Directors and Management
The Todd River Board of Directors comprises:
Mr Edward (Eddie) Fry - Non-Executive Chairman
Mr Fry has extensive experience within the Australian resource sector and is a specialist in Indigenous and Native Title issues. He holds a Diploma in Business Management from the University of South Australia and is a graduate of the International Lead and Zinc Study Group conducted out of Belgium on international base metal global supply and demand trade.
Based in Adelaide, Mr Fry is a former director and a retained consultant to TNG Limited, an Australian resource company focused on the exploration, evaluation and development of a multi-commodity resource portfolio in the Northern Territory and Western Australia. He is an Executive Director of Gimbulki Ltd., a Native Title land access company he established in 2002 which has provided consulting services to a range of Australian exploration and mining companies including Rio Tinto, Barrick Gold, and Transfield Services.
During his career he also held senior executive roles with Normandy Mining Ltd., where he established the company’s Traditional Owner policy, and later was manager of international logistics and marketing of Normandy’s base-metal portfolio.
Mr Fry is the Chairman of Indigenous Business Australia, Chair of the Indigenous Land Corporation, Chair of the Indigenous Advisory Board at Transfield Services Australia (since 2010), a Deputy Chair of the Aboriginal Foundation of South Australia Inc (since 2007) and is an advisory member of the development team for the TNG Ltd world-class ferro/vanadium Mount Peake project in the Northern Territory.
Will Dix - Managing Director
Mr Dix is a geologist with 23 years’ experience in base metal, gold and uranium exploration and mining. Earlier in his career, he spent seven years with the highly successful international nickel producer LionOre Mining International in a variety of exploration, mining and management roles.
He has a proven track record of successful project and team management and also has extensive experience in commercial activities including capital raisings, mergers, acquisitions and divestments. He holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science (Geology) from Monash University and is a member of AusIMM.
Mark Bennett - Non-Executive Director
Mark is currently the Managing Director of ASX listed S2 Resources. Previously Mark was the managing director and CEO of Sirius from its inception to its merger with Independence Group, and was non-executive director of Independence Group following the merger until May 2016.
He is a geologist with 26 years' experience in gold, nickel and base metal exploration and mining. He holds a BSc in Mining Geology from the University of Leicester and a PhD from the University of Leeds and is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, a Fellow of the Geological Society of London, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
He has worked in Australia, West Africa, Canada and Europe, predominantly for LionOre Mining International Limited and WMC Resources Limited at locations such as Kalgoorlie, Kambalda, St. Ives, LionOre's nickel and gold mines throughout Western Australia, Wiluna and most recently Nova, the Fraser Range and Polar Bear. Positions held include various technical, operational, executive and board positions including Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director, Exploration Manager and Chief Geologist.
Mark is a two times winner of the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies "Prospector Award" for his discoveries which include the Thunderbox Gold Mine, the Waterloo nickel mine and most recently the world class Nova-Bollinger nickel-copper mine.
In addition to his technical expertise, Mark is very experienced in corporate affairs, equity capital markets, investor relations and community engagement and has led Sirius from prior to the discovery of Nova all the way through feasibility, financing, permitting and construction, and latterly through the schemes of arrangement to merge with Independence and to demerge S2.
Mr Geoffrey Crow - Non-Executive Director
Mr Crow has more than 28 years’ experience in all aspects of corporate finance, stockbroking and investor relations in Australia and international markets and has owned and operated his own businesses in these areas for the last sixteen years. Mr Crow is a Non-Executive Director of TNG.