Board of Directors

Stephen Everett | Chairman

Stephen Everett | Chairman


A graduate of chemical engineering from UNSW has more than 40 years Board and Management experience in the resources and construction industries both in Australia and overseas. Mr Everett's vast management experience includes production and project management, marketing, corporate restructuring, debt/equity financing and government relations. His senior executive positions have included Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of private and publicly listed companies. Mr Everett was formerly Chairman of BeMaX Resources NL, Australian Solomons Gold Limited. JMS Civil and Mining Pty Ltd and IronRidge Resources Limited.

Simon Finnis | Managing Director & CEO

Simon Finnis | Managing Director & CEO


Mr Finnis is an experienced Executive with a 30 year career in underground and open cut mining. Joining Metro as CEO in January 2015, he was appointed to the Board in January 2017. Prior to joining the company Mr Finnis was CEO of Grand Cote Operations in Senegal. Previous roles held by Mr Finnis have included Managing Director of Global Resources Corporation Limited and Chief Operating Officer for the redevelopment of the Gold Ridge Mine in the Solomon Islands. Mr Finnis has extensive experience through feasibility, construction and commissioning of both new and brown fields' operations.

Philip Hennessy | Independent Non-Executive Director

Philip Hennessy | Independent Non-Executive Director


With a Bachelor of Business and 30+ years corporate experience Mr Hennessy has been involved with all aspects of corporate financing and company reconstruction in a variety of industries including construction, manufacturing, mining, professional & financial services and was KPMG Qld Chair for 13 years. He is an Independent Company Director & Advisor serving on public & private boards across the resources, financial services, property & manufacturing sectors and is a Director of Proton Therapy Australia. Mr Hennessy's knowledge & experience aids Metro in driving good governance, cohesive & effective collaboration and effective processes & communications with shareholders & stakeholders.

Mark Sawyer | Non-Executive Director

Mark Sawyer | Non-Executive Director


Mr Sawyer is Senior Partner at Greenstone Capital LLP and co-founder of Greenstone Resources LP private equity fund. Mr Sawyer co-founded Greenstone in 2013 after a 19 year career in the mining sector including as co-head of group business development at Xstrata plc, and senior roles at Rio Tinto plc and Cutfield Freeman & Co Ltd. Mr Sawyer, together with Greenstone's co-founder, oversees all aspects of the management of the business. He serves as a Director of Greenstone Management Ltd, the fund's General Partner and is a member and co-Chair of the Investment Committee.

Jijun Liu | Non-Executive Director

Jijun Liu | Non-Executive Director


Mr Jijun Liu is the Managing Director of the China Xinfa Group Corporation Limited which controls one of the largest alumina-aluminium enterprises in China. Mr Liu is also a member of various Government Committees. He studied thermal power plant engineering at Shandong Power Junior College.

 

 

Dongping Wang | Non-Executive Director

Dongping Wang | Non-Executive Director


A Graduate of the China Mining University Mr Wang is Chair of DADI Engineering Development Group and was instrumental in establishing DADI as China's largest coal industry engineering group. Mr Wang has worked at the highest level in the Chinese coal industry for 30 years and is a highly renowned coal processing expert and prominent figure in the Chinese coal industry having worked in the China Coal Ministry. Previously Mr Wang was Process Plant Manager and later Director of Operations at Pingshuo Antaibao coal (a World Bank funded USA/China JV project). He has also been GM of Long-Airdox (Tianjin) and led the introduction of modern coal process technology from Australia to China. 

George Lloyd | Independent Non-Executive Director

George Lloyd | Independent Non-Executive Director


Mr Lloyd has 30+ years  resource industry experience including senior executive and Board Member roles in listed and unlisted companies with interests in minerals, energy, industry services and corporate finance. Mr Lloyd holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Industrial Engineering) & Master of Business Administration from University of NSW and is a graduate of the Stanford Executive Program. A Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM). Mr Lloyd is Chair of Ausenco Ltd.

 Lindsay Ward | Independent Non-Executive Director

Lindsay Ward | Independent Non-Executive Director


Mr Ward has 25+ years broad industry experience holding executive positions in mining, exploration, mineral processing, ports, rail, power generation, gas transmission & logistics. Previous experience includes Mine Manager of the Yallourn Energy open cut coal mine in Victoria and senior mining engineering positions with BHP Australia Coal in Queensland & Camberwell Coal in the Hunter Valley. Mr. Ward is currently CEO of the Tasmanian Gas Pipeline, a gas transmission pipeline that links Victoria to Tasmania and transports gas throughout Tasmania. Previously Mr Ward was MD of Dart Mining a Melbourne based exploration company and GM, Patrick Ports and Pacific National Bulk Rail