John Welborn


Mr Welborn is Executive Chairman of Fenix Resources. He is also Non-Executive Director of Equatorial Resources Limited, Chairman of Orbital Corporation and President of Rugby WA.

Mr Welborn is a Chartered Accountant with a Commerce degree from UWA, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, and a member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

In addition to his extensive corporate career, Mr Welborn is a former Wallaby Rugby player and Commissioner of Tourism in Australia.

Craig Mitchell


Mr Mitchell founded Mitchell Corp in 1997 which became one of Australia’s largest bulk haulage businesses before its sale to Toll Group in 2011. Craig was awarded the Ernst and Young Western Australian Entrepreneur of the Year 2006.

In 2019, he founded trucking and logistics company Newhaul, which formed a joint venture with Fenix Resources.

Chris Tuckwell

General Manager – Operations

Mr Tuckwell is a qualified engineer and experienced executive of both mining and mining contracting companies with notable experience as Managing Director of MACA Limited and Chief Operating Officer and Country Manager of African Mining Services.

Mr Tuckwell was responsible for the rapid development of the Iron Ridge DSO iron ore project and currently acts as the Registered Manager and Quarry Manager on site.

Garry Plowright


Mr Plowright is an experienced executive with over 25 years’ experience in finance, commercial and technical development within the mining and exploration industry.

Mr Plowright has held global Operational and corporate roles with Gindalbie Metals Ltd, Mt Edon Gold Ltd, Pacmin Mining, Atlas Iron Ltd, Tigris Gold (South Korea) and Westland Titanium (New Zealand).

Stuart Ausmeier


Mr Ausmeier is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst with over 20 years’ finance experience in mining and finance. Stuart joins Fenix from an ASX- listed global engineering company, where he held senior finance roles and was most recently Group Treasurer. Previously, Stuart worked at global investment bank NM Rothschild & Sons, where he focused on strategic advisory as well as debt and equity capital market transactions across the mining industry.

Adrian Third

Commercial Manager

Mr Third has over 25 years experience in the mining industry both in Australian and internationally. In 2019, he was recognised for his work in improving diversity within the mining industry, winning the Northern Territory Women in Resources Gender Diversity Champion award.

Mr Third holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Curtin University.