Managing Director & CEO
Simon is a proven leader with 30+ years experience in the metals and minerals industry, including R&D, strategy formulation, finance, sales, marketing and trading, large scale capital projects, radical asset turnaround/business improvement, M&A and divestments. His career began at Kobe Steel Ltd. Japan in coal chemistry R&D and major projects. He thenspent 20 years with Rio Tinto in operational, project and leadership roles working in iron ore, copper, industrial minerals, bauxite, alumina, coal and uranium.
Simon Chaired the Board of Queensland Alumina Ltd and served on the Boards of Rio Tinto Marketing Pte. (Singapore), Rössing Uranium Ltd. (Namibia) and Riversdale Coal entities (Mozambique).
Academically, Simon is an Oxford University honors graduate in Chemistry and holds a MBA from INSEAD, a graduate of the AICD and has an advanced exponent of ENS negotiation techniques.