Management Team

Richard Taylor

Chief Executive Officer

Richard is a mining executive with more than 15 years’ experience in senior international and resource sector roles. He was most recently Managing Director of PanAust Ltd’s Asia business subsidiary, Phu Bia Mining Limited, where he held responsibility for business development initiatives in Myanmar and exploration in Laos. He has held senior executive roles with Mineral Deposits Limited, Oxiana Ltd, MMG and the World Bank. Richard is a graduate and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and has held board roles with a number of companies and not for profit organisations. Richard holds an MBA from the University of Cambridge and is a qualified lawyer admitted to practice in New South Wales.

Simon Iacopetta

Chief Financial Officer/Company Secretary

Simon is a mining executive with broad experience in corporate finance and financial management functions in the resources and professional services sectors. He was most recently Chief Financial Officer of ASX listed gold miner Ramelius Resources Limited responsible for capital management, corporate treasury, financial management and project evaluation. Previously, he held senior management roles with an international accounting firm specialising in the provision of corporate finance and assurance services primarily focussing on publicly listed companies. Simon is a graduate of the University of Adelaide, has completed post graduate study in both Finance and Accounting and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.