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Directors and Management

Directors and Management


Mr Dennis (Dan) O’Neill
Managing Director

Dan is a geologist with over 30 years of international mining experience, having worked across Australasia, Africa, Asia and North America.

Dan has held positions with a number of Australian and multinational exploration companies, as well as managed exploration programs in a diverse range of environments and locations, including Botswana, North America, South East Asia, North Africa and Australasia.

During his career, Dan has held executive management positions with ASX listed companies and has worked on a range of commodities including diamonds, gold, base metals, coal, oil and gas. He was appointed a director on 10 March, 2000.

Mr Alan Buckler 
Non-executive Director

A qualified mine manager with more than 40 years coal experience in Australia and Indonesia, Alan joined Sayona on 5 August, 2013.

He has had key roles in the establishment of several large mining and port operations in both Australia and Indonesia.

Allan is a former Director and Chief Operations Officer of New Hope Corporation Limited and has led the development of significant operations including PT Adaro Indonesia, PT Indonesia Bulk Terminal and PT Mult Harapan Utama in Indonesia.

Mr James Brown
Non-executive Director

Mr Brown holds formal qualifications in Mining Engineering with more than 25 years’ coal experience in Australia and Indonesia, and is the Managing Director of ASX listed Altura Mining Limited.

His coal development and operations experience includes the New Acland and Jeebropilly mines in South East Queensland, the Adaro and Multi Harapan Utama operations in Indonesia and Blair Athol in Central Queensland.

Mr Brown was appointed to the Board on 12 August, 2013.

Mr Paul Crawford
Executive Director and Company Secretary

Paul is an accountant with over 30 years of commercial experience in various technical and management roles within the minerals, coal and petroleum industries. He has also had significant corporate experience in the management and governance of ASX listed resource and mining companies.

He is the principal of a corporate consultancy firm he established in 2001, offering a range of commercial and corporate governance services to corporate clients.

Mr Crawford was appointed to the Board on 10 March, 2000.


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