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 a Non-Executive Director of Restaurant Brands Limited (RBD:NZX).
MANAGING DIRECTOR – Mr Bradley Marwood
Mr Marwood is a mining engineer and a highly experienced resources industry executive with more than 30 years of experience. He was instrumental in bringing into production the copper mines at Kipoi (DRC) and Rapu Rapu (Philippines); completing development of the Svartliden gold mine (Sweden) and has managed numerous Feasibility Studies and advanced stage resource projects in Australia, Africa, North America and Asia.
He has worked in senior roles for groups such as Normandy, Dragon Mining, Lafayette, Moto Goldmines and Perseus Mining before his most recent role as Managing Director of Tiger Resources. Mr Marwood’s involvement has seen growth in several companies with a significant increase in their market capitalisation and by protecting investments through restarting suspended mine projects.
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 – Ms Angela Pankhurst
Angela Pankhurst (MAICD) has over 15 years’ experience as an executive and non-executive director primarily in the mining industry. She has held senior executive and company secretarial roles for companies with projects in Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Vietnam and Australia. She was Managing Director of Central Asia Resources Limited during the development of its first gold mine and processing facility. Ms Pankhurst is a non-executive director of PanTerra Gold Limited, director/company secretary of Imritec Limited and Managing Director of MerGen Biopharma Limited.
CFO & COMPANY SECRETARY – Mr Anthony Italiano
Mr Italiano is a Chartered Accountant with more than 15 years’ corporate experience across senior finance roles in the resources sector. Anthony has international experience in corporate governance, operations, financing, commodity marketing and trading, with extensive experience in transitioning junior explorers to producers.
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.