Our Executive Leadership Team brings an invaluable combination of skillsets and competencies that results in a multi-faceted understanding of the key value drivers of the mining business. From mining strategy and operational efficiency to the financial performance of our projects, the leadership team's expertise and knowledge has all bases covered.


Ben Van Roon

Managing Director

25 years of mining experience predominantly in development, operation and logistics for greenfield iron ore projects with major Tier 1 mine owners and operators including Rio Tinto and Mineral Resources.

Experience spans open pit mining, ore processing, production and schedule improvement, plant operations and maintenance, and management of a large workforce in multiple locations.

Ben holds qualifications in engineering - mineral exploration and mining geology.


Marcus Strickland

General Manager Operations

25 years of mining experience across major commodities, with strong expertise in asset management, risk management and operational development honed at BHP, Mineral Resources and Roy Hill.

Experience spans mining optimisation, development and implementation of best practice maintenance and mobilisation techniques, implementation of technology to maximise mining efficiency, performance improvement and people management.


George Nicholls

Chief Financial Officer

20 years of finance experience across a diverse range of industries spanning telecommunications, resources and agriculture for both public and private companies.

Experience across a broad range of accountabilities including core financial control, strategic and business planning, mergers and acquisitions, debt and capital markets, taxation, risk management and company secretary responsibilities.

George is a fully qualified member of the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand and the Governance Institute of Australia.


Jason Kohn

Technical Operations Manager

23 years of mining experience in various open pit environments including gold, iron ore and mineral sands on both owner's and contractor's teams, including BHP Billiton and Iluka Resources.

Proven success in mining strategy development, project development and management, mining operation optimisation, continuous quality and process improvement, and technical and commercial risk management.

Jason holds qualifications in mining engineering and Quarry Manager's Certificate of Competency in both Western Australia and South Australia.