Board & Management
Greg is a Resource Sector-Finance Executive with over 35 years of diverse international experience. Greg has a track record in finance and mining across a variety of roles ranging from Board, CEO, Business Development and Investment Advisory services. Greg is currently a Director of USA explorer Gold 50 Limited (G50.ASX), mining advisor to Paradigm Capital Inc., as well as co-founder and Chairman of an unlisted Japanese gold exploration company. From 2009 to 2013 Greg served as Senior Vice President – Business Development at AngloGold Ashanti Ltd, the world’s 3rd largest gold producer. Prior to joining AngloGold, Greg spent seventeen years in the Finance sector with resource related roles including eleven years with Deutsche Bank in various roles including mining equity research, mining and energy specialist sales and international funds management. Geological career highlights include involvement in the exploration, drillout and feasibility of the giant Lihir Gold project in Papua New Guinea in the 1980’s.
Director & Chief Executive Officer
BE (Mining & Civil) MBA
Geoff has extensive experience in engineering, project management and mining finance. Prior to his appointment to Pacific Nickel, Geoff worked for Finders Resources where he was closely involved in the development of the company’s Wetar Island copper project in Indonesia. He was previously an executive director of Tennant Metals Pty Ltd (a metals trading company) and prior to that an executive director of RFC Group (now RFC Ambrian). In the last three years he has been appointed an executive director of Pacific Nickel, a non-executive director of Southern Palladium Limited (ASX and JSE Listed – IPO in June 2022) and a non-executive director of Austpac Resources Limited (ASX Listed).
BE(Mining), MBA, F.AusIMM
Rob has in previous CEO/Executive Director/GM/Site Project Director roles been involved in setting-up and commercialising nine exploration projects through to mining operations. These include Finder’s Wetar 28Ktpa copper cathode project in Indonesia, Kingsgate’s +125Kozpa Chatree open-cut goldmine in Thailand, Oxiana’s +125Kozpa, Sepon open-cut CIL goldmine in Laos and Climax Mining’s Didipio +150Kozpa (gold equivalent) gold/copper concentrates in the Philippines. He is a Non-Executive Director Southern Palladium Limited (ASX and JSE Listed) and Bayrock Resources Limited.
Mr Thomson was appointed as a Director of Pacific Nickel Mines Limited on 3 September 2020.
Terry has extensive corporate finance expertise, having advised several businesses and government organisations in relation to mergers, acquisitions and financing. Formerly, a Partner of KPMG Corporate Finance and NSW Partner in Charge of Mergers and Acquisitions. He was formerly Group Finance Director of Tech Pacific Holdings Limited(one of the largest information technology distributors in Asia) and also formerly Non-Executive Chairman of Symbio Holdings Limited. He is currently Non-Executive Chairman of ASX listed Austpac Resources Limited.
James is a Corporate Advisor and Professional Investor with over 25 years professional experience in the finance industry and investment in mining, construction equipment, property development, feature film and biotech. Extensively travelled and possesses a worldwide network of business collaborators. Based in Europe.
Mr Dean was appointed as a Director of Pacific Nickel Mines Limited on 10 February 2011.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Graham Frank has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer to enhance the Company’s financial capabilities and to assist with capital raisings, reporting, budgets and other compliance obligations. In this capacity Mr. Frank will also assist with project financing for the development of the Company’s nickel projects in the Solomon Islands and work with Blackbird Partners to facilitate financing for the Kolosori Nickel Project as expeditiously as possible.
Graham is a Chartered Accountant and was until recently a partner of Ernst & Young where he held several leadership positions, including as the Head of Tax for Oceania and the Deputy Leader of Tax for Asia Pacific. Graham specialised in advising Australian mining and oil and gas companies with their offshore resource investments and multi-national companies on their Australian mining investments. Graham is also currently a Director and Treasurer of a not-for-profit innovation group and a Board Adviser to a private investment fund.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr Haldane Morris has over 30 years of executive, operational, pre-mining works and technical management experience in the resources industry, most recently as Mining Operations Manager for Thiess Contractors Indonesia and in the project management of three large Indonesian mining operations. Haldane has extensive experience overseas including in Indonesia (Open Cut Coal), Western Australia (Pre Mining Works – magnetite), North America and Canada (strategic business development).
Andrew J Cooke
Andrew was appointed Company Secretary of Pacific Nickel in 2002. More than 20 years’ experience in law and corporate finance in the resources sector. Served as Company Secretary of listed resource companies. Responsible for corporate administration together with stock exchange and regulatory compliance.
General Manager, Project Development
Michael has over 40 years of industry-based experience in mining and construction and has spent most of the last 15 years working throughout the Asia Pacific region. Mike was recruited from the Toka Tindung gold operation in Indonesia where he led the mine technical teams for this large tropical mining open-cut gold operation.
Barclay is local geologist with over 20 years’ experience in Solomon Islands, Australia and PNG. He has experience in managing exploration and resource development programmes and setting up community programs. He has been involved with the exploration, development and shipping of DSO bauxite operations in the Solomons.
Pawel has a degree in political science and has multi-sector experience in the finance industry and logistics. He is a permanent resident and has been living in the Solomons for seven years.