Mr Richard Beazley

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 Sandfire Resources America Inc. (TSX.V: SFR), which is permitting the 100% owned and leased Black Butte Copper Project. Sandfire owns 78.1% of Sandfire Resources America Inc.


Mr Robert Klug

Chief Commercial Officer and Joint Company Secretary 

Qualifications: B.Com, LL.B

Mr Klug is an experienced commercial manager having held accounting, senior legal, corporate finance and executive management roles in his 25 plus year career. Initially trained as an auditor at KPMG, Mr Klug completed a law degree at Murdoch University and worked as a corporate lawyer in London before joining Freehills in Perth advising small and mid-cap resources companies. As a Director of Carmichael Capital Markets, the corporate finance arm of DJ Carmichael Stockbrokers, Mr Klug developed his expertise in corporate finance before moving to senior management roles within ASX listed resource companies including St Barbara Limited and Heron Resources Limited. Since joining Sandfire in 2012, Mr Klug has overseen all legal and commercial aspects of the business with specific responsibilities related to sales, marketing and ESG.


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 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 Sandfire Resources America Inc. 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 over 20 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 in 2010, Mr Bamforth held various senior positions with a variety of companies including Regent Pacific Group, St Barbara Mines, AngloGold Ashanti, and Acacia Resources. He is a member of The Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.