Ken Stein

Executive General Manager - Operations

Mr Ken Stein has over 40 years experience in mining. Beginning his career in Australia, he then moved to East Timor as Engineering Manager for BHP Billiton. From there, Mr Stein has honed his skills in diverse regions such as Brazil, Jamaica, Botswana and Guinea, mostly as country manager for both major mining companies and junior miners. More recently he was the Chief Operating Officer of a nickel laterite mine in Philippines, managing all aspects of development and production.

Dr Phillip Tagini

General Manager – Sustainable Development

Dr Tagini works with landowners, national and provincial governments, and other stakeholders to develop relationships that ensure equitable and sustainable benefit sharing arrangements in the long term. He brings to Axiom a wealth of experience working with a wide range of stakeholders in the Solomon Islands, and across the Pacific region.

Dr Tagini has previously served as the top political advisor to the Prime Minister of Solomon Islands on law and policy in mining and energy both under domestic and international frameworks.

Dr Tagini holds a degree in Law and a Masters in Investment Law, in addition to a PhD in mining law and regulation in Solomon Islands from Monash University in Australia. He is a qualified legal practitioner in the High Court and Court of Appeals in Solomon Islands.