Ken Brinsden, Managing Director & CEO
B. Eng (Mining)
Mr Brinsden is a Mining Engineer with over 20 years’ experience in surface and underground mining operations, including roles in mine management, production, and brown-fields and green-fields development roles across a range of commodities. Most recently Mr Brinsden was Managing Director of Atlas Iron, contributing to the substantial growth of the Company from a junior explorer to a significant Pilbara iron ore producer.
Mr Brinsden joined Pilbara Minerals as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in January 2016 and was appointed Managing Director and CEO in May 2016.
Alex Eastwood, Company Secretary & General Counsel
LLB and BEc and GAICD
Mr Eastwood has over 20 years’ experience as a lawyer, company secretary and corporate finance executive. He has previously held partnerships with two international law firms, Deacons (now Norton Rose) and K&L Gates in its Energy, Infrastructure and Resources division. He has extensive experience in the corporate finance area including as a director of Blackswan Equities prior to its acquisition by Euroz Securities and has held a number of senior positions including as General Counsel and Company Secretary for ASX listed companies in the mining and mining services sectors.
Mr Eastwood joined Pilbara Minerals as General Counsel in August 2016 and was appointed Company Secretary and General Counsel in September 2016.
John Holmes, Exploration Manager
B. App Sc (Geology)
Mr Holmes is an accomplished geologist with over 25 years’ experience in the mineral exploration industry and has a wealth of experience in precious metal, base metal, coal and industrial minerals projects throughout Australasia, Canada, and South America.He is Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists and a Competent Person under the JORC code.
Brian Lynn, Chief Financial Officer
Mr Lynn is a Chartered Accountant with more than 25 years’ experience in the Australian resources sector. Prior to joining Pilbara Minerals, Mr Lynn served as the Chief Financial Officer at Atlas Iron Limited and spent 12 years as the Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary at Mincor Resources NL.
Jason Cross, Manager – Projects
MSc, PMP, MAIPM.
Mr Cross is an accomplished management professional with over 20 years’ experience in project delivery working across a diversified range of projects with specific emphasis in the mining and mineral processing industries. His background extends across all aspects of project life cycle, from initial feasibility through to and including construction, commissioning and operational handover. Mr Cross has held senior management positions in various companies, most recently where he held the role of Manager - Projects at Atlas Iron, in which contributed to the successful delivery of a number of its mining and infrastructure based projects through a period of intense growth.
Mr Cross joined Pilbara Minerals as Manager – Projects in May 2016 and currently leads the integrated project delivery teams.