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.

Don Hyma

Managing Director

BSc (Mining Engineering), Queen’s University, Canada
MSc (Mineral Processing), Queen’s University, Canada
Graduate Diploma (Business), INSEAD
Member of the Australian Institute on Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM)
Board Advisor, Caravel Minerals

Don joined AR3 as Managing Director in October 2020. He has over 30 years’ experience in the mining and resources sector, including engineering, construction, senior executive and board roles across Australia, New Caledonia, Chile, and Canada.

His wide and varied international career includes leadership roles at Fortescue Metals Group, Mitsui & Co, Rio Tinto and Falconbridge (now Glencore).

Pauline Carr

Non-Executive Director

BEc, Australian National University
MBA, University of Adelaide
Fellow of Australian Institute of Company Directors
Fellow of Governance Institute of Australia

Pauline Carr is a highly-experienced executive with extensive commercial, management, compliance, and governance expertise as well as over 30 years directorial experience in the resources industry with both Australian and international listed companies.

Pauline has extensive board committee experience, specifically audit and risk committees. Ms Carr currently serves as the Chancellor of the University of South Australia, the Chairman of the Board of National Pharmacies, a Non-Executive Director of Highfield Resources Limited (ASX:HFR), Chair of the Minerals and Energy Advisory Council, and as an Independent Director of the Bayeux Foundation.

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.