Mr Richard Beazley

Interim Chief Operating Officer

Qualifications: B.E (Mining), MBA (Technology Management), MAusIMM, MAICD

Mr Beazley  is an experienced mining engineer with 30 years of experience.  He has a strong corporate, operational and technical background in the resources industry.  Mr Beazley is currently a Director of Altair Mining Consultancy.  Altair provides expertise in developing and operating resource projects around the world from the board room to the work place.  His former roles have included Managing Director of Peak Resources Limited, General Manager Operations at Consolidated Minerals and General Manager Southern Cross Operations at St Barbara Limited. 


Mr Matthew Fitzgerald

Chief Financial Officer and Joint Company Secretary

Qualifications: B.Com, CA

Mr Fitzgerald is a chartered accountant with extensive experience in the resources industry. He began his career in the Assurance & Advisory division of KPMG, before joining ASX-listed Kimberley Diamond Company NL in 2003, where he held the position of Chief Financial Officer and Director until July 2008.  Mr Fitzgerald is also the Chairman of Tintina Resources Inc. (TSX-V: TAU), which is permitting the 100% owned and leased Black Butte Copper Project.  Sandfire owns 78.1% of Tintina Resources.


Mr Robert Klug

Chief Commercial Officer and Joint Company Secretary 

Qualifications: B.Com, LL.B

Mr Klug has held accounting, senior legal and corporate finance roles in his 18 year career. Initially trained as an auditor with KPMG Perth, Mr Klug worked in London as a corporate lawyer after having completed his law degree at Murdoch University in Perth. Upon his return to Perth, he joined Freehills Perth Office, where he worked almost exclusively with small and mid cap resource companies. After a number of years at Freehills, Mr Klug worked in corporate finance as a Director of Carmichael Capital Markets, the Corporate Finance arm of DJ Carmichael Stockbrokers. In 2005, Mr Klug became General Manager Business Development with St Barbara Limited until St Barbara relocated its head office to Melbourne in early 2007 when he joined Heron Resources Limited in a senior management role.


Mr Bruce Hooper

Chief Exploration and Business Development Officer

Qualifications: B.Sc, RPGeo

Mr Hooper is a registered professional geoscientist with extensive experience in the resources industry including the energy, base metal and precious metal fields in Australia, Asia, the Americas and Africa. Prior to joining Sandfire Resources in 2012, Mr Hooper worked in a number of senior exploration, operational and business development roles for a variety of companies including BP, Rio Tinto, North Ltd, Straits Resources, Perilya Ltd and Ivernia.  From October 2015 to July 2016 Mr Hooper was on secondment to the Tintina Resources office in Montana where he served as the Chief Executive Officer.


Mr Shannan Bamforth

General Manager Geology

Qualifications: B.Sc (Geo)

Mr Bamforth is a geologist with 19 years' experience in the resources industry with a focus on base metals, gold and coal. He has worked in exploration and operational roles in Australia, Africa, China and Indonesia. Prior to joining Sandfire Resources in 2010, he held various senior positions with a variety of companies including Regent Pacific Group, St Barbara Mines, AngloGold Ashanti, and Acacia Resources. From January 2015 to July 2016 Mr Bamforth served as the Acting Chief Exploration Officer of Sandfire Resources. He is a member of The Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.