Directors & Management
Milan Jerkovic B. App. Sc (Geology, Post Graduate Diploma (Mineral Economics), Post Graduate Diploma (Mining).Executive Chairman
Mr Jerkovic is a qualified geologist with postgraduate qualifications in mining & mineral economics and over 30 years of experience in the mining industry involving resource evaluation, operations, financing, acquisition, project development and general management. Mr Jerkovic was previously the CEO of Straits Resources Limited and has held positions with WMC, BHP, Nord Pacific, Hargraves, Tritton and Straits Asia Resources (as founding Chairman). Milan is a Fellow of the AIMM and a member of the Australasian Institute of Company Directors. Mr Jerkovic is Chairman of the BLK Audit and Risk Committee and a member of the BLK Remuneration and Nomination Committee.
Bryan Dixon BComm, CA, ACISManaging Director
Mr Dixon has over 20 years experience in the mining sector, focused mainly in the gold industry and was joint winner of the Asia-Pacific Mining Executive of the Year in 2017. Mr Dixon is a Chartered Accountant and has extensive experience in the management of public and listed companies. Previously, Mr Dixon has been employed by an international accounting firm, Resolute Limited and Archipelago Resources Plc. Mr Dixon has held a numerous director and management roles with emerging resource companies. Mr Dixon specializes in project feasibility, development, project acquisition and financing of mining projects.
Tony JamesNon-Executive Director
Mr James is a mining engineer with considerable operational, new project development and corporate experience including roles as Managing Director of Carbine Resources , Atherton Resources and Mutiny Gold . Mr James held a number of senior executive positions with international gold producer Alacer Gold Corporation, including President of its Australian Operations following the merger between Anatolia Minerals and Avoca Resources in 2011. He also played a key role in Avoca’s initial growth and success, leading the feasibility, development and operations of the Higginsville Gold Operations.
Greg Miles BSc Grad Dip (Geol) MAIG, MAICDNon-Executive Director
Mr Miles has had a successful career in mineral exploration and development of over 16 years in numerous commodities and mineral provinces. Broad technical expertise as a Geologist and Exploration Manager, directing a small, dynamic team as well as Board level experience as a Non-Executive Director. Highlights include the discovery and development of the 40Mt Mount Caudan Iron Ore Deposit, Parker Range Project (Cazaly) and exploration and development of gold resources at West Kalgoorlie (now owned by Phoenix).
Mr Miles is Chairman of the Blackham Remuneration and Nomination Committee and a member of the Blackham Audit and Risk Committee.
Greg FitzgeraldNon-Executive Director
Mr Greg Fitzgerald has now been formally appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr Fitzgerald is a Chartered Accountant with more than 30 years of gold mining and resources related experience, and extensive executive experience in managing finance and administrative matters for listed companies. He held the positions of Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary for ASX 200 company, Resolute Mining Limited, for more than 15 years.
Richard BoffeyChief Operations Officer
Mr Boffey is an internationally experienced mining executive with over 26 years’ experience specialising in mining project start-ups, mine management, feasibilities and continuous improvement. He has a successful track record of leading and delivering mining projects through the various phases of planning, permitting, construction and full operations safely, on schedule and on budget. Richard led the development of the Efemcukuru Gold Mine in Turkey for Eldorado Gold Corporation and the Wallaby underground project for Granny Smith Mines. He was recently the GM Operations at Cupric Canyon’s Khoemacau Copper Mines project in Botswana and also previously held the role of Regional Manager, Mining for Barrick.
Richard has a First Class Mine Manager’s Certificate and a Bachelor of Mining Engineering (Hons).
Alan Thom BEng(Hons), GDipAppFin, FFin, MAusIMM.Expansion Study Manager
Mr. Thom has extensive experience as a senior manager and executive working in Australia, United Kingdom, Africa and Bangladesh. Alan has managed a number of definitive and bankable feasibility studies for significant resource projects. Mr. Thom has worked alongside major international investment banks including the World Bank, IFC and the Asian Development Bank. Alan holds a Western Australian First Class Mine Mangers Certificate and previously held statutory mine management positions for Newmont in both underground and open pit operations. Mr Thom has consulted to a number of resource companies on project and business development.
Anthony Rechichi FCA, B.CommCFO
Mr Rechichi is a Chartered Accountant and a highly accomplished senior accounting and finance professional with over 17 years of experience in public companies and professional services, predominantly in the gold mining industry.
Prior to joining the team at Blackham, Mr Rechichi spent ten years with Resolute Mining Limited where he most recently performed the role of General Manager – Finance, playing a key role in long term budgeting and forecasting across three operating mines with a key focus on cost control, treasury management, financial reporting, and taxation planning and compliance. Additionally, Mr Rechichi has strong experience in both debt and equity financing.
Jonathan Lea BSc(Hons), MAusIMMChief Geological Officer
Jonathan Lea is a geologist of over 30 years standing with much of his career in gold mining , focussing on production and near mine exploration. Branching out from geological roles, Jon became the technical services manager for the Kalgoorlie region for a major gold producer. This experience has resulted in a comprehensive technical knowledge in all aspects of mining, exploration and mine development. Recently Jon has worked in a corporate capacity heading junior exploration and development companies with a focus both on mine development and in project generation. Jon brings a diverse and extensive experience in all aspects of project development and mining.
Mike RobbinsCompany Secretary
Mr Robbins has over 20 years resource industry experience gathered at both operational and corporate levels, both within Australia and overseas. During that time, he has held numerous project level management positions as well as CFO and Company Secretarial roles with, Bannerman Resources Ltd, Moto Gold Mines Ltd and Asian Mineral Resources Limited.
Guy SimpsonGeneral Manger Matilda Mine
“A Mining Engineer from the WA School of Mines with 25 years experience in underground and open pit gold mines both in Australia and internationally
Formerly General Manager at the Jerritt Canyon Gold Mine in Nevada and General Manager Technical Services at Norton Goldfields, Guy brings to Blackham a wealth of technical operations experience and a strong business focus”