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Milan Jerkovic

B. App. Sc (Geology, Post Graduate Diploma (Mineral Economics), Post Graduate Diploma (Mining).


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). He is 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.

Tony James


Mr James has 30 years’ mine operating and project development experience predominantly in WA.

He also has previous experience at Managing Director level of three ASX listed companies with two of those companies successfully guided through a merger and takeover process to the benefit of the shareholders.

Mr James has a strong feasibility study background leading into successful project development and operating results (examples are Pillara Zinc/Lead project, Trident/Higginsville Gold project and Kanowna Belle Gold mine).

Greg Fitzgerald


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.

Neil Meadows

B. App. Sc (Metallurgy), M. App. Sc (Metallurgy), Grad. Dip. B.A., Grad AICD, Member of AusIMM


Mr Meadows is a qualified metallurgist with over 30 years experience in the mining and processing industries

Prior to joining Blackham, he recently worked as Chief Operating Officer for European Metals Holdings Limited.

Mr Meadows previous roles include COO of Karara Mining Ltd, Managing Director of IMX Resources Limited, COO of Queensland Nickel Pty Ltd and General Manager of Murrin Muiin Operations for Minara Resources Ltd.

Anthony Rechichi

FCA, B.Comm


Mr Rechichi is a Chartered Accountant and a highly accomplished senior accounting and finance professional with over 20 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 more than ten years with Resolute Mining Limited where he 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.

Mr Rechichi resigned as Company Secretary on the 3rd May 2019, following the appointment of Mr Travers.

Guy Simpson

BSc (Mining Engineering),  WAFCMMCC


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, Mr Simpson brings to Blackham a wealth of technical operations experience and a strong business focus.

Cain Fogarty

BSc (Hons), M. Sc (O.D.G), M. Sc (MREE)


Mr Fogarty is a geologist with post-graduate qualifications in mineral economics and 20 years of experience in the mining industry, predominantly in near-mine reserve growth, greenfields exploration, and acquisitions.

He brings a wealth of multi-commodity, global experience from working with major and junior mining companies in Australia, Africa and China.

Prior to joining Blackham, Mr Fogarty worked on the successful exploration and development of Equinox Mineral’s copper projects in Zambia, with CSA Global on the Caijiaying Zn-Au mine in China, and with Barrick Gold in near-mine reserve development at WA gold mines.

Jim Malone



Mr Malone has over 30 years experience in the mining, resources, financial, broking and sporting industries.

He has worked in Perth, Melbourne, London, Santiago and New York, and listed, advised, managed and been on the Boards of a number of ASX listed resource and oil and gas companies.

Mr Malone has raised over A$200 million in equity and debt for ASX listed companies. He was also the CEO of Richmond Football Club from 1994 until 2000.

Dan Travers

BSc(Hons) FCCA


Mr Travers is a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and holds a BSc(Hons) in Mathematics from University of Wales College (Cardiff) and a BSc(Hons) in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University.

Mr Travers gained extensive financial reporting experience prior to joining Endeavour Corporate in July 2006, when he spent over 8 years in various public audit practices in both the United Kingdom and Australia. At Endeavour Corporate he is responsible for financial reporting and general financial management for a number of listed companies, in addition to company secretarial duties including the IPO and capital raising processes, and ongoing ASX and ASIC compliance.