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, Mr Abbott 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 has over 30-years experience in the mining industry with over 18 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 also the Chairman of Energy Ventures Ltd, African Energy Resources Ltd and a Director of Anova Metals Ltd.
GM Commercial & Permitting
30+ years experience in mining commercial and permitting roles including for Hancock Prospecting (Hope Downs Iron Ore), Exco Resources and Round Oak Minerals.
Social & Stakeholder Advisor
Senior corporate affairs roles held across ASX-listed firms. Prior experience with Wesfarmers Energy, CITIC Pacific Mining and junior exploration and development companies.
CFO and Company Secretary
Qualified accountant with 15+ years in senior accounting, compliance and corporate roles for resources businesses in all stages from exploration to development and mining. Experience with African Energy, Exterra and Albidon.