AREL’s Board has significant expertise and experience in the rare earths and mining exploration industries.

Professor Dudley J Kingsnorth

Non-Executive Chairman

M.SC, Metallurgy and Business Management University of Aston in Birmingham
B.Met (Hons), Metallurgy Sheffield University

Dudley Kingsnorth is recognised as a world authority on the rare earths market and rare earths project development. A metallurgist with more than 50 years’ experience in the international mining industry, Dudley has held positions in operations, project development, marketing, technical consultancies, and business development.

Dudley is currently a Professor at the Western Australia School of Mines at Curtin University and provides rare earths advice to a number of governments worldwide.

Bryn Jones

Non-Executive Director

BAppSc University of South Australia
Masters Mining and Mineral Engineering UNSW

Bryn Jones is an Industrial Chemist with extensive evaluation, development and operational experience in the minerals industry across various commodities.

Bryn specialises in development of extractive metallurgical solutions for economic development. Bryn is the Managing Director of PhosEnergy Limited, Technical Director of Boss Energy Ltd (ASX: BOE) and a non-executive director of DevEx Resources Ltd (ASX: DEV).

Rick Pobjoy

Executive (Technical) Director

BSc. Applied Geology RMIT

Rick Pobjoy is a Geologist with more 25 years’ experience in the mining and minerals exploration industry.

Rick has extensive experience in the definition, development, and production from sedimentary hosted deposits across a number of commodities, having successfully delivered projects for VHM Exploration, Murray Zircon and Heathgate Resources.

Damien Connor

CFO/Company Secretary

BCom (Finance and Accounting) Flinders University

Damien Connor is an experienced Company Secretary and CFO, with more than 20 years’ experience in finance and accounting, including 15 years in the mining and mineral exploration industry.

Damien is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia (Chartered Accountant) and Governance Institute of Australia (Chartered Secretary) and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Damien has been providing Company Secretary and CFO services to several ASX Listed and unlisted entities since 2011.