Jake assumed the role of Executive Chairman at Evolution Mining Limited in November 2011 following the merger with Conquest Mining Limited where he was Executive Chairman. Prior to joining Conquest Mining, Jake had been President and CEO of Sino Gold Mining Limited where he managed the development of that company into the largest foreign participant in the Chinese gold industry. Sino Gold Mining Limited was listed on the ASX in 2002 with a market capitalisation of $100 million and was purchased by Eldorado Gold Corporation in late 2009 for over $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.
Lawrie was appointed Finance Director and Chief Financial Officer of Evolution Mining Limited with effect from 1 August 2014 (previously a non-executive director since October 2011).
Lawrie has more than 26 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 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.
Mark is responsible for Evolution Mining’s seven operations with the site-based General Managers reporting directly to him.
Mark is a mining engineer with extensive experience in mine development and operation, he has over 20 years’ experience in the mining industry including six years as General Manager for four Australian operations including three with Barrick Gold. Most recently he was COO of Conquest Mining, where he was responsible for the Pajingo gold mine and Mt Carlton development project in north Queensland. Immediately prior to this he was VP China Operations with Eldorado Gold Corporation where he was responsible for the Jinfeng, Tanjianshan and White Mountain gold mines and the Eastern Dragon development project. Mark was the former General Manager, Operations with Sino Gold Mining Limited.
Aaron was originally an exploration geologist with experience in Australia and Papua New Guinea across a range of commodities. He has spent most of his career working in the finance industry, initially as a mining analyst with a global stock broking firm and more recently in investment banking where he provided strategic corporate advice to junior and mid-tier mining companies in Australia and Asia. He has over 20 years’ of experience in mining finance and corporate advice and has led a number of successful corporate transactions (acquisitions, takeovers and mergers), equity raisings and project financings.
Prior to his current role he was General Manager Corporate for Conquest where he oversaw the exploration and business development functions.
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 is the Company Secretary and Vice President for Information Technology and Community Relations. He is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Secretary, and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and the Governance Institute of Australia.
Evan has over 20 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, Evan was employed by Dimension Data and Grant Thornton in South Africa.
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.