Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary
Mr Belladonna has been employed by Western Areas since 2005 and has been continually involved in the Company's development from a start up explorer through to becoming one of Australia's largest nickel concentrate producers. Mr Belladonna has been responsible for the initial set-up and ongoing management of the Group's accounting and information systems, bank debt financing arrangements, capital raising, corporate governance, and the risk management program of the Company.
Mr Belladonna holds a Bachelors Degree in Business and is a Certified Practicing Accountant with over 15 years experience in the resources industry including listed gold and base metal companies. Over that time he has held a varied range of management positions.
General Manager - Operations
Mr Jones is a Mining Engineer with over 25 years experience including a wide range of mining engineer, supervisory, and management positions.
Mr Jones has been employed with Western Areas since 2004 initially as the Registered Manager of the Forrestania Nickel Project followed by a transfer to the West Perth office to take up the new role as Group Mining Engineer in 2007.
Mr Jones is also a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy.
General Manager – Commercial
Mr Marshall has spent over 25 years as a senior executive in the mining and engineering industries, he has held directorships and senior management positions with a number of public and private companies.
Mr Marshall has extensive commercial, corporate services and project development experience and holds a Diploma of Project Management and is a Certified Practicing Project Director.
General Manager – Forrestania Nickel Operations
Mr Sutherland was appointed General Manager of the Forrestania Nickel Operations in September 2012, having been with Western Areas since 2007 as Flying Fox Underground Manager and then Mining Manager .
Mr Sutherland is a mining engineer with 29 years industry experience in a range of companies and commodities including 20 years in operational mine and management positions.
General Manager – Corporate Development
Mr Lau joined Western Areas in 2014 and is experienced in corporate development, strategy and planning, finance and M&A across the resources and energy sectors. He was part of the London based group business development team which helped grow Xstrata into a major diversified miner before its eventual sale to Glencore in 2013.
Mr Lau is a CFA charter holder, holds a BCom (Hons) in Quantitive Finance and Mathematics from the University of Western Australia and an MBA from Oxford.