Board of Directors

Michael M O’Keeffe

Michael O'Keeffe

Chairman

B.App.Sc (Metallurgy)

Michael was appointed Chairman of Riversdale on 15 August 2011. Michael 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. Michael 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. Michael is currently the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Champion Iron Limited, which is developing an iron ore project in Canada, and a director of EHR Resources Limited.

 
Steve Mallyon

Steve Mallyon

Managing Director

B Bus, MBA, CPA

Steve 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. Steve 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. Steve does not hold any other directorships.

 
 

Ronnie Beevor

Non Executive Independent Director

BA(Oxon)

Ronnie 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. Ronnie is currently Chairman of Bannerman Resources Limited, and a Non Executive Director of  Wolf Minerals Limited, and MZI Resources Limited. Ronnie 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

MSc (Mining), BSc (Geological Engineering and Mathematics)

Mr Bennett was appointed a non-executive director on 26 November 2014. He is currently Partner, Head of Technical at Resource Capital Funds, where he has been since its inception.  His prior experience includes technical and commercial analyses of mining projects with N.M. Rothschild and Sons and assignments with Caterpillar Inc. and the U.S. Bureau of Mines.  He holds a master’s degree in mining engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and an undergraduate degree in geological engineering and mathematics from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.  Mr Bennett was previously director of Asian American Coal, Inc., Basin Perlite Company, Coastal Ventures A/S, EuroZinc Mining Corporation, First Drilling Group, Forbes & Manhattan Coal Corp., Lithic Resources Ltd. and Rolling Rock Minerals Inc.

 
Trudy Curran

Trudy Curran

Non Executive Independent Director

BA Arts (English), BA Laws

Trudy was appointed a Non Executive Independent Director on 29 November 2017. She is an Independent Director of Baytex Energy Corp. and sits on its Audit, Human Resources and Compensation and Governance Committees and a member of Alberta Securities Commission. She serves on the Executive Committee of the Calgary chapter of the Institute of Corporate Directors and is a member of the board and the Finance and Audit Committee of Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta. Trudy was an independent member of the board of Dominion Diamond Corporation and chaired its HSE and Special Committee until November 1, 2017, the date that Dominion Diamond Corporation was sold to one of the Washington Corporations. Trudy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Bachelor of Laws degree (both with distinction) from the University of Saskatchewan and the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

 
Gary Lawler

Gary Lawler

Non Executive Independent Director

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

Gary 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. Gary was also previously a director of Riversdale Mining Limited and Dominion Mining Limited. Gary 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

Tony 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. Tony 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 Tony is Senior Technical Partner of Appian Capital Advisory LLP.

 
 

Stephanie Sterling

Non Executive Independent Director

BSc (Mechanical Engineering), MBA

Stephanie was appointed a Non Executive Independent Director on 29 November 2017. She served as Vice President at Shell Canada Ltd and has over 25 years of experience in engineering, large project start-up and operations, governance, joint venture negotiations and relationships, risk management, business development and strategic planning. Stephanie served as General Manager for non-technical risk integration, community and indigenous relations for Shell in Canada, USA and Latin America where she was responsible for integrating risk management into new projects. She also served as the Vice President of Business and Joint Ventures for Shell's Heavy Oil business, where she was responsible for the joint venture governance, commercial negotiations and relationships for two significant joint ventures: the Athabasca Oil Sands Project among Shell, Chevron and Marathon; and the AERA joint venture in California between Shell and Exxon. Stephanie is currently a Director at Cardinal Energy and the Alberta Petroleum Marketing Commission.  She is also a Director at the Kerby Centre and President and Chair for the MEOW Foundation.  Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering) degree and MBA from the University of Alberta and ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.