Mr Kennedy has held directorships of Australian listed resource companies for the past 30 years. He is Chairman of Marine Produce Australia Ltd. Mr Kennedy was formerly the Chairman of Kimberley Diamond Co, which developed the Ellendale diamond mine in Western Australia. He lives in Perth, Western Australia.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER / MANAGING DIRECTOR
Mr Wetherall is a qualified chartered accountant with more than 20 years experience in financial and operational management, corporate transactions and strategic planning. He has held senior financial and executive roles with global diamond giant De Beers and London-listed Gem Diamonds. In his roles at De Beers and Gem, he built an enviable understanding of the diamond industry from exploration through to retail. He resides in Perth, Western Australia.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OPERATIONS
Mr Selby is an extraction metallurgist with 35 years' experience in the mining industry. He began his career with De Beers, where he spent 19 years in a range of technical roles. Mr Selby joined Gem Diamonds in 2005, where he was responsible for establishing diamond projects in various countries including Angola, Australia and DRC, the Central African Republic, Indonesia, Lesotho and Botswana.
Mr Gilchrist was previously employed by Rio Tinto from 1974 to 2005. He was CEO of Argyle Diamond Mines from 1993 to 2002 during which time he introduced and promoted Argyle's pink, champagne and cognac diamonds and under his leadership saw Argyle become the largest diamond production mine, producing 30 per cent by volume of the world's rough diamonds. He was appointed CEO of Rio Tinto Diamonds from 2002 until 2005 based in Antwerp, Belgium. He resides in Perth, Western Australia.
Mr Thamm has 28 years' experience in exploration and mining project development in Australia, Africa and South America. His background covers base metals, gold, iron ore, nickel, diamonds, uranium, coal and industrial minerals. He was formerly Chief Geologist with the Ellendale diamond mine. He is a Fellow and Chartered Professional of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists (USA). He resides in Perth, Western Australia.
Mr Drummond has a 20 year background in business journalism in Western Australia during which time he served as WA Bureau Chief of the Australian Financial Review and Chief Reporter with The West Australian.
Mr Clements gained a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Western Australia. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a member of both the Australian Institute Company Directors and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries in Australia. Mr Clements currently holds the position of Company Secretary of a number of publically listed companies and has experience in corporate finance, accounting and administration, capital raising and ASX Compliance and regulatory requirements.