Board of Directors

Tony Kiernan

Tony Kiernan, Non-Executive Chairman

LLB

Mr Kiernan is a former solicitor with extensive experience gained over 35 years' in the management and operation of listed public companies. As both a lawyer and general consultant, he has practiced and advised extensively in the fields of resources and business generally. He is also Chairman of Saracen Minerals and Venturex Resources Ltd.  

Mr Kiernan is Chairman of the Fiona Wood Foundation which focuses on research into burns injuries.


Ken Brinsden

Ken Brinsden, Managing Director & CEO

B. Eng (Mining)
Mr Brinsden is a mining engineer with over 25 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. Mr Brinsden joined Pilbara Minerals as Chief Executive Officer in January 2016, was appointed Managing Director and CEO in May 2016.

Mr Brinsden has led the development of the Pilgangoora Lithium-Tantalum project, which has progressed from first drill hole to production in under four years. This exponential growth has resulted in Pilbara Minerals now being one of the world’s leading lithium raw materials players and listed within the ASX 200.


Sally-Ann Layman

Sally-Anne Layman, Non-Executive Director

B Eng (Mining) Hon, B Com

Ms Layman is a mining professional, corporate financier and advisor with 23 years' of international and cross-commodity experience across 6 continents and more than 20 countries. Previously, Ms Layman held a range of senior positions with Macquarie Group Limited, including as Division Director and Joint Head of the Perth office of the Metals, Mining & Agriculture Division.

More recently, she has worked as a consultant providing financial consulting services to miners and explorers, including strategy and business development.

Ms Layman is a Non-Executive Director of Perseus Mining Limited, IMDEX Limited and Gascoyne Resources Limited, all listed on ASX.


Nick Cernotta

Nick Cernotta, Non-Executive Director

B. Eng (Mining)

Mr Cernotta has more than 30 years' experience in the mining industry, spanning various commodities and operations in Australia, Africa, South East and Central Asia, Saudi Arabia and Papua New Guinea.

He holds a Bachelor of Mining Engineering and has held senior executive roles with extensive operational experience in both the public and private sectors of the mineral resources industry.

Previous roles Mr Cernotta has held include Director of Operations at Fortescue Metals Group, Chief Operating Officer at MacMahon Contracting and Director of Operations at Barrick Gold.

Mr Cernotta was Non-Executive Chairman of ServTech Global from October 2016 to December 2017.


Steve Scudamore

Steve Scudamore, Non-Executive Director

FCA, SF Fin, FAICD

Mr Scudamore is an experienced Australian company director. His distinguished career includes more than three decades with KPMG, including senior roles in Australia, London and PNG including Chairman of Partners WA, Head of Corporate Finance in WA and National Head of Valuations, KPMG Australia.

Since 2012, he has been a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of MDA National Insurance Pty Ltd, the insurance arm of a mutual medical defence organisation founded in Perth in 1925. Mr Scudamore is a Non-Executive Director of Australis Oil & Gas and has recently been appointed to a Malaysian listed company, Selangor Properties Berhad.

His prolific involvement in community organisations includes roles as Chairman of Amana Living, Member of Council and Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee at Curtin University and Trustee at the Western Australian Museum.


 

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