The board and executive of Vimy Resources Limited have extensive experience in exploration, project development and operations; and public company administration.
The Hon. Cheryl Edwardes, AM
A lawyer by training, Cheryl is a former Minister in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly with extensive experience and knowledge of WA’s legal and regulatory framework relating to mining projects, environmental, native title, heritage and land access. During her political career, Cheryl held positions including WA Attorney General, Minister for the Environment and Minister for Labour Relations. She also has broad experience and networks within China’s business community.
Cheryl was previously the Executive General Manager for External Affairs for Hancock Prospecting and Special Counsel at Minter Ellison in Perth where she practised in government relations, climate change and environmental regulation and compliance. She currently assists the clients of FTI Consulting with a range of complex statutory approvals required for resources and infrastructure projects. Cheryl is also Chair of the Port Hedland International Airport, a director of AusCann; Commissioner of the West Australian Football Commission; part time member of the Foreign Investment Review Board and a non-executive director of Flinders Mines Limited.
Tony was Vimy’s Chief Operating Officer from June 2014 to January 2018. During that time he guided the Mulga Rock Project through the PFS, PER and DFS processes and was instrumental in the acquisition of the Alligator River Project in 2017.
During his twenty years in the mining industry Tony has been involved in operations and project delivery, while also earning a PhD in Metallurgy from Curtin University. Tony has held a number of senior operational and management roles during twelve years with WMC Resources and later BHP Billiton, overseeing an expansion to the Kwinana Nickel Refinery in 2001 and spending a significant amount of time in China as Development Manager for BHP Billiton Stainless Steel Material Group.
Working across Australia, Asia, Africa and Eurasia Tony has gained solid technical experience in the management, development and delivery of projects, particularly uranium projects, around the world. He has also held senior positions in junior resources companies, including Clean TeQ Holdings (ASX: CLQ), Stonehenge Minerals and Crossland Strategic Metals (ASX: CUX) before joining Vimy in 2014.
Wayne is a metallurgist and mineral economist, experienced director and mining executive with extensive project and corporate development, executive management and governance expertise in precious and base metal companies spanning nearly three decades.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Extractive Metallurgy, a Graduate Diploma in Business, a Master of Science in Mineral Economics and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD). Wayne currently serves as an Executive Director at Westgold Resources Limited.
Managing Director and CEO
With over 25 years’ experience in the global resources sector, Steven has specialised in corporate finance and equity capital markets. He is currently a Managing Director at FTI Consulting, an independent global business advisory firm, and was engaged by Vimy as Interim CEO through a consultancy agreement with FTI in August 2021.
Steven has previously worked in the natural resources division of Macquarie Bank, Rothschild & Co and Royal Bank of Canada, in global mining equities research and sales, corporate finance and investment banking. He was previously Managing Director of an exploration company with a portfolio of assets in Australia and Africa and Chief Financial Officer of an ASX-listed uranium exploration and development company with significant uranium resources in South Korea.
Steven is also a Non-Executive Director of Predictive Discovery Limited (ASX:PDI) and Tanga Resources Limited (ASX:TRL) and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
General Manager - Geology and Exploration
Xavier has been General Manager of Geology and Exploration at Vimy Resources since 2010. During that time he played a key role in large resource definition, baseline studies, metallurgical test work and permitting programs at the Mulga Rock Project, Western Australia. He was also instrumental in securing the Alligator River Project, Northern Territory during Cameco’s divestment process and ensured the successful first years of operation on that project.
Xavier has over twenty years’ experience in exploration and project development, having spent almost twenty years working on Australian projects, the majority of those being uranium projects. He served as the Chief Geologist of U3O8 Limited after being involved with Areva for over eight years, in uranium exploration in the Northern Territory and South Australia and gold development projects in the WA Goldfields
Xavier was educated in France and Canada and holds an Honours degree in Geology.
Vice President Sales and Marketing
Scott joined the Vimy team in February 2018 bringing a wealth of experience in the sale and procurement of uranium. Most recently, he worked for Cameco Inc. in the role of Vice-President Marketing Americas providing leadership, direction, and management for marketing and sales activities both regionally and globally. During his thirteen years at Cameco, Scott was responsible for the sale of uranium and conversion services from Cameco’s global production base and gained considerable knowledge in both uranium demand and supply. Scott began his career with the US utility Dominion Energy where he gained an intimate knowledge of the nuclear industry after seventeen years working in a variety of roles.
Scott was educated in the United States and earned a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) with specialisation in Business Finance.