Board of Directors
Steven has 35 years of professional, corporate and business experience through senior legal consultancy, as well as a range of executive management and non executive appointments. His extensive boardroom and board sub-committee experience includes ASX listed, statutory, proprietary and NFP organisations covering the industrial, financial, educational, professional services, health and resources sectors.
Chris started in the mining industry in 1990 and co-founded Reed Resources in 2001. Chris holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Notre Dame and a Graduate Certificate in Mineral Economics from WA School of Mines. He is a Member of the AusIMM and Vice-President of the Association of Mining & Exploration Companies.
David was born and raised in Kalgoorlie. He commenced stockbroking in 1963, qualified as an accountant in 1967 and became a member of the Perth Stock Exchange in 1971. His firm RW & DJ Reed merged with TE Eyres in 1981 and became Eyres Reed Ltd which was subsequently purchased by CIBC Wood Gundy in 1997. David was a director and Chairman of CIBC Australia Limited. David has been a prospector, former secretary of the Amalgamated Prospectors and Leaseholders Association and private mine owner. In 1984 David founded Mt. Martin Gold Mines NL, which with partner Newmont Australia developed the million ounce New Celebration Gold Mine. Mt. Martin merged with nickel producer Titan Resources NL (ASX Code:TIR) where David was Chairman from 1991 to 1997. In 1998 David was admitted as a Fellow of the Certified Practicing Accountants. In recognition of his service to the community he was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 2002.
Natalia Streltsova is a PhD qualified chemical engineer with over 25 years experience in the minerals industry and an extensive background in mineral processing and hydrometallurgy across a range of commodities relevant to Neometals. Her previous roles have included Director of Technical Development at Vale (formerly CVRD), Development Manager at GRD Minproc and senior technical roles at BHP Billiton and WMC Resources that involved considerable interaction with operations to identify and implement innovative projects to increase production and reduce costs. Dr Streltsova has considerable international experience in technical and business development capacities, in South America, Africa and the Former Soviet Union and is currently a Non‐Executive Director of Potash West NL.
Doug Ritchie is a senior resources industry executive with over 35 years experience, including over 28 years working with Rio Tinto in various senior management roles including CEO Rio Tinto Energy Australia and most recently the Group Executive of Strategy based in the UK. Mr Ritchie has considerable international corporate experience, including in China, and is currently a Non‐Executive Director of diversified mining company Arrium Limited and the Chairman of Uniquest, the University of Queensland’s commercialisation company.
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