BE Civil, FAusIMM, FAICD
Mr Bovard is a civil engineer with over 40 years experience in mining, heavy construction, project development and corporate management
His career has included roles as CEO of public companies and both executive and non-executive directorships. He holds a bachelor of civil engineering, is a fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Recent roles include CEO of Australian Solomons Gold and non-executive chairman of Axiom Mining.
Prior to that John spent over four years and CEO of Asia Pacific Resources Ltd developing a large potash resource in Thailand. Other directorships have included Danae Resources N L. (managing director) and Greenwich Resources plc. He was Project Manager for the $A800 million Phosphate Hill Fertiliser Project for Western Mining Corporation (WMC) situated south of Mount Isa.
Previous experience includes the Porgera mine, the Super Pit at Kalgoorlie and work with a number of junior companies resources bringing them into commercial production.
BSc (Hons - Geol), MAusIMM
Mr Spiers is a qualified geologist with in excess of 25 years of experience in the resources industry.
Peter has substantial operations and exploration experience having worked in a wide range of commodities and operating environments both within Australia and offshore.
A significant proportion of his career to date was spent with WMC where he held numerous senior technical and commercial roles. His most recent role was Group Manager - Business Development, where he managed the targeting and evaluation of major mineral investment opportunities including copper, gold, nickel, iron ore, mineral sands, coal and other industrial minerals.
Previously Peter was also responsible for WMC's operations strategic planning which included planning oversight for a multi-billion dollar asset portfolio comprising the company's nickel, copper-gold-uranium, and phosphate fertiliser operations.
More recently Peter held and executive position with ASX listed Atlas Group Holdings Limited where he was focussed on the development of business-wide improvement initiatives and the definition of strategies for growth.
BSc (Hons - Geol), MAusIMM
Mr Mather's special area of experience and expertise is the generation of and entry into undervalued or unrecognized resource exploration opportunities. He has been involved in the junior resource sector at all levels for more than 25 years. In that time he has been instrumental in the delivery of major resource projects that have delivered significant gains to shareholders. As an investor, securing projects and financiers, leading exploration campaigns and managing emerging resource companies, Nick brings a wealth of valuable experience.
He is currently CEO (and founder) of Solomon Gold plc (AIM), Managing Director (and founder) of D'Aguilar Gold Ltd (ASX), Non-Executive Director of Bow Energy Ltd (ASX) and Non-Executive Chairman (and founder) of Waratah Coal Inc (TSX-V).
As an Executive Director (and co-founder) of Arrow Energy NL until 2004, Nick was responsible for the generation of its Surat Basin Coal Bed Methane project. Arrow Energy now has a market capitalisation of over $3.2 billion.
Previously as CEO of BeMax Resources NL, Nick was instrumental in the discovery of the company's Pooncarie mineral sands project in 1998. BeMax Resources now has a market capitalisation of over $275 million.
He has also been a non-executive Director of Ballarat Goldfields, having assisted with the recapitalisation of the company in 2002. Ballarat Goldfields was recently taken over by Lihir Gold at a value in excess of $300 million.
Mr Muscillo is a Partner specialising in Corporate law with HopgoodGanim Lawyers. He was admitted as a Solicitor in 2004 and has a practice focusing almost exclusively in mergers and acquisitions and capital raising.
Michele has a Bachelor of Laws from Queensland University of Technology and was the recipient of the QUT University Medal.
In his role with HopgoodGanim Lawyers, Michele has acted on a variety of corporate transactions including initial public offerings, takeovers and other acquisitions. Michele's experience brings to the Board expertise on corporate regulation, governance and compliance matters.
BBus, FFin, FCIS, CA, JP
Mr Harding-Smith joins Mt Isa Metals with past senior financial management and company secretarial positions with listed and non-listed companies.
Mr Harding-Smith is a chartered accountant with over 20 years of business experience with a Bachelor of Business from Queensland University of Technology. Mr Harding-Smith is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and Chartered Secretaries Australia, and is a fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia.
BSC (Geol), MAusIMM
Mr Ledwidge is a qualified geologist with over 25 years of experience in the exploration and mining industry.
His career has focussed primarily on gold exploration along with some base metals exploration. Peter also spent three years as a mine geologist, but then returned to his real passion, exploration.
Prior to joining Mt Isa Metals in 2008 Peter worked in Canada, Africa and Australia for various junior explorers.
During his time with Mt Isa Metals Peter progressed from Senior Geologist, to Exploration Manager Africa, to his current role of Business Development Manager.
BSc (Hons - Geol), M Eng Man (Env), MAusIMM
Jennifer is a qualified geologist and project manager with over 15 years of experience in the minerals industry.
Jennifer has managed major projects both in Australia and overseas, and had exposure to diverse operating environments, from junior explorers to large multi-commodity mining houses.
Having held senior roles with Xstrata, Pan Australian Resources, and Placer Dome, Jennifer’s project experience ranges from greenfields exploration and discovery to feasibility of major mining projects.
Jennifer has also worked on a range of mining and infrastructure-related projects, with experience including mine infrastructure design, civil construction, and more recently management and strategic oversight of a billion dollar infrastructure program.