Board of Directors

Mr Russell Clark

Non-Executive Chair

Mr Clark has been Red 5's non-executive Chair since his appointment to the Board on 1 July 2023.  

Mr Clark is an internationally experienced mining professional and director with over 40 years of experience in senior corporate, operational and project development roles. During his career, he served as Managing Director and CEO of Grange Resources for five years, as Group Executive of Operations for Newmont he managed the group’s Australian and New Zealand Operations including the KCGM mine in Kalgoorlie, and he held a number of mine general manager roles for Normandy Mining. He is a qualified Mining Engineer and has worked across Australia, North and South America, Africa, Europe and the Asia Pacific.

Mr Clark is currently Chair of CZR Resources (ASX: CZR), Chair of Pearl Gull Iron (ASX: PLG) and a Non-Executive Director of Tungsten Mining (ASX: TGN). He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

Mr Luke Tonkin

Managing Director

BEng, MinEng, MAuslmm

Mr. Tonkin is a Mining Engineering graduate of the Western Australian School of Mines and his extensive operations and management career spans over 33 years within the minerals and mining industry. He is a past Chairman of the Western Australian School of Mines Advisory Board. Mr Tonkin has held senior management roles at WMC Resources Ltd, Sons of Gwalia Ltd and was Managing Director of Mount Gibson iron for 7 years. Most recently he was a Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Reed Resources Ltd.

Mr Peter Johnston

Non-Executive Director

Mr Johnston was appointed a Red 5 non-executive Director on 10 July 2023.  

Mr Johnston is a highly experienced Australian mining executive and Board Director who has more than 35 years of operational and project development experience. Mr Johnston’s distinguished career has seen him hold senior roles with major resource companies including Head of Global Nickel Assets for Glencore, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Minara Resources and Executive General Manager at WMC Resources for Olympic Dam, the Nickel Division and the Copper and Fertilisers Division.

Mr Johnston is currently Chair of Jervois Mining and Non-Executive Director of Tronox (US). He is the former Non-Executive Chair of the Minerals Council of Australia, Chairman of the Chamber of Mines of WA and held previous long-term NED roles with Silver Lake Resources and Emeco. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and of the Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy.

Ms Andrea Sutton

Non-Executive Director

Ms Sutton has been a non-executive director of Red 5 since November 2020 and was Acting Chair from 13 March to 1 July 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.  

Ms Sutton's current board appointments include Illuka Resources, Perenti, Infrastructure WA, ANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation), NAWO (National Association of Women in Operations), and Chair of the WA Water Corporation.

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 David Quinlivan

Non-Executive Director

B.App Sci, MinEng, Grad. Dip Fin Serv, FAuslmm, FFINSA, MMICA

Mr. Quinlivan is a Mining Engineer with significant mining and execute leadership experience having 11 years of service at WMC Resources Limited, followed by a number of high-profile mining development positions. Since 1989, Mr Quinlivan has served as a Principal of Borden Mining Services, a mining consulting services firm, where he has worked on a number of mining projects in various capacities. He has served as Chief Executive Officer of Sons of Gwalia Ltd (post appointment of administrators), Chief Operating Officer of Mount Gibson Iron Ltd, President and Chief Executive Officer and Alacer Gold Corporation and Chairman of Churchill Mining PLC.

Mr Kelvin Flynn

Non-Executive Director

B.Com, CA

Mr Flynn is a qualified Chartered Accountants with 27 years' experience in investment banking and corporate advisory roles including private equity and special situations investments in the mining and resources sector. he has held various leadership positions in Australia and Asia, having previously held the position of Executive Director/Vice President with Goldman Sachs and Managing Director of Alvarez & Marsal in Asia. He has worked in complex financial workouts, turn arounds advisory and interim management. He is the Managing Director of the specialist alternative funds manager Harvis, which focuses on investments in the real estate and real assists sectors.

Ms Rebecca Prain

Non-Executive Director

B Sc (Geology)

Ms Prain hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from University of Otago, NZ and has 30 years' experience in the mining industry as geologist and mining services provider. She has held a variety of technical and management roles throughout her career and is currently the Managing Director of Cube Consulting, a specialist resource estimation and mining engineering services group that provides geological and mining engineering expertise and systems.

Ms Prain's experience includes technical and advisory roles to multiple Australian, North American and Southeast Asian mining companies, with a particular focus on the implementation and use of specialists resource estimation and mining software.

In 2021 Ms Prain was also recognised for her work in the mentoring of women in the Western Australian mining industry.


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 David Berg

General Counsel & Company Secretary

LLB BComm (General Management)

Mr. Berg has worked both in the resources industry and as a lawyer in private practice, advising on corporate governance, M&A, capital raisings, commercial contracts and litigation. Mr. Berg has previously held company secretarial and senior legal positions with Mount Gibson Iron Ltd and Ascot Resources Ltd and legal roles with Atlas Iron Ltd and the Griffin Group. Prior to this Mr Berg worked in the corporate and resources groups of Herbert Smith Freehills and King & Wood Mallesons.

Mr Struan Richards

Chief Financial Officer

BBusSci (Hons), CA, MBA

Mr Richards has extensive mining and resources experience across all phases of exploration, development, and production cycles for a broad range of commodities. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Mr Richards held the position of CFO of Tianqi Lithium Energy Australia, and previously held roles with IGO Limited, Barrick Gold Corporation and BDO. Mr Richards is a member of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and holds an MBA from University of Western Australia.

Mr Len Eldridge

Corporate Development Officer


Mr Eldridge has 15 years experience in the resources industry with a strong mix of capital markets skills and relevant industry experience from several senior roles with global mining companies and investment banking. Mr Eldridge has previously held roles with Macquarie Bank, Equinox Minerals Ltd, Mount Gibson Iron Ltd and JCP Investment Partners.

Mr Phillip Stevenson

Exploration & Geology Manager

Bsc Hons (Exploration and Resource Geology), Msc (Mining Geology), MAusIMM

Mr Stevenson is a Geologist with 15 years' experience in the resource industry which includes extensive hands-on experience in mine geology, resource and reserve development and exploration predominantly in Australia. Prior to re-joining Silver Lake Mr Stevenson was Exploration Manager of Saturn Metals Limited and previously held the role of Geology Manager at Silver Lakes Deflector mine. Mr Stevenson has also held roles with Doray Minerals, IGO and Jabiru Metals across a broad range of commodities.