Peter Johnston is recognised as one of Australia’s leading mining executives and Board Directors, with more than 35 years of operational and project development experience.
Prior to joining Jervois, Mr Johnston was Interim Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of Tronox Limited (“Tronox”), a NYSE-listed titanium dioxide feedstock and processing business; he remains a Non-Executive Director of the company.
Mr Johnston was Head of Global Nickel Assets for Glencore International AG (“Glencore”) from 2013 to 2015. During this period, he was responsible for all of Glencore’s nickel-cobalt mine and processing facilities operations across Australia, Canada, the Dominican Republic, New Caledonia and Norway, as well as its undeveloped nickel-cobalt project in Tanzania. He was a member of the Glencore Executive Management Committee. From 2001 to 2013, Mr Johnston was Managing Director and CEO of Minara Resources Limited (“Minara”), listed on the ASX and a subsidiary of Glencore from 2005 until late 2011 when Glencore delisted it.
Mr Johnston previously held leadership positions as Executive General Manager of WMC’s Nickel and Gold divisions, Olympic Dam operations, the Queensland Fertilizers business and the WMC corporate human resources function. He has held senior executive roles with Alcoa of Australia Limited.
Mr Johnston was previously Chairman of the Minerals Council of Australia, Chairman of the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia, Vice President of the Australian Mines and Metals Association and President of the Nickel Institute, the senior industry body in the global nickel sector.
Mr Johnston is also a Director of NRW Holdings. Prior Directorships include Minara, Silver Lake Resources Limited, Emeco Holdings Ltd and Central Norseman Gold Corporation Ltd.
Brian Kennedy has more than 35 years’ experience in construction and mining sectors with clients across coal, iron ore, nickel, cobalt, gold and fertilizers, both in Australia and overseas. During his career Mr Kennedy has managed large scale mining operations such as Kambalda and Mt Keith on behalf of WMC Resources, and Murrin Murrin for Glencore. Mr Kennedy has extensive experience in nickel/cobalt/base metal project startups in both construction and transition to operations.
Specific roles include Project Manager for Albidon at Munali nickel mine in Zambia, GM Dikulushi copper mine for Anvil Mining Ltd in DRC, Project Technical Manager for Vale Inco at Goro New Caledonia, Snr VP AngloGold Ashanti DRC, Director Kabali Gold Mines and Director Kabali SPRL DRC. Mr Kennedy was a founding shareholder and Director of Reliance Mining, before its takeover by Consolidated Minerals, and a founding shareholder and non-executive Director of Silver Lake Resources.
Steve van der Sluys is both Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. His career spans over 40 years as banker to and as a director of mining and metals businesses. Steve commenced his career after completing studies in geology and a Degree in Building and University Blue from the University of NSW.
Specific to our Company’s current interests, Steve was previously an executive director of Queensland Nickel Limited leading to the $ 375 Million IPO in the early 90’s, subsequently brokered the sale of the Ravensthorpe Project to BHP and was also principal financial advisor to Anaconda Nickel Limited in its AUD 1.4 billion Murrin Murrin Nickel/Cobalt Project Financing.
Steve’s background in banking commenced with roles at Citibank and JP Morgan Chase (then Chase Manhattan Bank) in Sydney and New York. His career evolved to include roles in the reconstruction and sale of the Bank of New Zealand and as Managing Director/CEO of CIBC Wood Gundy Australia. His extensive finance industry experience encompasses a wide variety of roles including in project and infrastructure financing, commodity finance and challenging workouts.
Bryce Crocker (CEO) is a seasoned mining and natural resources executive with significant experience in base metals including cobalt. Mr Crocker joined Xstrata plc shortly after its IPO in mid 2002, was based in London in business development roles until 2006, upon when he transitioned to Canada following the acquisition of Falconbridge and establishment of Xstrata Nickel headquarters in Toronto. His past nickel/cobalt roles at Xstrata plc’s nickel division include VP and Head Strategy, Marketing and Research, and GM and Head Business Development. Mr Crocker was a Director on the Xstrata Nickel Board, an Xstrata nominee Director to the Nickel Institute Board (global body representing the industry) and an Xstrata nominee to the Kabanga Shareholder Advisory Committee.
Following the sale of Xstrata to Glencore in 2013, Mr Crocker was based in Latin America focused on natural resource investments in the region. Mr Crocker holds an LLB (Honours) and BSc from the University of Melbourne and a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Australian Securities Institute.
Michael Rodriguez is currently COO of Poseidon; previous employers include GoldCorp, WMC Resources (Olympic Dam and Kwinana Nickel Refinery), Glencore (Murrin Murrin), Gordes Nickel, Black Swan and Lake Johnston. Mr Rodriguez has over 30 years of experience in the design, construction, commissioning, operation and management of hydrometallurgical and pyro-metallurgical plants across Australia, Turkey, Europe and the Americas. Mr Rodriguez has a strong background in project construction, mechanical completion and site handover to operations. At Murrin Murrin,
Mr Rodriguez held the positions of Operations, Projects, Technical Services and Corporate Strategic Development Manager. He managed over 300 staff and contractors with an annual budget over A$150 million. His team had responsibility for the design and commissioning of the High Pressure Acid Leach (HPAL) circuit, including the Pressure Oxidative (POX) leach autoclave, sulphuric acid and hydrogen sulphide plants, solvent extraction (SX) and hydrogen reduction.
Mr Rodriguez was a Non-Executive Director of Jervois from October 2017 prior to his appointment as EGM Technical Services in March 2019.
David Selfe was appointed as Group Manager – Geology on 14 June 2018.
Mr Selfe is a geologist with more than 20 years of experience in lateritic and sulphide nickel-cobalt deposits at open-pit and underground mines across Australia, Indonesia and Africa.
Mr Selfe brings more than 15 years of operating experience at the Murrin Murrin nickel cobalt operations at Leonora, WA to Jervois, having worked initially as a Senior Mine Geologist from 1997-2000 before becoming Chief Production Geologist for Minara Resources (“Minara”), a subsidiary of Glencore International AG (“Glencore”) at Murrin Murrin in 2000. He became Minara’s Group Exploration Manager in 2004, where he held executive responsibility for all exploration activities conducted by Minara.
Mr Selfe also held geology roles with Resolute Ltd at the Bullabulling gold operation, Centaur Mining and Exploration, KCGM, Golden Valley Mines and Coolgardie Gold. He is a Non-Executive Director of Charter Pacific Corporation Limited and a Non-Executive Director of Morpheous Resources.
Alwyn Davey was appointed Company Secretary on 12 April 2017. Mr Davey has more than 18 years’ experience as Company Secretary in relation to corporate governance, new stock market listings, secondary fundraising, and cross border mergers, acquisitions and investments. Mr Davey was formerly a member of the executive committee of Cambrian Mining Plc, a diversified mining group listed in London. He was a Non-Executive Director of Energybuild Group Plc, a UK listed coal company.
Mr Davey’s primary responsibility is to support the Board in its corporate governance and administrative compliance of the Company with ASIC and the ASX Listing Rules, a role he has undertaken for several other ASX-listed entities.
Mr Davey holds an LLB degree from Waikato University, NZ.