Directors and Management

NICHOLAS CERNOTTA

Non-Executive Chair of the Board
B.Eng (Mining)

Non-Executive Director 2 May 2018, appointed Non-Executive Chair of the Board 27 May 2020 

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 (NED) of Pilbara Minerals Limited (ASX: PLS), NED of Norther Star Resources (ASX:NST), NED of New Century Resources (ASX: NCZ) with a broad range of Board Sub Committee Chair responsibilities.

 

VICTOR RAJASOORIAR

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

Appointed 11 November 2019

Victor is a Mining Engineer with more than 25 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).

Prior to joining Panoramic Resources, Victor was the Managing Director and CEO of Echo Resources Limited (ASX: EAR) until the completion of a takeover by Northern Star Resources Limited (ASX:NST). 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, contracts execution, safety, costs and productivity of all operational and maintenance activities. He was also the Managing Director of Breakaway Resources Limited and held senior operational positions for a range of mining companies including Newmont, Gold Fields Australia, Grange Resources and Bass Metals.

 

Peter Sullivan PhotoPETER SULLIVAN

Non-Executive Director 
B.Eng, MBA

Appointed 2 October 2015

Peter is an engineer with extensive experience as a non-executive director and in senior executive roles, including in chief executive officer and operational roles.  Peter brings wide-ranging and global experience working in listed and unlisted resource companies and has valuable insight and experience in engineering and construction, investment banking and capital markets and managing mining operations in Australia and internationally. Peter has over 30 years’ experience working with ASX-listed companies and has a broad strategic perspective and understanding of the long-term cyclical nature of the resources industry.

Peter has been closely involved with the strategic development of resource projects and companies with input across technical, financial, regulatory and governance matters and has worked across multiple jurisdictions including countries in Africa, North America, Europe and Asia. Peter holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Western Australia and an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management.  

Peters is currently the Non-Executive Chairman of GME Resources Limited (ASX:GME), Zeta Resources (ASX:ZER) and Horizon Gold Limited (ASX:HRN). Peter is also a Non-Executive Director of Copper Mountain Mining Corporation (ASX:C6C).

 

 

GILLIAN SWABY

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 Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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

 

REBECCA HAYWARD

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 Fortescue Metals Group.

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.

 

 

GRANT DYKER

Chief Financial Officer

Appointed 5 October 2020

Mr Dyker is a highly experienced senior executive who has held the CFO role at several ASX-listed resources companies over the past 15 years, including Dacian Gold Limited, Sirius Resources NL, Doray Minerals Limited, Avoca Resources Limited and Aztec Resources Limited. In these roles he has been responsible for leading and managing numerous major project and corporate financing processes through to successful completion.

This includes project and corporate debt funding totaling A$1.1 billion (8 transactions) and new equity funding totaling A$630 million (9 transactions). Mr Dyker also has considerable experience in feasibility study preparation, tender processes, equipment finance, hedging and operational optimisation.

 

 

BRYAN WATSON

General Manager Operation

Bryan is a Mining Engineer with 30 years of industry experience across Australia and Southern Africa. Bryan has held various engineering and management positions on underground operations across a range of commodities utilising various mining methods. Since 2002 Bryan has worked for a number of Mining companies in Australia including Placer Dome, Barrick Gold and Anglogold Ashanti. In April 2020 Bryan joined Panoramic Resources as Mining Manager at Savannah transitioning to General Manager, overseeing a number of projects in preparation for full production activities in the second half of 2021.

Bryan holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Mining) and also holds a W.A First Class Mine Managers Certificate.

 

 

ANDREW SHAW-STUART

Manager Exploration and Geology

Andrew is a geologist with more than 15 years of mining and exploration experience in Australia. Before returning to Panoramic in 2021 Andrew spent 3 years with Western Areas where Andrew was heavily involved in near-mine exploration at Cosmos and Forrestania with a secondary focus on JV projects, most notably Metal Hawk at Kanowna, Emu Lake and Frasier South. Prior to joining Western Areas, Andrew was with Panoramic at the Savannah mine having worked at the open pit as well as the underground before moving into the exploration team. Whilst exploring the Proterozoic intrusions of the greater East Kimberley, Andrew continued to be involved in mining and resource development at Savannah and was an integral part of the Savannah North discovery. Panoramic exploration included work across Lanfranchi, Cowan and the Tramways-Northern Dome Kambalda, Gum Creek Meekatharra and the Mt Henry project in Norseman.

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