Board and Management

Ms Nicole Hollows

Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Ms Hollows has over 20 years’ experience in the resources sector in a number of senior managerial roles across both the public and private sectors, including in mining, utilities and rail. Her experience spans mine evaluation and development, operational management, accounting and finance, mergers and acquisitions, capital management and corporate governance. 

 Ms Hollows is currently an independent non- executive Chairman of the company and also an independent non-executive director of Downer EDI Limited,  She is the Chair of The Salvation Army Brisbane Red Shield Appeal Committee and an advisory committee member of the Salvation Army Queensland Advisory Council and a member of the CEO Advisory Committee for Dean of Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Business School and Chief Executive Women Membership Committee. 

She was formerly the Chief Financial Officer and subsequently Chief Executive Officer of Macarthur Coal Limited, Managing Director of AMCI Australia and South East Asia and more recently Chief Executive Officer of Sunwater Limited.  

A Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Member of Chief Executive Women and the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ms Hollows holds a Bachelor of Business – Accounting and a Graduate Diploma in Advanced Accounting (Distinction) from the Queensland University of Technology and is a Graduate of Harvard Business School’s Program for Management Development.

Ms Hollows lives in Brisbane.

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Mr Steve van Barneveld

Non-Executive Director

Mr van Barneveld has over 25 years of experience in the mining industry, a significant portion of which was spent with Sedgman Limited, a leading International designer and builder of coal handling and processing plants.

Steve was the Chief Operating Officer with Sedgman during their IPO on the ASX, and he oversaw a period of significant growth and international expansion.

Based in Brisbane, Steve’s primary focus is investor relations, particularly in Australia and Asia.

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Mr Joel Nicholls

Executive Director

Mr Nicholls has over 12 years financial and technical experience in the resources industry.  He formerly worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Transaction Services, focused on mergers and acquisitions with buy side and sell side due diligence across a broad range of industries.

Mr Nicholls runs a private resource fund and has experience in analysing and investing in a wide selection of commodities across multiple jurisdictions, from early stage exploration through to production.  Mr Nicholls is skilled in project identification, and technical and economic evaluation.

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Ms Lisa Dalton

Company Secretary

Ms Dalton is an accomplished lawyer, governance professional, senior executive and leader with over 20 years’ experience in the mining, energy, construction, manufacturing, medical and agricultural sectors.

Ms Dalton has extensive experience encompassing complex business restructuring, initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions and responding to take-over approaches, strategic planning and implementation, all facets of governance, risk and compliance, human resources, strategy development, corporate communications and change management. Lisa is currently Chairman of Second Skin Pty Ltd, a non-executive director of Healthia Limited and Company Secretary of PWR Holdings Limited and Sunwater Limited. Lisa is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Chartered Governance Institute.

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