Board and Management


Non- Executive Chairman – Mr Peter Richards

Peter has over 35 years of international business experience with global and regional companies including British Petroleum (including its mining arm Seltrust Holdings), Wesfarmers Limited, Dyno Nobel Limited and Norfolk Holdings Limited.

Peter is the Chairman of ASX-listed mining equipment rental group Emeco (ASX: EHL). During his time at Dyno Nobel, he held a number of senior positions with the North American and Asia Pacific business, before being appointed as Chief Executive Officer in Australia ( 2005 to 2008).

Peter was a Non Executive Director (2009 to 2015) of Bradken Limited and a Non Executive Director (2010 to 2015) of Sedgman Limited.

Managing Director – Mr David Mendelawitz

David has 25 years’ international experience in exploration, mining and commerce.  His most recent role prior to joining Elmore was as founder and Managing Director of  Cleveland Mining Company, where for almost 10 years he oversaw the establishment of the company, discovery of a range of minerals in Brazil and Chile and establishment of a gold mine and processing plant in central Brazil.  Prior to this role, David was Head of Business Improvement at Fortescue Metals Group Ltd., in which he drove projects in iron ore exploration, project construction, mine and infrastructure optimisation and expansion planning.

During his 5 ½ years at Fortescue, David was initially the Exploration Manager for Eastern Tenements, overseeing field works which were part of the delineation of 2.8 billion tonnes of iron ore in a year.  He then became the Registered Manager of Mining during the trial mining operations as part of the $140 million feasibility study conducted over the project.

Non- Executive Director – Dr Nik Senapati

Nik is the President of the Australia India Business Council in Queensland. Nik is also the Honorary Advisor to the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in Australia and is an Advisor to Dua Associates and Consulting in New Delhi.

Until 2015 Nik was country head (MD) of Rio Tinto in India, a role that he held for almost 10 years. Nik is a geologist and has spent over 35 years in the mining industry with roles in exploration, operations, strategy and external relations. He was instrumental in establishing the Sustainable Mining Initiative for the Indian mining industry and initiated the Skills Council in the Mining Sector.

Nik was educated in India, Australia and as a Rhodes Scholar in the UK.

Non- Executive Director – Tim Webster

Tim is and a highly experienced engineer and is currently Project Delivery Manager with Wood, a company with 55,000 staff worldwide, across a
broad range of industrial markets.

He was involved in supporting the construction of the 1 billion Kemerton Lithium Hydroxide plant, and was previously the EPC Project Director for the Amec FosterWheeler CIVMEC joint venture at the Gold Roads Goldfields JV Gruyere Project.
Tim has over 30 years’ experience in various industries including operations management, project and construction management, and broader
project engineering.