Dr Mark Bennett has been appointed as Non-Executive Chair of Falcon Metals. Mark is a highly-experienced geologist and mining executive with over 30 years’ experience in gold and base metal exploration. He was the founding Managing Director and CEO of Sirius Resources Ltd, where he was awarded the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC) “Prospector of the Year Award” for the world-class Nova-Bollinger nickel-copper discovery in 2013. He went on to lead the company until its —$1.8 billion merger with IGO Ltd (ASX: IGO).
Mark is a two-times winner of the AMEC award, having previously been recognised for the Thunderbox gold and Waterloo nickel discoveries in 2002 during his time as a key member of the senior leadership team of LionOre Mining International. In addition to his technical exploration expertise, Mark is experienced in corporate affairs, equity capital markets, investor relations and community engagement and led Sirius from pre-discovery to the construction stage, until the completion of its merger with IGO.
Mark is currently the Executive Chairman of S2 Resources Ltd (ASX: S2R) and Non-Executive Director of Todd River Resources Ltd (ASX: TRT).
Mr Tim Markwell has been appointed as Managing Director of Falcon Metals. Tim is a geologist, fund manager and mining executive with over 25 years’ experience in gold and base metal exploration. Tim has been the Investment Manager of the African Lion funds at Lion Selection Group for over 14 years. Lion Selection is a highly-regarded and successful ASX-listed investment company focused on junior mining companies.
During his time at Lion Selection, Tim also had various board roles including as Non-Executive Director and acting CEO of Celamin Holdings Ltd (ASX: CNL), and Non-Executive Director of both Predictive Discovery Ltd (ASX: PDI) and Anax Metals Ltd (ASX: ANX). Prior to Lion Selection, Tim worked in senior technical roles at BHP Ltd (ASX: BHP) and Golder Associates, as well a resource analyst role at broker DJ Carmichael.
Tim brings diverse and broad experience in executive leadership, exploration, investor relations and capital markets to the role.
Chalice Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Alex Dorsch has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Falcon Metals. In this role, Alex will be tasked with ensuring the smooth transition and handover of Chalice’s gold projects into the new standalone entity.
Alex joined Chalice in 2017 and was appointed as Managing Director in November 2018. He played an instrumental role in the initial staking and securing of Chalice’s licence holding at the Pyramid Hill Gold Project. Since his appointment as Managing Director, Alex has led Chalice through an exceptional period of growth following the world-class Julimar nickel-copper-PGE discovery and was recognised as ‘New/Emerging Leader of the Year’ by Mining News and ‘CEO of the Year’ by Kitco in 2020.
Alex has diverse experience in a variety of leadership roles across the resources sector, as a management consultant, engineer, project manager and corporate advisor. Prior to joining Chalice, he was working as a Specialist Consultant with the global management consultancy McKinsey & Company.
Andrea is an accounting and corporate governance professional with over 20 years’ experience in accounting, corporate governance, finance and corporate banking. She has acted as Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary for companies in the private and public listed sectors, as well as senior executive roles in the banking and finance industry. Andrea is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and an associate member of the Governance Institute of Australia. She is currently a director of a corporate advisory company based in Perth that provides corporate and other advisory services to public listed companies.