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Sandfire Resources NL (SFR.AX)

SFR.AX on Australia Stock Exchange

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22 Jul 2019
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Derek La Ferla

59 2010 Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Karl Simich

54 2009 Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Executive Director

Matthew Fitzgerald

2019 Chief Financial Officer, Company Secretary

Richard Beazley

2017 Chief Operating Officer

Shannan Bamforth

2016 General Manager Geology

Bruce Hooper

2015 Chief Exploration and Business Development Officer

Robert Klug

2019 Chief Commercial Officer

Maree Arnason

53 2015 Independent Non-Executive Director

Paul Hallam

63 2013 Independent Non-Executive Director

Robert Scott

71 2010 Independent Non-Executive Director

Roric Smith

56 2016 Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Derek La Ferla

Mr. Derek La Ferla serves as Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Sandfire Resources NL, since May 17, 2010. Mr La Ferla is a corporate lawyer and company director with more than 30 years’ experience. He has held senior positions with some of Australia’s leading law firms and a variety of board positions with listed public companies and not for profit organisations. Mr La Ferla is currently a Partner (on a part time basis) with Western Australian firm, Lavan and is Chairman of Veris Limited (previously called OTOC Limited) and Threat Protect Australia Limited. He is also a Non- Executive Director of Goldfields Money Limited. Mr La Ferla is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of the AICD Council (WA Division).

Karl Simich

Mr. Karl M. Simich serves as Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director and Executive Director of Sandfire Resources NL., since July 1, 2009. Mr Simich is an experienced international mining executive who has been involved in the financing, construction, development and operation of various mining projects in New Zealand, Australia and Africa. Specialising in resource finance and corporate management, Mr Simich has been a director of and held senior positions with a number of ASX-listed mining companies. Mr Simich is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and has completed post-graduate studies in business and finance.

Matthew Fitzgerald

Mr. Matthew L. Fitzgerald is Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of Sandfire Resources NL. He was appointed to the position of Company Secretary on 22 February 2010. Mr Fitzgerald is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in the resources industry. He began his career in the Assurance and Advisory division of KPMG, before joining ASX-listed Kimberley Diamond Company NL in 2003, where he held the position of Chief Financial Officer and Director until July 2008. Mr Fitzgerald also holds the position of Non-Executive Chairman of the Company’s subsidiary Sandfire Resources America Inc. (formerly Tintina Resources Inc.).

Richard Beazley

Mr. Richard Beazley is no longer Chief Operating Officer of the Company., effective September 2019. Mr Beazley is an experienced mining engineer with 30 years of experience. He has a strong corporate, operational and technical background in the resources industry. Mr Beazley is currently a Director of Altair Mining Consultancy. Altair provides expertise in developing and operating resource projects around the world from the board room to the work place. His former roles have included Managing Director of Peak Resources Limited, General Manager Operations at Consolidated Minerals and General Manager Southern Cross Operations at St Barbara Limited.

Shannan Bamforth

Mr. Shannan Bamforth serves as General Manager Geology of the company. Mr Bamforth is a geologist with over 20 years’ experience in the resources industry with a focus on base metals, gold and coal. He has worked in exploration and operational roles in Australia, Africa, China and Indonesia. Prior to joining Sandfire in 2010, Mr Bamforth held various senior positions with a variety of companies including Regent Pacific Group, St Barbara Mines, AngloGold Ashanti, and Acacia Resources. He is a member of The Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Bruce Hooper

Mr. Bruce Hooper serves as Chief Exploration and Business Development Officer of the company. Mr Hooper is a registered professional geoscientist with extensive experience in the resources industry including the energy, base metal and precious metal fields in Australia, Asia, the Americas and Africa. Prior to joining Sandfire in 2012, Mr Hooper worked in a number of senior exploration, operational and business development roles for a variety of companies including BP, Rio Tinto, North Ltd, Straits Resources, Perilya Ltd and Ivernia. From October 2015 to July 2016 Mr Hooper was on secondment to the Sandfire Resources America Inc. office in Montana where he served as the Chief Executive Officer.

Robert Klug

Mr. Robert George Klug is Chief Commercial Officer of Sandfire Resources NL., since November 7, 2013. Mr Klug is an experienced commercial manager having held accounting, senior legal, corporate finance and executive management roles in his 25 plus year career. Initially trained as an auditor at KPMG, Mr Klug completed a law degree at Murdoch University and worked as a corporate lawyer in London before joining Freehills in Perth advising small and mid-cap resources companies. As a Director of Carmichael Capital Markets, the corporate finance arm of DJ Carmichael Stockbrokers, Mr Klug developed his expertise in corporate finance before moving to senior management roles within ASX listed resource companies including St Barbara Limited and Heron Resources Limited. Since joining Sandfire in 2012, Mr Klug has overseen all legal and commercial a business with specific responsibilities related to sales, marketing and ESG.

Maree Arnason

Ms. Maree Naomi Arnason serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Ms Arnason is an experienced director and senior executive whose career has spanned 30 years in the resources, energy and manufacturing sectors with companies including BHP, Carter Holt Harvey and Wesfarmers and has significant leadership expertise working in complex corporate and project environments with a focus on risk and reputation. Ms Arnason is a Non-Executive Director of ASX-listed mineral sands producer MZI Resources, a Co-Founder/Director of Energy Access Services, who operate an automated and independent Western Australian-focused wholesale gas trading platform and a member of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) Director Advisory Panel. An active not-for-profit contributor for 25 years, Ms Arnason serves on CEDA’s (Committee for Economic Development of Australia) WA State Advisory Council, the Juniper Board - one of WA’s largest aged care community benefit organisations and is a life member and past National Director of the Australia China Business Council.

Paul Hallam

Mr. Paul D. Hallam serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of Sandfire Resources NL, since May 21, 2013. Mr Hallam has more than 40 years Australian and international resource industry experience. His operating and corporate experience is across a range of commodities (iron ore, bauxite, alumina, aluminium, gold, silver, copper, zinc and lead) and includes both surface and underground mining. Mr Hallam retired in 2011 to pursue a career as a professional non-executive director. He has held Australian and international non-executive director roles since 1997. His former executive roles include Director – Operations with Fortescue Metals Group, Executive General Manager – Development & Projects with Newcrest Mining Limited, Director - Victorian Operations with Alcoa and Executive General Manager - Base and Precious Metals with North Ltd. In these and previous roles Mr Hallam has held site and corporate accountability for all site functions plus sales and marketing, stakeholder management, capital projects and regulatory oversite and management for multiple mining operations. Mr Hallam is a qualified mining engineer and holds a BE (Hons) from Melbourne University and a Certificate of Mineral Economics from Curtin University. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy.

Robert Scott

Mr. Robert (Rob) Norman Scott serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of Sandfire Resources NL., since July 30, 2010. Mr Scott is a Chartered Accountant and former international partner with major global accounting firms with over 35 years’ experience in corporate structuring and taxation planning. He has served as a Chairman and as non-executive director with various publicly listed resource companies with operational experience in Australia, USA and Asia and has a strong focus on project governance, audit and risk management. Mr Scott holds a Fellowship of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Taxation Institute of Australia and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Mr Scott has served as the Chairman of Homeloans Ltd and as a Non-executive Director of RTG Mining Inc.

Roric Smith

Dr. Roric Smith, Ph.D. serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Dr Smith is a highly experienced geologist with extensive Australian and international experience and is currently a Non-Executive Director of Saracen Mineral Holdings Limited. Until June 2016, Dr Smith was Vice President, Discovery and Chief Geologist for Evolution, where he played a key role in leading that company’s exploration efforts. Prior to joining Evolution, Dr Smith held numerous senior executive positions with the gold producer AngloGold Ashanti, including as Senior Vice President, Global Greenfield Exploration; Country Manager and Chief Representative China; Exploration Manager - North Asia Region; and Chief Geologist Australia. Dr Smith holds a B.Sc (Hons) Geology and Ph.D from the University of Natal in South Africa.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Derek La Ferla

200,000

Karl Simich

3,122,280

Matthew Fitzgerald

734,032

Richard Beazley

414,100

Shannan Bamforth

--

Bruce Hooper

--

Robert Klug

715,544

Maree Arnason

120,000

Paul Hallam

120,000

Robert Scott

120,000

Roric Smith

100,000
As Of  30 Jun 2018