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Richard Hill


Mr Hill is a geologist and solicitor with 25 years’ experience in the resources industry. He has performed roles as commercial manager and geologist for several mid cap Australian mining companies and as founding director for a series of successful ASX-listed companies. Mr Hill has practical geological experience as a mine based and exploration geologist in a range of commodities.

Mike Haynes

Managing Director/CEO

Mr Haynes has more than 25 years’ experience in the international resources industry. He graduated from the University of Western Australia with an honours degree in geology and geophysics and has explored for a wide variety of ore deposit styles throughout Australia and extensively in Southeast and Central Asia, Africa, Europe, South and North America.

Mr Haynes has held technical positions with both BHP Minerals and Billiton plc. He has worked extensively on project generation and acquisition throughout his career. During the past 13 years he has been intimately involved in the incorporation and initial public offerings of numerous resources companies, and in the ongoing financing and management of those and other companies.

Tony Polglase

Non-Executive Director

Mr Polglase has a Bachelor of Engineering First Class Honours degree in Metallurgy from the Camborne School of Mines and Higher National Certificates in both Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering.

Mr Polglase started his career at the South Crofty Mine in Cornwall. Since then he has accumulated more than 40 years of experience working globally in different mining disciplines for companies including Ashanti, Rio Tinto, TVX and Ivernia in Africa, Europe, the Former Soviet Union, Australia, and, for the last decade, in Brazil. Mr Polglase was most recently both a founder and the Managing Director of Avanco Resources Limited, which he took to production and, later, acquisition by OZ Minerals Limited for $418 million in 2018.

Nick Woolrych

Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer

Mr Woolrych has more than 20 years’ experience in the natural resources industry, including significant financing, operational, contracting and project development experience in Australia and internationally. He is passionate about developing and operating sustainable mining projects, driving a culture of safety and operational excellence, as well as delivering outcomes for shareholders.

As CEO of Diversified Minerals, Mr Woolrych was instrumental in the acquisition, financing and development of the underground Dargues Gold Mine in New South Wales and the Henty underground gold mine in Tasmania.

His technical and corporate skills and knowledge will be very valuable to New World as it advances its very high-grade Antler Copper Deposit in Arizona, USA back into production.

Ian Cunningham

Company Secretary

Mr Cunningham is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Secretary and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Western Australia. He has more than 13 years’ experience in the resources industry in executive and senior management roles.