Directors

Mr Brett Fletcher

Non-Executive Chairman
BEng MAICD

Mr Fletcher, a qualified Mining Engineer (University of NSW, 1989), has more than 25 years’ experience in the metals and mining industry, including multiple senior management and executive roles: 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 Chief Operating Officer of Zinifex/OZ Minerals and then MMG.
Mr Fletcher was the Executive General Manager PNG Operations at Newcrest from 2011 to 2014, responsible for the Morobe Mining JV, Gosowong and Lihir. He is CEO and Managing Director of private company Ravenswood Gold Limited.


Mr Mel Palancian

Managing Director
BEng Meng MAusIMM MIEAust

Mr Palancian has more than 20 years’ experience in the mining industry. Prior to joining Red River, he was Deputy Operations Director at Newcrest’s Gosowong operation in Indonesia, and he previously 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 Mark Hanlon

Non-Executive Director
BABus(Fin) MABus(Fin)

Mr. Hanlon has more than 15 years of experience in the resources and resource services sector as well as 10+ 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 was Finance Director of ENK plc and previously held CFO roles with Century Drilling and International Contract Manufacturing Limited. Mr Hanlon is Chair of Copper Strike Ltd (ASX: CSE) and a Non-Executive Director of Lotus Resources Ltd (ASX: LOT).


Mr Ian Smith

Non-Executive Director
BEng(Mining)(Hons) BFinAdmin

Mr Smith is a mining engineer with more than 40 years’ experience in the mining and services sector, having held some of the most senior positions in the Australian resources industry. As Managing Director and CEO of Newcrest, Mr Smith was responsible for growing the business to become Australia’s biggest, and globally one of the largest, gold mining companies. He is a Non-Executive Director of Rex Minerals, Senior Advisor to EMR Capital and 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.

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