Mr Geoff McDermott – BSc (Hons), MAIG
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 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 7 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.
Dr Jason Thomas – PhD
General Manager – Strategic Development & Stakeholder Engagement
Dr Jason Thomas has advised a number of resource companies including Indophil Resources, Perseus Mining, Zinjin and the Asia Development Bank for the TAPI pipeline project specifically in relation to community, tribal and stakeholder involvement in Cote d’Ivoire, the Philippines and Peru. He has also implemented humanitarian development programs in Afghanistan, South Sudan, Jordan as well as Sri Lanka and conducted field-based assessments that inform the implementation of programs in Iraq and Syria, Turkmenistan and Pakistan. Jason teaches post-graduate risk management at Swinburne University.