Directors and Management
RBR has a highly skilled and experienced Board and Management team. Their breadth of experience will ensure they are well-suited to oversee the Company's activities and growth plans in Australia, as well as RBR's development into a fully integrated service provider to the rapidly developing mining, energy and construction sectors in Mozambique and other developing nations.
Mr Ian Macpherson
Mr Macpherson is a Chartered Accountant with over thirty five years experience in the provision of financial and corporate advisory services. Mr Macpherson was formerly a partner at Arthur Anderson & Co managing a specialist practice providing corporate and financial advice to the mining and mineral exploration industry.
In 1990, Mr Macpherson resigned from Arthur Anderson and established Ord Partners (later to become Ord Nexia) where he specialised in the area of corporate advice with particular emphasis on capital structuring, equity and debt raising, corporate affairs and Stock Exchange compliance for public companies. He has further been involved in numerous asset acquisitions and disposal engagements for companies in the mining and industrial areas.
He has acted in the role of Director and Company Secretary for a number of entities and is currently Deputy Chairman of Avita Medical Limited (5 March 2008 to present) and a Non-Executive Director of Red 5 Limited (15 April 2014 to present).
Mr Macpherson is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, the Australian Institute of Company Directors and past member of the Executive Council of the Association of Mining Exploration Companies (WA) Inc.
Mr Richard Carcenac
Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director
Qualifications: BSc Eng(Civil), MBA
Mr Carcenac is a mining professional who has worked in a diverse set of disciplines and geographies over his 20+ year career. He began working as a civil engineer with the Anglo American Corporation in South Africa, where he was afforded high level exposure to the gold, industrial minerals and platinum industries while performing duties in public policy, business development and financial planning. Mr Carcenac joined Gencor (BHP Billiton) in 1997, where he worked as a marketing professional for 10 years in South Africa, Switzerland and The Netherlands. He gained deep experience in the marketing of coal and other bulk commodities, energy derivatives and rail and port logistics, including a directorship in the Richards Bay Coal Terminal Company. He moved into operations management in 2006, first as the Operations Manager of a large coal mine in South Africa and then, in 2009, as the General Manager of Mining at BHP Billiton’s Worsley Alumina in Australia’s south-west. Mr Carcenac left BHP Billiton in September 2012 to pursue a range of personal interests and investigate business opportunities in Mozambique with like-minded friends. This ultimately led to Mr Carcenac consulting to RBR on its Mozambique strategy, and joining the company full time as CEO in June 2015.
Mr Ian Buchhorn
Qualifications: BSc (Hons), Dip Geosci (Min.Econ.), MAusIMM
Mr Buchhorn is a Mineral Economist and Geologist with more than 30 years experience. He was the founding Managing Director of Heron Resources Limited for a period of 11 years until early 2007 and returned to that role in October 2012 to August 2014 and is now an Executive Director. Mr Buchhorn previously worked with a number of international mining companies and has worked on nickel, bauxite and industrial mineral mining and exploration, gold and base metal project generation and corporate evaluations. For the last 30 years Mr Buchhorn has acquired and developed mining projects throughout the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australian and has operated as a Registered Mine Manager.
Mr Paul Graham-Clarke
Mr Graham-Clarke has 37 years of Foreign Exchange and Commodity experience in the United Kingdom working for Public Listed Companies, a UK Hedge fund and a private UK commodity company in an executive capacity. He has significant experience in company strategic turnarounds, leading large and small management teams, and the restructuring of business divisions. He was formerly Managing Director of Foreign Exchange at ICAP (part of ICAP's Global Broking business, which is potentially being sold to Tullett Prebon) and Managing Director of London Commodity Brokers. Mr Graham-Clarke was born in South Africa and educated both there and in Japan where he received his Bachelor of Science degree. Predominantly UK-based in the latter part of his career, he maintains a significant business network and access into the UK financial markets.
Mr Patrick Soh
Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary
Qualifications: B.Bus., CPA
Mr Soh has 20 years of experience in financial strategies, analysis and governance with some of Australia's most successful companies across multiple industry sectors. Mr Soh has extensive experience in financial risk foresight including on major projects using lead performance indicator techniques and the design of risk-based management programs and behaviours.
Mr Soh's experience as CFO and Company Secretary in ASX listed corporations, brings the same advanced strategies and vast industry knowledge to his work with small to medium enterprises. In addition to traditional corporate accounting services, Mr Soh has proven expertise in business improvement through integrating financial strategy and planning with leadership development, business systems, and organisational culture and capacity.
Mr Jeremy Gittens
Training Manager, Futuro Skills
Qualifications: B.Sc, GradCertBus, Dip WHS
- Experienced establishment and implementation of training programs and competency systems for the resources industry
- Founder of Axis Training Group and former Group Training Manager of Site Group International (ASX: SIT) and HSE Manager for AST (Wood Group).
Ms Hanlie Lloyd
Qualifications: B.Acc, Dip Cost and Management
- Founding member of PacMoz
- Over 10 years' experience working in Mozambique financial & corporate, labour & immigration and registration sectors
- Registered Accountant with Mozambique Auditors and Accountants Society.
Mr Athol Emerton
- 30 years in commerce in Southern Africa, including Mozambique, in the Resources and Logistics sectors
- Chairman of the South African Shipping Association (SAASOA) training committee for 7 years:
- Chaired the scoping panel that developed the TETA shipping qualification
- Headed the establishment of an industry wide shipping learnership programme
- Sponsored and have been involved in numerous social programmes in Mozambique and South Africa
- Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, London.