Robin Widdup has over 40 years of industry experience. He graduated from Leeds University in 1975 with an Honours Degree in Geology. From 1986 to 1997 Robin worked as an Analyst and Manager for J B Were & Sons – Resource Research team. Robin founded Lion Selection Group and Lion Manager in 1997.
Robin is Chairman of PhosCo Ltd and a Non-Executive Director of One Asia Resources Limited.
Barry Sullivan is an experienced and successful mining engineer, with a career spanning over 40 years in the mining industry. His initial mining experience was gained in the South African gold mining industry, followed by more than 20 years with Mount Isa Mines. In the final five years of his tenure with MIM, Barry was Executive General Manager, responsible for the extensive Mount Isa and Hilton operations.
Barry was previously Non-Executive Chairman of EganStreet Resources, Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Exco Resources and a Non-Executive Director of Catalpa Resources, Sedimentary Holdings, Bass Metals and Allegiance Mining. He was also a Non-Executive Director of Lion’s predecessor company, Lion Selection Limited.
Barry joined the Board of Lion Selection Group Limited in December 2011 and was Lion’s Chairman from February 2016 to January 2024.
Chris Melloy is a mining engineer with over 40 years’ experience in the mining industry in operations, securities analysis and investment. He held senior positions in MIM and JB Were & Son prior to joining Lion.
Chris has served on many of Lion’s investee boards as a Non-Executive Director.
Chris was an Executive Director of Lion Manager from its inception in 1997 through to 2011, becoming a Non-Executive Director of Lion on 1 November 2012.
Chief Executive Officer
Craig Smyth graduated from the Victoria University of Wellington with a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration and completed his Masters of Applied Finance at the University of Melbourne. Craig’s financial background includes Coopers & Lybrand, Credit Suisse First Boston (London) and ANZ Investment Bank. Craig is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand.
Craig is an Executive Director of Lion Manager Pty Ltd.
Investor Relations Manager and Company Secretary
Jane Rose has extensive experience across the legal and resources sectors having held senior administrative positions with Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Nabarro Nathanson and AngloGold Ashanti Limited where she was responsible for the management of various corporate initiatives and special projects.
From 2002 to 2006, Jane worked for several Lion investees including MPI Mines Ltd, Leviathan Resources and Indophil Resources. In 2007 Jane joined Lion as Corporate Relations Manager and in November 2008 was appointed Investor Relations Manager and Company Secretary.