Directors and Senior Management
CHAIRMAN – Mr Stephen Copulos
Mr Copulos is the Non-Executive Chairman of Consolidated Zinc and is the Company’s major shareholder and major financial supporter. Mr Copulos has over thirty years’ experience in a variety of businesses and investments across a wide range of industries, including mining, manufacturing, property development, food and hospitality. He has been the Managing Director of the Copulos Group of companies, a private investment group, since 1997 and has extensive experience as a company director of both listed and unlisted public companies in Australia, UK and the USA.
Mr Copulos is an active global investor who brings significant business acumen and great diversity to the Board of Consolidated Zinc. In addition to his role with the Company, Mr Copulos is also a director of the following public listed companies: Chairman of Crusader Resources Ltd (CAS:ASX), Chairman of Black Rock Mining Ltd (BKT:ASX) and Non-Executive Director of Restaurant Brands Limited (RBD:NZX).
MANAGING DIRECTOR – Mr Will Dix
Mr Dix has worked as a geologist and company Director in listed and unlisted companies for the last 23 years. During that time he has worked in, South America, Asia, Australia and Africa in base and precious metals at the exploration, development and production stages. He has a proven track record of bringing projects from exploration to production and in funding junior resource companies.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – Mr Andrew Richards
Mr Richards is a geologist with over 30 years’ experience in the international mining industry which included company management and project finance. Since 2004 Mr Richards has worked extensively with gold, base metals, rare earths and industrial minerals in Australasia, Asia, Africa and South America. He has provided consultancy and advisory services, Independent Expert Reports and managed several listed and unlisted companies. He is and has been on the boards of several listed companies and was Managing Director and CEO of two ASX listed companies operating in China.
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – Mr Luis Rogelio Martinez Valles
Mr Martinez is a mining entrepreneur with 40 years’ experience in industrial minerals, base and precious metals. He holds an Industrial Engineer qualification from Chihuahuas Tech, with a Masters in Business Administration from Nuevo León University, and a Member of the Mining Association of Chihuahua.
COMPANY SECRETARY – Mr Andrew Beigel
Mr Beigel has more than fifteen years’ corporate experience across a range of industries and has held executive positions with other ASX listed companies in the resources sector. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Murdoch University and is a member of CPA Australia.
EXPLORATION MANAGER – Mr Steve Boda
Mr Boda is a geologist with more than 24 years’ experience in project generation and development across several continents. He has occupied senior managerial roles with listed and un-listed mining and exploration companies across Australia, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Philippines and Zambia exploring, delineating and assessing gold, copper and base metal projects, along with various other commodities including manganese, tin, graphite and rare earth elements.
With a strong background in structural geology and genesis of ore deposits, Steve has been instrumental in the discovery of several mineral deposits through re-interpretation and re-assessment of projects.
Mr Boda is multilingual with a hands-on approach to exploration, project assessment, acquisition and mine development with a solid understanding of field protocols, mining software and database management.