Mark Victor Caruso
Executive Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Mr Mark Caruso has extensive experience in all disciplines of mining, earthmoving and civil engineering construction earthworks through his generational involvement with his family-based contracting business. He has a proven track history of project discovery, delivering and financing projects from exploration through construction into operation in developing and emerging countries on time and on budget. He has been a Director of the Company since September 2000. He was previously the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Allied Gold Mining PLC (AGMP), responsible for the delivery of the Gold Ridge Project in the Solomon Islands and the Simberi Gold Project in Papua New Guinea. After a successful merger between St Barbara and AGMP in 2012, he assumed the position of Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mineral Commodities Ltd in August 2012.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr Adam Bick was appointed Chief Financial Officer in June 2019. Prior to this, he was the Group Financial Controller and Commercial Manager of the Company, commencing in April 2017. He is a Chartered Accountant with over 22 years of experience in CFO and/or senior managerial positions in the resources industry. His commodities experience incorporates oil, gas, mineral sands and iron ore with companies including Fortescue Metals, ARC Energy Ltd and New Zealand Oil & Gas.
Group Exploration/Geology Manager
Mr Bahman Rashidi is a geologist with over 21 years of experience in a diverse group of mining companies, across greenfields exploration, project development, mining operations and consultancy in the CIS countries, Middle East, Africa, South America and Australia. He is a member of AusIMM and AIG, a registered geologist of IMEO and a Competent Person as defined by the JORC Code.
Group Technical Services Manager
Dr Surinder Ghag is a highly qualified metallurgist with 21 years of broad experience in management and operations, project development from studies through to commissioning, business development and business improvement. His commodities experience cuts across copper-gold, mineral sands, tin and iron ore in companies including Consolidated Rutile, Ok Tedi Mining, Nautilus Minerals and Atlas Iron.
Mr Fletcher Hancock has extensive experience in mining, energy and resources sectors having previously acted as Legal Counsel for Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd, Corporate Counsel for Verve Energy and in private practice with the Energy & Resources team at Blake Dawson and Ashurst Australia. Mineral projects with which Fletcher has been involved include the Roy Hill Iron Ore Project, the Nicholas Downs Manganese Project and the proposed Mulga Downs Iron Ore Project.