Board of Directors

Geoff Jones
Managing Director

BE (Civil Eng)

Geoff is a Civil Engineer with over 28 years experience in construction, engineering, mineral processing and project development in Australia and overseas.

Geoff previously worked for Baulderstone Hornibrook, John Holland, Minproc Engineers and Signet Engineering before serving over six years as Group Project Engineer for Resolute Mining Limited, where he was responsible for the development of its mining projects in Australia, Ghana and Tanzania. He also founded a project management and engineering consultancy concentrating on the management of projects for ASX listed companies in the resources sector.

Geoff was General Manager of Sedgman Limited's metals engineering business and also responsible for the strategic development of the metals engineering division internationally prior to joining GR Engineering as Chief Operating Officer in 2011.

Geoff is currently Non-Executive Director of Marindi Metals Limited and a non-executive director of Energy Metals Limited and Azumah Resources Limited.

Phillip Lockyer
Non-Executive Chairman

M.Sc, AWASM, LDipMETAL

Phil Lockyer is a Mining Engineer and Metallurgist who has over 50 years' experience in the mineral industry, with a focus on gold and nickel in both underground and open pit operations.  He was employed by WMC Resources for 20 years and, as General Manager for Western Australia, was responsible for WMC's nickel division and gold operations.  Mr Lockyer also held the position of Director Operations for Dominion Mining Limited and Resolute Limited.  He holds a Diploma of Metallurgy from the Ballarat School of Mines, an Associateship of Mining Engineering from the WA School of Mines and a Masters of Minerals Economics from Curtin University.

Mr Lockyer has formerly served on the boards of Perilya Limited, Focus Minerals Limited and CGA Mining Limited. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Swick Mining Services Limited and RTG Mining Inc.

Peter Hood
Non-Executive Director

BE (Chem), MAusIMM, FI ChemE, FAICD

Peter is a Chemical Engineer and has over 40 years experience in the resources and energy sectors. He formerly served in senior management and project development roles for WMC in nickel and gold production. Peter was formerly the chief executive officer of Coogee Chemicals and then oil and gas operator Coogee Resources.

Peter has considerable board experience and is currently a Non-Executive Chairman of Matrix Composites and Engineering Limited and the President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia. He was formerly Chairman of Apollo Gas Limited.

Tony Patrizi
Executive Director

BE (Mech Eng)

Tony cofounded GR Engineering. Tony is a mechanical engineer with over 30 years experience in the mining and mineral processing industry as a company director, operations manager, project manager and maintenance engineer. Tony was previously the operations manager of JR Engineering which had over 300 personnel and provided workshop, maintenance, engineering and construction services to mining and mineral processing project in Western Australian and interstate.

Tony is also a Non-Executive Director of Primary Gold Limited.

Barry Patterson
Non-Executive Director

ASMM, MIMM, FAICD

Barry is a mining engineer with over 50 years experience in the mining and mineral processing industry and is a co-founder of GR Engineering.

He cofounded contract mining companies Eltin, Australian Mine Management and National Mine Management. Barry was also a founding shareholder of leading engineering services provider JR Engineering.

Barry has served as a director of a number of public companies across a range of industries and is also a Non-Executive Director of Dacian Gold Limited. He was formerly a non-executive chairman of Sonic Healthcare Limited and Silex Systems Limited.

Terrence Strapp
Non-Executive Director

CPA, F Fin., MAICD

Terry has extensive experience in banking, finance and corporate risk management and has over 40 years experience in the mining and resources industry.

He was formerly Chairman of Mercator Gold and a non-executive director of The Mac Services Group Limited.

Terry is a Non-Executive Director of Ausdrill Limited.