Mining Engineer, Non-Executive Chairman
Mr Lester has over 40 years’ experience in the mining industry and has held senior executive positions with North Ltd, Newcrest Mining Limited, Oxiana/Oz Minerals Limited and Citadel Resource Group Limited. Mr Lester’s experience covers operations, project and business development and general corporate activities including financial services. Mr Lester has served on several ASX listed and private mining boards and is currently Non-Executive Chairman of White Rock Minerals Ltd.
Geologist, Non-Executive Director
Mr Kennedy is a geologist with a successful 30-year career in the mining industry, including extensive involvement in the exploration, feasibility and development of gold, nickel, platinum group elements, base metals and uranium projects throughout Australia. His most recent role was as Exploration Manager with Independence Group NL (ASX: IGO), which during his 11 years tenure grew from being a junior explorer to a multi-asset and multi-commodity mining company. In particular Mr Kennedy played a key role as part of the team that represented IGO on the Exploration Steering Committee during the multi-million ounce Tropicana, Havana and Boston Shaker discoveries; the discovery of the Rosie magmatic nickel sulphide deposit; the discovery of the Bibra orogenic gold deposit; and the discovery of the Triumph VMS deposit.
Prior to that Mr Kennedy held several senior positions with global diversified miner, Anglo American, including as Exploration Manager – Australia, Principal Geologist/Team Leader – Australia, and Principal Geologist. He also held technical positions with Resolute Limited, Hunter Resources and PNC Exploration.
Mr Kennedy also currently serves as a Non-Executive Chairman for exploration company, Sipa Resources Limited (ASX: SRI).
Lawyer, Non-Executive Director
Mr Macdonald is a qualified legal practitioner, he has practiced in both mining corporate/commercial and commercial litigation.
Mr Macdonald is also a director of several private resource companies and has a diverse range of corporate, equity capital market and mining related experience.
Managing Director, Geologist
Mr Rosenstreich contributes over 30 years technical, corporate and financial experience.
He has held senior geological roles covering exploration, development and production. He worked in resource banking with NM Rothschild before becoming founding Managing Director of Bass Metals, leading it from IPO, exploration success and over 5 years of base and precious metals production.
Since late 2013, he has held several executive roles with ASX listed companies focused on ‘specialty materials’ such as tantalum, graphite and REE as well as gold and base metals in Australia and off-shore.
Chief Financial Officer
Meagan Hamblin is a Director of Meridian Corporate Consultants with extensive experience in financial reporting, corporate accounting and advisory services. Meagan is a Chartered Accountant, a certified Xero advisor and an associate member of the Governance Institute of Australia.
Having previously held roles in audit and advisory at Deloitte Perth, Meagan has experience across a diverse portfolio of listed, unlisted companies and not-for-profit organisations. This includes providing technical accounting advice, financial statement preparation, accounting training and design-led workshop facilitation.
Meagan’s recent experience also includes being part of the statutory reporting team at Wesfarmers, which involved preparing the Wesfarmers Annual Report, board reporting, providing technical accounting advice to the Wesfarmers Group and facilitating accounting training.
Meagan holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Western Australia majoring in financial accounting, management accounting and corporate finance. Meagan is also currently an adjudicator for the Australasian Reporting Awards, which provides a benchmark of world best practice criteria for annual reports.
Gordon is a highly experienced and well-respected exploration geologist based in Orange, NSW. He will commence with Helix on 10 May 2021. Gordon will be eligible to participate in any approved employee incentive plans at the Board’s discretion, with incentive hurdles to be closely aligned to those of the Managing Director, focused on discovery and share price performance.
Gordon has over 30 years of practical mineral exploration experience, ranging from active field-based projects through to multi-commodity project generation initiatives in Australia and overseas. He has extensive NSW copper and gold exploration experience, including Exploration Manager roles with listed explorers Magmatic Resources Ltd and Clancy Exploration Ltd, and prior to that Geoinformatics Exploration Pty Ltd. Since October 2018 he has been a Senior Consultant with R.W. Corkery & Co Pty Limited, a geological and environmental consultancy specialising in NSW mining and development projects.
Gordon is a Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists and holds a Masters in Geology (UWA), a BSC in Applied Science – Geology (RMIT) and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mr Donovan is a member of the Governance Institute of Australia and provides corporate advisory, IPO and consultancy services to a number of companies. Mr Donovan is currently a company secretary of several ASX listed and public unlisted companies and has gained experience across resources, agritech, biotech, media and technology industries.
He has extensive experience in listing rules compliance and corporate governance, having served as a Senior Adviser at the ASX in Perth for nearly 3 years, where he managed the listing of nearly 100 companies on the ASX.
In addition, Mr Donovan has experience in the capital markets having raised capital and assisted numerous companies on achieving an initial listing on the ASX, as well as for a period of time, as a private client adviser at a boutique stock broking group.