Mr Mark Hanlon
Qualifications: BABus(Fin) MABus(Fin)
Mr. Hanlon has over fifteen years of experience in the resources and resource services sector as well as over ten years’ experience in commercial and merchant banking. He has a broad background of senior executive experience across a wide range of industries including mining, mining services, electricity distribution, electronics contract manufacturing, paper & packaging and insurance. He has most recently been the Finance Director of ENK plc and previously held the position or equivalent position of CFO with listed companies such as Century Drilling and International Contract Manufacturing Limited. He is currently the Non-Executive Chair of ASX listed company Copper Strike Ltd and also a Non-Executive Director of ASX listed company Lotus Resources Limited.
Mr Brett Fletcher
Qualifications: BEng MAICD
Mr Fletcher, a qualified Mining Engineer (University of NSW, 1989), brings more than 25 years' experience in the metals and mining industry to Red River. His experience within the Australian base metal mining and smelting sector is without equal, where he has held multiple senior management and executive roles including Manager UG Operations Broken Hill Zinc Lead Mine, General Manager Rosebery Copper Lead Zinc Mine, General Manager Century Zinc Mine and General Manager Hobart Zinc Smelter, and from 2007 to 2011 was the Chief Operating Officer of Zinifex/OZ Minerals and then MMG.
From 2011 to 2014 Brett was the Executive General Manager PNG Operations at Newcrest where he was responsible for the Morobe Mining JV, Gosowong and Lihir. Brett is currently CEO and Managing Director for Ravenswood Gold Limited.
Mr Mel Palancian
Qualifications: BEng MEng MAusIMM MIEAust
Mr Palancian has more than 20 years' experience in the mining industry and his most recent role was Deputy Operations Director at Newcrest’s Gosowong operation in Indonesia. Prior to this, he held a range of senior positions including General Manager Technical Services for MMG, Manager Dugald River Development for OZ Minerals and Principal Adviser Mining for Zinifex.
He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil & Computing) from Monash University and a Masters in Engineering from RMIT.
Mr Ian Smith
Qualifications: BEng(Mining)(Hons) BFinAdmin
Mr Smith is a mining engineer with more than 40 years’ experience in the mining and services sector. He has held some of the most senior positions in the Australian resources industry. Having previously served as Managing Director and CEO of Newcrest, Smith was responsible for growing the business to become Australia’s biggest, and globally one of the largest, gold mining companies. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Rex Minerals, Senior Advisor to EMR Capital and was also previously Managing Director and CEO of Orica. In prior roles, Mr Smith was Global Head of Operational and Technical Excellence at Rio Tinto, and Managing Director of Rio Tinto’s Comalco Aluminium Smelting subsidiary. He has technical, operational, financial and strategic expertise, having also held senior and executive positions with WMC Resources, Pasminco and CRA.