Leadership

Our leadership team

Paul Muller

Chief Executive Officer

Paul holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree with over 20 years’ experience in the mining industry working for both mining service providers and mine owners in Australia, Asia and Africa. Prior to joining Barminco, Paul held the position of Executive General Manager – Asia and Africa for Thiess and has also held senior roles at Consolidated Minerals, BHP and Leighton Contractors. Paul is also a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Michael Ellis

Chief Financial Officer

Michael holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Accounting and Finance with over 15 years’ experience in the media and mining services industries in Australia. Prior to joining Barminco, Michael held the position of General Manager Finance and Company Secretary at Seven West Media and Trustee of the Channel 7 Telethon Trust. Michael has also held senior roles at The West Australian Newspaper Group and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Mick Radi

General Manager Mining

Mick holds a Bachelor of Mining Engineering degree with over 19 years’ experience in hard rock underground mining in Australia, Egypt, India and Bulgaria. Mick has previously worked within Barminco as Project Manager, Operations Manager, General Manager Operations and General Manager Growth. He holds a WA Shift Supervisors Certificate and First Class Mine Manager’s Certificate Competency.

Blair Sessions

Chief Operating Officer, Africa and North America

Blair holds a Bachelor of Mining Engineering degree with over 23 years’ experience in the mining industry, principally in hard rock underground mining in Australia, Africa and Asia. Blair has previously worked within Barminco as Project Manager, Operations Manager and General Manager. Most recently Blair’s role was the Chief Operating Officer of African Underground Mining Services, the Joint Venture Company between Barminco and Ausdrill, prior to the company’s consolidation. He holds a WA Shift Supervisors Certificate and First Class Mine Manager’s Certificate Competency.

Peter Campain

General Manager Plant

Peter holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree and a Masters of Business and Technology with over 30 years’ experience in asset management and maintenance in Australia, Egypt, India, Tanzania, Ghana, Mali and Burkina Faso. Prior to joining Barminco, Peter held the position of Maintenance Manager at Consolidated Minerals and has also held senior roles at MacMahon and Combined Resource Engineering. Peter is a Registered Practicing Engineer and Member of the Institute of Engineers Australia.

Darren Kwok

Group Manager Innovation and Technology

Darren holds a Bachelor of Management and Marketing degree and has over 10 years’ experience in developing and implementing technology strategy in the automotive and mining industries. Prior to joining Barminco, Darren held the position of Executive General Manager for MacDonald Holdings.

Patrick Bourke

General Manager Safety and People

Patrick holds a Bachelor of Science degree with Honours in Geology, a Graduate Diploma in HR Management and Industrial Relations and brings over 27 years’ resource industry experience in Australia, Papua New Guinea, China, United Kingdom and Canada. Prior to joining Barminco, Patrick held the position of General Manager HR, HSE & Communities at Karara Mining and previous executive roles with Rio Tinto, WesTrac, Newcrest Mining and Woodside Energy.

Craig Earnshaw

General Manager Commercial and Legal

Craig holds Bachelor degrees in Law and Commerce with over 12 years’ legal, commercial and company secretarial experience in private practice and the resources and construction industries. Prior to joining Barminco, Craig held the position of Corporate Counsel at RCR Tomlinson Limited. Craig is also a Member of the Law Society of Western Australia, the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association and the Australian Mining and Petroleum Law Association and holds a Graduate Diploma in Corporate Governance.

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