Board of Directors

  • Chairman - Mr Kevin Maloney

    Chairman - Mr Kevin Maloney

    Mr Maloney has had an extensive career in retail banking, finance and resources. He joined Elders Resources in 1981 after spending 20 years with the ANZ Bank. During his time at Elders Resources, Mr Maloney held numerous positions including Chief Executive Officer of Elders Resources Finance Ltd. Mr Maloney was Chairman of The MAC Services Group until its takeover by an US oil services group.  Mr Maloney has a wealth of experience in the resources and finance industries and has been involved with a number of public companies as an Executive and Non-Executive Director.

    Mr Maloney is currently a Director of The MAC Resources Group Limited and Chairman of HRL Holdings Limited.

    Appointed 20 July 2009, Non-Executive Chairman.

  • Managing Director - Dr Alistair Cowden, BSc (Hons), PhD, MAusIMM, MAIG

    Managing Director - Dr Alistair Cowden, BSc (Hons), PhD, MAusIMM, MAIG

    Dr Cowden has a degree in Geology from the University of Edinburgh and a PhD in Geology from the University of London.  He has spent more than 30 years as a geologist and executive in the mining industry in Australia, Africa, Asia, Europe and New Zealand and was part of the discovery and development teams for several large gold mines in Australia and platinum mines in Zimbabwe whilst with Delta Gold.

    Dr Cowden has spent the last 17 years working with junior mining companies and has played a major role in listing a number of ASX listed companies including Vulcan Resources Limited, Rox Resources Limited, Archaean Gold and Magnetic Minerals Limited.

    Dr Cowden was founding Chairman of Vulcan Resources Limited in 2002 (company delisted 23 February 2010 after merger) and subsequently Managing Director until the merger with Altona Mining Limited.

    Appointed 19 February 2010, Managing Director.

  • Non-Executive Director - Mr Steve Scudamore FCA, MA (Oxon), FAICD, SF Fin

    Non-Executive Director - Mr Steve Scudamore FCA, MA (Oxon), FAICD, SF Fin

    Mr Scudamore is a chartered accountant with a Master of Arts from Oxford University, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, England, Wales and Australia (FCA), a Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors (FAICD) and a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia (SF Fin).

    Mr Scudamore’s career includes 28 years as a partner at international accounting and financial services firm KPMG, where he served as a member of KPMG’s Global Energy and Natural Resources Group, a Member of the KPMG Australian Corporate Finance Executive and Board, and Chairman of Partners in Western Australia.

    He currently serves as a non-executive director on the boards of Pilbara Minerals Limited, Australis Oil and Gas and MDA Insurance Pty Ltd, and holds board positions on industry, government and community boards, including as a Trustee of the Western Australian Museum, Chairman of Amana Living Incorporated (formerly Anglican Homes), and a Member of Council at Curtin University.   Mr Scudamore is also a senior advisor to Lazard Australia.

    Mr Scudamore is Chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committee.

    Appointed 18 March 2013, Non-Executive Director.

  • Non-Executive Director - Mr Paul Hallam BE (Hons) Mining, FAICD, FAUSIMM

    Non-Executive Director - Mr Paul Hallam BE (Hons) Mining, FAICD, FAUSIMM

    Mr Hallam is a qualified mining engineer with a BE(Hons) Mining from Melbourne University, a Certificate of Mineral Economics from Curtin University and a Company Director’s Diploma from the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and holds Fellowships of both the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy. He currently serves as a director on several Australian company boards, including Gindalbie Metals Group Ltd and Sandfire Resources NL, and has a wealth of industry experience and over 15 years’ experience as a director of various publicly listed companies, government and industry bodies.  Mr Hallam is also on the board of Canadian listed company Tintina Resources Inc.

    His former executive roles include Director of Operations for Fortescue Metals Group Ltd, Executive General Manager Development & Projects for Newcrest Mining Ltd, Director Victorian Operations for Alcoa and Executive General Manager Base and Precious Metals for North Ltd. Mr Hallam also held senior mine management/development roles for Battle Mountain Gold Company in Chile, Bolivia and Australia, and for Alcoa, Newmont and North Ltd in Australia in both underground and surface mining operations.

    Mr Hallam is Chairman of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee.

    Appointed 18 March 2013, Non-Executive Director.