Board of Directors

Derek La Ferla

Non-Executive Chairman
Derek La Ferla is an experienced corporate lawyer and company director. He is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Chalice Mining Limited and a Non-Executive Director of Sandfire Resources Limited.  Derek is on the National Board of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of its WA Council and a fellow since 2010.   He is also a partner at large independent WA law firm, Lavan. 

Derek joined the Poseidon Board as Chairman on 1 December 2019.

Peter Harold

Managing Director & CEO
Peter Harold (B.AppSc (Chem) AFAICD) is a process engineer with over 30 years corporate experience in the minerals industry, specialising in financing, marketing, business development and general corporate activities. 

He was until recently the Managing Director of Panoramic Resources, a company he co-founded as a $3 million IPO in 2001. Peter steered Panoramic through the financing and development of the Savannah Nickel Project in the East Kimberley and the acquisition and re-start of the Lanfranchi Nickel Project near Kambalda with the company reaching a market capitalisation of $1.2 billion in 2007. He was more recently involved in bringing the Savannah Project out of care and maintenance and back into production. 

 Peter has extensive experience in base metal mining project feasibility studies, financings, developments, operations and marketing.

Dean Hildebrand

Non-Executive Director
Dean Hildebrand is a corporate finance and investment professional with experience in capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and project financing and development within the natural resources sectors.  Mr Hildebrand has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia. 

Dean currently manages a large investment fund invested across multiple sectors including natural resources.

Dean previously worked at Bell Potter, KPMG Corporate Finance and was a director at US based resources investment firm, Black Mountain, managing mining and oil & gas assets and investments from 2018 to 2021.  

Dean was appointed to the Board on 1 July 2020.

Peter Muccilli

Non-Executive Director
Peter Muccilli is a geologist with over 30 years of extensive exploration, development and operational experience in the resources sector, particularly nickel, gold, zinc and lead. With proven experience in mine geology, exploration and resource estimation, he established Unearthed Geological Consulting in February 2019 consulting to ASX-listed and private companies. 

Mr Muccilli was the former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer for Mincor Resources NL. During his 15 years at Mincor, Mr Muccilli also held the role of Kambalda Exploration Manager where he led the team that was responsible for much of Mincor’s nickel exploration success, including the high-grade greenfield Cassini discovery. 

Mr Muccilli has a Bachelor of Science in Geology and is a member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Mr Muccilli is also the Technical Director for ASX listed company Constellation Resources. 

Peter Muccilli was appointed to the Board on 3 August 2020.

Warren Hallam

Non-Executive Director
Warren Hallam is highly experienced metallurgist and mineral economist with extensive operational and executive experience and expertise in financing, developing and operating of base metal and gold projects within Australia. 

Mr Hallam has considerable technical, managerial and financial experience across a broad range of commodities including copper, nickel, tin, gold and iron ore. He has held numerous board and senior executive positions within the resources sector including directorships of Westgold Resources Limited, Aziana Limited, Nelson Resources Limited and was the Managing Director of Metals Exploration Limited, Metals X Limited, Capricorn Metals Limited and Millennium Minerals Limited. 

Mr Hallam has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Metallurgy, a Master of Science in Mineral Economics, and a Graduate Diploma of Business. 

Warren Hallam was appointed to the Board on 1 June 2022.

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