Management Team of Terramin Australia
Terramin has an experienced management team, supported by multilingual technical and support staff, well equipped to conduct feasibility studies on advanced projects and carry out mining operations in Australia and worldwide. The Company relies upon its strong team of technical and commercial experts with extensive experience of many mining projects.
Martin Janes - Chief Executive Officer
Martin is a mining executive with more than 20 years' experience in the resources and finance industry. He is a former Chief Financial Officer of Terramin from 2005 to 2010 during which he undertook debt financing and capital raising to finance the development of the Angas Zinc Mine and the advancement of the Company's other projects. Previously, he was a senior corporate executive for Normandy Mining and Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited. Most recently, he was General Manager (Marketing and Project Finance) of Toro Energy Limited.
Sarah Thomas - Financial Controller
Sarah is an FCA with more than 10 years' international experience in financial management roles. She started her career with Baker Tilly before moving into financial and professional services and subsequently the resources industry. She has broad experience which includes the introduction of cost saving initiatives, mergers and acquisitions, financial modelling, financial reporting and management accounting.
Stephane Gauducheau - Legal Counsel & Company Secretary
Stephane is a lawyer with experience in commercial, corporate and financing transactions. Whilst in private practice Mr. Gauducheau advised mining and oil and gas companies on projects and transactions in Australia, Europe, North and West Africa and the Middle East. Stephane is admitted to legal practice in South Australia and in France.
Joe Ranford - General Manager
Joe is a mining engineer with 19 years' experience in mining operations and project management roles in Australia and South Africa. Joe has extensive experience in underground and open cut mining methods across a number of commodities. He has strong experience in project commissioning and mine management, including environmental and safety compliance. Most recently, he was the General Manager of Australian Operations for Crocodile Gold Corporation.
Rene van Oevelen - Mill Metallurgical Superintendent
Rene's career to date has focused on flotation plants, including a complex oxide/sulphide flotation plant in North Queensland and a large volume copper flotation plant in Cloncurry. Prior to joining the Angas management team, he held the positions of Continuous Improvement Manager and Metallurgy Superintendent at Newmont Mining Corporation's Granites Gold Mine. Rene's career highlights include the commissioning of water detoxification plants in Queensland and Northern Territory and plant upgrades to increase capacity and reduce operating costs, as well as diverse continuous improvement projects. He holds an Applied Science Degree in Metallurgy from the South Australian Institute of Technology.
Dan Nelson - Human Resources Superintendent
Dan has over 10 years' experience within Human Resources, primarily gained at BHP Billiton, where he was employed in HR roles across their WA Iron Ore and SA Uranium Operations. He has worked in the consulting, mining and manufacturing industries with extensive experience in the areas of recruitment & retention, employee & industrial relations and behavioural change management. Dan holds qualifications in Human Resource Management and Social Science.
John Burgess - General Manager, Tala Hamza Project
John is a process and environmental engineer with 35 years' experience in zinc plants, mostly at Broken Hill. He consulted to Zinifex Limited on the Century Mine and on various nickel and gold operations and has held positions as manager of Metallurgy and Environment at Broken Hill and General Manager of the Renison Tin Mine. He has extensive experience in commissioning nickel, copper and gold plants and most recently he managed the successful commissioning of the Angas Zinc Mine.
Geology & Exploration
Ken Cross - Principal Geologist, Fleurieu Region
Ken has 30 years experience in the minerals industry, working with prospectors and junior exploration companies prior to joining WMC Resources Limited in 1984 as a mine geologist at Kambalda nickel mine, Western Australia. From 1986-93 he worked at Olympic Dam as Senior Research Geologist and later with WMC Resources Exploration Division as Senior Exploration Geologist (SA/NT), focused on Olympic Dam style Cu-Au exploration. Ken has a strong background in geoscience computing and technology and has worked extensively in Australia and overseas consulting to companies including BHP Billiton, Anglogold, WMC Resources Limited and junior explorers.