Who we are
Wyloo Leadership Team
Ring of Fire Leadership Team
John Hartman is the Chief Executive Officer of Tattarang and the Minderoo Foundation.
He was previously Chief Investment Officer of Tattarang and Minderoo Foundation, holding the role since 2012.
As CEO of Tattarang, John oversees one of Australia’s largest and most diverse private investment groups. It has more than $35bn of assets under management across a range of sectors including agri – food, energy, resources, property and health – tech. John holds a number of board positions, including Chairman of Squadron Energy, Wyloo Metals and R.M. Williams.
Minderoo Foundation is proudly Australian, independent and takes on tough, persistent issues with the potential to drive massive change. It incubates ideas, advocates for systems change and accelerates impact. Minderoo Foundation seeks effective, scalable solutions across our focus areas of uplifting communities, advancing gender and equality, protecting the ocean and responding to emerging challenges.
Mr Bewick is a geology graduate from the WA School of Mines with over 30 years of industry experience. He held a number of senior mine and exploration geological roles during a 14-year career with WMC, including Exploration Manager and Geology Manager of the Kambalda Nickel Operations and Exploration Manager for St Ives Gold Operations.
Mr Bewick also held corporate roles with WMC as Exploration Manager for the Nickel Business Unit and Exploration Manager for North America based in Denver, Colorado.
He has extensive experience in project generation for a range of commodities including nickel, gold, copper and bauxite. Mr Bewick has been a member of the MERIWA College since 2013.
Mr Bewick is currently Managing Director of Hamelin Gold Ltd. He was Executive Director for Encounter Resources Ltd since listing of the company in 2006 and transitioned to Non-Executive Director in 2021. Mr Bewick is a member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM).
Ms Carpene has worked in the resources industry for more than 20 years, and has significant experience in corporate administration, HR, legal, IT and stakeholder relations.
Up until February 2018, Ms Carpene was part of Northern Star Resources Limited’s Executive Team responsible for the company’s transformational growth, through a combination of acquisition, organic growth and divestment, to an ASX100 company worth >$3.5 billion.
Prior to Northern Star, Ms Carpene was Company Secretary/CFO for
listed explorers, Venturex Resources and Newland Resources, and previously held various site and Perth based management roles with Great Central Mines, Normandy Mining, Newmont Australia, Agincourt Resources and Oxiana.
Ms Carpene is a Non-Executive Director of Alchemy Resources Limited and RLF Agtech Limited. She has a Master of Business Administration and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance and is a Chartered Secretary and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).
Alan Coutts is a professional geologist with more than 30 years of domestic and international mining experience across a range of commodities. He is the former President and CEO of Toronto-based Noront Resources, which was sold to Wyloo Metals in 2022. Alan was Managing Director for Australasia with Xstrata Nickel based in Perth, Australia, and prior to that he was
General Manager at Noranda’s Brunswick Mine in Canada. Alan also served in a variety of roles at Falconbridge, including General Manager, Chief Geologist and Regional Exploration Manager.
Alan graduated with First Class Honours from the University of Alberta and holds a Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo) designation in the province of Ontario.
Mr. Harvey has more than 35 years of experience in the resources sectors in Australia, Africa and the Americas. He held group executive roles over six years as a foundation member of the leadership team at South32, including Chief Operating Officer and Chief Transformation Officer. During his 28 years with BHP, his roles included President Nickel West, President Ekati Diamonds and Vice President roles across strategy, planning, growth and improvement at Olympic Dam. Mr Harvey’s deep operational and project development experience includes accountability for the world’s largest global manganese business, base metals operations in Australia and South America, large underground coal for steel operations and all technical and project functions.
Mr Harvey holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) from the Western Australian School of Mines, is a fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, graduate of the Kellogg Executive Development Program and graduate and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Other offices and directorships:
Senior Operating Partner with London based Appian Capital Advisory.
Independent Non-Executive Director of ASX200 gold developer De Grey Mining, and member of the ESG and Remuneration and Nominations committees.
Ms. St-Germain is currently a Director of Ascot Resources Ltd., Osisko Mining Inc. and the Association of Mineral Exploration British Columbia, as well as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Integra Resources Corp. She is an experienced mining finance executive with an extensive background in banking, mining finance and financial management.
She began her career in investment banking for Dundee Capital Markets Inc. As an investment banker, Ms. St- Germain worked exclusively with mining companies on M&A advisory and financing.
In 2013, Ms. St-Germain joined Golden Queen Mining Co. Ltd. as CFO. During her tenure at Golden Queen, she played an instrumental role in securing project finance and overseeing Golden Queen as it transitioned from development and construction to commercial production. She joined Integra Gold as CFO in early 2017 and helped oversee the sale to Eldorado Gold Corporation in July 2017 for C$590 million.
Ms. St-Germain received her Institute of Corporate Directors, Director (ICD.D) designation from the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program in 2021.
Ms. Veenman has more than 25 years of mining industry experience, both as a public company Director and as a senior executive. She currently serves as a Director of Royal Gold Inc., NexGen Energy Ltd. and Major Drilling Group International Inc. Ms Veenman was formerly a director of Noront Resources Ltd. from August 2015 to February 2020 and was a special advisor to the Noront Board from February 2020 until it was acquired by Wyloo Metals in April 2022. Previously, she was General Counsel and member of the executive leadership team at
Barrick Gold Corporation, a large international gold mining company. In that capacity, she was responsible for the management of legal affairs, and was extensively engaged in the company’s mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions, as well as a wide range of operational, regulatory, political and social aspects of the business.
Ms. Veenman holds a law degree from the University of Toronto and has obtained the Institute of Corporate Directors, Director (ICD.D) designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.