// Management Team


Randal Swick, Managing Director

Randal was a founding director of Cougar Metals in 2003 and also a founding director of Swick Mining Services, which listed on the ASX in 2006 and is now a world class provider of underground drilling services. Randal brings considerable industry knowledge and contacts gained from his first hand involvement in the management and operation of several private companies involved in exploration and mining throughout Western Australia, Uruguay and Brazil in both the surface and underground environments. Randal holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering

David Symons, Non Executive Director

David was  appointed a director of CGM in September 2015. He holds a BSc in extractive metallurgy and has approximately 30 years of national and international experience. David is also a founding director of Independent Metallurgical Operations, one of Australia's leading metallurgical consulting companies and has significant experience in the review of graphite, lithium and gold projects, from an operational and economic perspective.

Brian Thomas, Non Executive Director

Mr Thomas is the principal of a corporate advisory practice working with small to mid-market capitalisation companies in corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions and investor relations. He has held both Executive and Non-Executive Director roles with numerous ASX listed and unlisted companies after an extensive career in the financial services sector in corporate stockbroking, investment banking, funds management and banking. He has more than 30 years of mining and exploration industry experience in a broad range of commodities from precious and base metals, bulk and industrial minerals, diamonds plus oil and gas.

Mr Thomas graduated from the University of Adelaide with a BSc in Geology and Mineral Economics, the University of Western Australia Business School with an MBA and the Securities Institute of Australia (now FinSIA) with a Certificate in Applied Finance and Investment.

Brett Tucker, Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary

Mr Tucker has acted as Company Secretary to a number of ASX listed and private companies and has been involved in numerous public corporate acquisitions and transactions. Mr Tucker is a Chartered Accountant with a strong corporate and compliance background gained from experience in an international accounting practice, working in both audit and taxation across a wide range of industries.