Board of Directors

Board of Directors2023-01-30T10:48:44+10:00


Patrick O’Connor


Mr O’Connor has significant experience as an independent Non-Executive Director and as a Chief Executive Officer. His experience spans across mining (gold, copper, lead, zinc and coal), oil and gas exploration, biotechnology and government utility sectors. Mr O’Connor was previously a Non-Executive Director of Stanmore Coal Ltd. In addition, he has held the roles of Deputy Chairman and Chairman of Perilya Ltd, the operator of the Broken Hill mine in NSW Australia, prior to its takeover and delisting from the ASX.  Mr O’Connor spent nine years as a director of the Water Corporation in WA including four years as its Chairman. Mr O’Connor was also the Chief Executive Officer for OceanaGold Corporation at the time of its listing on the ASX and remained for a period as a Non-Executive Director. Prior to OceanaGold, Mr O’Connor was Managing Director of Macraes Mining Co Ltd for nine years. Mr O’Connor is currently a Non-Executive Director of Metals X Limited (ASX: MLX).

Robert Kaye SC

Non-Executive Director

Mr Kaye is a barrister, mediator and professional Non-Executive Director with strong focus on Board governance. Mr Kaye is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Collins Foods Limited (ASX:CKF), Non-Executive Director of Magontec Limited (ASX: MGL) and the former Chairman of the Macular Disease Foundation of Australia and a former Non-Executive Director of UGL Limited, HT&E Limited and Blue Sky Alternative Investments Limited. He is Chair of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee and is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.

Garth Campbell-Cowan

Executive Director

Experienced executive across a wide range of ASX listed organisations, with a distinguished career in the mining industry. Garth has extensive experience in managing cross functional teams and multi-disciplined functions.  Most recently Garth spent 15 years as the Chief Financial Officer of St Barbara Limited and was an integral member of the executive team that managed the Company’s transformation from junior gold miner to an ASX 200 company. Garth has significant experience in designing and leading cross-company transformation and business integration projects, including the re-engineering of business systems and processes to drive better business outcomes and facilitate centralisation of core functions. In his role as CFO for St Barbara, Garth designed and implemented a range of funding strategies to support operations, project development and acquisitions. Garth is also a Non-Executive Director of Navarre Minerals Limited.