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.
General Manager People & Performance
Mrs Scheepers is an accomplished, team orientated Human Resource professional providing strong leadership in a wide range of human resource initiatives. She has extensive resources industry experience with over 17 years’ experience with major resource companies with positions held at site, corporate and offshore locations.
Mrs Scheepers hold a Masters of Business Administration as well as a BBA in Human Resources, she also is a qualified High School Teacher.
Prior to joining Geopacific Resources, Mrs Scheepers was the Group HR Manager for St Barbara. During her time with St Barbara she assisted with the turn-around of the Simberi Gold Mine and implemented the Gender Smart Safety Project. She is passionate about people development and has established a team in PNG to upskill the local workforce and community members.
General Manager Projects
Mr Zamudio has a strong record of operating and developing businesses in challenging jurisdictions. Mr Zamudio has 5 years of process and engineering experience from feasibility through to commissioning, 10 years of merchant banking experience initially as a quantitative analyst and then in the investment banking division. From 2002, on arrival in Australia he owned and managed private businesses for 4 years and then joined Mawson West Limited for 8 years and held positions of Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary, Executive General Manager Operations and Group Executive Commercial.
Mr Zamudio holds a degree in Chemical Engineering, a Masters of Business Administration, is a Chartered Financial Analyst and is a member of Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).
General Manager Geology – Consultant
Mr Kerr has over 25 years’ experience in the global mining industry, managing exploration and mine development projects throughout Australia, Sub Sahara and Asia Pacific. His experience also covers remote locations in the Melanesian Region including Vanuatu, The Solomon Islands and various Islands across Indonesia.
He brings specialist knowledge of epithermal and porphyry gold system exploration, resource definition and project development, as well as extensive global corporate management experience across a broad range of commodities.
Mr Kerr’s experience exploring and developing porphyry and epithermal gold deposits in the Asia-Pacific region in senior management roles for Barrick Gold Corporation, Hillgrove Resources, Oropa, Tethyan Copper Company and Mincor Resources provides synergies to Geopacific’s development plans on Woodlark Island.
Mr Kerr holds degrees in Geology and Mineral Economics and is a Member of the AusIMM, SEG and a Fellow of the Geological Society of London.