Russell is a highly experienced and successful senior resource sector executive, and has more than 38 years’ experience in technical roles, project development, general management and executive positions in the UK, USA, Africa, South America, Papua New Guinea, and throughout Australia.
Russell was most recently Managing Director of Wolf Minerals from 2013 to 2017 where he had responsibility for successfully financing and developing the Hemerdon tungsten and tin project in United Kingdom. He was previously Managing Director of Grange Resources, Australia’s largest magnetite producer. During his four and a half year tenure with Grange he oversaw its successful merger with Australian Bulk Minerals, completed a bankable feasibility study for Grange’s $3 billion Southdown magnetite project and grew market capitalisation from ~$200 million to ~$1 billion. His prior experience also includes roles with Newmont and Normandy, for a period of eight years, following 18 years at Renison Goldfields. At Newmont he was the Group Executive-Operations, responsible for seven gold mines in Australian and New Zealand.
Russell has significant experience in leading teams during feasibility, project development and funding as well as production and has a demonstrable ability to communicate effectively with the market.
Russell holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons), majoring in Mineral Resource Engineering from the Royal School of Mines in London. He also holds a Graduate Diploma in Finance and Investment Analysis from the Securities Institute.