MANAGING DIRECTOR & CEO
Mr. Rajasooriar is a Mining Engineer with more than 20 years’ operational and technical experience in multiple disciplines across both underground and open pit operations. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) from the WA School of Mines, a WA First Class Mine Managers Certificate and is a member of AusIMM and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He brings valuable and extensive operational experience to Echo from the significant time he has spent in gold projects located in the Goldfields and Yandal region.
Mr. Rajasooriar held the role of Chief Operating Officer for leading underground mining contractor Barminco. In this role, Mr. Rajasooriar had responsibility for the tendering and execution of contracts worth up to $600 million per annum and was responsible for overseeing the achievement of strict safety, cost and production targets. Prior to joining Barminco, he was the Managing Director of ASX-listed company, Breakaway Resources Limited and had also held senior operational positions for a range of companies including Newmont, Grange Resources and Bass Metals.
Mr Bolitho has over 40 years’ experience as a mining professional. He has been responsible for the commissioning and management of a number of gold mining operations, both in Western Australia and internationally. He has gained extensive experience in the executive management of resource based companies with particular emphasis in exploration, operations, project management, administration and corporate development. He has been an executive and non-executive director of a number of ASX and TSX listed resource companies over a long period and has worked closely with financiers, brokers and analysts.
Mr Dean holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Western Australia he has had over 30 years’ experience in banking, project finance and commodity hedging. Mr Dean has been CEO of a number of Public Companies including St Barbara Mines Limited and been instrumental in the funding and development of numerous significant mining projects throughout Australia and is currently a director of Metaliko Resources Limited and Intermin Resources Limited.
Mr Hanlon has over 10 years' experience in the resources and resource services sector as well as over 10 years' experience in commercial and merchant banking. He has a broad background of senior executive experience across a wide range of industries including mining, mining services, electricity distribution, electronics contract manufacturing, paper and packaging and insurance. He has most recently been the Finance Director of ENK plc and previously held the position or equivalent position of CFO with listed companies such as Century Drilling and International Contract Manufacturing Limited. Mr Hanlon is currently a non-executive Director of Red River Resources Limited, Copper Strike Limited and Jacana Minerals Limited. He holds a Bachelor of Business in Finance and Accounting and a Master of Business in Banking and Finance.
Mr Mcintosh holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is a graduate of the AICD company directors course. He has extensive experience in investment marketing, investor relations and strategic planning and a strong and well-established network of stockbroking and investment fund managers.
Northern Star nominee appointment is Alan Thom. Mr Thom Northern Star Principal – Business Development is a mining engineer with over 20 years of experience as a mining engineer, senior manager and executive overseeing resource projects from concept through to bankable feasibility, financing, development and operation. He has worked in technical roles for large and small mining companies plus management of both underground and open pit mining operations.
Mr Thom has significant operating experience in the Northern Goldfields having previously worked at Bronzewing, Jundee and Wiluna. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons)(Mining) from the WA School of Mines, a WA First Class Mine Manager’s Certificate and he is also a Member of AusIMM and a Fellow of FINSIA.
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