With a powerhouse of cross-sector expertise, our company is – built on strong, enduring client relationships and industry experience. We pride ourselves in being innovative while maintaining safety standards that exceed expectations; this sets us apart from the competition.


John Horne – CHAIRMAN

John has worked in the exploration, geotechnical and mining industries for over 45 years. He has vast international experience having managed dozens of projects throughout Europe, the Middle East, South America and Southeast Asia. John is an expert of all forms of land-based operations as well as over-water rigs including barges, jack-up rigs, drill ships and purpose-built vessels. John has extensive managerial expertise in the mineral drilling industry and relies on his experience to advise the Group on its operations and business expansion.


Neil Grimes – Interim CEO

Neil is an international company Director and Consultant with more than 30 years of experience in the mining industry in Australia and South-East Asia. He is the founder and principal of Mannerim Partners, a boutique management consulting firm which in recent years has specialised in business transition and integrations for new owners of operational mining industry assets. He holds an MBA and degrees in business and defence strategy with prior experience including commercial and corporate development roles for WMC Resources, Oxiana, OZ Minerals, MMG and Indophil Resources. Neil commenced as Interim CEO in August 2022.


Chris Stephenson – CFO

Chris has over 27 years’ experience within the mining industry for both contractors and mining groups covering all aspects of Finance, Accounting, Administration, Contract Management, Supply and Logistics, Human Resources, IT, Camp Management and Business systems. During that time Chris has thrived at senior management level leading and driving continuous improvement to increase business effectiveness and efficiencies across the Asia and the Pacific region including Indonesia, Thailand, Laos, New Caledonia and Malaysia.


Andrew Koch – GM Operations Asia


Matt Semmens – GM Operations Australia


Phil Taylor – GM Group Tech Services


Aidu Talib – Head of Legal


Ben O’Malley – Head of Business Development