Directors and Management



Non-Executive Chairman

AWASM (Mining), FAusIMM, C Eng

Appointed 27 March 2007; Non-Executive Chairman from 17 November 2011

Brian Phillips is a Mining Engineer who has had extensive mining industry experience in operational and management roles over a 50 year period. Brian has worked as an Executive, and on the boards of mining companies in Australia and overseas, involved with Copper, Gold, Nickel, Mineral Sands and Coal. Brian is a former Non-Executive Director of the Australian Gold Council and past President of the Minerals Council of Australia – Victorian Division, formerly Victorian Chamber of Mines.

Brian’s Directorships include:

  • White Rock Minerals Ltd (Non-Executive Chairman from 26 March 2010)
  • Tawana Resources NL (Non-Executive Chairman from 4 April 2005 to 20 June 2008 and Non-Executive Director from 20 June 2008 to 24 July 2009)
  • Indophil Resources NL (Non-Executive Director from 1 April 2005 & Non-Executive Chairman from 21 April 2005 to January 2015)
  • Rex Minerals Limited (Non-Executive Director from 12 February 2010 to 15 June 2010)




Managing Director

B.AppSc (Chem), AFAICD

Appointed 16 March 2001

Peter Harold is a Process Engineer with over 26 years of corporate experience in the minerals industry, specialising in Financing, Marketing, Business Development and general corporate activities. Peter has extensive experience within the development and operation of both Sulphide and Laterite Nickel projects. Having been responsible for metals marketing and various corporate functions, Peter has been involved in the following projects; Scuddles / Golden Grove (Copper, Lead and Zinc) Mine, Cawse Nickel Laterite Project, Silver Swan and Mt Keith Nickel Sulphide Projects. Prior to founding Panoramic Resources in March 2001, Peter held various senior management positions with Shell Australia, Australian Consolidated Minerals Limited, Normandy Mining Limited, MPI Mines Limited and the Gutnick network of companies.

In addition Peter is currently the Chairman on the Youth Focus Board. This is an independent not for profit charity that focusses on the prevention of youth suicide and depression.

Peter’s Directorships include:

  • Peak Resources Limited (Non-Executive Chairman from 1 December 2015)
  • Pacifico Minerals Limited (Non-Executive Director from 19 August 2013)
  • Spectrum Rare Earths Limited (Non-Executive Chairman from 1 March 2007 to June 2014)
  • Alloy Resources Limited (Non-Executive Chairman from 15 September 2005 to June 2014)




Non-Executive Director

BSc (Hons), ARSM, MAusIMM

Appointed 5 December 2006

John Rowe is a Geologist who has had extensive mining industry experience over a 40 year period. Until August 2006, John was the General Manager in Business Development with Lion Ore Australia. John was responsible for assessing new business, divesting assets and negotiating, Nickel, Ore and concentrate sales contracts. Prior to joining Lion Ore, John spent 12 years with MPI Mines Limited in various group Executive roles and was involved in the evaluation, development and production of, the high grade Silver Swan Nickel Sulphide Project as well as the Stawell Gold Mine in Victoria. John started his career with Metals Exploration Limited as a Mine Geologist at the Nepean Nickel Mine in the early 1970’s before taking on Senior Executive roles with Consolidated Goldfields, Agnew Mining Pty Limited, and North Kalgurli Mines Limited. Following a short stint with R&I Gold Bank in their Technical Division, John set up his own Geological Consultancy in the early 1990’s and then joined MPI Mines Limited in mid-1993.

John’s Directorships include:

  • Evolution Mining Limited (Non-Executive Director from 10 December 2009)
  • Magma Metals Limited (Non-Executive Chairman from 25 June 2012)
  • Southern Cross Goldfields Ltd (Non-Executive Director from 14 April 2010 to 23 September 2013)


Peter Sullivan PhotoPETER SULLIVAN

Non-Executive Director

Appointed 2 October 2015

Peter Sullivan is an engineer with an MBA and has been involved in the development of resource companies and projects for more than 20 years. His work experience includes periods in project engineering, corporate finance, investment banking, corporate and operational management and public company directorships. Peter has considerable experience in the management and strategic development of resource companies.

Peter is the non-executive Chairman of Zeta Resources Limited (ASX: ZER) (“Zeta”). Zeta is a resources focussed holding and development company that invests in listed and unlisted entities, and is advised by its investment manager, ICM Limited (ICM).

Peter was Managing Director of Resolute Mining Limited (ASX: RSG) for 14 years and has only recently stepped down from that position and taken the role of non-executive director. Peter is also a non-executive director of GME Resources Limited (ASX: GME) and non-executive Chairman of Pan Pacific Petroleum NL (ASX: PPP).

Peter’s Directorships include:

  • Zeta Resources Limited (Non Executive Chairman)
  • Resolute Mining Limited (Non Executive Director)
  • GME Resources Limited (Non Executive Director)
  • Pan Pacific Petroleum NL (Non Executive Director)




Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary

B.A (Hons)(Econ), PostGradDip (Man), AFAIM

Appointed 12 March 2003

Trevor Eton is an Accountant with over 25 years of experience in corporate finance within the minerals industry. Trevor was the Company Secretary and Group Financial Controller of MPI Mines Limited for 10 years. Trevor commenced his career in 2003 with Panoramic Resources as the Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary. Trevor previously held various corporate financial positions at North Kalgurli Mines Limited, Metals Exploration Limited and Australian Consolidated Minerals Limited.  .

Trevor’s Directorships include:

  • Magma Metals Limited (Executive Director from 25 June 2012)




General Manager – Exploration


John Hicks is a Geologist with 30 years experience in the Australian mining and exploration industry. From 1998 John was an independent Geological Consultant. John commenced his position with Panoramic Resources in 2001 as an independent Geological Consultant, before progressing in 2005 to the Exploration Manager. John has since accepted the position as the General Manager Exploration. John has previously held various geological positions with several Australian resource companies, including Hamersley Iron, Australian Consolidated Minerals, WMC and Mining Project Investors.




Manager – Projects

BEng (Geo)(Hons), MBA

Tim Mason is a Geotechnical Engineer with over 15 years of experience in mining operations, management and business development. Tim is currently the Manager – Projects for Panoramic which follows his role as General Manager of the Lanfranchi Nickel Mine in Western Australia.  In this role, Tim successfully led a team of over 160 people to improve safety and reduce costs.  Tim has relevant experience in operations, mine planning, project evaluation, due diligence, strategy and business improvement.  Tim holds an MBA and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.