About us

29Metals is a copper-focused base and precious metals mining company.

We explore for, develop and produce metals in the form of mineral concentrates that are sold to commodity trading firms or smelters for refining and on-sale as a refined metal product for end use.
29Metals has two long-life, producing assets: Golden Grove in Western Australia (copper, zinc, gold and silver) and Capricorn Copper in Queensland (copper and silver).
We have a pipeline of organic growth opportunities, including identified productivity and operational improvements, and in-mine and near-mine growth opportunities at Golden Grove and Capricorn Copper.
We also hold a portfolio of exploration interests, including regional tenement interests surrounding Capricorn Copper and Golden Grove, and a strategic tenement package and exploration project in Redhill located in Chile, the world’s largest copper-producing country.
29Metals is headquartered in Melbourne, Victoria, with support offices located in Perth, Western Australia, and Brisbane, Queensland.

Our assets

29Metals is a copper‑focused base and precious metals mining company with producing and exploration assets in Australia and Chile.

Our two long-life operating assets are Golden Grove and Capricorn Copper. 29Metals has extensive estimated Ore Reserves and Mineral Resources, supporting a mine life in excess of 10 years at each of our operating assets.
We have a pipeline of organic growth opportunities, including identified productivity and operational improvements, and in-mine and near-mine growth opportunities at Golden Grove and Capricorn Copper.
We also hold a portfolio of exploration interests, including regional tenement interests surrounding Capricorn Copper and Golden Grove, and a strategic tenement package and exploration project in Redhill located in Chile, the world’s largest copper-producing country.
Golden Grove
Capricorn Copper
Western Australia, Australia

Golden Grove

Mining leases

129 km²

Mine life

10+ years

Ore Reserves

15.1 Mt

Metals produced
As at 31 Dec 2022
Our Golden Grove mine is a world class VHMS geological system. The first mining discovery in the area, now known as Golden Grove, was the discovery of the Gossan Hill deposit. The discovery was made in 1971 by an unincorporated joint venture between Aztec Mining and AMAX Mining Limited.
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Queensland, Australia

Capricorn Copper

Mining and exploration leases

~1,900 km²

Mine life

10+ years

Ore reserves

16 Mt

Metals produced
 As at Dec. 31, 2022
Our Capricorn Copper mine is a high-grade copper and silver underground mine with multiple ore sources. Copper mineralisation was first discovered in the area of Capricorn Copper in the 1880s.
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Gossan Valley
Western Australia, Australia

Gossan Valley

As at 31 Dec 2022
Gossan Valley is one of 29Metals’ near-mine organic growth opportunities at Golden Grove, with the potential to become a third mining front to underpin production growth at our Golden Grove operation.
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Chile, South America


As at 31 Dec 2022
A unique opportunity in our asset portfolio, Redhill offers 29Metals exposure to a historically under-explored region in Chile, currently the largest copper producing nation globally.
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Western Australia, Australia


As at 31 Dec 2022
The Cervantes project presents a potential to extend the operating life of the Scuddles underground mine and established infrastructure.
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Our vision

Our vision is to be a leading ASX-listed copper producer, developer and explorer offering investors exposure to attractive market dynamics for copper and other metals critical to the global energy transition.

Our strategy

Our strategy is focused on delivering against our operating plan and converting our pipeline of organic growth opportunities.

Execute Our Plan

Deliver Organic Growth

External Growth

Living by our values

What we will expect of each other and what others can expect of us.

Our TEAMS Values underpin our culture, guide our behaviours in all we do, and are the foundation for the standards of behaviour we require of our people.



We will communicate openly and clearly with each other, our shareholders, regulatory stakeholders, business partners and the community



We will strive for excellence in all that we do through a focused approach on mining fundamentals and a commitment to sustainability



We will do what we say we will do. We will drive personal ownership and accountability across all levels of the Company, ensuring that we all understand the role we play in the success of 29Metals


Mutual Respect

We will embrace diversity and deeply respect the differences and different perspectives of our workforce, our stakeholders and the community. We will earn the respect of our stakeholders and the community through our actions


Safety First

Safety is non‑negotiable – always front of mind in everything we do


The keystone of our Values – collaboration – across our workforce, with the community and our other stakeholders

Our history

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Our history

EMR Capital recognised the relatively limited options available to investors seeking exposure to copper-focused mining companies listed on the ASX, coupled with an expected future demand for copper as global decarbonisation efforts accelerate.

EMR Capital acquired a portfolio of copper-focussed assets, investing more than $400 million in the assets to improve operational performance, increase mine life and extend the resource base across the portfolio.
29Metals was formed through bringing together the assets and people, culminating in the listing of 29Metals on the ASX in July 2021.
29Metals has continued to invest in the assets, delivering Mineral Resource and Ore Reserve growth, developing new production areas, undertaking studies to advance future new mining areas, commencing studies to understand the potential to produce cobalt at Capricorn Copper, and improving operating conditions through upgrades to ventilation infrastructure


29Metals is led by a highly experienced team tasked with implementing our corporate governance and risk management frameworks, executing and delivering our strategy and operating plans, and advancing our pipeline of organic growth opportunities.

The Executive Leadership and Senior Management teams are supported by a majority-independent Board focused on sustainable growth in shareholder value.

Owen Hegarty OAM

Chair, Non-executive Director, (EMR Nominee)
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Owen has more than 40 years’ experience in the global mining industry with a career spanning executive and directorship roles across multiple mineral commodities and assets in Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas.

Owen co-founded and is Executive Chairman of EMR Capital, a specialist resources private equity manager with deep operational, investment, sustainability and ESG management expertise applied across the EMR investment portfolio companies.

Owen was formerly the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ASX-listed Oxiana Limited, leading the company to its merger with Zinifex Limited in 2008 to form ASX-listed OZ Minerals Limited (ASX: OZL).

Prior to Oxiana, Owen’s career included 25 years with the Rio Tinto Group, including as Managing Director of Rio Tinto Asia and Rio Tinto’sAustralian copper and gold business. Owen currently serves as a director on a number of EMR Capital portfolio companies. Owen’s previous non-executive directorship roles include ASX-listed Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX: FMG)and High field Resources Limited (ASX: HFR), and Hong Kong-listed G-ResourcesLimited and CST Mining.

Owen has served and continues to serve on a number of government and industry mining advisory bodies and is the recipient of a number of awards and citations in recognition of his achievements and service to the mining industry.

Owen was included in the 2021 Queen's Birthday honours list being awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia recognising his services to the minerals and mining sector.

Owen was appointed as a Director on 27 May 2021.

Fiona Robertson AM

Independent Non-executive Director
MA (Oxon) Geology FAICD MAusIMM
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Chair of Audit, Governance & Risk Committee
Member of Sustainability Committee

Fiona has more than 40 years’ experience as a finance executive and non-executive director, most of this spent within the resources sector.

Fiona’s senior and executive finance roles included serving as CFO of ASX-listed companies Petsec Energy Limited, Climax Mining Limited and Delta Gold Limited.

Fiona’s earlier career included credit risk management, corporate banking and resource financing roles with Chase AMP and ChaseManhattan Bank in Australia, New York and London.

Fiona is currently an independent non-executive director of ASX-listed Bellevue Gold Limited (ASX: BGL) and Whitehaven Coal Limited (ASX:WHC), where Fiona also chairs the audit & risk Committee for both companies. Fiona also serves as a member of Whitehaven Coal’s nomination and remuneration committee and previously served on its health, safety, environment and community committee, and serves on the nomination and remuneration committee and health, safety & sustainability committee for Bellevue Gold.

Fiona was previously an independent non-executive director of ASX-listed Drillsearch Energy Limited (ASX: DLS) and ASX-listed Heron Resources Limited (ASX: HRR), where Fiona also held roles on board committees focussed on audit, risk, ESG, people, remuneration and nomination matters.

Fiona’s successful career in the mining industry, and contribution to the empowerment and encouragement of women developing careers within the mining industry was recognised in 2022 when Fiona received the NSWMining Industry and Suppliers “Outstanding Contribution in Mining” award. In 2020, Fiona was named as one of “100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining” by Women in Mining UK.

Fiona was appointed as a Director on 27 May 2021.

Jacqueline ‘Jacqui’ McGill AO

Independent Non-executive Director
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Chair of Sustainability Committee
Member of Remuneration & Nominations Committee

Jacqui has more than 30 years’ experience in the mining sector, including in executive and senior leadership roles spanning operations, business development, technology and project management across copper, iron ore and energy, where Jacqui developed extensive experience in managing financial performance, risk management and sustainability.

Jacqui’s executive career includes 16 years with BHP where Jacqui held roles as President Olympic Dam and President BHP-Mitsui Coal, as well as other senior leadership roles in BHP’s copper, uranium and iron ore divisions.

Jacqui is currently an independent non-executive director of ASX-listed New Hope Corporation Limited (ASX: NHC) and Johannesburg-listed Gold Fields Limited (JSE: GFI).

At New Hope Corporation Jacqui chairs the sustainability and people committee and serves as a member of the audit and risk and nomination committees.

At Gold Fields Jacqui is chair of the social, ethics and transformation committee and serves as a member of a number of the board’s other standing committees.

Jacqui is also a non-executive director of the Royal Automobile Association of South Australia and the Adelaide Festival Centre.

Jacqui was included in the 2020 Australia Day honours list recognising her services to the resources sector, and diversity and inclusion.

Jacqui was appointed as a Director on 27 May 2021.

Martin Alciaturi

Independent Non-executive Director
BSc (Eng) (Hons), Grad Dip (Applied Finance) FCA MAICD
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Chair of Remuneration & Nominations Committee
Member of Audit, Governance & Risk Committee

Martin is an experienced finance professional with combined experience of more than 40 years in investment banking and corporate finance, and as a mining executive.

Martin is currently the executive Finance Director for Sierra-Rutile Holdings Limited (ASX: SRX), a minerals sands mining company that listed on the ASX on 25 July 2022 following a de-merger from ASX-listed Iluka Resources. Martin also serves as a member of Sierra Rutile Holdings’ sustainability and social accountability committee.

Previously Martin spent 11 years as chief financial officer and executive director with Aquila Resources Limited (ASX: AQA, delisted 2014), where Martin’s responsibilities included strategy, business development, investor relations, finance and administration.

Prior to Aquila, Martin spent 30 years in investment banking and corporate finance, including as Head of Corporate Finance at Macquarie Capital in Perth, Partner-in-charge for Corporate Finance at EY in Perth (including head of the EY natural resources team), and as an executive director with Poynton Corporate.

Martin has also served as a member of the Australian Government’s Takeovers Panel between 2006 and 2015.

Martin was appointed as a Director on 27 May 2021.

Tamara Brown

Independent Non-executive Director
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Member of Audit, Governance & Risk Committee
Member of Sustainability Committee

Tamara has over 25 years’ experience in the finance and mining sectors with an engineering background.

Tamara is currently a Partner of Oberon Capital Corporation, a Canadian boutique energy and mineral resources investment banking firm.

Prior to joining Oberon Capital, Tamara held various senior management and executive roles, including interim Chief Executive Officer with TSX-listed Superior Gold Inc. (2020-2021), and corporate development and investor relations roles with Newcrest Mining Limited (2018-2020) (ASX: NCM), Primero Mining Corp. (2010-2018) (TSX: P, NYSE: PPP, formerly ASX: PPM) and IAMGOLD Corporation (2009-2010) (TSX: IMG, NYSE: IAG).

Tamara is currently an independent non-executive director of TSX-listed Lithium Royalty Corp. (TSX: LIRC) and TSX-listed Orla Mining Ltd (TSX: OLA). Through these independent non-executive directorships, Tamara also serves on a number of board committees, including as a member of the audit committees for each company, and as chair of the audit committee for Lithium Royalty Corp.

Tamara was previously a non-executive director of TSX-listed Lundin Gold (TSX: LUG), ASX-listed Titan Minerals Limited (ASX: TTM), and Superior Gold Inc. (TSX.V: SGI) where she chaired the governance committee and human resources and compensation committee.

Tamara was appointed as a Director on 17 April 2023.

Francis ‘Creagh’ O’Connor

Non-executive Director, (EMR Nominee)
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Member of Remuneration & Nominations Committee

Creagh has more than 30 years’ experience as an executive and adviser in the mining industry and investment banking.

Creagh is a current director and co-founder of GP Securities, a private investment group based in Adelaide. Through GP Securities, Creagh is a founding shareholder of EMR Capital, a specialist resources private equity manager, where Creagh is also currently a non-executive director and senior advisor.

Prior to co-founding GP Securities, Creagh held various executive and senior roles in investment banking and corporate advisory, including as Global Head of the Metals & Mining advisory group of Standard Chartered Bank following its acquisition of Gryphon Partners Pty Ltd in 2011, a boutique corporate advisory firm co-founded by Creagh in 2003.

Earlier executive and senior management roles included roles as head of corporate business development at formerly ASX-listed Normandy Mining Group (1993-2001) (ASX: NDY) and Executive Director of Australian Magnesium Corporation Limited (1996-2001) (1996-2001) (ASX: ANM) and Managing Director of Queensland Metals Corporation Limited (1997-2000) (formerly ASX: QMC).

Creagh was previously a non-executive director of formerly ASX-listed Bondi Mining Limited (ASX: BOM) and Chesser Resources Limited (ASX: CHZ), Solstice Media Limited and the Queensland Mining Council.

Creagh was appointed as a Director on 17 April 2023.

James Palmer

Chief Executive Officer
BEng (Chemical Engineering) (Hons)
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James has more than 25 years’ experience across operational, technical, strategy and business development roles in a career that spans multiple commodities.

James joined 29Metals from BHP where he has spent the past two decades in various leadership roles, most recently as BHP’s Group Performance & Improvement Officer.

With a chemical engineering background, James’ career history includes roles with BHP, WMC and MIM (now Glencore), including Asset President and General Manager roles in operations, technical, strategy and business development.

James has a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Queensland and has completed post graduate training with the Australian Institute of Management (Lean Six Sigma), DuPont (safety leadership) and the London Metals Exchange.

James has also held director and executive roles with industry bodies, including formerly acting as a director of the Queensland Resources Council, member of the NSW Minerals Council Executive Committee and Deputy Chair of the WA Chamber of Mines & Energy (Eastern Regional Council).James is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

James was appointed as Chief Executive Officer with effect on and from 1 May 2024.

Ed Cooney

Chief Operating Officer
BEng (Mining), MBA MAusIMM
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Ed is a mining engineer with more than 20 years of experience in base and precious metals mining, operations and development projects, spanning Australia and Indonesia, including ten years in senior operational leadership roles.

At 29Metals, Ed has executive accountability for site safety and sustainability, operations, operational risk management, project studies and development, Group planning, and Group geology and exploration.

Prior to joining 29Metals, Ed joined EMR Capital in 2019 as Operations Director, responsible for providing operational leadership and oversight to EMR Capital’s portfolio companies with a particular emphasis on the 29Metals assets.

Ed’s prior roles include a series of senior operations leadership roles at the privately‑owned Martabe Gold Mine in Indonesia (2013–2019), including General Manager Operations (2015–2019) and Director Operations (2016– 2019), and with BHP as Manager Mining (2010–2012) and Manager Resource Planning and Development (2009–2010) at the Cannington Mine in Australia.

Earlier, Ed’s career included roles in Australia and Indonesia with Xstrata, PT Petrosea, Barrick Gold and Mount Isa Mines.

Ed holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) from the University of New South Wales and an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles, and the National University of Singapore. Ed is a member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Peter Herbert

Chief Financial Officer
BComm, Grad Dip (Applied Finance)
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Peter is a corporate finance executive with 19 years’ experience across private equity, investment banking and professional services with a Big Four firm.

At 29Metals, Peter has executive accountability for Group accounting and financial reporting, management reporting, treasury, concentrate marketing and logistics, Group commercial and ICT.

Prior to 29Metals, Peter was with EMR Capital (2018–2021) as an investment director responsible for corporate finance and strategic initiatives. 

Peter’s earlier roles include Executive Director Energy and Natural Resources Group (Mining and Metals) with Standard Chartered Bank (2011–2018), Associate Director Mining and Metals M&A with Gryphon Partners (2009–2011), Executive for General Industrials with Macquarie Capital Advisers (2007–2009), and various roles with KPMG Corporate Finance (2003–2007).

Peter holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Corporate Finance) from the University of Western Australia and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Financial Services Institute of Australia. Peter also completed the Chartered Accountant requirements from the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Clifford Tuck

Chief Governance & Legal Officer
LLB (Hons), BScApp (Hons) FGIA MAICD
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Clifford is a legal and governance professional with more than 20 years’ experience, principally in the resources sector.

At 29Metals, Clifford has executive accountability for Group legal and governance, Group company secretariat (including subsidiary administration), Group risk and insurance, share registry and Sustainability & ESG.

Prior to 29Metals, Clifford’s roles included working as an adviser to ASX-listed and private equity clients in relation to corporate transactions, governance and ESG matters, General Counsel & Company Secretary (consultant) for Lattice Energy Limited (the proposed IPO vehicle for the upstream oil & gas assets of ASX-listed Origin Energy Limited) (2017), General Counsel & Company Secretary of formerly ASX-listed Drillsearch Energy Limited (2014–2016) and various in-house roles with ASX-listed Newcrest Mining Limited (2005–2014), including Acting General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel (2011–2014). Clifford commenced his professional career with national law firm Allens (2001–2005).

Clifford was also formerly a non-executive director of ASX-listed Aurelia Metals Limited (ASX: AMI) where he also served as a member of the audit committee.

Clifford holds a Bachelor of Laws (hons) from the Queensland University of Technology and a Bachelor of Applied Science (hons) from the University of Queensland, and is a fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia.

Naomi Dolmatoff

Group Executive, Governance & Secretariat and Company Secretary
BCom (Finance), FGIA, MAICD
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Naomi is a senior corporate governance professional and company secretary with significant experience working with ASX listed entities.

Naomi joined 29Metals in early-2023 having spent a number of years in both in-house and consulting roles for a broad range of ASX-listed entities across a variety of sectors predominately in financial technology, resources and telecommunications.

Naomi has previously held Company Secretary roles with Hutchison Telecommunications (Australia) Limited (ASX: HTA), OFX Group Limited (ASX: OFX) and IVE Group Limited (ASX: IGL).

Prior to joining 29Metals, Naomi was Director and Co-founder of a boutique corporate governance consulting firm and worked with ASX Top 100, S&P/ASX 300 and private entities seeking to list on the ASX.

At 29Metals, Naomi has executive accountability for Group governance and secretariat (including subsidiary administration), insurance (D&O) and share registry.

Naomi was appointed as Group Executive, Governance & Secretariat and Company Secretary with effect on and from 1 July 2024.

Naomi holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance. Naomi is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia.

Adrianna Quinn

Group Executive, People & Culture
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Adrianna is a senior human resources leader with 20 years’ experience, including over 10 years within the mining industry. She has significant experience partnering with leaders, and leading teams, to execute and continuously improve the processes within the employee lifecycle ensuring continual alignment to organisational objectives.

At 29Metals Adrianna has executive accountability for human resources, employee and industrial relations, and inclusion and diversity.

Prior to joining 29Metals, Adrianna held both corporate and site-based roles spanning Asia Pacific in human resource operations, transformation, group business improvement and labour planning and governance with Newcrest Mining, Rio Tinto, Hewlett Packard, and IBM. 

Adrianna joined 29Metals in October 2023 and was appointed Group Executive, People & Culture with effect on and from 1 July 2024.

Adrianna holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Swinburne University of Technology. 

Kristian Stella

Group Executive, Corporate Development
BEng (Chem), MBA
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Kristian is a corporate finance professional, with over 15 years’ experience in M&A, strategy, business planning and investor relations, gained in the finance and mining sectors.

At 29Metals, Kristian has executive accountability for investor and media relations and business development.

Prior to joining the Company, Kristian held senior roles in ASX listed entities including at Syrah Resources and Newcrest Mining, as well as roles in stockbroking and management consulting at Shaw and Partners and PricewaterhouseCoopers, respectively.

Kristian joined 29Metals in August 2022 and was appointed Group Executive, Corporate Development with effect on and from 1 July 2024.

Kristian holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) from the University of Melbourne and an MBA from Deakin University.

Lucas Williams

Group Executive, Geology & Exploration
BSc (Hons), MAIG
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Lucas is a geologist with more than 14 years’ experience in base metals exploration and mining spanning Tasmania, Western Australian and Queensland, including four years in senior operational leadership roles. Lucas’ experience covers strategic assessment and regional target generation, through to resource and operational geology. 

At 29Metals Lucas has executive accountability for Group geology and exploration, and mineral resources and ore reserves.

Prior to joining 29Metals, Lucas worked in various roles with responsibilities covering exploration and management at the Golden Grove mine through MMG and EMR Capital ownership. Prior to this he worked in mine geology at the MMG owned Rosebery mine.

Lucas was appointed Group Executive, Geology & Exploration with effect on and from 1 July 2024.

Lucas holds a Bachelor of Science with Honours majoring in Geology/Earth Science, from University of Tasmania CODES, and is a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists.

Brett Milner

General Manager Operations, Golden Grove
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Josh Moran

General Manager Operations, Capricorn Copper
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Grace Fong

Group Financial Controller
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Tom Hennessy

Group Manager, Business Planning & Analysis
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Scott Campbell

Marketing Manager
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David Star

Commercial Manager
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