The members of the Mayur Board and Senior Management Team are experts in their chosen fields and bring with them a wealth of experience from around the globe, with a full ‘cradle to grave’ development track record across iron ore, mineral sands, copper, gold, coal, power generation and iron/steel making.
The teams blend of experience and technical skills capable of execution and delivery of complex and challenging opportunities and have worked extensively across all key market jurisdictions in Asia and throughout the rest of the world.
Board of Directors
Chairman and Non-Executive Director
Mr Neale has extensive experience as a director and executive, including being the former MD and CEO of New Hope Corporation (NHC), Chairman and Non-Executive Director of WestSide Corporation Limited, Director of Northern Energy Corporation Limited, Independent Non-Executive Director of Planet Gas Limited, Non- Executive Director of Bridgeport Energy Limited, and Director of Arkdale Pty Ltd. Rob is also a Former President of the Queensland Resources Council and a past Chairman of the Australian Coal Association Research Program. Rob has over 45 years of operations and development experience in the resources sector and is currently an Independent Director and Chairman of the Port of Newcastle Ltd.
Mr Crossley has extensive experience as a director and mining executive, having operated some of Australia’s largest mining businesses including roles as Deputy CEO of ASX-listed Gloucester Coal, and President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) at BHP Billiton’s West Australian Iron Ore business. Tim also held the position of Executive General Manager of carbon steel materials for Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd’s Roy Hill project. Tim has also held senior roles in BHP’s manganese business and metallurgical coal business and was a Director in ASX-listed VDM Group. Tim is also a former President of the Northern Territory Minerals Council and Executive Chairman of Trans-Tasman Resources.
Mr Mulder has 23 years of successful executive management experience across operations, project development and commercial. Paul has been the Managing Director of Mayur Resources since March 2014. Prior to this, Paul spent six years working for Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd and its coal and infrastructure development projects. Paul was Project Director and Managing Director in leading a $15bn mine port and rail development in Queensland, Australia. Prior to this Paul worked for BHP Billiton for 13 years in steel, coal and iron ore divisions in various senior management capacities. Paul is a Materials Engineer with an MBA, and is a former Director of the Queensland Resources Council.
Mr Terranova is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience as a director and executive for a wide range of Australian and international publicly listed companies, including Normandy Mining and Queensland Cotton Limited. He later became Chief Financial Officer and ultimately Managing Director of Allied Gold PLC, which was subsequently acquired by St Barbara Limited in 2012. He was Managing Director of Polymetals Mining Limited and led its transformation through a merger with Southern Cross Goldfields Limited in 2013 and oversaw the combined group’s recapitalisation program. He is currently an Executive Director of AUSAg Resources Limited.
Hubert Hanjause Namani
Mr Namani is a legal practitioner and senior member of the PNG Bar and has extensive commercial and litigation experience spanning over 20 years. Mr Namani’s legal practice Namani & Associates has expertise in public policy, landowner engagement, traditional legal and regulatory activities as well as trade and investment.
COO / CEO – Mayur Iron
A mining engineer, Mr Slesarewich’s career has spanned a wide variety of mining developments globally as well as senior executive roles with Centrex Metals, Metallica Minerals, Macarthur Coal, Queensland Resources Council, and Boardwalk Resources where he led the successful sale of the company to Whitehaven Coal as part of a $5.1 billion transaction.
Head of Business Affairs
Mr Lockyer is a high-profile retired sports star and former Australian Rugby League captain, PNG’s most popular sport. He has experience working with communities, businesses and government in various capacities and enjoys an extremely large following in PNG following his achievements as a player and respected leader.
Advisory Board Member – Lime and Cement
Mr Savory is a highly respected senior industry executive with 18 years of operational and commercial experience in the cement and construction materials sector in Australia and Asia Pacific. Mr Savory’s most recent roles included 3 years with LafargeHolcim (one of the largest global players in the market) and prior to this Cement Australia (JV owned by LafargeHolcim and Heidelberg Cement and the second largest cement player in Australia).
Mr Thompson brings a diversity of project experience that uniquely fits with the Company’s mix of projects and commodities. He has more than 30 years’ experience in designing and delivering, from the ground up, power plant/energy, iron and steel, metals, mineral sands and infrastructure projects in South Africa, Saudi Arabia and New Zealand. He previously held senior roles with Transfield Worley, Beca Carter and Saudi Iron & Steel. Mr Thompson is a Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), a member of the Institute of Engineering Designers (UK) and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and is registered as a professional engineer with the UK Engineering Council.
Senior Energy Head – Power Generation
Mr Williams has 20+ years of experience in growing energy and resources businesses across Australia and PNG, from start-up, to SMEs, corporates and multinationals; listed and unlisted (10 years developing energy projects from concept to execution in Oil Search, Duke Energy, PG&E, Energex and Enbridge; 10 years in managing small oil and gas companies through the early ‘breakthrough’ commercial period in QGC, Buru Energy, Blue Energy and ERM Gas; 4 years developing major resource projects from concept to execution in Rio Tinto; 20 years employed as GM or CEO).
General Manager – Geology and Exploration
Mr Watt is a highly experienced Exploration Manager with demonstrated success in managing complex multi-commodity exploration projects in Australia and South East Asia (Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and the Philippines). Mr Watt specialises in project transition management from discovery through to Feasibility Studies and has extensive project and joint venture management experience.
General Manager – Project & Corporate Development
Mr Rees is a Chartered Surveyor with over 16 years of broad commercial, project/programme and business management experience. This has been gained via senior advisory, study management and operational roles across a variety of industries (natural resources, energy, infrastructure, construction, and commercial real estate) working in various international locations (the UK, China, Asia-Pacific and Australia). Mr Rees has worked with the Company since its inception in 2011.
Mr Charlton is a geologist with over 25 years of mineral exploration experience. He has worked in PNG since 1997, working at the Department of Mines for 4 years on a World Bank project compiling PNG’s geological database. Mr Charlton has worked for various private and publicly listed exploration companies. Mr Charlton has worked with the Company since its inception in 2011.