Gavin Lockyer

Managing Director – Arafura Resources Limited

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’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.

Richard Brescianini

General Manager Exploration & Development

Qualifications: BSc (Hons)

Richard Brescianini is a graduate in Geology and Geophysics, and has extensive private and public-sector experience in the minerals industry in a career that spans over 30 years.

From 1987 to 1999, Richard worked with BHP Minerals on base and precious metals exploration programs throughout Australasia and North America, contributing to significant economic discoveries at Eloise (copper-gold) and Cannington (silver-lead-zinc).

Richard led the Northern Territory Government’s Geological Survey as its Director from 2003 to 2007, and was responsible for major geoscience initiatives and investment attraction strategies. Prior to that he was the Survey’s Chief Geophysicist.

Lloyd Kaiser

Engineering & Marketing Manager

Qualifications: B App Sci (App Chem), B Eng. (Chem)

He was appointed Marketing Manager in 2011. He has more than 10 years' experience in the sales and marketing of industrial minerals into high value sector markets including the nuclear, automotive, and advanced ceramics sectors. 

Prior to joining Arafura, he held several senior positions in account management, business development and marketing across a diverse range of commodities and chemicals including alumina, coal, industrial minerals, refractories, and ceramics.

Lloyd has also worked in the chemical industry for CIBA and BASF, amassing over 10 years in process and tailings technology.

Peter Sherrington

Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary

Qualifications: BBus, CA

Peter is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

He commenced employment with Arafura in 2008 as Commercial Manager and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in July 2013. He has more than 20 years’ experience in professional and corporate roles in Perth. Prior to working with Arafura, he held senior finance and commercial positions with several ASX and public unlisted entities. He has also worked in public practice for 10 years in the areas of business services and corporate advisory.

Brian Fowler

General Manager NT & Sustainability

Brian Fowler has worked for over 40 years in private sector mineral companies developing a range of commodities, including rare earths, base metals, and gold.

He has significant experience in several disciplines including environmental management, safety management, community engagement, project permitting and approvals, and land access. He has worked at various mining operations and in exploration throughout Australasia. In these roles Brian has been involved in taking projects from discovery, through production, to mine closure, rehabilitation, and compliance management.

Prior to joining Arafura in 2007, Brian worked with Newmont Australia and Normandy Mining in a variety of senior management roles.

Brian is a member of the Northern Territory Mining Board, Management Board of the Northern Territory Minerals Council of Australia, and a member of Work Health & Safety Advisory Council of the Northern Territory.