As the founding Managing Director of the group Mr Henry has lead the strategic and operational direction of Primero to now be an ASX listed company, operating in several regions globally with annual revenues of circa $200M AUD. With over 20 years industry experience in the development and delivery of minerals processing, energy and infrastructure projects across Australia, Indonesia, North and South America Mr Henry leads the group with a technical and commercial understanding across multiple disciplines, geographies and market segments. His entrepreneurial skills have developed with the continual growth of the company and are reflected in the organic nature and culture of the business that has become Primero since inception in 2011.
Since listing on the ASX in 2018 the group has grown significantly under the leadership of Mr Henry transitioning from a privately owned enterprise to an ASX listed entity. With the group’s expansive footprint and ever expanding reputation Mr Henry has been instrumental in positioning the group to grow within the resources sector as a leader in sub $150M capex EPC projects ensuring that Primero can differentiate with its services offering across design, construction & operation. Mr Henry has been a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors since 2013 and has previously held non-executive roles of ASX listed Titan Minerals Limited & is currently a non-executive director with RareX Limited.
Mr Connelly has more than 30 years of experience in the mining industry, and has held senior executive positions with Newmont Mining Corporation and Inmet Mining Corporation. He has extensive experience in financing, development, construction and operation of mining projects in a variety of commodities including gold, base metals and other resources in West Africa, Australia, North America and Europe.
Mr Connelly was the former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Papillon Resources Limited, a Mali-based gold developer which merged with Vancouver-based B2Gold Corp. Previously, he was Chief Operating Officer of Endeavour Mining Corporation following its merger with Adamus Resources Limited where he was Managing Director and CEO. Mr Connelly is currently non-executive Chairman of Oklo Resources, Tao Commodities Limited, Calidus Resources Limited and Chesser Resources Limited.
Mr Ercegovic has nearly 20 years of experience in project managing EPC and EPCM contracts in mineral resources and energy sectors across Australia and neighbouring countries. His extensive experience within engineering and project management has seen the delivery of projects across the energy and minerals sector valued through to A$100 million.
In leading the Company’s operations, Mr Ercegovic is directly responsible for the health, safety, environment, quality and support services of the Company. As the operations manager of the Company, he works in a ‘hands on’ position ensuring that the Company’s project delivery strategy and implementation is upheld through the Company’s individual project managers.
Mr Grosvenor brings additional strength and capability to the Company across a range of commodities, including over 25 years’ experience in the Mining and Power industry. Mr Grosvenor has previously held senior and key roles in major national and international companies for both client and contractor sides such as Alstom, Laing O’Rourke, Sinclair Knight Mertz and Alinta Energy.
With a dual tertiary qualification in Engineering and a Master in Business, Mr Grosvenor is able to balance the business requirements with his understanding of site based technical engineering and construction issues to bring a significant level of expertise to the Group and its clients.
As a Director of the Company, his proven leadership skills, including managing, motivating other staff and team members has been invaluable in helping the Company achieve its business strategies and project objectives.
Ms Young has more than 20 years’ experience across technical engineering, strategy, business development and marketing, commercial and client management, diversity and inclusion, governance, and human resources. She has most recently held senior growth and business development executive roles with leading professional services firms, PwC and EY. Ms Young is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), WA Mining Club, WA School of Mines Alumni, Women in Mining WA and the Petroleum Club of WA. She also sits on the Wesley College Board and the Board of the Petroleum Club of WA, and is a non-executive director of Lithium Australia Limited.
Ms Young holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) (Hons) from the University of Queensland, a Post Graduate Diploma of Education (Mathematics & IT) from the University of Western Australia and is a graduate of the AICD.
Mr Hardcastle specialises in corporate, commercial and securities law and has significant experience in equity capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate advisory matters across various industries. Mr Hardcastle was previously Managing Partner at Bellanhouse, a boutique corporate law firm he established in 2013 which merged with HWL Ebsworth in November 2019. Previously he has worked at several major law firms in Australia and internationally, including Freehills in Melbourne and Allen & Overy in London and Dubai.
Mr Hardcastle is a member of the AICD and the Law Society of Western Australia. He is currently also a non-executive director of New Century Resources Limited and Fargo AI Limited.
Mr Hardcastle holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Australia and is a graduate of the AICD.
Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary
Ryan is a Chartered Accountant and has spent nearly 20 years in the accounting industry with experience in both commercial and public practice.
For the past 8 years he has been the Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of Primero Group where he has played an integral part in the transformation of the company from a start-up to the listed entity it is today.
Ryan’s strengths include financial management, accounting, structuring, and taxation services. His other qualifications include being a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors as well as a certificate in Governance Practice through the Governance Institute of Australia.
Executive General Manager (Projects)
Mark is an experienced and results centric professional with 20 years’ experience in the engineering and construction sector. Experience has predominantly been with leading Western Australian based contractors in the resources, oil and gas, and infrastructure sectors, which has encompassed most major clients in these areas.
Mark has a strong general management ability with particular focus on full accountability for a portfolio of large-scale construction projects, from tender through to final close out. Mark has Demonstrated experience in leading large teams in a dynamic and growing environment with an analytical decision-making ability.
He specialises in delivering a portfolio of projects simultaneously, whilst leading employee development through the organisation, and ensuring future growth areas are identified, planned for and executed with a strategic view.
Executive General Manager (Operation and Maintenance)
Graham is an experienced mining industry executive with a background in operations, mineral economics, project management, and mineral processing excellence. He has held key leadership roles developing and operating mineral assets globally and across a broad range of commodities and scale. His fifteen years of minerals industry background spans the full project lifecycle from feasibility through design, construction, commissioning, and operations management.
In addition to successfully project managing large capital projects from feasibility through to full ramp-up, Graham has built several successful operational teams from scratch and turned around underperforming production teams to achieve excellence in operational, maintenance, safety, and cost performance. Multi-project experience across the following commodities: iron ore, gold, nickel, copper, zinc, lead, vanadium, lithium.
Graham’s academic credentials include a Masters in Mineral Economics, Masters of Business Administration, Bachelors in Engineering. Additionally Graham is a graduate of AICD’s company directors program (GAICD) and a chartered project management professional (PMP), chartered professional metallurgist (CPMet) and chartered professional engineer (CPEng).
General Manager (Minerals)
Brad has over 30 years’ experience in various roles covering project delivery, manufacturing and operations. The majority being in minerals related projects being shared between local and international locations. Roles performed include client side responsibilities and he has held roles at executive levels in engineering, project and business management. He has had extensive opportunity to work abroad and at site for extensive periods and has a solid understanding of project life cycle from study through to commissioning and handover.
Brad’s extensive experience is also supported by a strong technical foundation including a Masters in Mineral Economics, Bachelors in Engineering, and Post Graduate Diplomas in Extractive Metallurgy and Business.
As General Manager – Minerals, his focus is on the technical excellence of the solutions developed combined with developing and maintaining a strong delivery team.
General Manager (NPI & Energy)
Michael has over 30 years’ experience in various roles covering project engineering, delivery, fabrication and operations. He has worked across various sectors, commercial, rail, Iron Ore, Oil and Gas and NPI. He has held roles from site-based supervision to executive management levels in engineering, operations and project delivery. He has had extensive experience working with clients to find to identify the key drivers and put solutions in place, safety, quality, engineering, modulisation or project delivery.
Michael extensive experience is also supported by a strong trade back ground working his way to senior management, managing life cycle of projects within Australia and abroad.
As General Manager – NPI and Energy, his focus is on the delivery excellence by focusing on solutions development combined with developing and maintaining a strong delivery team.
General Manager (Engineering)
David has over 25 years’ experience in engineering including functional engineering management of regional business units and process plant design, including onsite supervision and commissioning of mineral processing plants in various locations including Australia, Ghana, Armenia, Indonesia, Zambia, DRC, China and the USA.
With experience across a number of project delivery roles David brings a detailed knowledge of systems and process required to deliver design from front end studies through to commissioning. David also brings a detailed knowledge of work-sharing and managing remote engineering teams having executed engineering with teams across multiple office locations and countries.
As General Manager Engineering, David leads a diverse team of engineers and drafters providing design services to all the Primero business groups including Minerals, NPI, Energy and Operations & Maintenance, all with a focus on technical excellence and delivering solutions that add value to our clients.
General Manager (Strategy and Corporate Development)
David’s key responsibilities as General Manager, Strategy & Corporate Development include overseeing the Company’s strategic growth plan, divisional business planning, business reporting and building a high performing Executive Team. Human Resources reports directly to him. Prior to joining Primero, David was General Manager Corporate at publicly listed mining services contractor, MACA Ltd. David previously owned a successful management consulting firm for 21 years, working with blue-chip clients across Australia and internationally.
General Manager (Primero Americas)
Jacques is an engineering professional with over 30 years of experience in the fields of project management, engineering management, high value execution, modularisation, engineering outsourcing, heavy fabrication and materials engineering. He has been involved in engineering design, project engineering, contracts, construction and large purchase orders management in various industries, particularly in mining, metallurgy, oil and gas.
Jacques has also been responsible for education and training programs, as well as preparation and implementation of quality assurance programs. He has worked in various, different resources including gold, lithium (concentrate & conversion), potash, copper, alumina, cobalt and nickel (mining & refining).
General Manager (Technical - Primero Americas)
Peter is a chartered professional engineer in both structural engineering and leadership and management. In addition, Peter is a Fellow of Engineers Australia and has received the Engineering Executive post-nominal for his years of engineering management and continued development of the profession. His engineering knowledge and skills are second to none within his specific discipline of structural, however, his sound overall understanding of engineering principles and processes enables him to manage quality, efficiency and delivery of engineering work. Peter relocated to Montreal in 2018 to assist in developing and growing the Americas office.