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.

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.

Fiona Murdoch | Independent Non-Executive Director

Fiona Murdoch | Independent Non-Executive Director


Ms Murdoch has 28+ years experience in the resources and infrastructure sectors in Australia and Internationally with senior operational roles held with AMCI Investments, MIM Holdings and Xstrata Queensland.  Currently, Ms Murdoch serves as a Non-Executive Director for KGL Resources Ltd as well as Chair of KGL’s Risk and Audit Committee. In addition, Ms Murdoch serves on the Board of Building Queensland and on the Joint Venture Committee for the West Pilbara Iron Ore Project.  She is also a Director of metallurgical services company, Core Resources and its subsidiary Toowong Process.  Ms Murdoch has an MBA and Honours Degree in Law. 

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.