Mark Southey

Mark Southey

Non-Executive Chairman

Qualifications: BSc (Hons), MBA
Appointed: 30 January 2018

As the Nolans Neodymium‚ÄźPraseodymium (NdPr) Project rapidly advances towards a Final Investment Decision, Mr Southey has been appointed to the Arafura Board as Non-Executive Chairman. A vital position to bring a wealth of mining, project realisation and technical experience, to help guide this transition.

Mr Southey holds BSc (Hons) in Engineering with Business Studies from the University of Portsmouth, has an MBA from the University of Sydney Business School, and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

He has extensive global experience in the industrial and natural resources sectors covering all aspects of asset management, maintenance, design and engineering, and major capital project development and execution. He is well versed in public company board and institutional investor engagement and has a background in both senior operational and financial roles.

Mr Southey has previously held senior executive positions with Honeywell and ABB both in Australia and internationally, and more recently was part of the global executive leadership team within WorleyParsons, a leader in the engineering, procurement and construction of projects in the energy and resources sector where he held the position of Group Managing Director for the Minerals, Metals and Chemicals Sector.  He is the Chairman of Arafura's Remuneration and Nomination Committee, and a Member of the Audit and Risk Committee.

Other Directorships: Fleetwood Corporation - Independent Non-Executive Director.

Gavin Lockyer

Managing Director 

Qualifications: BBus, ACA, FTA

Gavin graduated with a Bachelor of Business in Accounting and Finance in Western Australia in 1987 and has subsequently become a member of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Finance & Treasury Association of Australia.

He joined Arafura in 2006 as Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary after having served as Financial Controller with the Tethyan Copper Company Limited. Gavin previously held several senior finance and treasury positions in global mining companies Newcrest and Newmont following a successful international investment banking career with Bankwest and ANZ in Australia, and Bankers Trust and Deutsche Bank in London. Gavin was then appointed Managing Director in 2013.

Gavin’s diverse, global experience has provided management and leadership opportunities in a range of disciplines including; Accounting, Financial & Investment Banking, Major Resource Development & Operations, and Global Bank Treasuries. Over the past 20 years his career has exposed him to business practices in North America, Europe, and Australasia.

Chris Tonkin

Non-Executive Director 

Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Metallurgy and Chemistry, BA Economics and Politics, MBA
Appointed: 1 January 2011

Chris Tonkin has over 40 years’ experience as a senior business executive with a multiple industry background in resources, telecommunications and banking and finance covering project finance, business generation, management, technical and strategy development roles. He began his career as a metallurgist and environmental specialist, diversifying into commercial roles at several major industrial companies and subsequently into project finance, corporate and project advisory roles at AIDC, The Chase Manhattan Bank, KPMG Corporate Finance and ANZ, where he was instrumental in the successful financing of many resources, telecommunications and infrastructure projects within Australia and globally. Chris was Head of Natural Resources Project Finance at ANZ for a number of years, leading a highly successful team of project financiers.

In early 2012, Chris was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Arafura Resources Limited and assisted the Company through a difficult period before stepping down to concentrate on his project advisory activities as Executive Director of Capital Advisory Services Pty Ltd and Managing Director of Catalyst Capital Solutions Pty Ltd.

Chris is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is Chairman of Arafura Resources’ Audit and Risk Committee and a Member of its Nomination and Remuneration Committee.

Quansheng Zhang

Non-Executive Director 

Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Engineering and Masters degree in Geophysical Prospecting.
Appointed: 18 November 2016

Quangsheng Zhang holds a Doctoral degree in Engineering and a Masters degree in Geophysical Prospecting. 

Mr. Zhang is based in Nanjing in the Peoples Republic of China and is the General Manager of Hong Kong East China Non-Ferrous Mineral Resources Co Ltd (HKECE). Quangsheng has over 30 years of mineral prospecting and exploration experience, and expertise in mineral resource surveys and geophysics. 

Cathy Moises

Coming Soon

Non-Executive Director

Qualifications: BSc (Hons) in Geology from the University of Melbourne and a Diploma of Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia.
Appointed: 1 December 2019

Cathy Moises has extensive experience in the resources sector having worked as a senior resources analyst for several major stockbroking firms including McIntosh (now Merrill Lynch), County Securities (now Citigroup) and Evans and Partners where she was a partner of that firm. More recently in 2017-2019, Cathy was Head of Research at Patersons Securities Limited. Ms Moises is also an advisory panel member for Argonaut Resources Fund and a member of the Arafura Resources Audit and Risk Management Committee.

Ms Moises brings substantial experience to Arafura in company management, capital markets and institutional investor engagement. Her key areas of industry experience include gold, base metals, mineral sands and the rare earths sector.

Other current Directorships: Pacgold Limited - Chairman, WA Kaolin Limited - Independent Non-Executive Director, Australia Potash Limited - Non-Executive Director, Podium Minerals Limited - Non-Executive Director.

Darryl Cuzzubbo

Coming Soon

Non-Executive Director

Qualifications: BEng Mechanical (Hons 1), Masters of Science (Total Quality Management), MBA
Appointed: 1 November 2021

Darryl has over 30 years’ experience in global roles in multi-commodity resources, services and manufacturing, holding both Senior Executive and Executive Director roles over a very successful career. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in both the resources and manufacturing sectors having run major operational assets and led the development and execution of significant breakthrough strategies to deliver major projects.

Darryl was formerly Chief Manufacturing and Supply Officer as well as Group Executive and President of Auspac Asia while at Orica Pty Ltd, joining Orica in 2015 after a 24-year career with BHP where he held senior positions including 3 years as President of Olympic Dam with responsibility for operations, expansion projects and organisation wide transformational change programs. He has a broad international perspective, having experience in running operations across over 30 countries and has the ability to understand and work across diverse cultures to deliver results.

Darryl is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, is a member of the Arafura Resources Audit and Risk Committee and the Managing Director and CEO of SolGold.

Other current Directorships: SolGold - Director