Board of Directors

Non-Executive Chairman

Michael Hansel 

Mr Hansel is a Partner in HopgoodGanim Lawyers’ corporate advisory practice with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital raisings, due diligence, takeovers, joint ventures, corporate restructuring and private equity transactions. He has advised in these areas across numerous industries and has a specific interest in the resources and energy sector.

Michael is recognised as a Leading Queensland Commercial and Corporate Lawyer by Doyle’s Guide, 2018.

Managing Director

simon_slesarewichSimon Slesarewich

Mr Slesarewich was appointed to the position of Managing Director on 17 April 2018, Simon joined Metallica Minerals in July 2015 as the Chief Executive Officer.

Simon is a Mining Engineer and registered Senior Site Executive in Queensland with over 20 years’ experience in the mining industry spanning operational and executive roles. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) from the University of Queensland and Graduate Diplomas in Administration, as well as Applied Finance and Investment.

Simon’s broad operational experience ranges up to general manager for underground base metal and gold mines, as well as general manager responsible for the development of Middlemount Coal, an open cut coking coal project located in central Queensland. Simon held executive roles gaining experience in business development and contract negotiation before joining Boardwalk Resources where as CEO he was instrumental in the company’s sale to Whitehaven Coal for A$300m.

Simon is the former CEO of Northern Discovery Limited and executive director of Larkham Resources and is currently a director of the Queensland Resources Council and a member of the Queensland Exploration Council.

Non-Executive Director

Alan Evans

Mr Evans is a Governance Professional, holds a Bachelor of Corporate Administration from Curtin University and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. He has more than 35 years of international corporate and commercial experience at senior executive level in both listed and unlisted corporations, with the majority of those roles in the resources sector.

Mr Evans has been instrumental in a number of Australian and international mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, joint ventures and has headed the development of multi-million dollar projects.

He is a fellow member of the Governance Institute of Australia (GIA), a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a graduate of the GIA Effective Director Course. Mr Evans has over 15 years’ experience as a non-executive director and executive director.