Meet our AIC Resources Limited company directors.
Josef El-Raghy – Non-Executive Chairman
Mr Josef El-Raghy (age 47) holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (B.Comm) from the University of Western Australia and had a ten year career in stock broking.
Josef is currently Chairman of Centamin plc, where he has been responsible for overseeing the transition from small explorer, through construction and into production. He was formerly a director of both CIBC Wood Gundy and Paterson Ord Minnett.
Aaron Colleran – Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Mr Colleran (age 48) was a founding member of the leadership team of Australian gold producer Evolution Mining Limited (ASX:EVN), having managed its business development and investor relations program from inception through to 2018. Originally an exploration geologist with Placer Dome Australia he worked as a mining analyst with stockbroker Eyres Reed Limited before moving into investment banking with CIBC World Markets and Standard Bank Plc. In 2006 Mr Colleran set up a consultancy providing corporate advice to resource companies and worked closely with companies including Centamin Egypt Limited and Sino Gold Mining Limited. He joined Conquest Mining Limited in 2010 when it had a market capitalisation of $100 million and was instrumental in the multiple merger and acquisition transactions that created Evolution Mining, now one of Australia’s largest gold mining companies with a market capitalisation of $6.4 billion. Mr Colleran is also a Non-Executive Director of Kidman Resources Limited (ASX:KDR) and Riversgold Limited (ASX:RGL).
Brett Montgomery – Non-Executive Director
Mr Brett Montgomery (age 64) has extensive experience in public company management, leadership, corporate governance and risk management in both executive and non-executive roles.
Brett is currently Non-Executive Director of Tanami Gold NL and Bard1 Life Sciences Limited. He was previously Managing Director of Kalimantan Gold NL, and Director of Grants Patch Mining Ltd, EZA Corporation Ltd and Magnum Gas and Power Ltd.
Heidi Brown – Non-Executive Director
Ms Heidi Brown (age 38) is a Fellow Chartered Secretary (FCIS, FGIA) and a Graduate of the AICD Company Directors Course (GAICD). Heidi holds a Graduate Certificate of Applied Finance and Investment and a Diploma of Financial Advising from FINSIA.
Heidi was the company secretary of Centamin plc from July 2004 until December 2012, during which time, she contributed to the company’s growth from a small exploration company to a multi-billion dollar company. Heidi is director and company secretary of Ampella Mining Limited.