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 other Directorships include:

  • White Rock Minerals Ltd (Non-Executive Chairman)



Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
B.Eng (Mining) 

Appointed 11 November 2011

Victor is a Mining Engineer with more than 20 years’ operational and technical experience in multiple disciplines across both underground and open pit operations. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) from the WA School of Mines, a WA First Class Mine Managers Certificate and is a member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) and the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

Victor was most recently the Managing Director and CEO of Echo Resources Limited (ASX: EAR) a Company that is focused on gold in the Yandal Belt region of Western Australia. Echo is currently the target of a takeover by Northern Star Resources Limited. Prior to joining Echo, Victor held the role of Chief Operating Officer for leading underground mining contractor, Barminco Mining. In that role, Victor had responsibility for the tendering and execution of contracts and for overseeing the achievement of strict safety, cost and production targets. He was also the Managing Director of Breakaway Resources Limited and held senior operational positions for a range of mining companies including Newmont, Grange Resources and Bass Metals.


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 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 other 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)



Non-Executive Director
B.Eng (Mining)

Appointed 2 May 2018

Nicholas Cernotta (Nick) is a mining engineer having held senior operational and executive roles in Australia and overseas over a 30 plus year period. Nick has considerable experience in the management and operation of large resource projects, having served as Director of Operations at Fortescue Metals Group, Chief Operating Officer (Underground, International and Engineering) at MacMahon Holdings Limited and as Director of Operations for Barrick (Australia Pacific) Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of Barrick Gold Corporation.

Nick is currently a non-executive director of Pilbara Minerals Limited (ASX: PLS) and was Non-Executive Chairman of ServTech Global from October 2016 to December 2017.

Nick’s other Directorships include:

  • Pilbara Minerals Limited (Non Executive Director)



Non-Executive Director
Appointed 21 June 2018

Rebecca is an experienced infrastructure and resources lawyer, with a strong background in mining, energy and large scale infrastructure transactions. Rebecca currently manages the legal, contracts and procurement function for the Projects division of a large resource company.

Rebecca was a Senior Associate at Clayton Utz in the Melbourne Construction and Major Projects team, where she had a lead role in a number of large infrastructure projects for the private and public sectors.

In 2009, Rebecca worked for Kimberley Community Legal Service, based in Kununurra, where she developed a good understanding of the local issues and a love for the area.



Non-Executive Director
Appointed 8 October 2019

Gillian is an experienced mining executive with a broad skill set across a range of corporate, finance and governance areas having held senior roles including Chief Financial Officer, Company Secretary, Director and corporate advisor.  Gillian worked at Paladin Energy Limited between 1993 and 2005, including 10 years as an executive director, at a time when that uranium company was growing rapidly through mine development, operation, acquisition and exploration in multiple African countries.

Gillian holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and the Governance Institute of Australia. She is a member of the WA Council of the AICD.

Gillian is currently an Executive Director of Deep Yellow Limited (ASX: DYL) and a Non- Executive Director of Comet Ridge Ltd (ASX: COI).

Gillian is also a member of the WA Council of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.




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.




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.




General Manager – Projects and Innovation
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 General Manager – Projects and Innovation for Panoramic Resources.  His main focus is the successful restart of Savannah and development of the Savannah North Mine.  He is also responsible for looking at ways to increase production and reduce costs at Savannah through the application of new technology. Tim is also responsible for operations at Gum Creek for Horizon Gold Limited.   Previous to this role, Tim was 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.



Chief Operating Officer

Boyd has 35 years of experience in mining at both senior executive and operator level in both open pit and underground mines. Boyd was most recently CEO and Managing Director of Medusa Mining Limited and prior to that he was COO of Beadell Resources Limited. Between 2005 and 2013, he held senior operations management roles with Barrick Gold Corporation in Africa and Australia with extensive experience in underground mining and processing operations. Prior to that he held senior roles with Placer Dome Limited, Kinross Gold Corporation, TVX Gold Inc. and Royal Oak Mines. Boyd has a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.



Senior Business Analyst – Contractor




Commercial Manager
BBus (Fin,Acc), MICS

Tim Shervington joined Panoramic in 2004 and during this time, has been responsible for managing the treasury (including spot US dollar deals, foreign exchange, nickel and diesel hedging), transactional banking, nickel concentrate sales to international buyers, bulk shipping arrangements from Port of Wyndham to China, insurance, energy efficiency (including investigating various alternate energy options), material contracts for both the Savannah and Lanfranchi Nickel Projects and has supported the accounting function. Tim completed his Bachelor of Business majoring in Finance and Accounting at Edith Cowan University and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and has been a member of the Panoramic Executive Team since 2014.



General Manager Human Resources
BA(Hons)(Psych), MAppPsych(Organisational), Member of Australian Psychological Society (APS), Fellow of APS College of Organisational Psychologists

Rochelle is an Organisational Psychologist with over 20 years of experience working in the Australian resources industry. Prior to joining Panoramic, she has held various strategic human resources management leadership, operations management and specialist roles with Cleveland-Cliffs, BHP Billiton Iron Ore, BHP Billiton Global Exploration, BHP Billiton Nickel West, WMC Resources and BHP Engineering and has worked in both corporate office and mining operations.



Process Manager – Savannah

Glenn Kelly is a metallurgist with over 30 years’ experience in the mining industry. Glenn has extensive gold and sulphide flotation experience including start-ups in a range of operations in Australia and internationally, including the World Class Kanowna Belle mine and Porgera operations in Papua New Guinea. Prior to joining Panoramic Glenn spent 18 months at Nifty Copper preparing the plant for full time milling. 



IT Manager

Jeremy Smith is an ICT Professional with 18 years of experience in the Australasian mining and resources industry.  Jeremy has a very in-depth knowledge of both Information Technologies and Operational Technologies at both strategic and operational levels.  Prior to joining Panoramic in 2014, Jeremy held various positions with several Australian and international resource companies including, Roy Hill, Cliffs Natural Resources, Minara Resources, Anaconda Nickel and Halliburton.  Jeremy graduated from Curtin University with a Graduate Certificate in Information Systems and Technology and has a particular interest in green-computing and energy saving IT technologies.


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