Chief Executive Officer
As an investment professional, with 25 years financial services sector experience – including roles with Prudential, APWA and Aurum Planning – Mr Phillips has an excellent knowledge of capital markets and understands the importance of creating value for stakeholders.
Moreover, Mr Philips is an experienced leader as during his 10-year tenure with Aurum Planning he chaired the Investment Committee and took the lead overseeing significant fund allocations to emerging gold explorers and producers.
Many of these groups subsequently grew into sizeable operations and created significant value for stakeholders. As a follow-on protocol after an initial allocation, Mr Phillips had significant operational interaction with a variety of stakeholders, including geologists, drilling contractors and mining engineers, providing him with an excellent grounding in the key dynamics that drive a successful resources project from exploration through to production.
Mr Phillips has a Diploma of Financial Markets and Advising from FINSIA.
Robert Scott has been on Sandfire Resources’ Board since 2010 and has overseen the development and commercialisation of the world-class, high-grade Degrussa Copper-Gold Mine in Western Australia as well as its ongoing exploration commitment.
Mr Scott has current Board experience in the mining and energy sectors includes RTG Mining Inc which has advanced copper & gold exploration interests in the Philippines and Bougainville. Previously, Mr Scott served on the Boards of CGA Mining Ltd (a major gold producer in the Philippines) and NASDAQ-listed, Lonestar Resources US Inc which is a Texas-based producer of shale oil. A notable feature of Mr Scott’s career is that he has been involved with most of these groups for many years, facilitating enhanced strategic insight and experience at a global level as the businesses have grown.
Mr Scott is a Chartered Accountant with >35 years’ experience as a corporate advisor at major accounting firms. He retired as an international partner from Arthur Anderson to pursue Non-Executive Director roles. Mr Scott is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, member of the Taxation Institute of Australia and of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mark Burchnall is a corporate lawyer with over 20 years’ experience in the mining and natural resources industry. He is currently a Director of Perth boutique law firm Murcia Pestell Hillard and previously worked for a number of top-tier Australian law firms including Allens and Clayton Utz.
Mark’s experience also includes having worked for several years in executive roles with publicly listed exploration and mining companies, both in Australia and the UK, including having held either senior managerial or Board-level roles (variously as a Non-executive, Executive and Managing Director) for companies including Sylvania Platinum (AIM), Nyota Minerals (ASX/AIM), Washington Resources (ASX), Carlton Resources (AIM) and Bezant Resources (AIM).
Tim Armstrong has spent the past 6 years in finance sector building networks in the equity markets in Australia and abroad, Tim was instrumental in building Stocks Digitals financial public relations business in the UK building relationships with London corporates, brokers and key advisors. A former professional cricketer that has played in many successful teams including NSW, WA and Australia.
Chief Financial Officer
Amy Fink is an experienced Chartered Accountant, with a professional career that spans 18 years across Ernst & Young (Perth), publicly listed companies, predominantly in the mining exploration sector, large private companies and ‘Not for Profits’. She has worked extensively in Australia and the United Kingdom. Amy has a Bachelor of Accounting and Finance from Curtin University and is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. In her various roles as Financial Controller, CFO and Company Secretary, she brings a broad range of experience from financial/compliance reporting, Company Secretarial, IPOs/capital raisings, budgeting/forecasting, cash flow management, investor relations, Executive and Board reporting, as well as external and internal audit.
Highly qualified CFO & CoSec with 20 years experience working at many listed-ASX groups primarily involved in the mining and natural resources sectors, ranging from exploration, development and production phases. Commenced his career with Ernst & Young and is a Chartered Accountant & Secretary, with current member-ships at the Institute of Chartered Accountants and Governance Institute of Australia respectively. Holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree major in accounting and finance.