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Executive Leadership Team

Mr Paul House

Chief Executive Officer

  • 30 years’ experience within the resources and technology sectors
  • Areas of expertise include: management, operations, strategy and governance across a wide range of markets around the world, including: The USA; Australia; Africa; India; the Middle East and South East Asia.
  • 14 years with SGS, the world’s leading inspection and testing firm, with a dominant presence in the resources geochemistry assay and metallurgy sectors
  • Additional roles have included strategy, innovation, market entry strategy, turnaround performance management and corporate finance positions
  • Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and a Graduate Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors

Mr Paul Evans

Chief Financial Officer

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

Mr Shaun Southwell

Chief Operating Officer

  • Extensive management experience, delivering operational excellence across multi-disciplined teams
  • An excellent knowledge of the drilling tools business and all aspects of the supply chain including manufacturing; service; fleet management; and logistics
  • Prior to joining IMDEX, worked with SGS Gearhart United for 27 years
  • Commenced his career as an apprentice fitter and turner and progressed to senior management positions including: Global Head – Drilling Equipment Inspection; General Manager – Oil, Gas & Chemical; and General Manager Industrial & Gearhart Group

Mr John Hickey

Chief Technology Officer

  • Over 30 years’ experience in oil & gas formation evaluation and drilling tool development and operations with companies including Teleco Oilfield Services, Baker Hughes and APS Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Penn State and Master of Science in Environmental Management from University of Houston - Clear Lake
  • Leadership roles in engineering, R&D, business development and field operations
  • Strong engineering and technical experience grounded in practical field operations globally

Dr Michelle Carey

Chief of Product Management and Marketing

  • Over 20 years’ experience in the mining industry working for companies including BHP and WMC
  • 8 years in senior leadership 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 and Chief Technologist – Mining, for IMDEX since 2015
  • Global positions in exploration geochemistry and R&D with Pasminco and Anglo American before co-founding ioGlobal in 2004
  • Grew ioGlobal as Managing Director into a global company specialising in geochemistry and geometallurgical consulting services, cloud-based data management and the ioGAS desktop analytics software– the company was acquired by IMDEX in 2012
  • PhD in Geosciences and Analytics from the University of New England

Kiah Grafton

Chief of People

  • Bachelor of Business, Human Resources Management & Management, Edith Cowan University
  • Over 18 years’ HR generalist experience prior to joining IMDEX, having held senior management and leadership positions across a broad portfolio of industry sectors including resources, banking, hospitality and not-for-profit, for national and global organisations
  • Strategic expertise across all aspects of HR including industrial relations, talent acquisition and organisational development.

Michael Tomasz

General Counsel and Company Secretary

  • Experienced in both corporate and commercial law gained from a variety of multinational resource and industrial conglomerate companies. Skilled in building collaborative partnerships with clients in the resources sector, including technology partners.
  • Admitted as a barrister and solicitor in the Supreme Court of New South Wales; admitted as a Solicitor in England & Wales
  • Masters of Business Administration from Curtin University, Bachelor of Laws from Murdoch University, Bachelor of Science (Geology) from University of Western Australia