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Lee Bowers
Managing Director

Lee’s professional background is deeply entrenched in global resources finance and equity markets. His expertise includes minerals industry analysis, mining corporate strategy and business development, fundamental asset evaluation (including valuation), corporate financial and capital structure dynamics, equity capital raising/syndication in Australia and Canada, and institutional funds strategies. Lee’s previous roles include:

  • Division Director and Head of Australian Mining Equity Research at Macquarie Group
  • Head of Global Resources Sales at Macquarie Group
  • Director Mining Research at Royal Bank of Canada

Lee holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia.


Michael Vaughan

Executive Director

Michael has spent 15 years providing investor relations, media relations and communications advice to mining companies and working in senior positions within the Australian resources business media. He has long standing media relationships, extensive experience representing mining companies within investment markets (particularly in high-profile M&A deals) and a strong grounding in corporate governance and ASX regulations applicable to the mining industry. Michael’s previous roles include:

  • Director of Investor Relations at Cannings Purple
  • Vice President Capital Markets at FTI Consulting
  • Resources Editor of the Australian Financial Review

Michael holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Western Australia, a Graduate Diploma in Journalism from Murdoch University, and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance from the Governance Institute of Australia.


Andrew Edge


Andrew has worked across a range of sectors including mining, telecommunications and technology in a combination of both in-house and consulting roles. Possessing experience across a broad scope of investor relations and corporate affairs activities, his expertise focusses on strategic investor targeting, share register analysis and M&A. Andrew's previous roles include:

  • Investor Relations Analyst at Iluka Resources
  • Investor Relations Manager at Market Eye
  • Director at Muir Rose Consulting

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Commerce (International Business) from Curtin University, and a Diploma of Investor Relations from the Australasian Investor Relations Association.


Alex Mackay

Investor Relations EXecutive

Alex is a results driven communications and investor relations professional with a diverse range of experience across communications, digital marketing and graphic design. She started her corporate communications career in the higher education industry before focussing on the resources sector. Alex works closely with clients to articulate their investment proposition and develop effective shareholder communications. Alex’s previous roles include:

  • National Marketing Coordinator, LTT Group Pty Ltd
  • Marketing and Communications Officer, University of Western Australia

Alex holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) and a Bachelor of Communications (Professional Writing and Publishing) from Curtin University and a Certificate of Investor Relations from the Australasian Investor Relations Association.


Fiona Ryan

Chief Operating Officer

Fiona has worked as a solicitor at both top tier and boutique law firms, practising in the areas of commercial and property law. She also has direct experience in establishing and managing mid-sized business enterprises and her expertise includes optimisation and high performance strategy. Fiona’s previous roles include:

  • Solicitor at Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Solicitor at Juniper Legal
  • Assistant Accountant at Hawke Sims Chartered Accountants
  • Director on the Hockey Australia Board

Fiona holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from the University of Notre Dame and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the College of Law.


Sonali Weragoda

Markets and investor relations analyst

Sonali is completing a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Geology and Finance at the University of Western Australia. Sonali’s interests lie in resource and capital markets with aspirations to build her knowledge base across a wide range of commodities. She is passionate about learning and understanding the geological foundations and ultimately combining this with her finance knowledge to help clients build long term value.