Board and Management
Red Hawk brings together a highly skilled and experienced Board and Management Team. We focus on unlocking previously unrealised value in our projects through focus, diligence and execution.
The Hon. Cheryl Edwardes AM
Ms Edwardes is a highly credentialled and experienced company director and Chairperson. A solicitor by profession and a former Minister in the Court Government of Western Australia, she has extensive experience and knowledge of WA’s legal and regulatory framework relating to mining projects, environmental, native title, heritage, and land access.
During her political career, Ms Edwardes held positions that included WA Attorney General, Minister for the Environment, and Minister for Labour Relations. She currently serves as the Non-Executive Chair of Nuheara Ltd (ASX: NUH), Westgold Resources Ltd (ASX: WGX), and Port Hedland International Airport. She also works with HHG Legal Group on a part-time basis, focusing on pro bono work and the development of the firm’s charitable arm, HHG Giving Back, in addition to consultancy work with FTI Consulting, assisting clients with a range of complex statutory approvals required for resources and infrastructure projects.
Ms Edwardes was awarded an Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2016 for “significant service to the people and Parliament of Western Australia, to the law and the environment, and through executive roles with business, education and community organisations.” She was also named in the 100 Women of Influence 2016, inducted into the Western Australian Women’s Hall of Fame 2016 and was a finalist in the Women in Resources Award 2015.
Managing Director and CEO
Mr Michael is a highly experienced mining executive with over 25 years’ experience in the resources industry in senior executive leadership roles with ASX-listed mining and exploration companies as well as investment banking, corporate advisory and equities research positions with several global investment banks.
Prior to joining Red Hawk, Mr Michael has served as Managing Director of ASX-listed uranium company Vimy Resources Limited, which culminated in the successful $658 million merger with Deep Yellow Limited, and Mr Michael subsequently served as an Executive Director of Deep Yellow.
Prior to his positions with Vimy Resources Limited and Deep Yellow Limited, Mr Michael was a Managing Director with global business advisory firm FTI Consulting, where he specialised in economic evaluations, feasibility studies and project financing of mining projects across multiple commodities and jurisdictions.
Mr Michael is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He currently serves as Non-Executive Director of Predictive Discovery Limited (ASX: PDI) and Wia Gold Limited (ASX: WIA).
Mr Foster is an experienced senior executive and has held a number of leadership and strategic business development roles in the energy, infrastructure and financial markets industries. He was previously CEO of King Country Energy Limited and Independent Director and Interim CEO of NZX listed NZ Windfarms Limited. He formerly held senior investment banking, corporate finance and equity capital markets roles at Macquarie Bank and ABN AMRO NV.
Mr Foster is currently General Manager, Business Development for the Todd Corporation, an Independent Member of the Audit and Risk Committee of Te Runanga O Ngai Tahu and Advisory Committee member of Forest Partners Fund Limited Partnership investment fund.
Mr Foster holds a Bachelor of Forestry Science, has completed the AVIRA Programme at INSEAD and is a member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand.
Mr Foster is a nominee Director of the Company’s largest shareholder, TIO (NZ) Limited.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr Harris is an experienced Mining Industry Company Executive and Director. He is a chemical engineer with a BSc ChE from the Mackay School of Mines at the University of Nevada, Reno. Mr Harris has served as CEO, COO, and CFO in mining and metals companies around the world and has worked and lived in the USA, South Africa, Russia, and Australia. He is a world recognised vanadium industry veteran and has a strong understanding of the resource sector from both a technical and financial perspective.
Mr Harris is currently Non-executive Director of U.S. Vanadium LLC, Australian Vanadium Ltd (ASX.AVL), Queensland Energy & Minerals and an independent technical and executive consultant to GSA Environmental Limited in the United Kingdom. Recent roles include interim CEO and Managing Director and Non-Executive Director at Atlas Iron; Non-Executive Director of Paladin Energy; Chief Executive & Chief Operating Officer at Atlantic Ltd; Advisory Board Member and Vanadium Consultant for Blackrock Metals; Vice President & Head of Vanadium Assets at Evraz Group; Managing Director at Vametco Alloys; and CEO and CFO of Strategic Minerals Corporation.
Ms Jiang has more than 15 years’ experience in management and corporate governance within the mining and resources sector.
Ms Jiang is currently company secretary and executive manager of OCJ Investment (Australia) Pty Ltd, the second largest shareholder of Red Hawk Mining Limited.
Ms Jiang is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Juris Doctor, both from the University of Sydney. In addition, Ms Jiang is currently completing a Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance and Risk Management at the Governance Institute of Australia.