Senior Management

Mr Jim Simpson

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Jim is a Mining Engineer with a 30 year history in the industry, specialising in underground metalliferous mining. His previous roles include General Manager at Mt Isa Mines and at the Peak Gold Mine in Cobar and Chief Operating Officer for Peak Gold (TSX). Jim’s experience ranges from mine management through to equity market participation in the C$328m listing of Peak Gold on the TSX.

Mr Tim Churcher

Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary

Tim Churcher joined Aurelia Metals Limited as Chief Financial Officer in September 2014.

Tim is a senior finance professional with over 25 years’ experience in the mining industry in a range of financial and technical disciplines. He is experienced in developing and leading the finance function, along with corporate strategy and planning, equity and debt capital markets, business development and investor relations.

His finance experience includes Chief Financial Officer roles with Evolution Mining Limited from 2011 and with Unity Mining Limited from 2006. Prior to this, Tim was employed in private equity investment with Renaissance Capital Limited and prior to that in stockbroking with Goldman Sachs (formerly JB Were & Son Limited). His career started in geological exploration roles with Normandy and Rio Tinto in Australia.

He is an Associate of CPA Australia and has a Bachelor degree in geology, a Master’s degree in minerals exploration from Imperial College London and an MBA from the Cranfield School of Management in the UK.

Mr Scott Ramsay

General Manager

Scott Ramsay joined Aurelia Metals in May 2016 as General Manager of the Hera operations.

Scott is a geologist and mine management professional with over 20 years’ experience in the mining industry, with the last 8 years holding senior management roles for Rio Tinto. Scott’s background is predominantly in managing underground mines, starting up and establishing the systems required to successfully transition from open pit to underground operations, utilizing business improvement principles.

Scott’s experience includes managing large underground operations and technical teams both here in Australia and overseas across a range of commodities including copper, gold, diamonds, and uranium, using multiple underground extraction methods. Over the past 12 years Scott has previously held senior site management roles with Rio Tinto at Ranger Mine, Oyu Tolgoi Mine in Mongolia, Bingham Canyon Mine in Utah USA, and Argyle Diamonds, and previous to this mine geology and resource roles at several junior companies.

Scott attended the University of Queensland in Brisbane graduating with a BSc (Geol).

Mr Neal Valk

General Manager

Neal Valk joined Aurelia Metals in December 2018 as General Manager of Peak Gold Mine.

Neal holds 32 years progressive mining experience spanning Australia and PNG. He has recently held the role of Mining Manager with MMG - Dugald River in Qld. Previously, for a nine year combined tenure, Neal held the role of General Manager Operations with Chinova Resources on the Osborne UG Mine in QLD. Prior notable employment includes a four year tenure as General Manager with Copper Mines of Tasmania on the Mt Lyell Mine.