Leadership

Directors

 

Peter Bilbe

B.Eng. (Mining) (Hons), MAusIMM
Non-Executive Chairman


Mr. Bilbe is a mining engineer with 40 years Australian and international mining experience in gold, base metals and iron ore at the operational, managerial and board levels. Mr. Bilbe has held senior positions at Northern Iron, Mount Gibson Iron, Aztec Resources, Portman, Aurora Gold and Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines. Mr Bilbe is currently non-executive Chairman of Intermin Resources.

 
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Peter Bradford

BAppSc Extractive Metallurgy, FAusIMM, MSMME
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer


Mr. Bradford is a senior executive and a qualified metallurgist with over 35 years’ experience in gold and base metals mining operations, exploration and development. Mr. Bradford has held senior positions internationally and within Australia with Ashanti Goldfields (and Golden Shamrock Mines), Golden Star Resources, Anvil Mining, Copperbelt Minerals and PMI Gold.

 

Geoffrey Clifford

BBus, FCPA, FGIA, FAICD
Non-Executive Director


Mr. Geoff Clifford was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of IGO in 2012. From 2007 until 2011 Mr. Clifford was a director of Atlas Iron, Centaurus Metals and Fox Resources. From December 2008 to July 2011, he was chairman of Atlas Iron. Mr. Clifford was a director and consultant to Aztec Resources. Mr Clifford was General Manager Administration and Company Secretary of Portman for 8 years. Mr. Clifford is currently non-executive chairman of Saracen Mineral Holdings and Tyranna Resources Limited.

 

Peter Buck

M.Sc. (Geology), M.AusIMM
Non-Executive Director


Mr. Peter Buck was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of IGO in October 2014. Mr. Buck is a geologist with over 40 years’ experience. Mr Buck has worked with WMC Resources, Forrestania Gold and LionOre, and was managing director of Breakaway Resources. He has been a director of Gallery Gold Ltd and PMI Gold and is currently a director of Antipa Minerals.

 

Keith Spence

BSc (Geophysics) (Hons)
Non-Executive Director


Mr. Keith Spence was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of IGO in December 2014. Mr Spence has over 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry with Shell and Woodside. Mr Spence was a non-executive director of Oil Search, the non-executive chairman of Geodynamics Limited,  and chaired the Board of the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority. He is currently a non-executive director of Santos and Murray & Roberts and the non-executive chairman of Base Resources Limited .

 

Neil Warburton

Assoc. MinEng WASM, MAusIMM, FAICD
Non-Executive Director


Mr. Neil Warburton was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of IGO in October 2015. Mr. Warburton is a qualified mining engineer with more than 37 years’ experience in gold and nickel development and mining. He has previously held senior executive positions with Barminco Limited and Coolgardie Gold and most recently a non-executive director of Australian Mines Limited, Sirius Resources NL, Peninsular Energy Limited, Namibian Copper Limited and non-executive chairman of Red Mountain Mining Ltd. He is currently a non-executive director of Flinders Mines Ltd.

 

Debra Bakker

MAppFin., BBus. (FinAcc), Grad Dip FINSIA, GAICD
Non-Executive Director


Ms. Debra Bakker was appointed as a Non-executive Director of IGO in December 2016. Ms. Bakker is an experienced financier and deal maker with more than 25 years’ experience in the resources industry with significant international experience. Ms. Bakker has previously held senior positions with Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Standard Bank London Group and Barclays Capital. She is currently the Western Australian Representative for Auramet Trading LLC, a non-executive director of Capricorn Metals Ltd and a non-executive director for Access Housing Australia.

 

Leadership Team

 

Rob Dennis

BAppSc (Mining Engineering) FAusIMM(CP)
Chief Transformation Officer


Rob is a mining engineer with 40 years' experience in strategic planning, project development, and operational management of the nickel, copper, gold and alumina industries. Rob joined IGO in 2015 and was appointed to the position of Chief Operating Officer in 2016. Rob has held senior positions with Sirius Resources, Poseidon Nickel, Aditya Birla Minerals, Lionore Australia, Great Central Mines and Western Mining Corporation.

 

Scott Steinkrug

C.A. B.Comm, BSc., GAICD
Chief Financial Officer


Scott is a Chartered Accountant with over 17 years’ experience in the resources industry gained with Rio Tinto, Sons of Gwalia, Perilya and Consolidated Minerals where held positions including Financial Controller and Manager, Treasury & Finance. Prior to 1997, he worked for a mid-tier accounting firm. Scott was appointed to the position of Chief Financial Officer with IGO in 2011.

 

Matt Dusci

BAppSc Geol (Hons), MAIG
Chief Operating Officer


Matt Dusci was appointed General Manager New Business for IGO in 2014. Matt has 20 years’ experience in exploration, resource development, studies, due diligences and operations. Matt has held senior management positions within PMI Gold, Gold Fields and WMC Resources. Matt has extensive international experience, having worked in Australia, South America, Africa and Asia.

 

Sam Retallack

Dip App Science, B. Health Science, CAHRI, GAICD
Head of People & Culture

 
Sam was appointed Human Resources Manager for IGO in 2013 and has over 25 years’ experience in senior management, human resources and operational roles. Prior to joining IGO, Sam managed large workforce based businesses in retail and domestic aviation, before turning to roles in Human Resource management across the mining, finance, legal and biomedical sectors.

 

Keith Ashby

BSc (Botany)(Hons), MSc (Environmental Science)
Head of Governance & Risk

 
Keith Ashby was appointed Sustainability Manager for IGO in 2015. Keith has 20 years’ local and international experience in the resources industry. Keith has held HSEC management positions within WMC Resources, BHP Billiton, Zinifex, Nyrstar and Newcrest. These included HSEC Manager, Group Environment Manager, Approvals Manager and Resettlement Manager.

 

Joanne McDonald

MSc (Corporate Governance), MSc (Professional Accounting), FGIA, GAICD
Company Secretary


Joanne McDonald was appointed Company Secretary for IGO in 2015. Joanne has over 14 years’ experience as a company secretarial professional working for listed companies in Australia and the UK. Prior to joining IGO, Joanne held positions with Paladin Energy Ltd, Summit Resources Ltd and Unilever plc.

 
Ian Sandl

Ian Sandl

Bsc (Geology, Geophysics)(Hons)
General Manager – Exploration


Ian was appointed General Manager Exploration for IGO in 2017. Ian has 30 years’ experience in mineral exploration and associated geoscience, including near-mine and greenfields exploration for a range of commodities. He has previously held senior management and technical positions within Teck Resources, BHP Minerals and Geo Discovery Group and has significant international experience having worked across Australia, Africa and Asia.

 
Andrew Eddowes

Andrew Eddowes

B.Sc (Earth Science)(Hons), MAUSIMM, FGeolSoc
Head of Corporate Development


Andrew is a geologist with over 20 years’ experience in the exploration and mining industry. He has worked on major projects within Australia and internationally, with his experience extending from project generation to mine development in a variety of technical and corporate roles. Andrew joined IGO in 2003 and has held a number of senior roles in Exploration, Investor Relations and New Business, including playing a key role in the successful acquisition and integration of the Nova nickel copper cobalt operation into the business. In February 2018, Andrew was appointed Head of Corporate Development with a focus on advancing IGO’s growth and improvement of the asset portfolio through acquisitions and strategic partnerships.