The Board has extensive experience in the mining industry covering legal, governance, commercial, finance, technical and operational.


Peter Mansell
Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Mansell has extensive experience in the mining, corporate and energy sectors, both as an advisor and as an independent
Non-Executive Chairman and director of listed and unlisted companies.

Mr Mansell practised corporate and resources law for a number of years in South Africa and Australia. He was previously a partner at Freehills (the predecessor of the law firm Herbert Smith Freehills), including the Managing Partner for over 10 years, and its National Chairman.

He retired from legal practice in 2004 and has since held directorships in a number of companies including BWP Management Ltd, Foodland Associated Ltd, OZ Minerals Ltd, WA Newspaper Holdings Ltd (Chairman), Electricity Networks Corporation (trading as Western Power) (Chairman) and Zinifex Ltd (Chairman). Mr Mansell also chaired the Advisory Board of Pacific Aluminium Ltd in anticipation of its intended float in 2014.

Mr Mansell’s current external appointments include Non-Executive Director of Foodbank of Australia Ltd and Energy Resources of Australia Ltd.

Luke Creagh
Managing Director / CEO

Mr Creagh is a mining engineer with over 20 years’ experience working for both contracting and mining companies at projects throughout Australia and overseas.  He most recently served as Chief Operating Officer of Northern Star Resources Limited.  Prior to becoming COO in 2018, Mr Creagh held various senior positions within Northern Star, including GM Business Development, GM Strategy & Growth and Operations Manager.  Prior to working at Northern Star he was Operations Manager at Barminco Limited.

Mr Creagh has a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) from University of Queensland and holds a Western Australian first class mine manager’s certificate.

Alan Rule
Non-Executive Director

Mr Rule has more than 25 years’ experience as the CFO of ASX listed mining companies with operations and projects in Australia, Africa, North and South America across several commodities. He has also been a Non-Executive Director of listed companies since 2016. He is currently a Non-executive Director of Yellow Cake plc, an AIM listed company.

Mr Rule has considerable experience in international debt and equity financing of mining projects, implementation of accounting controls and systems, risk management, governance, and regulatory requirements in mining companies. In addition, he has wide ranging experience in mergers and acquisitions within the mining industry.

Mr Rule was CFO at Galaxy Resources Limited from 2017 until it was taken over in 2021. His previous positions included CFO of Sundance Resources Limited, Paladin Energy Limited, Mount Gibson Limited and St Barbara Mines Limited. He is a Chartered Accountant (Fellow) and holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Accounting degrees.

Kathryn Cutler
Non-Executive Director

Ms Cutler is a professional geologist with over 18 years extensive mineral exploration and resource development experience in the Australian resources industry.

Ms Cutler holds a Bachelor of Science (Mining Geology & Mineral Exploration)(Hons) from the Western Australian School of Mines (WASM) and is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM).

Beginning her career with Newmont and Atlas Iron in Western Australia, Ms Cutler went on to hold senior management roles with ASX-listed companies, Saturn Metals (ASX: STN) and Aruma Resources (ASX: AAJ).

Ms Cutler is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Killi Resources (ASX: KLI), a gold and copper explorer with key projects in the Charters Towers and Mt Rawdon regions in Queensland.

Jo-Anne Dudley
Non-Executive Director

Ms Dudley is an accomplished and safety-focused mining engineer with over 25 years of experience in the global mining industry. Her expertise includes merger and acquisition analysis, technical studies, major project experience and assurance, and managing annual reporting of Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves.

Ms Dudley has a Bachelor of Engineering Mining (Hons) (University of NSW), a Graduate Certificate in Technology Management (Deakin University), is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (“AusIMM”).

Ms Dudley’s prior experience as the Chief Operating Officer of TSX and NYSE listed Turquoise Hill Resources adds dimension to her portfolio which also includes the role of Senior Manager Strategic Mine and Resources Planning at Rio Tinto Ltd’s Oyu Tolgoi Mine in Mongolia and Mining Engineering positions at North Ltd’s Northparkes Mines, New South Wales. Ms Dudley’s has a background in underground mining which includes mass mining as well as contracting experience in developing and operating UG decline access mines in the Northern Territory, Queensland and Tasmania.


Andrew Czerw
Chief Development Officer

Mr Czerw is a highly experienced geoscience professional with over 25 years of significant senior management experience in Australia and overseas. He has extensive exploration, project development, surface and underground operational experience with a strong bias towards team building.

His previous roles include General Manager for Tanami Gold NL, Director of Operations for Tectonic Resources Ltd and Chief Geologist for Emperor Gold Mining Company Ltd.

Katherine Blacklock
General Manager – People & Culture

Ms Blacklock is a Human Resources executive with over 25 years of experience in leading people and culture activities within the resources industry.

Prior to joining OBM, she held senior leadership roles including General Manager – People and Learning at Macmahon, HR Manager – International Projects at Bis Industries,  Region HR Manager – Asia Pacific with Baker Hughes, and founded a successful HR consultancy, HRwise providing HR advisory services to the resources industry within Australian and internationally. She holds a Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management and BSc in Anatomy & Psychology.

Gareth Jones
Chief Financial Officer/ Joint Company Secretary

Mr Jones is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and holds an MBA from Warwick Business School. He is an accomplished executive with over 20 years of experience in financial, governance and operational leadership across a diverse range of companies and sectors.

His previous roles include Chief Financial Officer at Austin Engineering Limited, Director of Finance and Business Services at St John of God Health Care and Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary at Poseidon Nickel Limited.

Rhianna Farrell
Chief Geologist

A Geologist with twenty years industry experience with exposure to gold and base metals in operations, and brownfields exploration projects.

Ms Farrell has past experience with various small-medium sized producers and has also held senior roles with Barrick, Gold Fields, Red 5 Limited and Emmerson Resources.

Technical strengths include narrow vein gold, grade control systems and processes, near-mine exploration and applying a strategic approach for building the exploration-resource pipeline.

Ms Farrell holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Geology) from La Trobe University and a Master of Business Administration from Deakin University.  She is also a Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, and Society of Economic Geologists.


We target Zero Harm

  • Safety imbedded in all that we do
  • Risks assessed and actively managed
  • Sustainable environmental performance

We are a Team with a Winning Mindset

  • Plan to win – targets are known and achieved
  • Every Person important to Team success
  • Every Person accountable for their actions

We Pursue Solutions with Intent

  • Communication positive and respectful
  • Empowered workforce that keeps improving
  • Systems of work support high performance

We Accept the Challenge to Create Value

    • Develop our people to make a difference
    • Achieve top 10% of industry performance
    • Mediocrity is unacceptable


Ora Banda Holdings Limited (“the Company”) has adopted Corporate Governance policies which form the basis of a comprehensive system of control and accountability for the administration of corporate governance. The Board is committed to administering the policies and procedures with openness and integrity, pursuing the true spirit of corporate governance commensurate with the Company’s needs.  To the extent they are applicable to the Company, the Board has adopted the ASX Corporate Governance Council’s Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations 4th Edition.

The Company’s Corporate Governance Policies and Procedures and the last Corporate Governance Statement are included below:


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Peter Mansell
Non-Executive Chairman

Luke Creagh
Managing Director

Alan Rule
Non-Executive Director

Jo-Anne Dudley
Non-Executive Director

Gareth Jones & Susan Park