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.

Brendan Shalders

Chief Financial Officer & Joint Company Secretary

Brendan Shalders is a Chartered Accountant having commenced his career at KPMG. He was a Managing Director at FTI Consulting for nearly 3 years.  Having held senior finance roles in both advisory and corporate settings, he has over 16 years’ experience in corporate finance, accounting, risk management and business development, predominantly within the mining and mining services industries.

Andrea Betti

Joint Company Secretary

Andrea Betti is an accounting and corporate governance professional with over 20 years’ experience in accounting, corporate governance, finance and corporate banking.  She has a Bachelor of Commerce, Graduate Diploma in Corporate Governance, Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment and a Masters of Business Administration.  Ms Betti has acted as Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary for companies in the private and publicly listed sectors, as well as senior executive roles in the banking and finance industry.  Ms Betti is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand and an associate member of the Governance Institute of Australia.


Andrea was appointed as Joint Company Secretary on 4 November 2019.

Steve Warriner

Chief Geologist

Steve Warriner has over 25 years of experience in the resource/mining industry, working throughout Western Australia and overseas.  Since joining Poseidon Nickel in 2007, Steve has been instrumental in developing the Company’s resource and reserve base at the Mt Windarra, Lake Johnston and Black Swan Operations through challenging the concepts and assumptions held by previous explorers and exploiting new and innovative opportunities.


Steve has held senior management and consulting positions in a number of ASX listed companies including Western Metals, Barrick Gold, WMC Resources and Fox Resources, where his experience and leadership has led to several new discoveries and successful mining operations.  He has extensive experience in nickel, copper, gold, lithium, lead and zinc, from project acquisition and exploration through to resource development and mining.


Steve is a graduate of the West Australian School of Mines and is a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG).

Robert Boston

GM Corporate & Commercial

Robert Boston is a corporate executive and commercial lawyer with over 18 years’ experience in legal, business development, project finance, marketing and general corporate positions within the resources, mining and property.  He has held senior roles with Rio Tinto and BHP (Nickel West), Freehills and Mallesons Stephen Jaques and joined Poseidon in 2012.  Robert holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Laws, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance (FINSIA), Graduate Certificate in Corporate Governance and a Diploma of Management.


Robert is Non-Executive Director of Pure Alumina Ltd.

Anthony Caputo

GM Maintenance & Registered Manager

Anthony Caputo is a mining professional with over 20 years’ experience in the resources sector in multiple commodities.  He is currently the General Manager Maintenance for the 3 operations as well as Registered Manager of the Windarra Nickel Mine and Black Swan Operation.


He has held senior positions at FMR and Norilsk Nickel and has extensive experience in operations management, mine optimisation, technical plant operations and project management.


Anthony is a graduate of Curtin University in mechanical engineering and joined Poseidon Nickel in 2015.

Mr David Maxton

Consultant Metallurgist

David Maxton (BSc. Mineral Science / Chemistry | MBA) is a mineral processing and project management professional with over 25 years’ experience in the resources sector across multiple commodities, including mineral sands, precious metals, base metals and industrial minerals. He has held senior positions at Salt Lake Potash, Cameco Corporation and Rio Tinto and has extensive experience in feasibility studies, due diligence, operations management, general management, mine optimisation and technical sales/marketing. David has managed a number of feasibility studies and project managed and delivered a number of projects within the mineral resources sector.


Mr Maxton is a member of the Australian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy (AusIMM) and the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

Mr Neil Hutchison

Consulting Geologist

Neil Hutchison has over 25 years of experience in the resource/mining industry, working throughout Australia and overseas.  He has a track record of discovery, resource/reserve definition, project development, evaluations and acquisitions.  Neil has extensive experience in gold, cobalt, copper, lithium, nickel, uranium and vanadium.


Neil was formerly the Exploration Superintendent at the Cosmos Nickel Project with Jubilee Mines. He was part of the highly successful exploration team that discovered the Alec Mairs, Prospero and Tapinos deposits which lead to the takeover of Jubilee Mines. During his time at Jubilee Mines, Neil developed a solid understanding of the nickel and ultramafic forming processes as well as the associated modern exploration techniques required to explore for nickel in Kambalda style ultramafic systems.


Since joining Poseidon Nickel in 2007, Neil and his geology team have developed the company’s resource and reserve base at Mt Windarra.   By utilising the skills he developed at Jubilee Mines, Neil lead the team to a new greenfields nickel discovery named Cerberus only 12 months after he joined the Company.  Neil and his exploration team have defined over 500,000 tonnes of nickel in JORC resources through discovery, acquisitions and geological reinterpretation including the recent Abi Rose discovery at Lake Johnston.


Neil graduated with First Class Honours in Geology from the University of Southern Queensland and is a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG).  He is also a Non-Executive Director of Kairos Minerals, an ASX listed nickel Exploration Company.