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.
Bryce Crocker 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.
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.
Mr. Callahan is the previous Chief Executive Officer of eCobalt and an Idaho native. Mr. Callahan joined eCobalt in October 2018; prior to this, whilst an executive at Hecla Mining, he established and led numerous sizeable operations in North America and internationally.
Mr. Hean was appointed to the Board of eCobalt in March 2014 and became Chairman in June 2017. Mr. Hean has more than 35 years of experience in mining capital markets, including as CFO of Quaterra Resources. Mr. Hean was previously a Senior Vice President and Managing Director with the Bank of Montreal in Canada and served with JP Morgan in New York.