Rob is the Executive Chairman of RFC Ambrian and has over 30 years’ experience as a corporate finance professional where he has been involved in numerous transactions in the mining, oil and gas, and related industry sectors. He has extensive knowledge of the resources sector and has in addition to his role as an adviser played leading roles in the creation of a number of successful companies. In addition to his roles within NextOre and the RFC Ambrian group of companies Rob is the Chairman of PhotonAssay technology company, Chrysos Corporation.
Nick has over 35 years’ experience as a professional services provider to the global resources sector with a deep network across Africa, North and South America and Australasia encompassing clients, construction contractors, engineers, lenders and consultants and a very mature understanding of what it takes to be successful in a competitive capital projects environment. Nick has a strong focus on business development for small to medium scale projects with additional experience of much larger projects either stand-alone or with partners.
Dr Nick CutmoreDirector
Dr Cutmore is a Research Director in CSIRO Mineral Resources where he initiates and shepherds the development and commercialisation of novel measurement systems for global impact in industry. He has a career interest in the commercialisation of technology, and has been involved in the creation and oversight of spin-off companies and Joint Ventures that have launched CSIRO technology in the global market.
Alternate Directors: For Rob Adamson, Stephen Allen who is a Managing Director of RFC Ambrian.
Chris BealChief Executive Officer
Chris Beal is an experienced engineer and corporate financial advisor for natural resources companies. Chris has a passion for supporting the growth and commercialization of innovative companies in mining. For three years Chris had a leading role within RFC Ambrian’s technology and innovation portfolio, working with companies across sectors including renewable energy, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation and radio systems.
Shivika SinghChief Operating Officer
Prior to joining NextOre in 2019, Shivika was the Technology Integration Manager for CSIRO responsible for commercialising key Magnetic Resonance and X-ray technologies in the Sensing and Sorting program. She has an MBA in Strategy from University of Aberdeen, Scotland and a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering . She has over 12 years of experience in business strategy, project management, product development and engineering , with a focus on new technology and novel process design. She also has experience as a project manager for technologies used in Iron and steel plants.
Geoffrey HerkesExperimental Physicist
Geoff is one of the experimental physicists on the NextOre team. He completed his Bachelor of Advanced Science (Hons) majoring in Physics and Mathematics at the University of Sydney where he was awarded first class honours. He has also completed numerous research projects in various fields such as Non-linear Optics, General Relativity and Galactic Dynamics, and has previous experience working with Magnetic Resonance apparatus.
Dr David MiljakChief Technology Officer
Dr David Miljak is Team Leader, Ore Sorting, at CSIRO Minerals. He has over 18 years experience in developing radio frequency methods and analysers for various sensing applications. His current research interest is bulk mineral sensing using magnetic resonance methods.
Dr Peter CoghillTechnology Manager
Dr Coghill has a PhD in physics and 20 years of experience applying measurement technology to the minerals industry. His current research interests include: magnetic resonance analysis, gamma activation analysis, bulk ore sorting, and studying grade heterogeneity with respect to its effect on bulk ore sorting.
Nicholas Russell Senior Mechanical and Mining Engineer
Nick is a Senior Mechanical and Mining Engineer at Worley. He completed his Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) and Masters of Engineering Management at Queensland University of Technology, and then completed a Master of Science (Applied Earth Science) working with a variety of universities across the globe. Nick has over 10 years of experience working in the Mining and Mechanical engineering industry.
Dr Alan Monaghan
Dr Alan Monaghan is the Senior Vice President of Technology & Expert Solutions at Worley. He has over 25 years of experience in the resources, engineering and construction sectors, with a focus on business leadership, strategy implementation, business improvement, project management, research management and technology commercialisation. Alan holds a PhD in physics and geophysics from the University of Queensland.