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Lachlan Wallace

General Manager

Lachlan joined Hillgrove in February 2012 as the Kanmantoo Mine Manager and was promoted to General Manager of the project in August 2015. Lachlan was most recently the Group Mining Manager with Stemcor Europe AG, working in Switzerland, India and Australia where his role primarily involved the review and evaluation of operations and deposits for acquisition, equity and offtake in addition to adding value to existing operations through technical and operational direction, optimisation and strategy. Prior to this Lachlan was a Senior Consultant – Mining with Coffey Mining (RSG Global) in South Africa and Australia, and the Mine Superintendent at Australian Bulk Minerals, at the Savage River Iron Ore Mine in Tasmania.


GLENN NORRIS

PROCESSING MANAGER

Glenn joined Hillgrove in July 2011 having only very recently moved back to Australia after spending the last two and a half years working in Canada for Barrick Gold as Mill Manager at the Hemlo Gold Mine. Glenn’s previous position in Australia was Mill Superintendent at the Pillara Lead-Zinc Mine in Western Australia. Glenn was part of the commissioning and operating of that plant, which is now being reconstructed at Kanmantoo. Prior to this Glenn has held a variety of metallurgy positons at BHP at Olympic Dam (South Australia) and Xstrata at Mount Isa Mines (Queensland).


Adam Crossing

MINE MANAGER

Adam joined Hillgrove in October 2014 as Mine Superintendent and in August 2015 moved into the position of Mine Manager at our Kanmantoo operations.  Prior to this Adam was involved in consulting in Western Australia through Secora Australasia.  This followed long associations with Newcrest Mining, where he held the position of Group Manager Mining, and Comalco Mining and Refining (now Rio Tinto Alcan) where he was involved in mining leadership and Improvement roles.  Adam’s experience covers mine management, mine safety, business improvement, and both operational and technical team leadership, extending across gold, copper, bauxite and iron ore in New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia and Papua New Guinea.


PETER HEDGER

COMMERCIAL MANAGER

Peter started with Hillgrove in October 2011 having come from the Challenger Gold Mine, north-west of Adelaide, where he was an Administration Manager. While at Challenger, Peter was responsible for all facets of accounting, finance, procurement, stores, contracts management, camp maintenance and rostering. Prior to Challenger Gold Mine, Peter held contract positions in mining and viticulture after returning to Australia permanently. Peter has held various positions within the mining industry for the last 18 years, working with large mining corporations including overseas experience with CD Capital in London as a Senior Mining Analyst.


Catherine Davis

Environment Manager

Catherine started at Hillgrove in June 2008 having arrived from the Victorian coal fields and power generation and prior to that hard rock mining in New South Wales, Tasmania and Western Australia. Previous projects include Goldfields Henty Gold Mine where the headframe is inside the mountain (underground) to preserve the World Heritage status of the National Park. Peak Gold Mines, with Rio Tinto, which saw the development of both greenfield and brownfield sites. Whilst at TRUenergy, part of CLP, one of the largest earthmoving exercises in Victoria was undertaken with the diversion of the Morwell River through a coal pit where it had originally flowed 100 years ago. Catherine's experience extends from permitting and approval stages (including consultation with stakeholders) through to the development of environmental management systems and mine closure/rehabilitation.


UWE EBERT

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

Uwe joined Hillgrove Resources as the Human Resources Manager in July 2012 based at the Kanmantoo Copper Mine. He has had an extensive and varied career at this level having worked previously at the Spotless Group, Babcock & Brown Power, Aged Care & Housing, Radio Rentals and the City of Adelaide. Although based in South Australia his responsibilities have reached across Australia and New Zealand. Uwe has strong negotiation skills and comprehensive knowledge and extensive experience in contemporary Industrial Relations and Human Resources Management strategies, principles and practices.



KANMANTOO COPPER MINE

Projected to operate as a ten year open-cut mine with throughput of over 3.0Mt pa, producing approximately 100,000t of concentrate, containing about 20,000t of copper metal and associated gold per annum with exploration potential for further copper-gold mineralisation.

KANMANTOO COMMUNITY

We are mindful that we are operating in and around local landowners and communities and it is our greatest wish to see all benefit from our presence.