Chief Executive Officer
Mr Richards is a mining engineer with a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Oxford. Mr Richards brings with him broad experience in open pit mining ranging from scoping and feasibility studies, site technical services, through to operations and mine management.
Mr Richards has extensive mining experience both in Australia and in the expatriate environment across Papua New Guinea, Europe, Africa, and the Caucasus.
Prior to joining Geopacific Resources, Mr Richards was General Manager Technical Services of St Barbara Limited after serving as General Manager Simberi Operations for St Barbara Ltd 2013-2019. During this period, Mr Richards was instrumental in the turn-around of the Simberi Gold Mine, delivering five record years of gold production and cash-flow performance.
CFO and Company Secretary
Mr Smith has over 15 years’ experience in the resource industry across a broad range of commodities including precious metals, industrials and bulk commodities. Mr Smith has worked for a range of companies operating in the Asia Pacific region and most recently held the role of Chief Financial Officer at ASX listed Kingsrose Mining Limited, with gold operations in Indonesia.
Mr Smith is a Chartered Accountant with relevant industry experience on an array of financing transactions across debt and equity markets. Mr Smith also brings specialist knowledge in the areas of international taxation, corporate structuring, accounting and corporate governance.
Mr Smith previously held the role of Company Secretary at Straits Resources Limited.