Tim Kennedy, B.App Sc (Geology), MBA, MAusIMM, MGSA - Independent Non-Executive Chairman (Appointed 13 December 2016, Chairman since 28 August 2018)
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, which during his 11 years IGO grew from being a junior explorer to a 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; and the discovery of the Bibra orogenic gold deposit.
Prior to that Mr Kennedy held a number of senior positions with global miner Anglo America, including as Exploration manager - Australia, Principal Geologist/Team Leader - Australia and Principal Geologist. He also held positions with Resolute Limited, Hunter Resources and PNC Exploration Pty Ltd.
During the past three years Mr Kennedy has also served as a director of Millennium Minerals Limited (director since 2 May 2016) and Helix Resources Limited (director since 16 February 2018).
Craig Ian McGown, BComm, FCA, ASIA Non-Executive Director (Appointed 11 March 2015)(Chairman 11 March 2015 - 28 August 2018)
Mr McGown is an investment banker with over 40 years of experience consulting to companies in Australia and internationally, particularly in relation to fund raising and mergers and acquisitions in the natural resources sector. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, was admitted as a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and an Affiliate of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia in 1984. Mr McGown has been an executive director of the corporate advisory business New Holland Capital Pty Ltd (New Holland) since 2008 and prior to that appointment was the chairman of DJ Carmichael Pty Limited.
During the past three years Mr McGown has also served as the Non-Executive Chairman for Pioneer Resources Limited (13 June 2008 – present), a Non-Executive Director of Realm Resources Limited (31 May 2018 – present) and is the Chairman of the Harry Perkins Institute for Respiratory Health.
Mr McGown is a member of the Nomination and Compensation Committee since his appointment on 11 March 2015.