Board of Directors
Didier Murcia (AM)
Honorary Consul for Tanzania in Australia, with extensive Tanzanian experience and high level connections.
30 years legal and corporate expertise in resources sector. Awarded Order of Australia for services to the international community through support for the provision of medical and educational resources in Tanzania.
Currently Chairman of Centaurus Resources Limited and Alicanto Minerals Limited.
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
Mr Graham, an engineering professional with 20+ years’ experience in the resources sector, has recently joined ASX listed mineral sands developer Strandline Resources Limited (Strandline) as CEO and MD. Luke was formerly Regional Manager of global minerals engineering and project delivery company Sedgman Pty Limited (a member of the CIMIC Group) serving over 11 years in various senior leadership roles within the business.
Mr Graham has a broad range of international leadership, technical and commercial expertise in the execution of major engineering projects within the resources (mine and port) and industrial sectors, including mineral sands, coal, iron ore, copper, gold and alumina. Extensive experience in managing financial operational performance and achieving strong business growth in soft market conditions.
Mr Hodder is a Geologist by background with a B.Sc. in Geological Sciences and a B.Com. in Finance and Commerce from the University of Queensland. He spent ten years in the mining and oil and gas industries before completing a M.B.A. at London Business School. John established the Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC) mining, oil and gas investment department in 1995 and was responsible for its investment activities for some eight years. He has served as a director of a number of junior mining companies and has significant experience of operating and investing in Africa. John also worked at Suncorp and Solaris as a Fund Manager focusing on the resources sector managing an index-linked natural resource portfolio of ~AUD$1.25bn.
Non-Executive Director - Strategy & Development
Mr Watson is a chemical engineer with more than 35 years’ experience in the global resources sector across senior technical, project, and management roles as well as corporate experience running ASX-listed companies. His experience includes project development, project delivery and mining facilities operations across multiple commodities and global jurisdictions, including Africa. At Strandline, in addition to duties as a Director on the Board he is responsible for supporting the business across commercial, technical, corporate governance, and strategic aspects of the business working with the MD/CEO.
Mr Watson was previously Principal Advisor - Strategy and Development for the Company and prior to that the Managing Director and CEO of Sedgman Pty Limited, an ASX‐listed engineering, project delivery and operations company focussed on the global minerals sector. Mr Watson is also currently a Non-Executive Director of both New Century Resources and Paladin Energy.
Mr Hancock, who holds a Bachelor of Business (B.Bus) degree, is a Chartered Accountant (CA) and a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia (F FIN), has over 30 years’ experience in key financial, commercial and marketing roles across a variety of industries with a strong focus on natural resources.
During 13 years at Atlas Iron, Mr Hancock served in numerous roles including CCO, CFO, Executive Director and Company Secretary. He also has strong board-level experience, particularity on matters covering governance, financial reporting, offtake marketing, mergers and acquisitions, risk management and strategy.
Mr Hancock has served as a director on a number of ASX-listed entities and is currently a Director of Centaurus Metals (ASX: CTM) and CuFe Ltd (ASX: FEL).
Ms Atkins has 7+ years of non-executive director experience with listed companies & NFPs. She is currently a non-executive director of ASX200 global contract mining company, Perenti Global (ASX: PRN) and International Women in Mining (a NFP). She is a former director of The Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy (The AusIMM). Alex has over 25 years’ multi-disciplinary and multi-commodity mining experience across the full value chain throughout Australia and PNG in roles that find, design & run mines, regulate mines & in the Big Fours. She is also MD & Principal at Alex Atkins & Associates, a mining risk consultancy focused on protection/conformance (assurance) and performance (digital transformation). With core competencies as a mining & geotechnical engineer, Alex has developed strong skills in finance, strategy, risk and governance which she has further honed during her time in the Big Fours, as an executive consultant and on Boards. Alex’s “X-Factor” is her leadership of the digital transformation of mining whilst managing mining’s critical material risks.
Alternate Director for Alexandra Atkins and Director of the Company's Tanzanian Subsidiaries
Mr Chialo obtained his Business Degree at Notre Dame University in Western Australia and has been a Director of Strandline’s Tanzanian subsidiaries since 2016. Mr Chialo is based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and is also employed as Strandline’s senior manager of Stakeholder and Sustainability, overseeing the Company’s key exploration and development activities in Tanzania.