Board & Key Management
Mr O’Connor has significant experience as an independent Non-Executive Director and as a Chief Executive Officer. His experience spans across mining (gold, copper, lead, zinc and coal), oil & gas exploration, biotechnology and government utility sectors.
Mr O’Connor was previously a Non-Executive Director of Stanmore Coal Ltd (ASX: SMR). In addition, he has held the roles of Deputy Chairman and Chairman of Perilya Ltd, the operator of the Broken Hill mine in NSW Australia, prior to its takeover and delisting from the ASX. Mr O’Connor spent nine years as a director of the Water Corporation in WA including four years as its Chairman. Mr O’Connor was also the Chief Executive Officer for OceanaGold Corporation at the time of its listing on the ASX and remained for a period as a Non-Executive Director. Prior to OceanaGold, Mr O’Connor was Managing Director of Macraes Mining Co Ltd for nine years.
Appointed as a Director : 24 October 2019
Mr Gunzburg has over 20 years’ experience acting as a public company director, stockbroker and investor.
Mr Gunzburg has previously been a director of BARD1 Life Sciences Limited, Resolute Ltd, Australian Stock Exchange Ltd, Eyres Reed Ltd, CIBC World Markets Australia Ltd and Fleetwood Corporation Ltd.
Appointed as a Director: 10 July 2020
Mr White is a construction and mining executive with comprehensive experience in Australia and Asia. Mr White has held numerous executive management positions in the resources sector and recently served on the boards of Central West Rural, Forge Group Limited and the Queensland Resource Council.
Appointed as a Director: 10 July 2020
Mr Smith graduated from Melbourne University, Australia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering with Honors. He has also obtained a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Henley Management College, the United Kingdom and a Master’s Degree in Research Methodology from Macquarie University, Australia. Mr. Smith has participated in the development of a number of mining and mineral processing projects including coal, iron ore, base and precious metals. He has also managed engineering and construction companies in Australia and internationally.
Mr. Smith has served on the board of private mining and exploration companies and has over 32 years international experience in the engineering, construction and mineral processing businesses. Mr. Smith is Executive Director and Deputy Chairman of Hong Kong listed company APAC Resources Limited, Executive Director of Hong Kong listed company Dragon Mining Limited and a Non-Executive Director of ASX listed companies Prodigy Gold NL and Tanami Gold NL.
Appointed as a Director: 2 December 2019
Chief Executive Officer
Mr Spreadborough holds a Bachelor of Mining Engineering from the University of Queensland and an MBA from Deakin University, as well as a WA First Class Mine Manager’s Certificate of Competency. Mr Spreadborough has extensive experience in the development and operation of Australian and international mineral resource projects spanning a range of commodities including copper, gold, uranium, lead, zinc and iron ore.
Over the past 20 years Mr Spreadborough has held senior executive roles with a number of mining companies including Managing Director of Nusantara Resources, Chief Operating Officer of Sandfire Resources and Inova Resources Ltd (formerly Ivanhoe Australia), General Manager – Coastal Operations for Rio Tinto, General Manager – Mining for WMC and later Vice President – Mining for BHP Billiton at the world-class Olympic Dam mine in South Australia. Mr Spreadborough has also served on the Boards of Clean TeQ, Exco Resources, Dampier Port Authority and the AusIMM
Appointed as Chief Executive Officer: 3 March 2020
Ms Coates is a qualified lawyer, Chartered Secretary and graduate of the AICD’s Company Directors course. Ms Coates has over 20 years’ experience in corporate law and compliance. She is currently Company Secretary to a number of ASX listed companies, and has provided company secretarial and corporate advisory services to boards across a variety of industries, including mining and oil & gas exploration and development, financial services, manufacturing and technology both in Australia and internationally.
Appointed as Company Secretary: 1 December 2020
Mr Recklies is a Mining Engineer with 25 years of operational mining and management experience. Mr Recklies experience includes positions in operations management, mine management and engineering roles. Mr Recklies joined Bluestone Mines Tasmania Joint Venture in March 2017 at the Renison operations as General Manager, prior to which he was employed with Panoramic Resources at their Savannah Nickel Mine where he led the site as General Manager for four years through the fluctuating Nickel price. Mr Recklies previous history includes Mining Manager and Senior Mining Engineering roles at Savannah Nickel, Argyle Diamonds and BHP Cannington. In these roles he was responsible for and had experience in implementing new underground mining projects along with continued operation of existing and expanding underground production projects.
Mr Recklies has a bachelor of engineering (mining) from the University of Queensland and first class mine managers certificates in QLD and WA. He has also completed the senior leadership development program at the Mt Eliza Business School, foundations of directorship (AICD) in governance, finance and strategy and the Global Minerals Industry Risk Management program.
At Renison, Mr Recklies is responsible for the safety and operational performance of the Renison operations. He is also responsible for maintaining relationships with our stakeholders including Joint Venture Partners, various government agencies, local land holders and other NGO’s.