Follow the leaders: This week’s executive appointments


Keep up with the latest executive movements across the mining sector, including Kalium Lakes, Bryah Resources, Odyssey Gold and more.

Kalium Lakes has appointed Len Jubber as chief executive officer, bringing with him a track record of successfully developing and operating mining assets and businesses.

He most recently served as managing director and chief executive officer of uranium development company Bannerman Energy, worked in the same roles at Perilya, and has also been chief operating officer at OceanaGold in the past.

Jubber is also currently a non-executive director of muriate of potash development company South Harz Potash.

His appointment comes as Kalium Lakes co-founder and current chief executive officer Rudolph van Nierkerk moves into the role of project director at the company.


Bryah Resources has announced Ashley Jones will be the company’s new chief executive officer, while Brian Davis joins the emerging miner as a non-executive director. Neil Marston has also resigned as Bryah managing director.

Jones has been responsible for the technical direction of Byrah and Australian Vanadium since 2019 and brings over 20 years’ experience in exploration, mine geology and management roles in both Australia and Africa.

Davis is a 50-year veteran of the resources industry, having worked for both small and large companies focussed on commodities such as gold, base metals, vanadium, uranium, iron ore and beyond.

The two arrive at a time when Bryah is looking to take the next step from an explorer to a producer of copper-gold and manganese.


Matthew Briggs has joined Odyssey Gold as managing director and chief executive officer as the company looks to elevate its prospective gold exploration portfolio.

With 25 years’ experience in the resources sector, Briggs has most recently served as the managing director of Prodigy Gold, an aspiring explorer in the Tanami region of Northern Territory.

Odyssey Gold currently boasts a pipeline of exploration targets in the Tuckanarra Goldfields of Western Australia – with prospects currently infill and extensional drill programs.


Zeus Resources has appointed Colin Mackay as a non-executive director of the company, who has been a financial journalist, commodities trader and stockbroker in the past.

However, its Mackay’s mining industry connections that caught the eye of Zeus as the company currently scopes the potential of its uranium deposits in Western Australia.

Mackay’s appointment coincides with the resignation of Greg Hall as non-executive director, who has been part of the Zeus team since 2010.


GBM Resources has appointed Tom Cooney as chief operating officer, who will focus his efforts on leading and advancing the company’s projects in the Drummond Basin of Queensland.

With over 35 years’ experience in senior mining roles in Australia and internationally, Cooney has proven himself in many different mining environments and commodities, whether it’s gold or base metals, underground or open pit mining.

Cooney most recently worked at OceanaGold where he was the general manager of project development and studies. He’s also worked at the likes of Aeris Resources, Mungana Gold Mines, Thiess and Downer Mining.

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