Board of Directors

Ms Andrea Sutton

Acting Chair, Non-Executive Director

Ms Sutton has been a non-executive director of Red 5 since November 2020 and was appointed Acting Chair on 13 March 2023.  

Ms Sutton is a qualified chemical engineer with over 25 years’ experience with Rio Tinto and ERA.  Between 2013 and 2017, Ms Sutton was Chief Executive and Managing Director of ERA, then a Non-Executive Director from 2018 to 2020.  Prior to this, Ms Sutton had extensive executive and operational leadership roles across Rio Tinto. This experience included Head of Health, Environment, Safety and Security; General Manager Operations at the Bengalla Mine and General Manager of Infrastructure, Iron Ore.  Her current board appointments include Infrastructure WA, ANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation) and NAWO (National Association of Women in Operations).

Mr Mark Williams

Managing Director

Mr Williams has been a non-executive director of Red 5 since January 2014 and Managing Director since April 2014. He was previously General Manager of the Tampakan Copper-Gold Project in the southern Philippines from 2007 to 2013.  Mr Williams has over 20 years of mining experience operating within a diverse range of open cut, underground, quarrying and civil engineering environments across the developed markets of Australia, United Kingdom and New Zealand, as well as the emerging markets of Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand and South Pacific.

Mr Ian Macpherson

Non-Executive Director

Mr Macpherson has been a non-executive director of Red 5 since April 2014. He is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years’ experience in the provision of financial and corporate advisory services. He was a former partner at Arthur Anderson & Co managing a specialist practice providing corporate and financial advice to the mining industry. Mr Macpherson established Ord Partners in 1990 (later to become Ord Nexia) and has specialised in the area of corporate advice with particular emphasis on capital structuring, equity and debt raising and corporate affairs.

Mr John Colin Loosemore

Non-Executive Director

Mr Loosemore has been a non-executive director of Red 5 since December 2014. He is a geologist with over 40 years’ experience in multi-commodity exploration within Australia and overseas, having graduated from London University in 1970 and the Royal School of Mines in 1977. Mr Loosemore has previously been Managing Director of several mining companies including Hill Minerals NL, Carr Boyd Minerals Ltd, Brancote Australia NL and most recently Archipelago Resources Plc.  He has also been a non-executive Director of Lynas Corporation Ltd and Elkedra Diamonds NL.

Mr Steve Tombs

Non-Executive Director

Mr Tombs has been a non-executive director of Red 5 since August 2018. He is a Mining Engineer with over 40 years’ experience in the mining industry in Australia and overseas. Mr Tombs graduated from Nottingham University in 1976 and was previously Red 5’s General Manager Operations at Darlot and the Underground Project Manager at Siana. Mr Tombs previously held Senior Management positions at AngloGold Ashanti, Placer Dome and Newcrest in the Eastern Goldfields.


Mr Richard Hay

Chief Operating Officer

Mr Hay is a qualified geologist with over 30 years’ international mining experience, including previous executive and operational leadership roles at Evolution Mining, Barrick Gold and Gascoyne Resources. Mr Hay has responsibility for executing Red 5’s operational and growth strategy at King of the Hills and Darlot.

Mr Patrick Duffy

Chief Finanicial Officer

Mr Duffy is a Chartered Accountant with previous international experience at Glencore and Xstrata, including Director Strategy & Performance of the US$7bn Koniambo Nickel Project, New Caledonia and CFO of the US$6bn Tampakan Copper and Gold Project, Philippines.

Mr Byron Dumpleton

Chief Geologist

Mr Dumpleton is a Geologist with 30+ years of international experience. His previous experience includes KCGM, Western Mining Corporation and Straits Resources.

Mr Frank Campagna

Company Secretary

Mr Campagna is a CPA with over 25 years’ experience as Company Secretary, Chief Financial Officer and Commercial Manager for listed companies.