McKeith was also Chief Executive Officer of Troy Resources Limited and has held Non-Executive Director roles at Sino Gold Limited, Avoca Resources Limited and is currently the Non-Executive Chairman of Prodigy Gold NL and Genesis Minerals Limited.
Mr McKeith is the Lead Independent Director (as of 1 December 2018), Chair of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee and Member of the Risk and Sustainability Committee.
Ms Hall is a Chartered Accountant with more than 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry in roles involved in internal audit, risk management, corporate and operational governance, external audit, financial management and strategic planning. Prior to retiring from KPMG in 2012, Andrea was a Perth-based partner within KPMG’s Risk Consulting Services where she serviced industries including mining, mining services,
transport, healthcare, insurance, property and government.
Ms Hall is currently a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee at ASX-listed Pioneer Credit Limited and Automotive Holdings Group Limited. She is also a Non-Executive Director of Insurance Commission of Western Australia and the Fremantle Football Club.
Bob is a highly experienced mining engineer with more than 33 years industry experience in the minerals industry with the majority of these in the safe management of significant operations. Bob has experience across Australia and Africa in strategic leadership through corporate and operational roles, currently as the COO for Evolution Mining. Recent roles have included: COO of a major Australian Copper producer, CEO of a junior African Copper producer and as Asset President of the BHP Billiton Cannington Silver Lead Zinc operation.
Throughout his career Bob has traversed the Australian continent with periods in Africa and South America, his strive to continuous improvements operating and company performance through innovative solutions in safety, operations and profitability have delivered results across many minerals sectors.
Glen has more than 20 years’ experience within the gold sector and has held senior technical and management roles both in Australia and internationally. Most recently he held the position of Executive Director, Geology and Corporate Development for Beadell Resources. Prior to his role at Beadell, Glen held the position of Senior Vice President, Exploration and Chief Geoscientist at Kinross Gold. During this time he led a workforce in excess of 200 people and built a world class exploration team across four continents. Glen and his team were responsible for a number of significant near-mine discoveries in Russia and Chile. Prior to Kinross, Glen was the General Manager Exploration for Bolnisi Gold where he became the lead geologist in the discovery and development of the Palmarejo silver-gold deposit in Mexico.
Evan was appointed as the Company Secretary and Vice President for Information Technology in October 2011 following the merger of Conquest Mining Limited and Catalpa Resources Limited. Previously he served as Company Secretary of Conquest Mining. He is a Chartered Accountant, Chartered Secretary, and a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and the Governance Institute of Australia.
Mr Elstein has over 25 years’ experience in senior financial, commercial and technology roles, where his responsibilities have included the roll out of IT projects and services, business improvement initiatives and merger and acquisition activities. He has held senior positions with IT consulting companies in Australia, and previously served as the Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of Hartec Limited. Prior to that, Mr Elstein held senior finance and operations positions at Dimension Data in South Africa.
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