Rafaella Resources Board

Non-executive Chairman

Peter Hatfull

Mr Hatfull has over 30 years’ experience in a range of senior executive positions with Australian and International companies. He has an extensive skill-set in the areas of business optimisation, capital raising and company restructuring.

Mr Hatfull has held senior financial and Board positions in Australia, Africa and the UK. He has particular experience in revitalising business plans, attracting investor funding, and implementing profitable strategies.

Mr Hatfull graduated as a Chartered Accountant in the United Kingdom, where he worked for Coopers and Lybrand (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers), and subsequently moved to Africa, where he spent 8 years in Malawi. Mr Hatfull moved to Perth in 1988.

Managing Director

Steven Turner

Steven Turner brings over 25 years of experience in the resource sector, having held senior roles in both industry and investment banking. During his career, Steven has been based in London, Aberdeen, Singapore, Brisbane and Madrid. Steven has raised significant capital for the development of resource projects, including equity, public bonds and project finance. Most recently Steven was head of business development at a private mining group, having been instrumental in the successful growth of the company from a junior to mid-tier Australian base metal operator.

Mr Turner holds Australian, Canadian and UK citizenships and is a Fellow of The Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Executive Director

Dr. Robert Wrixon

Robert Wrixon is currently a Director of the mining venture capital group Starboard Global Limited and has 20 years of experience in corporate strategy, commodities marketing, mining M&A and mineral exploration management. He has previously run two listed junior resources companies in Australia, and prior to that spent five years in corporate strategy for Xstrata plc based in Sydney and London.

Dr Wrixon is an Irish national and holds a PhD in mineral engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

Non-executive Director

Ashley Hood

Mr Hood has more than 15 years’ experience in the mining industry having worked in mine and exploration operations for junior and large mining companies based in Australia and throughout the Pacific including New Zealand. He has broad senior management experience having held a number of ASX appointed board positions whilst working on some of Australia’s major JORC resources.

Mr Hood predominantly specialises in project/people management, native title negotiations, logistics, project diligence/acquisitions and has personally held and managed a number of his own exploration projects.

Company Secretary

Amanda Wilton-Heald

Amanda is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years of accounting, auditing (of both listed and non-listed companies) and company secretarial experience within Australia and the UK.  Amanda has been involved in the listing of junior explorer companies on the ASX and has experience in corporate advisory and company secretarial services.