Executive Team

Simon Wensley

Simon Wensley

CEO & Managing Director

Mr Wensley is a proven leader with 30+ years experience in the metals and minerals industry, including R&D, strategy formulation, finance, sales, marketing and trading, large scale capital projects, radical asset turnaround/business improvement, M&A and divestments. Mr Wensley began his career at Kobe Steel Ltd. Japan in coal chemistry R&D and major projects and spent 20 years with Rio Tinto in operational, project and leadership roles working in iron ore, copper, industrial minerals, bauxite, alumina, coal and uranium. Mr Wensley Chaired the Board of Queensland Alumina Ltd and served on the Boards of Rio Tinto Marketing Pte. (Singapore), Rössing Uranium Ltd. (Namibia) and Riversdale Coal entities (Mozambique). Mr Wensley is an Oxford University honors graduate in Chemistry and holds a MBA from INSEAD. He is a graduate of the AICD and an advanced exponent of ENS negotiation techniques

Mitchell Petrie

Mitchell Petrie

Company Secretary

Mitchell is a Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor of Commerce. Until end 2015, Mitchell was a Partner at KPMG, where he headed up the Queensland Risk Advisory practice. Mitchell has provided assurance and advisory services to many National and International participants in the Resource Industry including leadership of the co-sourced assurance services team to Rio Tinto. Mitchell also brings extensive experience in providing services to publicly listed companies and is currently an adjunct lecturer at the Bond University Business School as well as being a member of a number of Governing Boards and Committees in the Public and Private Sector.