Directors & Management
Gary John Berrell – Executive Chairman, BEc (Hons)
Mr Berrell has a background in banking and finance and was an Executive Director of Macquarie Bank for seven years. He has had over 24 years experience trading a broad range of products including foreign exchange, bonds, equities, futures and commodities. He has held a variety of management positions throughout this time. He has been involved in extensive committee work for financial markets associations covering areas of market regulation and prudential risk management, and has represented Australia at numerous overseas foreign exchange market conferences.
Sean Gregory – Managing Director & CEO, BSc (Hons) Geology, MBA
Mr Gregory is a senior resource industry leader with 18 years’ experience in developing projects and supporting mining operations with BHP, Murchison Metals and Mineral Resources. He has a deep understanding of the minerals value chain from geology, exploration, metallurgy, feasibility studies, approvals, economic evaluation and business development
Mr Gregory’s practical mining experience is well complemented by a strong academic background including a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Geology (UWA), MBA (UWA), Advanced Mergers and Acquisitions Program (Melb Uni) and Company Directors Course Award (AICD).
Grant Jonathan Mooney – Non-executive Director & Company Secretary, BBus CA
Mr Mooney is the principal of Perth-based corporate advisory firm Mooney & Partners, specialising in corporate compliance administration to public companies. He has gained extensive experience in the areas of corporate and project management since commencing Mooney & Partners in 1999. His experience extends to advice on capital raisings, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance.
Currently, Mr Mooney serves as a director and company secretary to several ASX listed companies across a variety of industries including technology and resources. He is a Director of ASX listed resource companies Phosphate Australia Limited, Talga Resources Limited and renewable energy company Carnegie Wave Energy Limited. Mr Mooney is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
Jon Young – Non-Executive Director, BCom CA F Fin
Mr Young holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Western Australia and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. For nearly 30 years, Mr Young has worked in the financial markets and is currently Director Private Clients with Perth based national stock broking firm Patersons Securities Limited.
For 12 years, until the sale of the underground mining contractor Barminco Limited in August 2007, Jon served as Non-executive Chairman of the Barminco Group of companies, including Barminco Limited where he continues to serve as an alternate director.
Mr Young is Chairman of Barra’s major shareholder, FMR Investments Pty Ltd (formerly Barminco Investments Pty Ltd).
Gary Harvey – Exploration Manager, BSc (Applied Geology) MAIG
Mr Harvey graduated from the RMIT University with a BSc (Applied Geology) in 1994. He has over 20 years’ experience in gold and nickel exploration with extensive experience ranging from grass-roots exploration through to near-mine evaluation and resource definition on a range of gold and nickel projects throughout the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia.
He has previously held project and senior exploration roles with Viceroy Australia Pty Ltd, Lionore Australia Pty Ltd, Forrestania Gold Ltd and Johnsons Well Mining NL. He has also held non-technical roles with Fortescue Metals Group Ltd and Hetherington Exploration and Mining Title Consultants.
Mr Harvey’s particular fields of expertise are in target generation and evaluation of Archean shear- and vein-style gold, and komatiite nickel sulphide deposits throughout the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia.