MANAGING DIRECTOR AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Qualifications: B.Eng (Hons), B.Fin
Alex has lead Chalice through an exceptional and transformational growth period following the Gonneville discovery. Alex was recognised as the ‘Emerging Leader of the Year’ by MiningNews and ‘CEO of the Year’ by Kitco in 2020. He also recieved the Yound Mining Professionals ‘Peter Munk Award’ in 2022. Alex has diverse experience in leadership in roles across the resources sector, as a management consultant, engineer, project manager and corporate advisor. Prior roles included a Specialist Consultant with McKinsey & Company. He commenced his engineering career with resources giant BHP, and then spent over six years as an engineer in oil and gas exploration. He is currently a Non-Executive Director for Falcon Metals Limited (ASX:FAL).
GENERAL MANAGER – STRATEGY AND COMMERCIAL
Qualifications: B.Com, AGIA ACG
Richard is a highly accomplished professional, holding the titles of Chartered Accountant and Chartered Secretary with over 25 years of professional and corporate experience in the energy and resources sector in Australia and the United Kingdom.
Richard has previously worked in senior finance roles with global energy companies including Woodside Petroleum Ltd and Centrica Plc. Prior to this, Richard was in private practice with major accounting practices. Prior roles have included as the Chief Financial Officer of Liontown Resources Ltd (ASX:LTR), now an ASX100 listed company. He is currently Non-executive Director of DevEx Resources Ltd (ASX:DEV). Richard joined Chalice in 2005 and held the role of CFO until March 2023.
GENERAL MANAGER – DISCOVERY AND GROWTH
Qualifications: B.Sc (Hons) PhD, MAIG
Kevin is an exploration geologist with over 25 years’ experience, having held senior roles in both junior explorers and international mining houses. His expertise spans economic geology covering project evaluation, from grass roots to mining.
Kevin is a joint-winner of the prestigious 2023 PDAC Thayer Lindsley Award and a dual winner of the 2022 AMEC Prospectors Award for the discovery of the Gonneville Project, and previously in 2009 for the Spotted Quoll nickel deposit. Kevin was responsible for Western Area Limited’s significant Flying Fox nickel discovery, propelling them into a dominant role in the nickel sulphide market. He is also a member of the Australian Institute of Geologists. Kevin joined Chalice in 2016.
GENERAL MANAGER – EXPLORATION
Qualifications: B.Sc (Hons), MAIG
Bruce has over 20 years of technical and executive experience in the exploration industry, having worked with companies such as AngloGold Ashanti, Independence Group, Jabiru Metals and Blackham Resources. Bruce possesses expertise across the mineral exploration value-chain, from greenfield exploration to mining feasibility, and carries substantial strategic, business development and project evaluation experience.
Bruce has been involved in several discoveries including the world class Tropicana gold deposit in Western Australia, for which he was the joint recipient of AMEC’s Prospector of the Year Award in 2012. Bruce joined Chalice in 2019 and he took on the role of General Manager – Exploration in 2022, contributing significantly to the company’s continued success and growth.
GENERAL MANAGER – ENVIRONMENT AND COMMUNITY
Qualifications: B.NatRes (Hons) PhD
Soo has over 20 years’ experience specialising in environmental, health and safety, Aboriginal engagement, government relations and community investment, and is a proven industry leader. Soo previously held the role of Regional Environment Manager at Alcoa, where she oversaw environmental standards and risk management across operations nationally and contributed to the Company’s global environment and sustainability strategies as part of the corporate environment leadership group. During her career Soo has held senior leadership roles at BHP’s iron ore operations and Woodside Energy’s LNG projects, including the $15B Pluto LNG Project. Soo holds a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and a Bachelor of Natural Resources with Honours, achieves under a full Research Council of Australia scholarship. Soo joined Chalice in 2021.
GENERAL MANAGER – PROJECT DEVELOPMENT
Qualifications: B.Sc (Hons), MAppFin, GradDipMgt
Mike is a highly experience mining executive and project director, with over 30 years’ experience in operational and project leadership. He has played pivotal roles in major projects, including Reko Diq, a copper-gold project operated by Barrick Gold Corporation and Quebrada Blanca Phase II, a copper project operated by Teck Resources. His metallurgy, engineering and project management expertise in large-scale precious and base metals operations and his proven ability to deliver significant projects make him uniquely qualifies to lead the Gonneville Project.
Mike holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from the University of Western Australia, Master of Applied Finance from KAPLAN and Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Deakin University. Mike joined Chalice in February 2023.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Qualifications: CPA, LLB, GradDipAppFin
Chris is a qualified accountant and lawyer with over 15 years of professional and corporate experience in the energy and resources industry. Chris has previously worked in corporate finance and legal roles in Carnarvon Petroleum and Australis Oil and Gas. Prior to that, he was an Associate Director at boutique investment bank, Miro Advisors, and was in legal private practice in a major national law firm.
Chris is a Certified Practising Accountant who holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Australia and a Diploma of Applied Finance from KAPLAN. Chris joined Chalice in July 2020, and previously held the role of Business Development and Legal Manager until March 2023.
Qualifications: B.Bus, CA
Jamie joined Chalice as Company Secretary in August 2019. For the past 30 years he has held finance and Company Secretary roles in various ASX-listed companies, primarily within the mining and exploration industry providing corporate governance and financial report advice. Jamie is a Chartered Accountant and graduated from the University of Tasmania with a Bachelor of Business in 1993.
Amelia is a marketing and communications specialist with over 15 years’ experience across a broad range of industries, including the mining and exploration sector, events and hospitality. Prior to working for Chalice, Amelia has held senior marketing roles for Crown Resorts and InterContinetal Resorts. Amelia has also managed communications for Liontown Resources Ltd, DevEx Resources Ltd and PhosEnergy Ltd.
Amelia holds a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Marketing and Public Relations at Curtin University. Amelia joined Chalice in July 2018.
Qualifications: B.Com, AGIA ACIS
Leanne is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Secretary who has over 20 years of accounting and governance experience within the mining and energy industries. Leanne was formerly Company Secretary for Chalice and Liontown Resources Ltd.
Leanne joined Chalice as Finance Manager in April 2010 and was appointed Company Secretary from 2012 to 2019.
METALLURGY MANAGER – JULIMAR PROJECT
Qualifications: B.Sc (Eng) PhD, M AusIMM
Ian is a qualified Manager of Metallurgy with over forty years’ experience in process plant design, testwork, feasibility studies, commissioning, plant operations and team management on major international and local projects.
Ian has extensive experience in both international and Australian projects, in the treatment of refractory and copper/gold ores, in the design of comminution circuits, and industrial minerals process plants. Ian held a senior position in Newcrest Mining Limited, with responsibility for metallurgy across projects and studies, including plant optimization work across a number of sites.
Ian holds a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Engineering, specialising in Mineral Technology and a PhD in Mineral Technology. He is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Ian joined Chalice in June 2021.
HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGER
Qualifications: B.Sc, GradDipOHS, MBA
Shaun is a Health & Safety professional with 17 years’ experience in the mining, exploration, oil and gas, and heavy industry. With a passion for driving a strong safety leadership culture, Shaun has previously worked in roles such as Injury Management, Health, Safety, Environment and Emergency Services Management, and most recently managed the Pandemic Response project for BHP. Shaun is a respected leader of action oriented teams within Health, Safety & Environment departments, including corporate and operationally based teams. Shaun holds expertise in areas of Occupational Health and Safety including auditing, risk management, incident investigations, behaviour based safety systems and safety leadership development.
Shaun holds a Bachelor of Exercise Physiology (UWA), a Post Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety (Curtin) and a Master of Business Administration (Curtin). Shaun joined Chalice Mining in June 2021.