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 Executive General Manager – Technical Services in March 2019.