Board of Directors

Non-Executive Chairman

peter-turnbull-1-2Peter Turnbull

Mr Turnbull is an experienced independent non-executive director and chairman with significant exposure to the global mining, energy and technology sectors including major project assessment, development and funding.

Peter’s experience has enabled the development of global perspectives on business and significant expertise in relation to working in the digital economy and the commercialisation of disruptive technologies.

Peter has significant regulartory and public policy experience from prior executive roles including as a Director of the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong. Currently, Peter is an executive committee member of several global organisations which promote good governance, and is a regular contributor and speaker in Australia and overseas on corporate governance issues and is a former President and non-executive director of the Governance Institute of Australia.

Peter’s senior executive roles over 30 years involved significant experience in very large publicly listed organisations where operations spanned many different countries, particularly South East Asia, Europe and the United States. Peter’s executive experience included over a decade in energy markets and the resources sector including as Company Secretary of Newcrest Mining Limited, Company Secretary and General Counsel of BTR Nylex Limited and General Manager, Legal and Corporate Affairs with Energex Limited.

Peter is currently a non-executive director of Karoon Gas Australia (ASX:KAR) and Chairman of Calix Limited.

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

Ian Jacobson

Mr Jacobson is a highly experienced aluminium industry specialist. Mr Jacobson has more than 40 years’ experience in the aluminium industry and has held senior executive roles in operations and project development with Rio Tinto/Comalco, Alcoa of Australia and BHP Billiton Aluminium.

Ian is also co-founder and the current Executive Chairman of SCCR Group, which provides a range of consulting services to the primary aluminium industry including project development, plant management, technical and operational support and governance in bauxite mining, alumina refining and aluminium smelting.