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.
Ms Katina Law has over 30 years of experience in the mining industry and has held senior roles with major mining companies, as well as board roles with both ASX-listed explorers and non-government organisations.
With a strong financial background, she has served as Chair of Finance and Audit committees and has a strong commitment to corporate governance.
Ms Law is a graduate from the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia. She is also a Certified Practising Accountant and has an MBA from London Business School.
Ms Law currently serves as a Non-Executive Director of Yandal Resources (ASX: YRL), is a Board Member of Health Support Services, a co-founder and Director of IPS Management Consultants and as Chair of Dutjahn Sandalwood Oils Pty Ltd. Previously, she has held positions as Non-Executive Chair of Ardea Resources (ASX: ARL) and Non-Executive Director of DGO Gold (ASX: DGO)
Mr Pradeep Subramaniam is a Chartered Accountant with broad financial and commercial experience in energy and resources. He commenced his career in the Assurance practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) where he worked with a wide range of Australian and international companies in the energy and resources sector, with a special focus on junior resources.
Pradeep holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and is a member of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ).
Mr Doug Winzar is an experienced geologist with over 25 years’ experience in gold, base metals and diamond exploration throughout Australia, Canada and southern Africa. Doug was previously the Exploration Project Manager- Northern Australia for IGO Limited.
Doug brings extensive management experience leading teams of geologists working across various jurisdictions and has a proven track record of designing and completing successful large scale regional exploration programs.