Leadership

Our leadership team

Leadership • Barm PaulMuller web

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.

Leadership • Barm MickRadi web

Mick Radi

Chief Operating Officer, Australasia

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.

Leadership • Barm BlairSessions web

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.

Leadership • Barm FredPilot web

Fred Pilot

General Manager, Finance

Fred holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Accounting with over 12 years experience in the mining services industries in Australia and Africa. He first joined the company in 2007 and prior to this appointment worked in various finance positions both at site and head office. More recently he was the Group Commercial Officer for the Underground operations in Africa.  Fred is a Member of Chartered Accountants, Australia and New Zealand.

Leadership • Barm JimGawith web

Jim Gawith

General Manager, Growth

Jim holds a Bachelor of Mining and Engineering and as Barminco’s General Manager Growth, is focused on driving business growth and seeking new opportunities for our team, whilst maintaining strong relationships with our existing clients. He has over 20 years experience in the mining industry, with a background in mining engineering, contract and mine management and has previously worked in a range of operations roles across Australia.

Leadership • Barm DarrenKwok web

Darren Kwok

General Manager, Technology and Innovation

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.

Leadership • Barm PeterCampain web

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.

Leadership • Barm DarrenBatchler web

Darren Batchler

General Manager, Health, Safety and Environment

Darren Holds a Graduate Diploma in Occupational Hazard Management and  is a highly experienced HSE professional and executive with over 25 years’ experience in the health, safety and environment field working domestically and internationally with both mining companies and mining services providers.  Prior to joining Barminco, he held the role of Perenti Group Manager, Health, Safety and Environment. Darren has also held senior safety and risk management roles at Newcrest, Macmahon, and BHP.

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Andy Bell

General Manager, Human Resources

Andy holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, a Masters of Business Administration and a Postgraduate Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. He has 14 years’ experience working for mining services providers and mine owners both in Australia, Central and Southern Africa and South-East Asia. Andy is a Human Resources Generalist with extensive experience leading HR functions in challenging operating environments. Most recently, he was engaged by a top-tier global miner to lead an organisational design review process and workforce modelling process.

Leadership • Barm CraigEarnshaw web

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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