underground mining excellence

Our Board

The board of Barminco is a strong advocate of good corporate governance.

Although Barminco Limited is an unlisted public company; the board is made up entirely of non-Executive directors with deep mining industry knowledge and corporate experience.

They provide strategic guidance and support to the Executive team and are committed in fulfilling their obligations and responsibilities in the best interests of the company and its stakeholders.

Keith Gordon

Keith Gordon
Independent Chairman

Qualifications
Bachelor of Sc (Agric) Hons and MBA from the University of Western Australia.

Experience
Mr Gordon brings over 25 years’ of professional experience having worked in large global organisations. Mr Gordon is currently the Chairman of GMA Garnet Group, the Chairman of EDGE Employment Solutions and a director of Hay Group Australia.

Prior to this Keith was the Managing Director and CEO of Emeco Holdings and a senior Executive at Wesfarmers.  As part of his role at Wesfarmers, Keith led the post-merger integration of Coles into Wesfarmers. 

Keith brings to Barminco strong skills in M&A and the management of equity markets and other public company stakeholders. 

Barry Lavin

Barry Lavin
Independent Non-Executive Director

Qualifications

Bachelor of Sc (Hons) Mining Engineering, Chartered Engineer, MBA from Cranfield Business School.

Experience

Barry has over 25 years of international mining experience, optimising shareholder value through the development and implementation business strategy.

As a mining engineer, Barry commenced his career in line management in deep underground gold mining, moving onto senior positions. He spent 18 years with the Rio Tinto Group until 2009, where he held senior positions, including Managing Director of the Northparkes Joint Venture, Managing Director of Technical Services and General Manager of Iron Ore Business Development.

Barry was a Director of Oz Minerals Limited until March 2013 and currently is Managing Director of privately-owned companies Teviot Resources Pty Ltd (an Australian diversified junior mining company) and Ferrum Americas Mining Inc (a Canadian iron ore explorer).

Jon Young

Jon Young
Alternate Director

Qualifications

Bachelor of Commerce Degree, University of Western Australia; a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia; a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia.

Experience

Jon holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Western Australia and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse where he worked for several years in their Perth, Melbourne and Sydney offices. For nearly 30 years, Jon has worked in the financial markets and is currently Director Private Clients with leading Perth based national stock broking firm Patersons Securities Limited.

For 12 years, until the sale of the contracting business (Barminco) in August 2007, Jon served as Non-Executive Chairman of the Barminco Group of companies, including Barminco Limited. Jon has been an Alternate Director for Mr Bartlett since September 2008.

He continues as the Chairman of FMR Investments Pty Ltd (formerly Barminco Investments Pty Ltd and prior to that Barminco Pty Ltd) and Director of Private Clients with Paterson Securities Limited.

sharon warburton

Sharon Warburton
Non-Executive Director

Qualifications

Bachelor of Business (Accounting & Business Law), Curtin University of Technology, 1989

Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a member of Chief Executive Women and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Building.

Experience

Ms Warburton brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to a number of industries across Australia, the United Kingdom and Middle East, with exposure across the construction, infrastructure, resources and mining industries. Sharon’s previous roles include Executive Director of Strategy and Finance with Brookfield Multiplex; Chief Planning and Strategy Officer of United Arab Emirates based, ALDAR Properties PJSC; and has held a variety of senior executive roles with Multiplex, Citigroup and Rio Tinto.

Sharon also serves on the boards of ASX listed Fortescue Metals Group, NEXTDC Limited and Gold Road Resources Limited, WA State Government owned Western Power, and Not for Profit Perth Children's Hospital Foundation. She is Chairman of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility, and a part-time member of the Australian Takeovers Panel.

Ms Warburton's experience has been recognised through the Western Australian Telstra Business Woman of the Year awards (2014) and as a finalist in The Financial Review's Westpac 100 Women of Influence (2015) and is regarded as a financial, governance and remuneration expert.

Charles Graham

Charles Graham
Non-Executive Director

Qualifications

Bachelor of Engineering from Sydney University; Bachelor of Commerce from Sydney University; Masters of Technology from Deakin; MBA from Harvard University; Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Experience

Charles is a Managing Director of Gresham Partners. Prior to joining Gresham, Charles was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs in New York and has previously worked for Rio Tinto (Comalco) in engineering roles covering operations and development.

Charles is also a director of various Gresham companies, Musica Viva Australia, HCA Philanthropy and Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife.

Roger Casey

Roger Casey
Alternate Director

Qualifications

Bachelor of Economics and Master of Economics from Macquarie University.

Experience

Roger has worked in both the corporate advisory and private equity businesses of Gresham and is currently Deputy Chairman of Gresham Private Equity and a Director of Gresham Partners. He is also an Honorary Fellow of Macquarie University's Applied Finance Centre and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. He has extensive finance and investment banking experience, and has previously worked with KPMG, Turnbull & Partners and ABN Amro, where he was Head of Mergers & Acquisitions. Roger has represented Gresham Private Equity as a board member across a variety of companies in its investment portfolios, from later stage management buyouts to earlier stage expansion capital.

phillip mainwarring

Phillip Mainwarring
Non-Executive Director

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from Macquarie University.

Experience

Phillip joined Gresham Partners Limited in 2005 and is Head of Legal and Company Secretary. He is responsible for the legal and regulatory functions of the Gresham Group and is also a company secretary of all Gresham entities.

Prior to joining Gresham, Phillip was a structured finance lawyer, most recently with Minter Ellison and previously with Mallesons. During this time Phillip acted for a wide variety of domestic and international clients including leading financial institutions and intermediaries and private equity houses.

Phillip has served on the boards of various Gresham Private Equity investee companies including Silk Logistics (trucking & logistics) and APPP (nappies).

Peter Bartlett

Peter Bartlett
Non-Executive Director

Qualifications

Graduate of the WA School of Mines, Kalgoorlie; member of Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy; First Class Mine Manager Certificate – WA.

Experience

Peter was the founder and former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Barminco Group of companies. He founded the company in 1989 and has been an integral member of the board with over 32 years of underground mining experience.

Prior to Barminco, Peter joined Western Mining as a graduate mining engineer in 1974 and was promoted to Resident Manager at its Windara Nickel operations in 1978 before moving to its Leinster Nickel operation in 1980. Peter is Managing Director of FMR Investments Pty Ltd (formerly Barminco Investments Pty Ltd).