Mr Karl M Simich

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Appointed 1 July 2009

B.Com, FCA, F.Fin

Mr Simich has more than 30 years’ experience as an international resource company executive, specialising in corporate finance and company management. He has held director and senior executive positions with numerous ASX listed mining companies and has played a key role in the financing, construction, development and operation of mining projects in Australia, New Zealand and Africa.

Karl joined the Sandfire Board in 2007 and has overseen discovery and development of the Company’s DeGrussa and Monty Copper-Gold Mines in Western Australia, which are now well established as two of the AsiaPacific region’s premier, high-grade copper mines. Under his stewardship as Managing Director, Sandfire has developed a strong reputation as a leading mid-tier Australian mining company focused on strong, safe and consistent production, positive shareholder returns and a commitment to diversity and sustainability.

Mr Simich is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and has completed post-graduate studies in business and finance.