MANAGING DIRECTOR AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Qualifications: BEng (Hons), BFin
Alex joined Chalice in 2017, and was appointed Managing Director in November 2018. Alex has lead Chalice through an exceptional recent growth period and has been recognised as ‘New/Emerging Leader of the Year’ by Mining News and ‘CEO of the Year’ by Kitco, and most recently the Young Mining Professionals Toronto chapter with the 2022 ‘Peter Munk’ award. Alex has diverse experience in a variety of leadership roles across the resources sector, as a management consultant, engineer, project manager and corporate advisor. Prior to joining Chalice, he was working as a Specialist consultant with the global management consultancy McKinsey & Company. He commenced his engineering career with resources giant BHP in Adelaide, and then spent over six years as an engineer in oil and gas exploration.
Alex holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (first class Honours) and a Bachelor of Finance from the University of Adelaide. Mr Dorsch is a member of the Technical Committee.
GENERAL MANAGER – STRATEGY AND COMMERCIAL
Qualifications: B.Com, AGIA ACIS
Richard is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Secretary with over 20 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. Richard is a Non-executive Director of DevEx Resources Ltd, and was previously the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Liontown Resources Ltd, both ASX listed. Richard joined Chalice in 2005 (16 years), and held the role of CFO until 2023.
GENERAL MANAGER – DISCOVERY AND GROWTH
Qualifications: BSc (Hons) PhD MAIG
Dr. Frost is an exploration geologist with over 25yrs experience in mostly senior roles with a range of mining companies from junior explorers through to international mining houses. Dr. Frost has a solid understanding of economic geology from a background in project generation and evaluation of exploration projects from grass roots through to mining. Kevin is a joint-winner of the presitigious 2023 PDAC Thayer Lindsley Award and a dual winner of the 2022 AMEC Prospectors award for the discovery of the Julimar Project, and previously in 2009 for the Spotted Quoll nickel sulphide deposit in Western Australia. Dr. Frost was also responsible for Western Area Limited’s first significant nickel sulphide discovery (Flying Fox, 2003) which propelled Western Areas through to its current position as a dominant player in the nickel sulphide market. Dr. Frost was part of Western Area’s team that progressed both nickel sulphide discoveries through to feasibility studies and ultimately through to mine production. Dr. Frost is a member of the Australian Institute of Geologists. Kevin joined Chalice in March 2016.
GENERAL MANAGER – EXPLORATION
Qualifications: BSc (Hons) MAIG
Bruce has over 20 years’ technical and executive experience in the exploration industry with companies such as AngloGold Ashanti, Independence Group, Jabiru Metals and Blackham Resources. He has expertise across the mineral exploration value-chain, from greenfield exploration to mining feasibility, and possesses significant 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 was appointed General Manager of Exploration in 2022.
GENERAL MANAGER ENVIRONMENT AND COMMUNITY
Qualifications: B.Nat.Res.(Hons) PhD
Dr Carney is a proven leader in the mining industry, with over 20 years of experience specialising in environment, health and safety, indigenous affairs, government relations and community investment. Most recently, she held the role of Regional Environment Manager for Alcoa’s mining, refining and smelting operations in Australia, providing leadership on environmental standards, risk management and performance. Soo was also a member of Alcoa of Australia’s senior leadership team and the Company’s global environment leadership team, contributing to the delivery of the global Environment and Sustainability strategy. She has previously held senior Health, Safety and Environment leadership roles across BHP’s iron ore operations in Western Australia, including for the $20 billion Outer Harbour Development, and at Woodside Energy’s Pluto LNG Project.
Soo holds a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology as well as a Bachelor of Natural Resources with Honours. She was awarded her Doctorate at The University of Adelaide under a full Research Council of Australia (Industry) scholarship. Soo joined Chalice in March 2021.
GENERAL MANAGER – PROJECT DEVELOPMENT
Qualifications: B.Sc.(Hons) MAppFin, GDipMgt
Mr Nelson is a highly experienced mining executive and project director, bringing over 30 years’ experience in both operational and project technical leadership roles. He has broad international experience and has been instrumental in leading several mega-projects, including Reko Diq (copper-gold project currently in the feasibility update phase, operated by Barrick Gold Corporation) and Quebrada Blanca Phase II (copper project under construction, operated by Teck Resources) amongst others. His metallurgy, engineering and project management expertise in large-scale precious and base metals operations and proven ability to deliver significant projects make him uniquely qualified to lead the Julimar Project. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from the University of Western Australia, a Master of Applied Finance from KAPLAN and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Deakin University. Mike joined Chalice in 2023.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Qualifications: CPA, B.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 & 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 2023.
Qualifications: BBus, CA
Jamie is a Chartered Accountant who has over 20 years’ experience within the accounting profession and the administration of public listed companies in the mining and exploration industry. Jamie joined Chalice in June 2019.
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 18 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 Mineral Technology MAusIMM
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:Bsc(UWA) 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.