Board of Directors

Mr Robert Barraket

Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Robert Barraket was appointed Chairman of Axiom Mining in February 2016. Mr Barraket has almost 51 years’ experience in legal practice including the establishment of two successful legal firms. He has been the legal advisor to numerous international and Australian mining and mineral exploration companies with interests in Australia and abroad.

Mr Barraket is currently the Non-executive Chairman of Mantle Mining Corporation Limited.

Mr Ryan Mount

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Mr Ryan Mount joined the Axiom Mining Board as a Non-Executive Director in April 2009. Following his appointment, he led the crucial restructure of the company – an exercise that saw Axiom gain full control of the company’s assets, define a clear strategic direction appoint a new Board and management team and a listing on the ASX by December 2009.

In 2010, Mr Mount was appointed CEO. Since his appointment, he has been instrumental in refining Axiom’s operations, in particular focussing the business towards the development of the world class Isabel Nickel Project in Solomon Islands.

Mr Mount resides in Solomon Islands where he led the defence of Axiom’s rights in the Courts and the current development of the Isabel Nickel Project. He has an extensive background in Australian and international financial markets, as well as corporate advisory. Mr Mount is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Mr Jeremy Gray

Non-Executive Director

Mr Jeremy Gray’s career in mining investment include appointments as the Global Head of Basic Materials at Standard Chartered Bank Plc, Head of Metals and Mining Research at Morgan Stanley in London and the Head of Mining Research at Credit Suisse in London.

Mr Gray is currently a Director and a Managing Partner of Chancery Asset Management, and holds an Honours degree in Finance from Melbourne University.

Mr David Kinsman

Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary

Mr Kinsman has a track record of establishing effective finance teams as well as an extensive background as a senior finance executive in multinational organisations, including 11 years overseeing major development projects with Boeing Australia Limited. 

More recently he was Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary for Southern Cross Goldfields Limited and Polymetals Mining Limited, leading their initial public listing process. Prior to that he held the dual roles of Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officer at Innamincka Petroleum Limited. 

Mr Kinsman has also spent a number of years with global oil and gas companies in Papua New Guinea establishing their in-country finance functions. Mr Kinsman holds both Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Economics degrees from the University of Queensland, and is a Member (ACA) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Australia.
 

Prof David Dreisinger

Technical Advisor

Prof David Dreisinger is a world leader in development and implementation of hydrometallurgical recovery of base, precious and rare metals. His roots in nickel start with INCO Limited. He was an INCO Scholar and was employed at INCO’s Frood-Stobie Mine and Copper Cliff Smelter.

Prof Dreisinger is an inventor of the Starved Acid Leaching Technology (SALT) and the PLATSOL Process. SALT recovers nickel from saprolite ores and PLATSOL is used to treat Ni-Cu-Co-PGE sulfide concentrates. SALT is being commercialised by InCoR Technologies. PLATSOL was developed to treat the NorthMet deposit of PolyMet Mining (Minnesota, USA). Prof Dreisinger is the inventor of the Mt. Gordon Copper process and the Sepon Copper-GoldProcess. The Sepon process was constructed by Oxiana Limited (now MMG Resources) and is currently producing at 90,000 tpa of Cu.

Prof Dreisinger holds the position of Professor and Industrial Research Chair in Hydrometallurgy at the University of British Columbia. He has published over 250 papers and 19 granted US patents.