Board & Management
Ian is a seasoned executive with more than 35 years of successful business experience across a broad range of industries and activities. Ian’s considerable experience include resources, property, development, forestry, project financing, project feasibility, strategic and tactical implementation, negotiating environmental and indigenous matters, and transitioning projects and developments from conception through to completion and profitability. Notably, Ian was the Director, financier and co-owner of South Australia Mining Resources; a company that owned the the Kanmantoo open-cut copper mine before selling the project to Hillgrove Resources.
Mark is a highly accomplished resources executive with over 35 years of hands-on operational and corporate experience in mining all around the world. His skills and experience include strategic business planning and risk mitigation, business and project management, developing mine engineering and production requirements, mine management and liaison with diverse cultures in indigenous and remote communities.
Mark has had extensive global leadership and operational experience in his career to date,
including over two successful decades in PNG for Barrick Gold Corporation – the largest gold mining company in the world. Mark’s combination of skills has consistently produced profitable and sustainable outcomes in complex settings delivering increased shareholder value.
Mark has held the positions of Mine Manager for the Porgera Gold Mine (PNG), Chief Mining
Engineer and Mine Manager for the Misima Gold and Silver Mine (PNG), Executive General Manager for Barrick Papua New Guinea and Operations Director for both Barrick Asia Pacific and Barrick South America.
Most recently, Mark was President of the Global Copper division for Barrick Gold Corporation executing the development strategy over its portfolio of key copper assets in South America, Africa, Middle East and Asia.
Greg joined the Bureau of Mineral Resources in Canberra and was seconded to work with the Geological Survey ofPapua New Guinea in 1975. Greg held a number of positions in the PNG Geological Survey from 1975-85 and during this period he conducted and supervised a wide range of engineering and geological hazards studies throughout PNG. He was appointed Director of the Survey in 1986 and remained in this position until 1989. Throughout those years he was responsible for the overall management of mining and petroleum exploration in PNG during a period of intense activity.
In 1989 Greg was appointed to the position of Executive Director of the newly established PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum, which is an industry association that represents the interests of the mining and petroleum sectors in PNG.
Since 1989 and up until his retirement from the Executive Director position in June 2017, Greg was responsible for developing the Chamber into a peak industry body that has a major input into legislation and policy changes and has underpinned the development of PNG’s world-class resource industry. Today the Chamber boasts a membership that includes some of the largest and well-known mining and petroleum companies in the world.
Greg was instrumental in fostering investment and growth in the PNG mining and petroleum sectors through Chamber-organised international and domestic investment conferences, and the commissioning of a wide range of studies and reports that have benefited many projects and industry stakeholders. He also played a pivotal role in advancing developments in the areas of taxation, education and training, health and community development.
Greg was also recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours. Chamber of Mines and Petroleum president Gerea Aopi said Anderson’s recognition as an Officer of the British Empire (OBE) is fitting for someone who has devoted almost his entire life to Papua New Guinea’s development through his many contributions in the mineral and petroleum sectors.
Glenn is a very experienced Exploration Geologist with versatile management skills and more than 33 years of success working in the exploration industry covering Papua New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand, Tanzania, Burkina Faso, Mali, Guinea and China. Glenn spent 17 years in senior roles within Barrick Gold as Exploration Manager and Principal Geologist for PNG, Exploration Manager for Africa, Exploration Manager for Asia and Exploration Manager for Project Development.
In addition, Glenn has held roles in a variety of well‐known companies including Placer Pacific at the Kidston Gold Mine in Queensland. Glenn’s PNG‐based successes include the definition of the multimillion‐ounce expansion of the Porgera resource and the discovery of the 1Moz geological inventory at Kora within the Kainantu project. Glenn brings hands‐on experience for all aspects of exploration. He has managed teams in excess of 250 people and budgets in excess of $30M per annum.
CRAIG LENNON – CA, AGIA
GDip (Applied Corporate Governance)(Applied Finance)
Craig was previously the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ASX Listed Highlands Pacific Limited from 2016 to 2019 and prior to that Chief Financial Officer at Highlands for 9 years and with the company for 19 years in total. Highlands was taken over by Cobalt 27 Capital Corp in May 2019. Highlands was an exploration and development company with assets focused in Papua New Guinea that included the world class Ramu Nickel Cobalt mine. Craig has vast experience working in Papua New Guinea, working with Chinese partners and corporation transaction including joint ventures, mergers & acquisitions, capital raisings and debt funding.
Preceding Highlands, Craig had worked for KMPG for five years in Australia gaining experience in industries including manufacturing, construction, retail, hospitality and mining. He also worked in the United Kingdom for two years in the manufacturing industry.
Craig is a Chartered Accountant, has a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance with FINSIA and is a member of the Australian Institute of Directors.
Craig is also currently the Head of Asia Pacific for Conic Metals Corp a leading battery metals investment vehicle listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and an advisor to Pure Battery Technologies a privately owned Brisbane based nickel and cobalt refiner looking to commercially produce a premium grade nickel sulphate product.
Consultant to the AMD Board
Brett has unparalleled expertise in operating resource businesses. He has been a highly successful leader with over 25 years’ experience in the metals and mining industry. He has been a Board Member on the Queensland Resources Council and the Vice President and a Board Member of the Tasmanian Minerals Council. Mr Fletcher is the current non-executive Chairman of Red River Resources Limited and former Chief Operating Officer of Zinifex/OZ Minerals.
His impressive career in operating resource businesses in Senior Management, Project Development and Operations roles includes Executive General Manager Indonesia & Papua New Guinea for Newcrest Mining Limited, the largest gold producer in the Asia Pacific region. Mr Fletcher’s key responsibility in that role was the safe and efficient coordination of all of the operational assets of Newcrest Mining in Papua New Guinea and in Indonesia, including Lihir and Hidden Valley.
Chief Executive Officer
Tony’s background is primarily in corporate advisory, corporate financial services and SME
management across a range of industries, including resources, engineering, manufacturing and professional services such as legal and accounting.
He has been involved in corporate and transaction structuring, management consulting and
successful capital raisings for more than 20 years. His broad corporate and industry experience brings a wealth of hands-on skills in the areas of human resources, KPI-based management systems, sales, marketing, production management, quality control, strategy development, debt/equity structuring and project administration.
Tony has been the central point of influence bringing together the management team, operations team and portfolio of assets that now comprise AMD Resources Limited.