Executive Leadership & Management Team | Investors | Primero
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Executive Leadership Team

Cameron Henry

Chief Executive Officer

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.

Dean Ercegovic

Chief Operating Officer

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.

Mark Pensabene

EGM Project Delivery

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.

Ryan McFarlane

GM Finance

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.

David Kent

GM Strategy & Corporate Development

David is a seasoned senior executive focused on driving company growth, business improvement and culture to deliver shareholder value.

A member of the Executive Leadership Team, he is responsible for leading the strategy development function within Primero, spanning corporate, divisional and support function business plans and reporting. He oversees the coordination of the monthly Executive Leadership Team report pack and the Functional Leadership Team. Additionally, he advises the Chief Executive Officer on strategic matters including organisational structure, culture, team development, business performance and continuous improvement. ICT reports directly to him.

Prior to commencing with Primero, David was General Manager Strategy & Corporate Services with MACA Ltd, a listed mining services contractor. David previously founded and owned a successful management consulting firm for 21 years with offices in Perth, Sydney and Singapore.

David holds a Masters in Commerce, a Post Graduate Diploma in Business and a Bachelor of Business. He is currently completing a Graduate Diploma in Finance. David is a graduate of the AICD’s Company Directors Course.

Graham Arvidson

GM Operations & 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).

Brad Brown

GM 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.

Stefan Willett

GM Energy

Stefan has over 25 years’ experience in the Minerals, Resources and Energy sectors. Graduating with a Bachelor of Engineering with a post graduate Masters of Business Administration, he has applied this knowledge to develop a career that includes delivery of a range of Engineering, Construction and maintenance projects both nationally and internationally.

His career includes over 20 years of senior management and executive management roles with responsibilities ranging from oversight of Business Unit P&L’s and oversight of corporate support functions. He has strong leadership skills with a collaborative approach to all aspects of business management.

As General Manager – Energy, his focus is on delivering EPC projects across the energy sector in both the traditional oil and gas market place together with burgeoning new energy market in areas such green Hydrogen, Solar, Wind and Battery Energy Storage.

David Moltoni

GM 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.

Daniel Humphreys

GM Human Resources

Daniel has nearly 20 years of experience in delivering high-quality Human Resources outcomes within the Resources, Construction, and Engineering sectors.

Graduating with a Bachelor of Human Resources and Management, his career includes over 15 years within Senior Leadership and Executive positions, with significant experience working within Western Australian based Contracting Companies.

Daniel has demonstrated expertise in leading teams to deliver best practice business outcomes in the areas of Human Resources, Recruitment, Organisational Culture, Learning and Development, and Industrial Relations.

As General Manager – Human Resources, Daniel leads a dedicated team of Human Resources and Recruitment professionals with a focus on delivering excellence for the business, our employees, and our clients.

Alexandre Roy

GM Americas

Alexandre is a bilingual professional engineer with over 12 years of experience in mineral processing, specifically in commercial agreements, procurement and contractual documentation.

Having visited more than 40 mineral processing plants throughout his career, Alexandre has been engaged in operation optimisation, maintenance and troubleshooting. In addition, he has had significant involvement in management and contract administration for major equipment packages for greenfield projects and brownfield expansions.

Peter Grigsby

GM Technical

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.

Matthew Taylor

Vice President of Operations - Americas

Matthew is an accomplished resources industry executive with over 27 years international project experience for scopes such as concept design, engineering, construction, hookup & commissioning, EPCC and EPCM projects both onshore and offshore.

A professional with proven team management & leadership skills. His strength is in project and business management, with significant experience with commercially challenging projects, while building and leading large successful teams as well as negotiating & delivering complex scopes around the world – in multicultural and challenging locations within Australia, PNG, South Korea, UK, Canada, & USA. He has managed a multitude of projects across the energy and minerals sector valued from $50M to A$1.5B.

Matthew holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical), a Master of Business Administration, and is a Fellow and Chartered Professional Engineer with Engineers Australia.