Board of Directors

Phillip Lockyer
Non-Executive Chairman

Dip Met, Assoc Min Eng, M.Min Econs

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 Limited 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 Western Australian School of Mines and a Masters of Mineral Economics from Curtin University.

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

Geoff Jones
Managing Director

BE (Civil Eng), FIEAust, CPEng

Geoff is a Civil Engineer with over 30 years’ experience in construction, engineering, minerals 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.

Prior to joining GR Engineering Services Limited in 2011, Geoff was the General Manager of Sedgman Limited’s metals engineering business and also responsible for the strategic development of the metals engineering division internationally.

Geoff is currently a Non-Executive Director of Firefly Resources Limited and Ausgold Limited.

Tony Patrizi
Executive Director

BE (Mech Eng)

Tony co-founded 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.

Peter Hood
Non-Executive Director

BE (Chem), MAusIMM, FI ChemE, FAICD

Peter is a Chemical Engineer and has 49 years’ experience in the resource and energy sectors.

Peter was formerly the Chief Executive Officer of Coogee Chemicals and Coogee Resources. He was Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce National Committee of Australia. Peter is a Past President of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Western Australia. Peter is currently Chairman of Matrix Composites and Engineering Limited, Lead Independent Director of Cue Energy Resources Limited and a Non-Executive Director of De Grey Mining Limited. 

Joe Totaro
Non-Executive Director

BComm, CPA

Joe is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) with over 30 years’ experience in commercial and public practice specialising in mining and mining services. 

Joe is a co-founder of GR Engineering and was formerly the Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of GR Engineering.

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