The Board of Directors sets the strategic objectives of the Group and provides direction to the management committee and project committees.

Kelly Carter - Vice Chairperson
David Woodford - Director
Phillip Cochineas - Director
Richard Jones - Director
Sharon Warburton
Alex Munt - Treasurer
Bron Suchecki - Secretary
Rebecca Johnston

Richard Hayes – Chairperson


Richard is the Chief Executive Officer of Gold Corporation. He has also held the roles of Chief Financial Officer and Deputy CEO since joining the Corporation in March 2003. Prior to that Richard was the Chief Operating Officer and an Executive Director of AGR Matthey, Director of Finance and Deputy Managing Director of AGR Joint Venture and the Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of Golden West Refining Corporation Ltd.

Richard is currently a Director of Interchange Inc. and also sits on the Board of Governors of Wesley College. 

Kelly carter - Vice chairperson

Kelly is the Vice President: Legal and Compliance for Gold Fields. She began her legal career in the UK before moving to Perth where she practised as a commercial disputes lawyer for a number of years. Kelly's extensive career in the resources sector includes more than three years as legal counsel for Norilsk Nickel Australia and more than five years at Gold Fields, where she manages the legal and compliance portfolio for the Australian region. Kelly’s experience extends across the resources cycle, having provided a broad scope of legal services in relation to both operating and non-operating assets.

Kelly is a member of Gold Fields’ regional executive, with oversight and responsibility for both operational performance and regional strategy. 

David Woodford - Director

David is the Chief Operating Officer of Gold Corporation.  Prior to that he was the General Manager of AGR Matthey which was owned by Newmont Mining, Johnson Matthey and Gold Corporation.  

David has 21 years’ experience in the precious metals industry.

He holds a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Chemistry, an MBA from Curtin University and is Graduate of the AICD.

Phillip Cochineas - Director

Phillip is a Director of Pallion and a joint Managing Director of LBMA Accredited ABC Refinery. He has been responsible for leading the growth of ABC Refinery to become a leading independent assayer, refiner and mint. Phillip is a qualified lawyer and MBA.

Prior to joining the precious metals industry, he held senior executive or director positions at FTSE listed companies Kingfisher plc and Wolseley plc in the United Kingdom.

Phillip holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from the University of New South Wales and a Masters of Business Administration from London Business School.

Richard Jones - Director

Richard is General Counsel & Company Secretary of Norton Gold Fields. He is a solicitor with over 15 years' experience in both in-house and private practice capacities.

Richard has worked for an international law firm as well as for one of the world's largest mining companies.

He has also acted as the company secretary for listed and unlisted entities. He obtained his law degree from the University of Western Australia and is admitted to the Supreme Court of WA and the High Court of Australia.

Sharon warburton - director

Sharon is a Non-Executive Director of Fortescue Matals Group Ltd, Gold Road Resources, NEXTDC Limited, WA State Government owned Western Power, Curtin University Business School - Asia Business Centre Advisory Board and Perth Children's Hospital Foundation. She is Chairman of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility, and part-time member of the Australian Takeovers Panel.

Sharon has deep experience in the construction, infrastructure, resources and mining industries, bringing a wealth of experience with exposure to a number of industries across Australia, the United Kingdom and the Middle East. Sharon's experience has been recognised through the Western Australian Telstra Business Woman of the Year awards (2014) and as a finalist in The Financial Review's Westpac 100 Women of Influence.

Sharon previously held the role of Executive Director of Strategy and Finance with Brookfield Multiplex, Chief Planning and Strategy Officer of United Arab Emirates based company, ALDAR Properties PJSC, and has held a variety of senior executive roles with Brookfield Multiplex, Citigroup and Rio Tinto.

Sharon is regarded as a financial, governance and remuneration expert, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountant Australia and New Zealand, a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a member of Chief Executive Women and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Building.

Committee of Management

Daniel borgas - Treasurer

Daniel is the Unit Manager: Taxation for Gold Fields Australia, which operates three gold mines in Western Australia.  

He has 15 years’ experience as an accountant, initially in the profession with Ernst & Young and for the last four years with Gold Fields. 
Daniel holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce from Murdoch University and is a Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.  

Bron Suchecki - Secretary

Bron is the Vice President, Operations for Monetary Metals LLC.

He is responsible for managing Monetary Metal's operations and supports the development of new gold-related products.

Bron has over 20 years’ experience in the bullion business with The Perth Mint across its retail, treasury, depository, and risk divisions.

Rebecca johnston - executive officer

Rebecca has been the Executive Officer of the Gold Industry Group since setting up the Group in 2015.

Rebecca is communications and marketing specialist with more than 16 years' experience across multiple sectors including professional services, tourism, mining, resources, financial services, not-for-profit and hospitality.

She project managed the Gold Royalties Response Group and successful Heart of Gold campaign on behalf of Western Australia’s gold miners from 2014-2015, which was recognised nationally and internationally. She has been consulting for the past four years and prior to that held leadership roles at Chevron Australia and Patersons Securities Limited.