IMDEX Limited

Executive Management Team

Mr Bernie Ridgeway

Managing Director

  • Bachelor of Business and Qualified Chartered Accountant
  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and the Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Non-Executive Director of Sino Gas and Energy Holdings Limited
  • Over 35 years’ experience with public and private companies as a business owner, Director and Manager

Mr Paul Evans

Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary

  • Chartered Accountant
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary since 17 October 2006
  • Extensive experience in commercial, general management and financial roles
  • Industry experience covering the media, manufacturing, mining services and telecommunications industries

Paul House

Chief Operating Officer

  • 26 years’ experience in management and operations across the resources sector and diversified industrial services markets
  • 14 years with SGS, the world’s leading inspection and testing firm, with a dominant presence in the resources geochemistry assay and metallurgy sectors
  • 18 years working in resources markets around the world including Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia, Australia and the USA.
  • Additional roles have included strategy, innovation, market entry strategy, restructuring and turnaround performance and corporate finance positions
  • Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia
  • Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and a Graduate Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors

Mr Troy Giesler

Global Sales Director

  • Over 30 years’ experience within the drilling industry
  • 5 years in senior management positions at IMDEX
  • 19 years with MI-Swaco, including 7 years as Global Business Line Manager for the company’s HDD, mining and waterwell operations
  • Bachelor of Science from Colorado State University with a major in Business Administration

Mr Mathew Regan

Chief Information & Transformation Officer

  • Extensive management experience in business transformation, strategy, innovation, supply chain optimisation and IT communications
  • Bachelor of Computer Science from Edith Cowan University and a Masters of Information Technology from the University of Western Australia
  • Stanford University Executive Program
  • Graduate Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors

Mr Derek Loughlin

Global Business Development Director

  • 11 years in executive management positions at IMDEX
  • 28 years’ experience within the drilling industry
  • 17 years with leading drilling company Boart Longyear in engineering, operations, sales and global exports, working in Ireland, Australia and Germany
  • Honours Degree in Mining Engineering from the Camborne School Of Mines, UK
  • Diploma of Executive Development at the International Institute for Management and Development in Lausanne



Dr Michelle Carey

General Manager – IMDEX Product Development

  • Over 20 years’ experience in the mining industry working for companies including BHP and WMC
  • 7 years in executive management roles at IMDEX
  • Extensive experience in developing innovative products for the mining industry
  • PhD in Geochemistry from Monash University

Dr Dave Lawie

Chief Geoscientist / Chief Technologist – Mining Solutions

  • Chief Geoscientist for IMDEX since 2012
  • Global positions in exploration geochemistry and R&D with Pasminco and Anglo American before joining ioGlobal as Managing Director in 2004
  • ioGlobal provided geochemistry and geometallurgical consulting services, cloud based data management and the ioGAS desktop analytics – the company was acquired by IMDEX in 2012
  • PhD in Geosciences from University of New England

Tim Price

General Manager – IMDEX Product Research

  • 32 years’ experience in engineering and product development,
  • 7 years with IMDEX, 20 years with Scientific Drilling International holding positions from Design Engineer to Senior Vice President of Engineering
  • 5 years in Aerospace and Semiconductor Test Industries
  • Bachelors of Science in Electronic Engineering and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Kingsley Weber

Human Resources Director

  • Over 30 years’ global leadership and consulting experience in: R&D; marketing; sales and key account management; international business and market development; human resources; organisational design and development; and corporate strategy and execution
  • Diverse industry experience including: chemicals; healthcare; satellite communications; environmental management; manufacturing; and banking
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
  • Member Institute of Directors
  • Graduate Diploma in Marketing (MCIM)
  • Member Chartered Institute of People Development