Mr Geoff McDermott – BSc (Hons), MAIG
Joint Managing Director
Mr Geoff McDermott is an experienced geologist and senior company executive. He was appointed Managing Director on May 19, 2008.Geoff has over 20 years industry experience working as a geologist in surface and underground metalliferous mining operations, in minerals exploration and as a consultant to the minerals industry. He has a broad range of international experience having worked as a geologist in Canada, Fiji and Australia for companies such as WMC and Rio Tinto as well as with the Government of the Northwest Territories, Canada. From 2002 until 2007 Geoff was Chief Geologist and Group Geologist with MPI Mines Limited and Leviathan Resources Limited. In 2007 Geoff started a consulting business specialising in metalliferous mining geology and minerals exploration.
Mr Ian Holland – BSc, MMinGeoSc, FAusIMM, F Fin, MAICD
Joint Managing Director
Mr Ian Holland has over 20 years of experience in the minerals industry across a number of gold and base metal operations throughout Australia. He is a geologist by background and has a strong track record of value creation with his most recent role as Vice President, Australian Operations for Kirkland Lake Gold where he lead the growth of the world-class Fosterville Gold mine in Victoria. He was also previously the General Manager of Fosterville for a number of years as well as roles at Mount Isa Mines, Mount Gordon and Renison. He holds both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Minerals Geoscience from James Cook University, as well as a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute.
Mr Shane Mele – BSc ( Hons), MAusIMM
Mr Shane Mele has more than 20 years’ experience in the resources industry, predominantly in gold mining and exploration, and also in base metal exploration. Prior to joining Navarre, Shane was Managing Director of Kidman Resources and held senior management and geological roles with St Barbara Limited, BCD Resources NL, Leviathan Resources Limited and MPI Mines Limited with a range of responsibilities including regional exploration management and technical project assessments for business development. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from LaTrobe University is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
Mr Colin Naylor – BBus (Acc), FCPA
Director & Company Secretary
Mr Colin Naylor was appointed Company Secretary in July 2018. Colin was previously Chief Financial Ofﬁcer and Company Secretary of oil and gas explorer, Melbana Energy Limited, a position he held for more than 11 years. Before joining Melbana, Colin held a number of senior roles in major resource companies, including Woodside Petroleum, BHP Petroleum and Newcrest Mining. Colin also worked at MPI Mines Limited and Leviathan Resources Limited. Colin is a Fellow of the Certiﬁed Practising Accountants and has previously been a member of the Victorian Divisional Council of the CPA and a previous member of the Group of 100 National Executive and Victorian State Chapter.
Mrs Jodi Ford – BBus (Acc), ASA
Assistant Company Secretary & Accountant
Mrs Jodi Ford has been the Accountant of Navarre Minerals for over 9 years and was appointed Assistant Company Secretary in 2017. Jodi has previously held finance roles in the services and not-for-profit sectors.
Jodi holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and is currently completing her CPA studies.