Significant experience in mining M&A having held former roles as Head of Business Development and Strategy at Rio Tinto. Former CFO of Rio Tinto Iron Ore, member of the Executive Committee at Anglo American, and headed acquisitions for billionaire Robert Friedland’s company, HPX.
As Head of Business Development and Strategy at Rio Tinto, he was responsible for managing all aspects of the company’s asset and commodity portfolio and was accountable for the M&A portfolio and divestments, in addition to the daily management of the BHP takeover proposal.
As the CFO of Rio Tinto’s iron ore business, one the largest Australian business units, he oversaw all commercial aspects of the business including relationships with all JV partners and government. He was also responsible for developing the strategic plan that dominated profitable expansion to support China’s growth.
Former Managing Director & CEO of African focussed uranium company, Deep Yellow (ASX:DYL) and Alliance Resources (ASX:AGS).
Holds uranium operational experience in open cut, underground, and in-situ mining and related processing.
Currently Managing Director & CEO of Image Resources (ASX:IMA), which he drove into production to become a profitable mining company, with early repayment of debt.
Significant experience in transitioning companies from explorers to producers.
Mr Nyunggai Warren Mundine AO is a member of the Bundjalung Indigenous Nation of Australia and a descendant of the Gumbaynggirr and Yuin Indigenous Nations of Australia. He is from Grafton, NSW.
Mr Mundine is a highly respected and influential businessman, political strategist and advocate for empowering the Indigenous people of Australia to build businesses and sustainable economies. He has more than 40 years’ experience working in the public, private and community sectors. He has advised successive Australian governments since 2004 and his appointment as Chairman of the Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council from 2013 to 2017 follows a long career in the public, business, policy, arts and community sectors.
He is currently Chairman and Managing Director of Nyungga Black Group, Chairman of the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation, Governor for the Committee for the Economic Development of Australia, Chairman of Fuse Minerals, Director of Aura Energy, and Director – Indigenous Forum at the Centre for Independent Studies. He has previously served as the Chairman of Real Futures, RISE Ventures, NAISDA College, NAISDA Foundation and the Australian Indigenous Chamber of Commerce, among others.
Over 20 years’ experience in the resource sector as a chartered accountant building junior exploration companies into mining producers, with extensive experience in the management of public and listed companies, and joint winner of the Mines and Money Asia-Pacific Mining Executive of the Year in 2017.
Held numerous director and management roles with emerging resource companies and founding Managing of Blackham Resources (ASX:BLK), now Wiluna Mining Corporation (ASX:WMC). Former roles with international accounting firm, Resolute Limited and Archipelago Resources, and specialises in project acquisition, exploration, feasibility, financing, development and operations of mining projects to production.
A senior, corporate executive with a mining engineering qualification and 30 years’ experience across exploration, operations, project development, community alignment and engagement in the mineral resources industry including rare earths, critical minerals, gold, copper, iron ore and nickel.
Has served as the Managing Director & CEO of publicly listed companies and has held senior positions with Rio Tinto, Fortescue Metals Group, Newcrest Mining and Ivanhoe Mines.
Experienced at transitioning companies from explorers to producers and has overseen transformation and change management in complex and difficult operating environments, driving and linking strategic, operational and transformational change strategies in organisations.
Dr Will Goodall was appointed as Chief Development Officer to rapidly build momentum towards expansion of the Tiris Resource and preparation for uranium production.
Dr Goodall has worked with Aura for over 10 years, has held the role of Aura’s Principal Metallurgist since 2018, and was responsible for delivering the Tiris Uranium Scoping and Definitive Feasibility Studies, and the Häggån Uranium Scoping Study.
He contributes over 20 years of experience in geometallurgy, mineral processing and hydrometallurgy across a wide range of commodities, contributing a strong mix of technical expertise and corporate experience.