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Dr Mark Cooksey 

CEO of ABx Group

Dr Mark Cooksey is CEO of ABx Group. He initially joined ABx as CEO of Alcore, which he joined in February 2020 after more than 20 years with Rio Tinto and CSIRO.

Dr Cooksey holds a PhD (Chemical & Materials Engineering), Bachelor of Engineering (Materials – First Class Honours) and Bachelor of Science (Information Technology and Applied Mathematics). He has worked closely with aluminium and other metal industries, and has significant experience in commercialising new technologies and processes.

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Ian Levy 

Executive Director

BSc (Hons) MSc DIC FAusIMM FAIG

Ian Levy, previously CEO of ABx Group and now Executive Director, has thirty years senior management experience with small to large mining companies, including WMC, Pancontinental Mining, Gympie Gold and CEO of Allegiance Mining, involving development of bauxite, gold, coal, base metals, nickel and industrial minerals projects from discovery to marketing. He was Chairman of Dynasty Metals Australia and a former Director of Gloucester Coal. He was a member of the Joint Ore Reserves Committee (JORC) for 11 years including 4 years as Vice Chairman and Federal President, Australian Institute of Geoscientists

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Paul Lennon, AO 

Non-Executive Chairman

Mr. Paul Lennon accepted appointment to the board as Non-Executive Director 28 November 2013He was appointed Chairman on the 18 June 2014.

Mr Lennon served as the 42nd Premier of Tasmania for four years until 2008, after serving as Treasurer between 2004 and 2006. Mr Lennon's experience in the resources sector is considerable. He was the Minister for Infrastructure, Energy and Resources (1998-2002), and later Minister for Economic Development, Energy and Resources (2002-2004) while Deputy Premier of Tasmania (1998-2004).

Aside from this prominent ministerial experience Mr Lennon has previously held senior positions working for and representing trade organisations and workers throughout the 1980s. This experience allowed Mr Lennon to lead negotiations with European, UK, American and Chinese companies in commercial matters of state and national significance.

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Ken Boundy, MBA, M.Agr.Sc, FAICD 

Non-Executive Director appointed 6 June 2012

Mr Boundy is an experienced Non Executive Director and Chairman having participated in 20 boards in 11 industry sectors over the last 20 years. At an Executive level he was CEO of Goodman Fielder Asia, a listed company based in Singapore and Tourism Australia. He led the successful penetration of the USA by James Hardie Industries as EGM International. Mr. Boundy brings all round non executive and governance capabilities and has particular interest in technology, sustainable business systems and marketing.
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Henry Kinstlinger 

Company Secretary

Henry Kinstlinger has been actively involved in the financial and corporate management of a number of public companies and non-governmental organisations for the past thirty years. He is a corporate consultant with broad experience in investor and community relations and corporate and statutory compliance.

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Leon Hawker 

Chief Operating Officer

Leon Hawker has more than 30 years experience in the Australian petroleum, transport and logistics industries with BP/Castrol and Toll Transport, holding senior positions in Technical Services, Administration, Customer Service and Sales. His career has focused on dealings with both the mining and agricultural industries.
 
Leon has led large national teams, specialising in the Commercial/B2B sector and held Directorships while always maintaining close relationships with individual customers, mines, landholders, rural businesses and communities and, at times, dealing with community safety and environmental standards. Leon is a landholder in rural Victoria where he is heavily involved with the local Landcare and rural Country Fire Authority (CFA).

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Paul Glover 

Logistics and Exploration

Over 20 years experience in the Fuels and Lubricants industry including roles in sales, production, and supply mostly at management level. Design Draughtsman in electronics and communications for Department of Defence.  

Daily activities at ABx Group include negotiations with Landholders to arrange access for the purpose of exploration.  Assist Geologists with Reconnaissance and preliminary exploration activities. Assist with the logistical requirements of Geologists and field teams for exploration programs.

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