Mr Brett Fletcher
Non Executive Chairman
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. His most recent role (from 2011 to 2014) was Executive General Manager PNG Operations at Newcrest where he was responsible for the Morobe Mining JV, Gosowong and Lihir.
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 Donald Garner
Qualifications: BSc (Hons) MSc FGS MSEG MAusIMM
Mr Garner is a geologist with more than 20 years' experience in the resource industry, corporate finance and corporate development roles. Mr Garner has a strong track record in the identification and acquisition of resource projects, recently being responsible for New Age Exploration’s (ASX: NAE) Lochinvar coking coal project and Sirius Minerals Plc (LSE:SXX) York Potash project. He previously worked in a corporate development role at Zinifex, and prior to that worked in metals and mining corporate finance in the United Kingdom. Mr Garner worked as a geologist in Western Australia in a number of roles, both as an exploration geologist and a mine geologist and also worked as an exploration geologist in Myanmar.
Mr Jim Black
Non Executive Director
Qualifications: BSc (Hons)
Mr Black, a qualified Chemical Engineer (University of London, 1969) brings over 40 years' experience in project management and procurement to Red River. He started work for BP in 1969 as a Chemical Engineer, and has held a number of senior project management and procurement roles in BP’s Exploration and Production, Australian, Group Technology and International Corporate Groups and was seconded to the TNK-BP (Moscow) Joint Venture to act as Procurement and Supply Chain Project Director. He worked for Zinifex/OZ Minerals as Group General Manager (Studies) from 2007 to 2009, and then as Business Director (Project Management Group) for Hyder Consulting from 2009 to 2011. Since 2011, he has acted as a consultant in project management, leadership coaching, supply chain and procurement coaching.
Mr Mark Hanlon
Qualifications: BABus(Fin) MABus(Fin)
Mr Hanlon has over ten years of experience in the resources and resource services sector as well as more than 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 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. Mr Hanlon is currently a director of Copper Strike Limited, Jacana Resources Limited and Rusina Mining Limited and is Company Secretary of VU Group Limited.