Directors & Management
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
+30 years in mining, experienced listed-company Chair and brings a wealth of leadership experience in the resources industry. Mr Connelly has an outstanding track record of shareholder value growth and realisation, particularly over the last decade. He has direct operational and capital markets experience in various jurisdictions, including Australia, North America, South America, Africa, and Europe.
Nicole is an experienced resources industry executive, most recently as a founding member of the Executive Lead Team of South32 following an extensive career with BHP.
Nicole has over 20 years of experience in mining, including exploration, project development and execution, technology and corporate transactions.
Ms Duncan is skilled in leading teams to deliver outcomes within predefined parameters. Her experience includes supporting minerals exploration, project development and execution, operations, sales and marketing, technology, governance, compliance and human resources all whilst focusing on running the business safely and reliably. Nicole leads with focus on the footprint a business has, as an employer, a partner, a member of the community and a participant in the economy.
+30 years experience in the mining industry. She has held a variety of roles with major and junior mining companies and is currently a Non-Executive Director of Regis Resources Limited and a Member of the Australian Government’s Advisory Panel for Critical Minerals. Until recently, Lynda was Chair of the Strategic Advisory Board of the Centre for Exploration Targeting based at the University of WA.
Special Advisor to the Board
Accountant with +30 years experience in resources corporate development including roles with The Bell Group, Normandy Mining & Santos. Established corporate advisory business – advised on the sale of Ravensthorpe Nickel Mine to QNI & founded several private resource companies including NickelSearch.
Metallurgist with +20 years experience in specialist processing roles across the resources industry.
Ms Senders is one of Australia’s leading scientists in bacterial Oxidation and leaching. Most recently consultant to nickel producer Western Areas (ASX:WSA). Co-developer and patent holder of the WSA BioHeapTM Bacterial heap leach process.
Finance and Commercial Manager
+25 years’ experience in finance manager and CFO roles, most recently at BCI Minerals.
Tanya holds a Bachelor of Commerce, from the University of Western Australia, and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Australia; Member of the Governance Institute of Australia; and Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Joint Company Secretary
Suzie is an experienced chief financial officer and Company Secretary with a +25 year history of working with a wide range of businesses from start-up enterprises to ASX top 300 corporates, with a particular focus on the mining & metals industry.
Suzie is a Chartered Accountant and Governance Institute Fellow member.
Geologist and Director at Newexco Exploration, bringing over 30+ years of industry experience. Expertise in practical exploration, underground mining, and project management, with a specific focus on nickel, copper, lead, zinc, and gold. Working alongside multinational and Australian companies, gaining valuable insights and exposure to diverse geological settings.
Holds a BSc (Hons) from UWA and an MSc from the University of Ireland, Galway.
Driven to unlock the full potential of each venture, maximising value, and delivering results. A passion for the field and a dedication to excellence, preparing to contribute to the continued success of Newexco Exploration.
Geologist at Newexco Exploration with 16+ years of experience.
Skilled in mineral exploration, and target generation, primarily focused on nickel sulphide, other base metals, and gold. Expertise at all stages of exploration operations including planning and approvals, execution, and interpreting and reporting results. Has made contribution to a number of Resource extensions through reinterpreting geology to find new target areas near known mineralisation.
Holds a BSc (Hons) in Geology from UWA and is a member of AIG.
Adopts a multidisciplinary approach, integrating geology, geochemistry, and geophysics for effective exploration programs.
Embraces flexibility and innovative thinking. Committed to integrity and clear communication of technical findings.