• Bruce McLarty

    Commercial Manager

    Mr McLarty holds degrees in Commerce and Economics from the University of Western Australia. He has 15 years experience in the mining industry.

    Mr McLarty was involved with the Hope Downs Iron Ore Project as the Commercial Manager, where he was responsible for financial and regulatory matters including economic evaluations, native title, aboriginal heritage, land tenure and permitting.

    His experience, prior to his involvement in the mining industry, includes stock broking, manufacturing and accounting.

  • Lauritz Barnes

    Study Manager – Mining & Resource
    BSc Hons Geology, Grad. Cert. Applied Finance (KAPLAN), MAusIMM, MAIG

    Mr Barnes is a geologist with over 15 years experience, specialising in resource estimation, project evaluation and project development. He is a member of both the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) and the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG).
    His initial roles were with for BHP Minerals (now BHP Billiton) at the Cannington Ag-Pg-Zn Mine in Queensland and with the exploration group based in Perth, Western Australia. He set up his own consulting company in 1999 and began working with Mitchell River Group as a Geologist. Specialising in resource estimation and project evaluation, he has consulted over the years to numerous ASX, TSX and AIM listed companies including Panoramic Resources (formerly Sally Malay Mining Limited), Albidon Limited, Mirabela Nickel, Wildhorse Energy and Valdera Resources. Recently, his primary consulting and advisory roles have been to ASX listed companies including African Energy Resources, Anova Metals, Exco Resources, Crusader Resources and Energy Ventures. Commodities covered in these various roles include gold, copper-gold, nickel, uranium, base metals, coal and rare earths.

  • Andrew McDonald

    Project Manager
    BSc (Hons Geology), PGDip (GIS), MAIG

    Mr McDonald is a geologist with 15 years’ experience in the exploration and mining industries. He has worked as a Exploration Geologist, Resource Geologist and Project Manager in Australia in both operational and consulting capacities. Prior to joining Anova, Mr McDonald worked for the successful Queensland and South Australia focussed miner, Exco Resources Limited, until it was the subject of a friendly takeover in 2013.

    Mr McDonald was appointed Project Manager for Anova’s Big Springs Project in 2014 and has been intimately involved with exploration, permitting and development activities at the Project.

  • John Hasleby

    Vice President – USA

    Mr Hasleby is a geologist with over 37 years experience in the exploration and mining industries. He has an operational and managerial background in exploration, development and mining with Australian and international companies, in the successful search for oil & gas, uranium, platinoids, base metals and rare earths in Australia and overseas. He has a Bachelor of Applied Science degree and is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.


  • David Palumbo

    Joint Company Secretary

    Mr David Palumbo from Mining Corporate Pty Ltd is a Chartered Accountant and Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors with over fourteen years’ experience across company secretarial, corporate advisory and the financial management and reporting of ASX listed companies.

    Mr Palumbo currently acts as Company Secretary for a number of ASX listed companies and serves on the Board of Krakatoa Resources Limited (ASX: KTA) and Kaiser Reef Limited (ASX: KAU).

  • Steven Jackson

    Joint Company Secretary
    BEc, CPA

    Mr Jackson is a member of CPA Australia who graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2008 with a Bachelor of Economics having majored in International Business Economics and Money and Banking.