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 w ith the LSE, NYSE SGX, and HKSE.  

Graham Tanner

Graham Tanner

General Manager Bauxite Hills Mine

Graham is a multi-skilled mining and processing professional with over 25 years’ experience in the mining industry having held senior roles working in Western Australia, Northern Territory, Eastern Australia and West Africa. 

Graham is responsible for all aspects of the mine’s operations and has proven experience in achieving optimum outcomes particularly in the areas of quality performance and safety. Graham is very experienced in fostering safe working environs and the integration of health and safety into all aspects of work practices, ensuring individuals are focused on safety and the creation of safety focused work places.

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.

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

Mike brings broad industry knowledge and expertise in strategic planning, underpinned by strong skills in operations management and technical evaluation, to the company.