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 broad finance and commercial experience across resources exploration, project development and production as well as large-scale property developments requiring debt and equity financing.
Phil has a Bachelor of Commerce, a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and is a Chartered Accountant.
Interim Non-Executive Chair
Henk Ludik is a mining engineer with a career spanning over 20 years in mining with expertise in engineering, feasibility, mine optimisation, ESG and corporate finance. Mr Ludik has worked on a number of landmark transactions in the resource sector since 2006. Mr Ludik holds a BEng in Mining Engineering, MSc in Oil and Gas Engineering and an MBA.
Mr Dennis has been actively involved in the mining industry for over 30 years. He has held senior management positions at a number of Australian resources companies and 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 currently the non-executive chair of ASX listed companies Rox Resources Limited and Marvel Gold.
Mr Spreadborough has over thirty years’ experience in Australian and international mining leadership roles in a range of commodities across underground and open pit mining, processing, port operations, exploration, project development and financing. Mr Spreadborough is experienced across the value chain of operations, asset management, technical, exploration, financial, marketing, project development and financing, business development, strategy and investor engagement. Mr Spreadborough is currently the Executive Co-Chair of Novo Resources Corporation.
Mr Dowling is ARCH’s Investment Director and holds a BEng (Civil), BEng (Mining) and a MCom (Applied Finance). Mr Dowling has more than a decade of experience in mining focused private equity and throughout his career has been involved in the financing, development and delivery of multiple mining projects across a wide range of commodities globally.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr Bourguignon is a project management professional with extensive experience providing strategic direction and leadership in the successful delivery of projects, within the mining industry both in Australia and internationally. Michael was the Project Manager for the construction of Syrah Resources’ Balama graphite project in Mozambique, for Glencore’s 3.6Mtpa copper concentrate facility at the Mopani Copper Mine in Zambia, and General Manager of the Tiger Resources development team delivering a world-class SX/EW Plant at Kipoi, in the DRC.
Chief Financial Officer
Chris is a qualified accountant and has over 15 years’ broad experience in a multinational chartered accounting firm and a number of senior finance roles across the resources industry with projects in Africa, Canada and Central Asia. Chris has a range of experience across a variety of disciplines including joint ventures, international tax structuring, accounting and compliance, commercial contracts, project divestments and acquisitions.
Chris has a Bachelor of Commerce, Diploma of Accounting and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Chief Executive Officer – Evolution Energy Solutions LLC
Stacy has twenty years experience in the advanced technology and materials manufacturing sectors, including with the US Department of Defense and private industry. Ms. Newstead will be responsible for leading the company’s efforts to become a vertically integrated producer of high-value graphite products for the energy storage sector. Stacy is based in the US and will be building a team focused on downstream value-adding to graphite concentrate from the Chilalo Project in Tanzania.
Her qualifications as a materials engineer and her extensive leadership building out company capabilities and technical teams make her an excellent fit for this role.
General Manager Sustainability
Vickey was previously General Manager Business Services with Syrah Resources where she played a key role alongside Michael Bourguignon (who is now an Executive Director of Evolution) in the development and operation of Syrah’s Balama graphite project in Mozambique.
Vickey, who is located in Tanzania, brings a wealth of relevant experience and capability that is invaluable to Evolution as it moves the Chilalo Project towards a final investment decision by H2 2022.
Vickey has lived in Africa for over 15 years, working in the resources industry during that time. Having worked on a number of green fields projects and seen them through to operations, she offers an understanding of scaling up through construction into the operations phase.
Stuart has over 30 years of experience in senior commercial roles. He was previously Company Secretary with Anvil Mining Limited for almost six years, prior to which he held senior positions with Ok Tedi Mining Limited, Ernst and Young and HSBC.
Stuart has a Bachelor of Laws, a Bachelor of Economics and is a member of the Governance Institute of Australia.
Heavenlight brings extensive experience and understanding in government relations, community engagement and operating in Tanzania. Heavenlight has lived, studied and worked in various countries including Bulgaria, UK, Japan, Canada and the United States and has held a number of leadership positions within Tanzanian Government agencies, including the National Development Corporation and the Parastatal Sector Reform Commission.
Heavenlight holds degrees in Engineering and Business Administration and post-graduate qualifications in business administration, project management, privatisation and utility regulation.
Operational Readiness (Mining)
John is a skilled mining professional with over 36 years’ experience working abroad and domestically. He has extensive and varied proficiency in mining, from mineral exploration, project optimisation, project development, operational management, people management, technical planning, and production.
John understands the mining cycle – mine surveying, mine engineering, mine geology, and geotech through to production – and with significant experience in Africa, is ideally placed to lead Evolution’s mining operational readiness team.