Board & Management

Board & Management

Justin Reid
Managing Director

Geologist and capital markets executive with over 20 years experience focused exclusively in the mineral resource space. Senior positions at Paladin Energy and National Bank Financial, where he directed the firm’s sales and trading in the mining sector.

Catherine Stretch
Chief Commercial Officer

Over 15 years experience in capital markets managing companies and funds in the resource sector with expertise in global agriculture. Formerly Chief Operating Officer of a Canadian fund management firm with +$1bn in AUM.

Christine McGrath
Non-Executive Chair & Corporate Secretary

BJuris: LLB. Monash University 
Ms McGrath has over 30 years of experience as a commercial lawyer. She has held various senior executive management positions – including Company Secretary – in the retail and energy resources sectors.  Over a period of 10 years, she worked at KPMG Australia as senior corporate advisor to a wide range of entities, including listed companies. 

Zargos Hood

Mr. Hood brings 19 years of experience in business administration related to auditing, consulting and M&A. The last 10 years of experience within the mining sector included financial, accounting, commercial and logistics management over  base metals operations and fertilizer industry in Brazil.

David Gower
Non-Executive Director

M.Sc., P.Geo
Mr. Gower has over 25 years’ experience in the minerals industry including senior positions with Falconbridge Limited and Noranda Inc (now Xstrata).

Fernando Tallarico
Technical Director

B.Sc. Geology, M.Sc.,Ph.D. and P.Geo.
Mr. Tallarico has over 25 years’ experience in minerals exploration in South America with Vale, Falconbridge/Noranda, BHP Billion and junior companies of the fertilizer sector. Experienced with grassroots discoveries. Has been instrumental in putting together Aguia’s portfolio of assets.

Jonathan Guinness
Non-Executive Director

B.Sc. (Geology), Post Grad Dip (Econ Geology), M.Sc (Mineral and Energy Economics), MAusIMM.

Martin McConnell
Non-Executive Director

Bachelor of business (Finance and Accounting)
London Business School (Senior Executive Programme)
Head of Financial Risk, Assetinsure Pty Ltd.  Martin has over 35 years in Banking and Advisory services gaining initial experience in one of Australia’s trading banks before moving to sales management roles with several domestic and International banks. In 1995 he assisted with the establishment of Capital Finance (Bank of Scotland subsidiary) in Australia. 

David Shearwood
Executive Director

BE Mining (Hons), GAICD (Order of Merit), ASIA, PdHR.
David is a mining engineer (BE Mining Hons) with experience in underground copper/gold, underground coal and then as an explosives engineer with Dupont. He then spent over 30 years in the finance industry as an analyst, strategist and fund manager where he was frequently highly rated. 

Ryan Ptolemy
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Ptolemy is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified General Accountant, and CFA charter holder. Mr. Ptolemy has extensive experience in the role of CFO for a number of publicly listed companies, particularly in the mining sector.

Audit & Risk Committee: David Gower
Remuneration & Nominating Committee: David Gower

Corporate Directory

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Aguia Resources Ltd
Level 5
126 Phillip Street
Sydney NSW 2000 Australia

+61 2 9299 9690
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Aguia Resources Ltd
Level 5
126 Phillip Street
Sydney NSW 2000 Australia

+61 2 9299 9690
+61 2 9299 9629