Board of Directors and Management
Sylvia Tulloch BSc. MSc. (Non-Executive Chair)
Sylvia is a materials scientist, with many years’ experience in establishment and management of high technology businesses, with a focus on commercialisation, mineral processing technologies and the cleantech sector. Sylvia holds a Bachelor of Science and Masters in Materials Science from the University of New South Wales and is an investor in and Director of many start-up companies, has founded and taken 2 companies to ASX listing and held government advisory positions in the start-up, renewable energy, and manufacturing sectors. She is currently the Chairman of the ACT government Renewable Energy Innovation Fund (REIF) Business Advisory Board, a member of the Independent Assessment Panel for the Innovation Connect (ICon) grant program of the ACT government, and has held several state and federal committee appointments.
Peter Zardo MAICD (Managing Director)
Peter joined Metalsearch as Chief Operating Officer on 7th April 2020 and appointed Managing Director on 8th July 2020, after spending more than 16 years in the corporate and business banking division of the Westpac Group. Prior to joining Metalsearch, Peter was a Director of Industry banking, having completed Westpac’s Emerging Leader Program in 2019 and previous to this, spent several years in financial and equity markets. Peter was instrumental in introducing and securing the zeolite mineral processing technology developed by the University of Queensland for the company. He has undertaken studies in Applied Science at Charles Sturt University and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Peter possesses significant experience in corporate finance and business management, having accumulated a vast network of relationships across a number of industries, bringing these connections and expertise to his role.
John Goody (Non-Executive Director)
John was appointed Non-Executive Director on 4th October 2019 and is a Member of the Australian Geological Society with over 45 years’ experience in minerals exploration in Australia and overseas. He was a founding director of Aeon Metals Ltd (ASX: AML) and is currently a director of minerals exploration company Cobalt Queensland Pty Ltd. John brings a high level of technical expertise and deep understanding of Metalsearch’s Abercorn Project.
Robert Downey B.Ed. LL.B (Hons) (Non-Executive Director)
Robert is a qualified solicitor who has practised mainly in the areas of international resource law, corporate law and initial public offerings, as well as mergers and acquisitions. He has extensive experience as an advisor, founder and director of various ASX, TSX and AIM companies. Mr Downey is currently a partner at Dominion Legal, a boutique law firm in Perth.