Executive Team

Simon Finnis

Simon Finnis

CEO & Managing Director

In a mining industry career spanning over 30 years, Simon has worked throughout Australia in underground and open cut mining operations. His previous roles have included Operations Manager for the Pooncarie Mineral Sands Project, redevelopment of the Gold Ridge Mine in the Solomon Islands and Managing Director of Global Resources Corporation Limited.

Simon has considerable experience through feasibility, construction and commissioning of both new and brown fields' operations and prior to joining Metro was CEO of Grand Cote Operations in Senegal.

Duane Woodbury

Duane Woodbury

Chief Financial Officer

Duane holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) Accounting & Finance from Macquarie University and is an Associate of CPA.  Duane has 25+ years’ experience in the Resource Industry with comprehensive resources knowledge gained through many years working nationally and internationally in various roles including analyst, broker, banker and CFO.

Duane was previously CFO of ASX listed company Kingsgate and has held senior roles with Macquarie Bank in New York and Sydney.  Due to Duane's international experience, having worked in the UK, USA and Asia, he also has extensive regulatory experience with the LSE, NYSE SGX, and HKSE.  

Mike O'Brien

Mike O'Brien

Project Director

Mike holds a B.Sc. (Min)(Eng) from the University of Witwatersrand and has a 35 year mining & minerals background including 25+ years extensive management experience with multinational companies Shell Coal and Anglo coal (subsidiary of Anglo American). Mike brings broad industry knowledge and expertise in strategic planning, underpinned by strong skills in operations management and technical evaluation, to the company. 

He has worked in operational roles as GM of a large underground longwall mine, GM of a very large opencast mine that included a coal seam gas (CSG) operation and held senior corporate positions such as GM of Shell Coal's technical group which included responsibility for mining, geological and engineering development.