The MDL Board seeks to achieve a mix of skills, knowledge, expertise as well as operational and international experience in its directors. The Board is also dedicated to ensuring that it is structured in such a way as to optimise short- and long-term strategic and business performance.
Nic Limb – non-executive chairman
BSc(Hons) MAusIMM ASIA
Nic is the non-executive chairman of MDL and was previously the Company’s executive chairman – a position he held for 22 years. He has professional qualifications as a geoscientist and worked in the mineral exploration sector for 10 years. In 1983 he joined a stockbroking firm as a corporate financier in the natural resources finance division and subsequently joined a major international investment bank as an executive director, again working in resources finance. In 1993 he became managing director of a small listed gold explorer which grew to a substantial gold producer prior to being taken over in 2000. In 1994 he formed MDL and has acted as chairman since that time. During his tenure as chairman, MDL discovered and subsequently developed the large Sabodala gold project in Senegal and has progressed GCO to its current production status. He has been a non-executive director of a number of public companies over the last 20 years and currently holds a non-executive chair position with FAR Limited.
Robert Sennitt – managing director
Rob was appointed managing director in April 2016 after serving as CEO from June 2015 following an initial period working with MDL on strategic and business development initiatives. Prior to joining MDL, Rob spent almost 25 years in the investment banking industry where his focus was advising companies in the natural resources sector on financial and strategic transactions. During this period, Rob was a managing director at RBC Capital Markets, an executive director at Macquarie Capital and also worked with J.P. Morgan in Australia.
Charles Nouel – non-executive director
Charles qualified as a geoscientist more than 25 years ago. His various assignments in geology, mining engineering, project development and marketing has given him a wide and global view of the mining business. He has worked in France, Australia and New Caledonia for commodities such as Gold, Nickel and Manganese.
For the last 10 years, Charles has been at ERAMET’s HQ in Paris, where he was Deputy VP Industrial of the Nickel division, then VP Ore Market of the Manganese division. More recently, he has also taken on the role of VP TiO2 and Zircon Business.
Jean-Michel Fourcade – non-executive director
Jean-Michel joined Eramet in 2002 as VP Operations of the Manganese Division and then moved to the position of VP of R&D, Innovation, Engineering and Purchasing at the corporate level. He was appointed as CEO of TiZir Limited in April 2013 until November 2017. He is now back at Eramet leading specific missions for the Eramet Mining Division.
Jean-Michel is a graduate of the Paris School of Mines and of the Advanced Management Program in INSEAD. He has solid experience in plant management in a multicultural context and International project development. He has held various operational positions at Société Le Nickel in New Caledonia and Arcelor Mittal in France.
Jean-Michel’s former responsibilities include Board Member positions at Eramet China, Eramet Marietta, Eramet Norway and TiZir . He has been Chairman of TiZir Titanium and Iron, and Grande Cote Operations.
Sebastien Roquejeoffre – non-executive director
Sebastien has 20 years’ experience in finance within the mining and oil services industries. He has held a variety of international finance roles for Eramet, including as Chief Financial Officer at Eramet Nickel division from 2013 to 2017 and at TiZir Limited in 2011 and 2012. More recently he was appointed as Head of Mergers & Acquisitions.
Sebastien holds an MsC in Management from ESSEC Business School in Paris.
MDL’s management team comprises executive director Rob Sennitt (whose biography is provided above) as well as Greg Bell (CFO) and Michaela Evans (company secretary).
Greg Bell – chief financial officer
Greg joined MDL in 2010 as Accounting Manager to provide assistance with the demerger of the Sabodala Gold Project. He has over 15 years of accounting and corporate finance experience with BDO and Deloitte and was previously the manager of the audit team for the Company from 2003 until 2006. Greg has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and is a member of the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand.
Michaela Evans – company secretary & general manager – corporate affairs
BA(Hons) PhD GradDipACG AGIA
Michaela joined MDL in 2012 as Communications Manager – Corporate & Social Responsibility and was appointed Company Secretary in 2013. She has previous ASX listed administrative and executive assistance experience and has, over the years, been employed in a research capacity by Curtin University and the University of Western Australia (UWA). Michaela has a Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy from UWA, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance and is an Associate Member of the Governance Institute of Australia.