Board of Directors
Mr Andrew Forrest
Mr Forrest was elected as Non Executive Chairman of Poseidon Nickel Ltd at its General Meeting of Shareholders on 2nd July 2007. Having recently announced his retirement as Chief Executive of Fortescue Metals Group, Mr Forrest will now serve as Fortescue’s non-executive Chairman in a similar position as he has, and continues, to serve a number of companies, chambers and charities in the past. Mr Forrest is Chairman of the Australian Children’s Trust.
His previous roles include Chief Executive Officer and Deputy Chairman of Anaconda Nickel Limited (now Minara Resources Ltd), Chairman of the Murrin Murrin Joint Venture, Non Executive Chairman of Moly Mines Ltd, Non Executive Chairman of Arafura Pearls Ltd, Non-Executive Director of Sibera Mining Corporation Limited (now Monarch Gold Ltd), Director of the West Australian Chamber of Minerals and Energy and Chairman of Athletics Australia.
He is an Adjunct Professor of the China Southern University and a long-standing fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. He has been awarded the Australian Centenary Medal, the Australian Sports Medal, Citizen of the Year for Regional Development, Australia’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year and won multiple global finance awards.
Mr Forrest has extensive experience in the mining sector with specialist expertise in major project finance.
Mr David Singleton
CEO & Managing Director
David Singleton became the CEO & MD of Poseidon Nickel in July 2007. David was the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Clough Limited between August 2003 and January 2007. Prior to joining Clough, he was the Group Head of Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions for BAE Systems (formally British Aerospace) based in London. Mr Singleton spent three successful years as the Chief Executive Officer of Alenia Marconi Systems and was based in Rome, Italy. Mr Singleton has served as a member of the National Defence Industries Council in the UK, and as a board member and Vice-President of Defence for Intellect. He is a non-executive Director of Triton Gold which was one of the few successful resource IPO’s on the ASX in 2009 and is also a non-executive Director of Quickstep Holdings, which is a technology based GRP manufacturer to the Defence industry. Mr Singleton has over 20 years international business experience in senior executive roles, primarily in Europe, USA and Australia.
Mr. Singleton has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from University College London.
Geoff Brayshaw had over 35 years experience as a Chartered Accountant in public practice before retiring from practice in June 2005. He practiced primarily in audit and assurance, other areas of practice being corporate finance and litigation support. He gained wide experience in corporate and financial accounting for the exploration and mining industry, including iron ore and nickel. Geoff is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, and an associate member of the AICD. He was National President of the ICAA in 2002. He is a Non-executive Director and Chairman of the audit committee of Fortescue Metals Group Limited and AVEA Insurance Limited and a former member of the Board of the Small Business Development Corporation.
Chris Indermaur has over 30 years of experience in large Australian companies in Engineering or Commercial roles. Amongst these roles he was the Engineering and Contracts Manager for the QNI Nickel Refinery at Yabulu, Company Secretary for QAL and General Manager for Strategy and Development at Alinta Ltd.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) and a Graduate Diploma of Engineering (Chemical) from the West Australian Institute of Technology (now Curtin University). Chris also holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Laws from the Queensland University of Technology and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Australian National University. Chris rejoined the Poseidon Board in April 2009.
Mr Richard Monti
Richard Monti is a highly experienced geologist and has previously worked with Andrew Forrest as General Manager Resources, and was later appointed as Head of Marketing of the Murrin Murrin Nickel Cobalt operation. In 2004 he founded Ventnor Capital Pty Ltd as a consultancy which provides technical, marketing, corporate advisory and investment banking services to junior and mid-cap listed resources companies. He has gained broad experience over a 25 year career working in the technical, marketing and financial fields of the international exploration and mining industry. Richard is also currently a Director of Transit Holdings Ltd, Whinnen Resources Ltd, Jaguar Minerals Ltd and Azimuth Resources Ltd (formerly Epsilon Energy Ltd).