Blackham Resources Limited “Blackham” (ASX: BLK) are a Perth based, ASX listed gold mining company. Blackham owns 100% of the Matilda-Wiluna Gold operation located in Australia’s biggest gold belt.
The company’s Matilda-Wiluna gold operation is currently a free milling, open pit mining operation supported by reserves at the Matilda, Wiluna and Williamson open pit mines and the Golden Age underground mine.
Milan Jerkovic, Executive Chairman
Mr Jerkovic is a qualified geologist with postgraduate qualifications in mining & mineral economics and over 30 years of experience in the mining industry involving resource evaluation, operations, financing, acquisition, project development and general management.
Mr Jerkovic was previously the CEO of Straits Resources Limited and has held positions with WMC, BHP, Nord Pacific, Hargraves, Tritton and Straits Asia Resources (as founding Chairman). He is is a Fellow of the AIMM and a member of the Australasian Institute of Company Directors.
Mr Jerkovic is Chairman of the BLK Audit and Risk Committee and a member of the BLK Remuneration and Nomination Committee.
Tony James, Non-Executive Director
Mr James has 30 years’ mine operating and project development experience predominantly in WA.
He also has previous experience at Managing Director level of three ASX listed companies with two of those companies successfully guided through a merger and takeover process to the benefit of the shareholders.
Mr James has a strong feasibility study background leading into successful project development and operating results (examples are Pillara Zinc/Lead project, Trident/Higginsville Gold project and Kanowna Belle Gold mine).
Gred Fitzgerald, Non-Executive Director
Mr Fitzgerald is a Chartered Accountant with more than 30 years of gold mining and resources related experience, and extensive executive experience in managing finance and administrative matters for listed companies.
He held the positions of Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary for ASX 200 company, Resolute Mining Limited, for more than 15 years.
Neil Meadows, Operations Director
Mr Meadows is a qualified metallurgist with over 30 years experience in the mining and processing industries
Prior to joining Blackham, he recently worked as Chief Operating Officer for European Metals Holdings Limited.
Mr Meadows previous roles include COO of Karara Mining Ltd, Managing Director of IMX Resources Limited, COO of Queensland Nickel Pty Ltd and General Manager of Murrin Muiin Operations for Minara Resources Ltd.
Anthony Rechichi, Chief Financial Officer
Mr Rechichi is a Chartered Accountant and a highly accomplished senior accounting and finance professional with over 20 years of experience in public companies and professional services, predominantly in the gold mining industry.
Prior to joining the team at Blackham, Mr Rechichi spent more than ten years with Resolute Mining Limited where he performed the role of General Manager – Finance, playing a key role in long term budgeting and forecasting across three operating mines with a key focus on cost control, treasury management, financial reporting, and taxation planning and compliance.
Additionally, Mr Rechichi has strong experience in both debt and equity financing.
Mr Rechichi resigned as Company Secretary on the 3rd May 2019, following the appointment of Mr Travers.
Cain Fogarty, General Manager Geology & Business Development
Mr Fogarty is a geologist with post-graduate qualifications in mineral economics and 20 years of experience in the mining industry, predominantly in near-mine reserve growth, greenfields exploration, and acquisitions.
He brings a wealth of multi-commodity, global experience from working with major and junior mining companies in Australia, Africa and China.
Prior to joining Blackham, Mr Fogarty worked on the successful exploration and development of Equinox Mineral’s copper projects in Zambia, with CSA Global on the Caijiaying Zn-Au mine in China, and with Barrick Gold in near-mine reserve development at WA gold mines.
Jim Malone, General Manager Investor Relations
Mr Malone has over 30 years experience in the mining, resources, financial, broking and sporting industries.
He has worked in Perth, Melbourne, London, Santiago and New York, and listed, advised, managed and been on the Boards of a number of ASX listed resource and oil and gas companies.
Mr Malone has raised over A$200 million in equity and debt for ASX listed companies. He was also the CEO of Richmond Football Club from 1994 until 2000.
Wayne Foote, General Manager Major Projects
Mr Foote is a Mining Engineer with over 30 years experience in gold mining operations, project development and studies in Australia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ghana, Mali, Tanzania and Philippines.
Prior to joining Blackham he held positions as Project Manager for Echo Resources for the feasibility study to re-open the Bronzewing Gold Mine, Senior Vice President Operations for Endeavour Mining Corporation and General Manager – Operations for Gold Road Resources for the Gruyere Gold Project.