IMDEX Limited

Senior Leadership Team

Mr Bernie Ridgeway

Managing Director

  • Chartered Accountant Australia and New Zealand
  • Bachelor of Business
  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New
  • Zealand and the Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Over 36 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 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 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


Mr 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, 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 Mathew Regan

Chief Information & Transformation Officer

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

Dr Michelle Carey

General Manager – IMDEX Product Development

  • 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

Mr Derek Loughlin

Global Business Development Director

  • In executive management positions at IMDEX since 2006
  • More than 30 years’ experience within the mining and drilling industry, including international assignments
  • Honours Degree in Mining Engineering from the Camborne School Of Mines, UK
  • Programme for Executive Development at IMD Switzerland



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

Mr Tim Price

General Manager – IMDEX Product Research

  • 33 years’ experience in engineering and product development
  • 8 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
  • Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Ms Sarah Standish

General Counsel

  • Registered legal practitioner in Western Australia
  • Broad and diverse experience spanning legal, risk and compliance
  • 6 years' experience working in private law firms advising clients on a broad range of corporate and commercial issues 
  • 8 years' working in-house with oil & gas and METS companies - key responsibilities have included corporate governance, company secretarial, legal, risk and compliance
  • Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws, Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors 

Mr Kingsley Weber

Human Resources Director

  • Global leadership and consulting experience in: R&D; sales, marketing and key account management; international business and new market development; human resources; organisational design and development; and corporate strategy and execution
  • Diverse and extensive industry experience including: chemicals; healthcare; satellite communications; environmental management; manufacturing; and banking
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Member Chartered Institute of People Development