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.
Dr Alistair Cowden
Dr Cowden has spent 38 years as a mining executive, director and geologist in the mining industry in Australia, Africa, Asia and Europe. Dr Cowden holds an Honours degree in Geology (Edinburgh University), a PhD in Geology (University of London), and is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, The Australian Institute of Geoscientists and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
He is currently a Director of TSX-listed Copper Mountain Mining Corporation, a major copper-gold producer in Canada, following its $250 million merger with ASX-listed Altona Mining in 2018 where Dr Cowden was Managing Director. He is also Chairman of ASX listed lithium developer Mali Lithium Limited.
Dr Cowden has been part of major corporate transactions and the discovery, financing, development and operation of many mines including the Kanowna Belle and Sunrise Dam gold mines in Western Australia, the Hartley Platinum mine in Zimbabwe, the Kylylahti copper-gold mine in Finland, the Nimbus silver mine in Western Australia and the Eva Copper Project in Queensland.
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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