BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Garret Dixon – Non-Executive Chairman
Garret is an experienced and accomplished senior executive with extensive experience in the resources, transport and contracting sectors in Australia and overseas. His work in both private and ASX listed companies spans more than three decades. Garret’s career since graduation in 1981 includes time with a Federal Government construction department, Executive General Manager for civil construction and contract mining group Henry Walker Eltin Ltd, Managing Director of logistics company Mitchell Corporation, Managing Director & CEO of ASX listed Gindalbie Metals Ltd and Vice President of Iron Ore Business Development for rail freight operator Aurizon. Until recently, Mr Dixon held the position of Executive Vice President Alcoa & President Bauxite where he was responsible for the global bauxite mining business for the NYSE listed Alcoa Corporation. Mr Dixon currently holds the position of Non-Executive Chairman of ASX listed Fenix Resources Ltd, Non-Executive Director of ASX listed BCI Minerals Ltd and is also a proposed non-executive director of MLG (Oz) Ltd (subject to the finalisation of MLG (Oz) Ltd’s initial public offer). Mr Dixon has a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) and a Master of Business Administration and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mark Davis – Managing Director
Mark has been a Director of DDB since incorporation in 2011. He has over 24 years’ experience in the mining services sector and has worked with Action Drill & Blast, Ausdrill and was part of the founding management team at Rock On Ground as Operations Manager. Mark was also Managing Director of MTD Drill & Blast Consulting, providing specialised blasting expertise to Tier 1 operators.
Matthew Freedman – Executive Director
Matt has been involved with DDB since 2017, joined as General Manager in 2018 and was appointed as a Director in 2019. He has 13 years of experience in the mining and mining services sector. He has spent time working for Rio Tinto Procurement, WorleyParsons and conducting business development for Emeco. Matt holds a Bachelor of Business Administration.
George Garnett – Director
George is an experienced equity capital markets executive having advised on the formation and execution of numerous transactions in emerging companies. He is currently a Director of Corporate Finance at Canaccord Genuity Australia and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Curtin University. George was previously a Non-Executive Director of Gunsynd PLC (GUN.LSE).
David Kinnersley – Executive Director
David has 25 years drilling industry knowledge starting from drill operator and drill supervisor before co-founding Orlando Drilling. David is responsible for managing Orlando’s operational strategy and effective human resources capital management.
Joel Skipworth – Executive Director
Joel has 23 years of mechanical engineering experience and is a co-founder of Orlando Drilling. He is responsible for securing strong customer and supplier relationships and managing and maintaining all equipment and fleet procurement.