Senior Management Team

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David Southam

Managing Director

Mr Southam joined Mincor Resources NL on 1 February 2019 as Managing Director. He is a Certified Practising Accountant with more than 30 years’ experience in accounting, operations, capital markets and finance across the resources and industrial sectors. Mr Southam has been intimately involved in several large project financings in multiple jurisdictions, has completed significant capital market and M&A transactions, negotiated multi-billion dollar sales offtake arrangements in various commodities and has substantial experience on listed and private company boards.  David has significant experience in battery metals through his non-executive director role at Kidman Resources, which was acquired by Wesfarmers and through over a decade in the nickel industry.

Prior to Mincor, David was Executive Director of ASX200 nickel company Western Areas Limited and has held senior executive roles within Brambles Group, ANZ Investment Bank and WMC Resources. David is currently a non-executive director of Ramelius Resources Ltd and is a Council Member and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee for Curtin University.

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Dean Will

Chief Operating Officer

Dean is a mining engineer with more than 33 years' experience in the mining industry in Operations and Corporate roles with experience in exploration, feasibility, mine development and mining in nickel, gold, tin, coal, iron ore, copper, platinum group elements, base metals and diamond projects globally. Dean previously worked for Mincor between 2002 and 2011 during its previous period of successful nickel operations as Chief Mining Engineer before taking on a role as Executive (Operations) Director at Metals X Limited. Dean has also held senior global technical roles for Anglo Gold Ashanti and Anglo American and was more recently the Chief Operating Officer for Millennium Minerals. Dean holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) degree from the University of Ballarat and has an MBA through the St Mary's College of California.

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Chen Sun

Chief Financial Officer

Chen is an accountant with 15 years' experience in public practice and company accounting. Her knowledge and skills are predominantly within the resources sector. Chen joined Mincor in March 2008 and has fulfilled various senior roles within the finance department. Chen graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Accounting degree and is a member of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants. 

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Paul Darcey

General Manager, Projects

Paul has worked in the mining industry since 1996 and joined Mincor Operations in 2002 as Mine Surveyor having previously held similar positions with Barrick Gold and Western Mining Corporation. Paul completed a Graduate Diploma in Mining at the Western Australian School of Mines in 2005 and received his First Class Mine Managers Certificate in 2008. Paul has held both technical and underground manager positions at all of Mincor’s mines and was General Manager, Operations between 2015 and 2019 before moving into his current role as General Manager, Projects.