People

IG’s expert management and advisory team is the cornerstone of the company bringing a wealth of technical and commercial experience in all facets of industrial metals processing and the global graphite market. Our Board and Executive are supported by our technical partners who provide inhouse engineering, technical and project management expertise.

Chairman
Phil Hearse

One of Australia’s leading metallurgists and an authority on graphite project development, Mr Hearse is an engineer with more than 40 years’ experience in diverse and challenging projects around the world. His extensive career has taken him from operational and technical roles at Broken Hill, Bougainville Copper, Queensland Nickel (QNI) and Gove Alumina to senior executive and managerial positions in engineering and operating companies. Phil is leading International Graphite’s push to be a new-era leading international business in downstream graphite processing. He holds a Master of Business Administration from UK’s Hull University and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Primary Metallurgy. from the University of South Australia.


Chief Executive Officer
Neil Rinaldi

Neil’s successful career in the finance sector spans more than two decades, starting as an Investment Advisor at one of Australia’s premier investment firms. He then spent considerable time working in Europe where he was the founding Managing Director of Truestone Capital Limited, a London based Corporate Advisory firm focused on delivering results for companies in the Australian resources sector.

Neil was appointed CEO at ASX listed Aziana Limited, a multi commodity, exploration company focused on assets in Madagascar and Louisiana and was instrumental in recommending and completing the reverse takeover of Aziana Limited by Brainchip Limited (ASX:BRN.) He maintained a Non-Executive Director position with the company during a transition period until he resigned in November 2016. Neil has considerable experience in capital raising, asset acquisition and disposals, company structuring and positioning companies for growth.


Director
Andrew Worland

Andrew is a seasoned mining executive and experienced TSX/ASX Director with over two decades of experience working in senior finance, corporate and project management and marketing roles in the Western Australian mining sector. He is the President, CEO and Corporate Secretary of Canadian company Leadfx. Prior to this role, he was the General Manager and Company Secretary of ASX listed Toro Energy Limited, overseeing their Wiluna Project’s successful state and federal environmental permitting efforts. He also managed their project development team and corporate, financial and business development activities.His commodity experience includes nickel, cobalt, gold and iron ore operations and marketing molybdenum and uranium. Andrew has a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Finance and Marketing from the University of Western Australia and is a qualified chartered company secretary.


Director
Matt Bull

Matt is a geologist and company director with broad experience in the international mining and metals industry. He is a director of Australian Stock Exchange listed company Lindian Resources and Technical Director of AIM listed Armadale Capital which is developing the world class Mahenge Graphite Project in Tanzania. Matt has been involved in the discovery of several large graphite deposits in East Africa and is experienced in both mineral exploration and mining project development. He holds a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Geology and Geophysics, from the University of Adelaide, in Australia.