Board of Directors

Derek La Ferla

Non-Executive Chairman
Derek La Ferla is an experienced corporate lawyer and company director. He is currently Chairman of Sandfire Resources Limited and Threat Protect Australia Limited, and recently retired as Chair of Veris Limited and as Deputy Chair of BNK Banking Corporation Limited. Derek is on the National Board of the AICD, a member of its WA Council and a fellow since 2010. He is also a partner (part time) 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.

Felicity Gooding

Non-Executive Director
Felicity Gooding is the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Minderoo, encompassing the philanthropic and private business holdings of Andrew and Nicola Forrest. 

Felicity is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants with over fifteen years’ experience specialising in due diligence, mergers and acquisitions and equity and debt financing across various sectors in Washington DC, Singapore and London. Ms Gooding has held senior positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Diageo Plc and Fortescue Metals Group Ltd where she was instrumental in the raising of over $5bn expansion financing. Prior to joining Minderoo, Ms Gooding was an executive at potash development company Sirius Minerals Plc. Exploration Companies Inc. 

Felicity was appointed Non-Executive Director on the Poseidon Board on 1 October 2018.

Dean Hildebrand

Non-Executive Director
Dean Hildebrand is a Director of Black Mountain and also the Chief Financial Officer of Black Mountain’s international mining and oil & gas companies. 

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

Mr. Hildebrand is the nominee Director for Black Mountain Metals Pty Ltd, a significant shareholder of the Company, holding 20.78% of the fully paid ordinary shares on issue in the Company. 

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.
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