Mr Dobson is a highly-accomplished resources executive with more than 30 years’ international experience in senior leadership roles. He has a track record of successfully developing, operating, and transforming mining projects and operations. He holds a degree in Extractive Metallurgy from the WA School of Mines.
Most recently, Mr Dobson was Chief Executive Officer of ASX-listed Heron Resources. He arrived in the role as COVID-19 impacts forced mine closure in early 2020 and established a strategic process leading to the refinancing and resumption of mining operations.
Before that, Mr Dobson worked for six years with Sherritt International Corporation. He was President of the US$8bn Ambatovy nickel operations in Madagascar, which had 7,000 personnel during its transition from early ramp-up to stable operations, and achieved financial completion of the US$2.2bn syndicated bank loan associated with the project. He went on to assume responsibility for Sherritt’s nickel operations in Canada and Cuba.
Prior to this, Mr Dobson held a series of executive leadership and CEO/MD roles with Norilsk Nickel, Lihir Gold, and ASX-listed Kimberley Rare Earths, Anova Metals and Polymetals, where he led the development of the successful White Dam project in South Australia.