This is our

Leadership Team

“More than 100 years industry experience across board and management”
“A strong mix of project development, commercial and graphite experience

Robert Pett
Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman
BA(Hons), MA(Econ), FAICD, Minerals Economist

Robert Pett is a minerals economist with over 30 years’ experience working in exploration and mining. During this time, he has worked internationally in the resources sector at senior levels both in Australia and Africa. He has been involved with listed companies at all levels, from grass-roots exploration through to mine development, production and financing of more than ten mining projects globally including East and West Africa and the construction of the Golden Pride Gold Mine in Tanzania.

He was founding Chairman of Resolute Mining Limited (gold mines and exploration Africa and Australia), Sapphire Mines Limited (gemstone mining and exploration), Reliance Mining Limited (nickel mining Kambalda), Senex Energy Limited (petroleum production and exploration) and director of several other mining and exploration companies operating in Africa, Asia and Australia in gold, base metals, petroleum and uranium.

Robert has also had an active involvement in education and community activities including over 10 years’ service to Murdoch University Western Australia as Senator and Chairman of their Resources (Finance) Committee.

Andrew Spinks
Managing Director
B.App.Sc, MAusIMM

Andrew Spinks has over 25 years’ professional experience in Australia, Asia and Africa on a range of commodities including speciality and industrial minerals.

Andrew has worked in a range of diverse roles across exploration through to successful project developments, and has held a number of board positions on both ASX and TSX.V listed companies.

Andrew was co-founder of TanzGraphite Pty Ltd and has been Managing Director of EcoGraf since its acquisition.

John Conidi
Independent Non-Executive Director
BBus, FCPA

John Conidi is a Certified Practicing Accountant. He has over 20 years’ experience developing, acquiring and managing businesses in the technology and healthcare sectors. In his roles as Managing Director of Capitol Health Limited, Mr Conidi’s role drove its sustained expansion, increasing its market capitalisation.

John has extensive interests in the graphite sector. He is an experienced investor specialising in technology and resources and is the Chairman of 333D Limited that with EcoGraf, jointly owns 3D Graphtech Industries Pty Ltd.

Howard Rae
Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary
B.Com (UWA) Finance & Marketing, CA

Howard Rae is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience in acquiring, developing, financing and operating a range of businesses in Australia, Canada, Asia, Africa and Europe.

His career includes Chief Financial Officer roles with a number of successful ASX listed companies active internationally in the precious and base metals, steel-making materials and industrial minerals sectors, together with Directorships of several unlisted and not-for-profit organisations.

During this time, he’s been responsible for new business development, joint ventures, structuring and negotiating corporate, project and infrastructure funding transactions, sales and marketing, risk management and implementing business improvement programs.

David Cairns
Technical Consultant
BSc (Geol.) MSc (Env Sci) MAusIMM

David Cairns is a highly respected and qualified geologist with more than 40 years experience in exploration, development and mining.   

Mr Cairns’ expertise lies in the evaluation and management of projects.  He has been responsible for managing multidisciplinary teams on studies that led to the successful development of seven mineral projects in Australia and Africa.

He is experienced with a vast range of mineral commodities which includes graphite, nickel, cobalt, copper, chromite, gold, bauxite, uranium, rare earths, vanadium, iron ore and sapphires in a wide range of locations including Australia, China, Laos, Africa and North and South America.

Mr Cairns is a recognised industry leader who has served as Board director on a number of successful ASX listed exploration and mining companies that have produced gold, nickel and sapphires.