Management Team

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.

Craig Jones

GM Mining
Craig Jones is a highly experienced mining executive and qualified mining engineer with more than 28 years’ experience in West Australian underground hard-rock mining within the resource industry. Prior to his appointment in February 2022, he was the Chief Operating Officer for Bellevue Gold where he was instrumental in establishing the restart of the historical operation, leading the feasibility study and an integral team member involved in the financing of the project.  Prior to his most recent role, he held senior roles in operations, mine management and business development for various mining companies including Northern Star Resources.  Craig has been instrumental in optimising, integrating and operating underground mines as well as upgrading mill infrastructure and installation of major capital projects at various operations. 

Craig has a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) from the University of Ballarat and holds a WA First Class Mine Manager’s Certificate.

David Maxton

Project Director
David Maxton is a mineral processing and project management professional with over 30 years’ experience in the resources sector gained across multiple commodities. He has held senior leadership positions at Cameco Corporation and Rio Tinto and has extensive experience in the delivery of feasibility studies, the optimisation of mining and processing operations, and the management of mine site operations. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree (extractive metallurgy and chemistry) and a Master’s degree in business administration. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy (AusIMM). 

David joined Poseidon Nickel in November 2019 as a full-time consultant and led the delivery of the Feasibility Study on the Windarra Gold Tailings Project. 

Andy Pearce

Exploration Manager
Andy has extensive experience working across various commodities throughout Australia and Africa. He started his career with WMC and has held senior roles with BHP and other companies, with a focus on gold and nickel exploration and resource development.

Andy holds a degree in Applied Geology from the University of Plymouth, and a Masters degree in Mining Geology from the University of Exeter’s Camborne School of Mines. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society of London (GSL) and a Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG) and the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG).  

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.
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