Luke Cox
Chief  Executive Officer


Mr Cox is a Professional Geologist and Mine Manager who has worked in the mining industry for over 25 years. His experience has encompassed exploration, mining, and mining finance, across an extensive range of commodities (Nickel, Cobalt, Lithium, Gold, Iron Ore, and Diamonds).

Mr Cox has been involved in developing a considerable number of mineral deposits (Murrin Murrin, Mlibizi, Mali Green, Binduli, Davyhurst, Francis Creek, Edna May, Greenfinch, Carina, Wodgina, Sunrise), and has been involved in all stages of development from exploration to project feasibility, financing, mine development and operations.

Mr Cox has worked in Europe, Africa, North and South America, United Kingdom and Australia.

Mr Cox has been an integral part of the Owners’ teams of numerous LSE, ASX, TSX-listed exploration and mining companies, working extensively with both the Board and Executive levels. He also has significant experience in technical and commercial diligence with off-take customers, mining companies, and investment groups.

Matt Herbert

General Manager North America

Mr Herbert is a multi-commodity geologist with 20+ years in mining, processing and rail that spans Australia and PNG. This experience includes start-ups, expansions, and end-of-life mining environments.


He has a proven track record in high intensity, large-scale operations with companies such as Rio Tinto and Fortescue Metals where he has undertaken management roles across the integrated supply chain.


In recent years he has moved into the financial and deal-side of resource projects to areas such as financial modelling, funding, M&A and corporate strategy.

Mr Herbert is a well-respected member of the West Australian mining community.


Joel Ives
Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary


Finance & Business Advisory Executive specialising in CFO, Accounting, Company Secretarial services and Mergers and Acquisitions for private companies as well as ASX listed and public small cap companies across various industries.


Mr Ives currently acts as Company Secretary to Harvest Technology Ltd (ASX:HTG), DigitalX Limited (ASX:DCC), Kuniko Limited (ASX:KNI) and OliveX Holdings Limited (NSX:OLX).

John Winterbottom
General Manager Technical Services


Mr Winterbottom is a professional geologist with over 25 years’ experience in mining and exploration over a large range of hard rock commodities (gold, base metals, and laterite nickel / cobalt, and iron ore), in both open-pit and underground settings. He has managed mining and exploration teams from junior to mid-tier companies transitioning projects from greenfield concept targets through, advanced exploration, PEA, PFS, DFS, project development and operation.

Mr Winterbottom has experience in Africa, Canada and Australia in a wide range of geological settings and deposits including Fosterville (Kirkland Lake Gold), Rosebery (MMG), Dikilushi (Mawson West), Mt Rawdon (Evolution), Cracow (Evolution), Edna May (Evolution), Frances Creek (Territory Resources), Murrin (Minara Resources), the Superpit (KCGM) and Golden Grove (Newmont).

Mr Winterbottom has extensive experience in ASX and TSX listed companies working closely with Executive Teams and Boards to maximise shareholder returns.


Andrea Johnstone
ESG & First Nations Manager

Andrea has 10+ years in environment and governance compliance across large scale mining operations that span Australasia and the Americas.


She has a deep knowledge of regulatory protocols required for start up, steady state and closure mining requirements. She brings with her a diverse range of experience including approvals, setting up governance frameworks and managing operational compliance. During her career she has continued to nurture strong stakeholder relationships of local indigenous communities and fostered harmonious outcomes for mining companies and first nations groups.