Board and Management


Managing Director and Acting Chairman – 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 – Mr 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.

Non- Executive Director – Mr Andy Haslam

Mr Haslam has more than 35 years of mining experience as both a mining contractor and as a mine owner with Australian based companies.  He has previously been CEO of ASX listed companies Vital Metals and Territory Resources, non-executive director of BC Iron, Vimy Resources and Chairman of Resource Development Group.   

Mr Haslam has been responsible for large multi metal open cut mining operations, process plant construction, complex mining logistics, construction of rail rolling stock and large mine operational improvement programs across a range of commodities including gold, iron ore, nickel, copper, uranium and Tungsten.   He is based in Perth.