Board of Directors

Michael M O’Keeffe

Michael O'Keeffe

Chairman

B.App.Sc (Metallurgy)

Mr O'Keeffe was appointed Chairman of Riversdale on 15 August 2011. Mr O'Keeffe commenced work with MIM Holdings in 1975. He held a series of senior operating positions, rising to Executive Management level in commercial activities. In 1995 he became Managing Director of Glencore Australia (Pty) Limited and held the position until July 2004. Mr O'Keeffe was the founder and Executive Chairman of Riversdale Mining Limited. He has previously held directorships in Anaconda Nickel Limited, Mt Lyell Mining Co Limited and BMA Gold Limited. Mr O'Keeffe is currently the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Champion Iron Limited, which is developing an iron ore project in Canada.

 
Steve Mallyon

Steve Mallyon

Managing Director

B Bus, MBA, CPA

Mr Mallyon was appointed Managing Director on 15 August 2011 and assumed responsibility for the activities and financial performance of Riversdale and its operations and projects North America. Mr Mallyon has over 20 years experience in the natural resources and construction material sectors, with extensive operational, project development and corporate finance experience. He was previously Managing Director of Riversdale Mining Limited and RBC Capital Markets, and has held senior executive roles with Billiton Plc, RGC Limited and MIM Holdings Limited. He has had exposure to mining operations in Australia, Africa, South America and a number of emerging markets in Asia. Mr Mallyon does not hold any other directorships.

 
Gary Lawler

Gary Lawler

Non Executive Independent Director

BA, LLB, LLM (Hons), FFin, Master of Laws (Applied Laws) (Wills and Estates)

Mr Lawler was appointed as a Non Executive Director on 27 March 2012. He is a leading Australian mergers and acquisitions lawyer with almost 40 years experience as a practising corporate lawyer and is currently a consultant to the legal firm Ashurst Australia. Mr Lawler was also previously a director of Riversdale Mining Limited and Dominion Mining Limited. Mr Lawler is currently a director of Champion Iron Limited and Cartier Iron Corporation.

 
Tony Redman

Tony Redman

Non Executive Independent Director

BSc (Mining), MSc (Mineral Production Management), London

Mr Redman was appointed a Non Executive Director on 24 January 2013. He joined the Anglo American Group in 1970 and worked in the Base Metals Division and the Gold Division before joining the Coal Division in 1979. He held the position of CEO and Chairman of Anglo Coal in 2005 when he was appointed Group Technical Director of Anglo American Plc. Mr Redman retired from Anglo American at the end of 2008. During the past he has held Non Executive positions with Anglo Platinum, Aricom Plc and Riversdale Mining Limited and has been a Technical Advisor to Bumi plc. Currently Mr Redman is Senior Technical Partner of Appian Capital Advisory LLP.


Ronnie Beevor

Non Executive Independent Director

BA(Oxon)

Mr Beevor was appointed a Non Executive Independent Director on 1 October 2013. He was Head of Investment Banking at NM Rothschild and Sons (Australia) Limited and has had extensive involvement in the natural resources industry, both in Australia  and internationally. Mr Beevor is currently Chairman of Bannerman Resources Limited, and a Non Executive Director of  Wolf Minerals Limited, and MZI Resources Limited. Mr Beevor was previously a director of Unity Mining Limited, Ampella Mining Limited, Bullabulling Gold Limited, EMED Mining Public Limited, Oxiana Limited, Rey Resources Limited, and Talison Lithium Limited.



Ryan Bennett

Non Executive Director

Mr Bennett was appointed a Non Executive Director on the 26 November 2014. Mr Bennett holds a masters degree in mining engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and an undergraduate degree in geological engineering and mathematics from the University of Wisconsin. He has been with Resources Capital Funds since its inception, prior to which his experience included technical analyses of mining projects with N.M. Rothschild and assignments with Caterpillar Inc. and the U.S. Bureau of Mines. Mr Bennett serves on the Board of Directors of Coastal Ventures A/S and First Drilling Services.