B. Sc Hons, MAusIMM
Peter was appointed a Director and Non-executive Chairman of Syndicated in March 2012. He is a geologist with a career spanning 26 years in mineral exploration and project development in Australia and Indonesia. He has specific expertise in building successful teams that have been responsible for significant mineral discoveries and in integrating technically sound exploration and resource development strategies into corporate planning. His industry experience includes 12 years in senior management roles with WMC Resources, four years with PacMIn Mining as Exploration Manager, five years with Jubilee Mines where he built the team responsible for numerous discoveries at the Cosmos Nickel Mine and the Sinclair nickel project, and three years with Talisman Mining as Technical Director. At Jubilee he was part of the corporate team responsible for the growth of the company until it was taken over by Xstrata for $23/share. He has also held non-executive directorships with other ASX-listed companies namely Northern Star Resources, Falcon Minerals and Pioneer Resources.
BSc (Mining Geology), MAusIMM, MAICD
Andrew was appointed Managing Director of Syndicated in March 2012. He has a 25 year career in senior roles in mineral exploration and project development in Australia and Sweden including 15 years in various gold project exploration, development and operations as Chief Geologist with Pancontinental and General Manager Operations at Paddington, Kundana and Kanowna Belle gold mines. He was General Manager Operations for Gindalbie Metals where he oversaw the development of the Karara Iron Ore Project including securing a major Joint Venture partner Ansteel of China and completion of a Bankable Feasibility Study on Direct Shipping and magnetite concentrate projects up to $2.5 billion. He was most recently Managing Director of Avalon Minerals where he was involved in securing the Viscaria Copper in Sweden, building an exploration team and taking the project to Bankable Feasibility Study stage.
David was appointed as Operations Director of Syndicated in March 2012. He is a mining engineer and mechanical engineer with a 30 year career in the mining industry in Australia and Africa. He is skilled in the management of project developments, operations and technical teams having previously held a number of executive development and mine operations roles involving project engineering, maintenance and contract earthmoving for companies such as Rio Tinto, Macmahon and WMC Resources. He was General Manager Operations for Equigold in Queensland where he was responsible for the building, commissioning and management of the Mt Rawdon Gold Mine. Most recently he was General Manager Mining and Metallurgy for Sundance Resources' Mbalam Iron Ore Project in Cameroon where he oversaw the completion of a PFS on a $3.3 billion Direct Shipping Ore and Itabirite project for that company, including the delivery of 10 years of JORC compliant high grade ore reserves and the establishment of project metallurgical and processing parameters.
Jan Hope is a public relations and investor relations professional with well over 20 years experience in the industry. She founded the public relations firm, Jan Hope & Partners, in 1986 providing strategic advice and input to CEO's and senior management in the mining, financial, technology, and environmental industries. After building Jan Hope & Partners into a highly successful national corporate communications and investor relations consultancy specialising mainly in the mining sector, Jan stepped down as Managing Director in 2007. She has been a director of Syndicated Metals Limited since IPO and was Chairman of the ASX listed company Ampella Mining Limited up until September 3rd 2008.
Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary
Mr Bridson is a Chartered Accountant with more than 20 years accounting and finance experience, including over 18 years in the resources industry.
His most recent role was as Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary for an unlisted public gold exploration company and prior to that role fulfilled the same role with ASX listed exploration company Avalon Minerals Ltd. Prior to these roles he was Financial Controller for Australian iron ore producer Gindalbie Metals Ltd and has also held site based finance positions with various other WA based mining and mine service companies.
Mr Bridson is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and Chartered Secretaries Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia.