Wayne Trumble

Mr Trumble is a senior board executive with 35 years of industry expertise in mining, electricity, investment and construction. For the twelve years as the Executive General Manager of Griffin Power Pty Ltd, Wayne led Griffin’s move from fuel supplier to electricity generator through the execution and operation of Griffin’s $1.2 billion Bluewaters coal fired project, providing 436 MW of base load power in Western Australia.

Mr Trumble has extensive project development and construction experience in WA including all aspects of regulatory, contractual and financing requirements. Mr Trumble was also the Managing Director of TransAlta Energy where he was responsible for the commissioning and operation of the 105MW Parkeston Power Station at Kalgoorlie and is currently a strategic energy advisor to Newmont Mining.

Steve Abbott
Managing Director

Steve is a highly regarded mining executive with more than 24 years’ experience in senior international and resource sector roles.  He has proven technical and management experience at senior levels across exploration, mining, processing, metallurgy, maintenance, smelting, refining, infrastructure, approvals and stakeholder engagement. Prior to Caravel, Steve worked as General Manager Iron Ore and Industrial Minerals for BC Iron and General Manager Business Development for Gindalbie Minerals. Earlier in his career, Steve spent eight years at Western Mining Corporation where he held various mechanical engineer and metallurgist roles culminating in a period as smelter superintendent at Olympic Dam.

Steve holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Curtin University of Technology as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Metallurgy and he attained an MBA from La Trobe University.  He completed a diploma at Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Alasdair Cooke
Executive Director

Alasdair Cooke has over 30-years experience in the mining industry with over 15 years managing public resource companies. Alasdair is a qualified geologist with a track record of successful exploration and project development. He is a founding partner of Perth-based investment and technical services company Mitchell River Group (MRG). MRG has established a number of successful mining projects including greenfield mines in Australia, Africa and South America. Mr Cooke is the chairman of African Energy Resources Ltd and a director of EVE Investments.

Richard Monti
Non-Executive Director

Mr Monti has a successful thirty-four year career in the international mineral resource industry and brings to Caravel broad project development and corporate experience. Mr Monti is currently on the board of ASX listed companies Alto Metals Limited, Black Dragon Gold Limited, Zinc of Ireland Limited and Pacifico Minerals Limited and is the principal of Terracognita supplying technical, commercial and corporate advice to resource industry companies.

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