Board and Management

Stephen Dennis BCom, LLB, GDipAppFin (Finsia)

Non-Executive Chairman

Appointed 3 March 2016

Stephen Dennis has been actively involved in the mining industry for over 30 years. He has held senior management positions at MIM Holdings Limited, Minara Resources Limited and Brambles Australia Limited. Mr Dennis was previously the chief executive officer and managing director of CBH Resources Limited, the Australian subsidiary of Toho Zinc Co., Ltd of Japan. Mr Dennis is also currently the Chairman (Non-Executive) of Graphex Mining, Heron Resources Limited, Rox Resources Limited and EHR Resources Limited.

Chris van Wijk

Executive Director and Exploration Manager 

Appointed 17 June 2020

Mr. Van Wijk is an experienced geologist, who specialises in project evaluation and project generation. Chris brings to his role in Graphex a wealth of relevant experience including base metal and gold exploration in Africa, Europe, the Americas and Australia as well as joint venture management and project evaluation for major mining companies including BHP, IAMGOLD, First Quantum Minerals and Fortescue Metals Group. Chris has managed various successful exploration projects including the Scoping Study at Mont Nimba in Guinea for BHP Billiton and the resource drilling at First Quantum’s Sentinel Project in Zambia. A summary of the key terms of Mr van Wijk’s employment agreement is included in Appendix 2.

Chris has a Master of Science in Ore Deposit Geology from the University of Western Australia and is a member of the AUSIMM.

Andrew Pardey

Non-Executive Director 

Appointed 17 June 2020

Mr. Pardey has over 30 years in the mining industry with experience in exploration, project development, construction and operations. Between February 2015 and December 2019, he was Chief Executive Officer of Centamin Plc which holds the Tier 1 Sukari Gold Mine. Andrew also served as General Manager Operations at Sukari before his previous appointment as Chief Operating Officer in May 2012. He was a major driving force in bringing Sukari into production, having joined during the mine’s construction phase, and was instrumental in the successful transition of the operation through construction and into production.

Andrew holds a BSc in Geology and has also previously held senior positions in Africa, Australia and other parts of the world including Guinor Gold Corporation and Ashanti Goldfields, now AngloGold Ashanti.

Phil Hoskins BCom, CA, GDipAppFin

Managing Director

Appointed 21 January 2016

Mr Hoskins commenced his career at a large international accounting firm and has since gained corporate experience with both Australian and international listed companies. He is a senior executive with 14 years of broad finance and commercial experience across resources exploration, project development and production as well as large-scale property developments requiring debt and equity financing. He was appointed as IMX’s Managing Director in October 2015 after being Chief Executive Officer since September 2014, before which he spent almost three years as IMX’s Chief Financial Officer.

Chris Knee BCom, CA

Chief Financial Officer

Appointed 21 January 2016

Chris has over 10 years’ experience working as a Chartered Accountant in senior finance roles. He commenced his career with a large multi-national accounting firm working both in Australia and the United States, in consulting, audit, corporate finance and technical roles. His most recent role was as the Chief Financial Officer of Manas Resources Limited.

Stuart McKenzie LLB, BEc. (Hons.), AGIA, ACIS

Commercial Manager and Company Secretary

Appointed 21 January 2016

Stuart has over 25 years of experience in senior commercial roles. He was previously Company Secretary with Anvil Mining Limited for six years, prior to which he held senior positions with Ok Tedi Mining Limited, Ernst and Young and HSBC.