Richard Mathews is the CEO of RPMGlobal and serves on its Board of Directors. He is a 25+ year veteran of the software industry who is recognised for his leadership and innovation. Richard has a successful track record in scaling public and private enterprise technology companies. Since joining RPMGlobal, Richard has helped lead the company’s development and growth from a desktop software provider to a truly global organisation that is transforming the mining industry with the delivery of enterprise solutions in operations. Whilst the rest of the industry was contracting, he was investing and expanding RPMGlobal’s offerings and footprint.
Prior to RPMGlobal, Richard was the Non-Executive Chairman and CEO of eServGlobal Limited. Before eServGlobal, Richard was the CEO of Mincom and held Executive roles at JD Edwards and Translink Transport Authority. He is also a founding partner of MHB Holding Pty Ltd. He currently serves as a board member of Telstra Health Pty Ltd and previously was part of the Board for METSIgnited. Richards holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Science and ACA.
Paul is the Chief Technology Officer, CTO, at RPMGlobal where he is responsible for leading the company’s global information technology strategy and driving the development and delivery of key IT initiatives to support RPMGlobal as it grows its workforce, customer base and the RPMGlobal solution suite. With more than two decades of experience, he has a proven track record in leading enterprise-wide programs and implementing best practices for employees.
Prior to RPMGlobal, Paul was the CTO for eServGlobal and Mincom. He has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Computing.
David is the Executive General Manager – Technology Consulting and Partners at RPMGlobal where he has operational responsibility for engagement with RPMGlobal’s customers and partners. His objective is to be the execution hub for all RPMGlobal solutions that delivers consistent methodology and services whilst maintaining the high quality our global customer base demands making it easier for customers and partners to do business with RPMGlobal. David is instrumental in the growth and development of RPMGlobal’s strategic partner network and continues to grow RPMGlobal’s Training division from strength-to-strength. David brings more than 15 years of global experience that includes management and development of alliance programs extending across 50 countries, as well as leadership of a product globalisation team, and readying software for sale in multiple jurisdictions and languages.
He has held leadership positions at Mincom and JD Edwards.
Philippe joined RPMGlobal as a geologist in 2008 and went on to successfully build the group’s advisory business in Asia before recently taking executive ownership of all Advisory services. Having started working life in open cut and underground operations in Western Australia, followed by 3 years developing large porphyry copper projects in Russia, Philippe has spent the last eight years focusing on financial market transactions and downstream operational and exploration value creation.
Based out of Beijing for the past 5 years Philippe has managed numerous Due Diligence and Independent Technical Review projects for private acquisitions and listing purposes and has worked closely with leading Chinese state-owned enterprises and international financial institutions in Australia, Hong Kong, Mongolia, China and Russia.
Philippe holds a Bachelor of Science Mineral Exploration and Mining Geology, an Associate Diploma of Geoscience, a Graduate Certificate of Geostatistics and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientist (“MAIG”). He meets the requirements for Qualified Person (“QP”) for 43-101 and SGX reporting, and Competent Person (“CP”) for JORC and HKEx reporting for most metalliferous Mineral Resources.
Michael is the Chief Financial Officer of RPMGlobal where he is responsible for all aspects of RPMGlobal’s financial operations. Within finance, he guides the controller, treasury, accounting, tax and internal audit functions to support RPMGlobal’s growth strategy. Prior to joining RPMGlobal Michael held a senior management position in the business advisory division of chartered accounting firm Moore Stephens. Throughout his 15+ year career in accounting and auditing, Michael has successfully aligned financial and business metrics to support business strategy and high-growth.
Michael is a Certified Public Accountant and Fellow of the Tax Institute of Australia. Michael holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Queensland.
James is the Executive General Manager – Group General Counsel and Company Secretary of RPMGlobal where he leads the RPMGlobal legal, compliance and investor relations departments. He also works closely with the senior management team and board of directors on any legal, regulatory or compliance matter affecting the company. He has broad experience acting in an in-house legal capacity for multi-national companies, has served as company secretary and has experience in corporate governance, joint ventures, acquisitions and contract negotiation with multi-national licensing and consulting service businesses. Prior to RPMGlobal, James was as Regional General Counsel with Hyder Consulting Pty Ltd, and held Senior Legal Counsel roles at Ansaldo STS Australia Pty Ltd and Mincom Pty Ltd respectively.
James holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Information Technology from Queensland University of Technology, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance from the Governance Institute of Australia, is a Solicitor and Member of the Queensland Law Society and is an Associate Member of the Governance Institute of Australia (AGIA) and Chartered Institute of Secretaries (ACIS).
Brittany is a dynamic Human Resources practitioner with over 10 years’ experience working in technology and software development companies. She has extensive knowledge of the critical drivers that shape RPMGlobal’s business strategy, having spent more than five years in the company’s Human Resources function. In 2020, Brittany was appointed Executive General Manager for Human Resources. In this role, she is responsible for the company’s global HR strategy, including workforce development, talent management, leadership/management development, organisational effectiveness, and employee engagement.
Brittany possesses strong experience in performance management and transformational leadership and has a proven track record in effective international recruitment across the fields of technology, engineering and consulting. Brittany holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources and Management and postgraduate education in Employment Relations.
Anthony Fraser is RPMGlobal’s CMO and is responsible for managing relationships with both internal and external stakeholders of the business. The priority is ensuring all have a positive experience with the brand and get the most value from RPMGlobal’s solutions and teams. Marketing also falls under his responsibilities which is aimed specifically at increasing awareness of RPMGlobal’s products and capabilities.
Anthony is an experienced business professional having spent the past 15 years in software and hardware technology businesses within the mining and oil and gas industries. Anthony Joined RPMGlobal in 2015 and has a Bachelor’s Degree from Griffith University in Australia.
Mike Evans is the General Manager, EMEA. With over 30+ years’ experience, he is uniquely experienced in managing technology businesses in the Middle East and Africa. Mike is a commercially astute and results driven Executive, with a proven track record of accelerating growth in business-critical software and services across Enterprise segments. He is a pragmatic and technical leader who combines strategic analysis, experience in international and multi-functional environments, with a keen focus on delivering tangible results to complex customers, to optimise revenue generation. Mike has proven ability to lead and motivate teams to maximise innovative performance and results with effective communication skills.
Prior to RPMGlobal, Mike held management and Executive roles with JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, Oracle and ABB with experience across many industry sectors including Finance, Retail, Telecoms, Manufacturing, Energy and Defence. He has a Bachelor degree from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa.
Michael is the Regional General Manager for Asia, Russia and Australia for RPMGlobal. Michael has been working in the mining industry for 20 years and has spent the last 9 years with RPMGlobal. Michael is responsible for the regional customer base, cultivating opportunities in new and existing markets, and ultimately RPMGlobal’s Software Operations in the region.
Michael has experience across the entire mining value chain and has worked in a number of roles across RPMGlobal’s business as part of the Executive Management Team. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Griffith University in Brisbane, Queensland.
Simon joined RPMGlobal in a senior commercial role in 2011 with over 25 years experience in business leadership roles in the mining and services industries. Prior to joining RPMGlobal in 2011, Simon worked in management consulting and business coaching for 10 years following an extensive career with ICI and Orica Mining services in Australia and Asia over 17 years. This formed a solid core knowledge of the mining industry and included managing the Quarrying and Construction sector in Queensland, the rapidly developing mining markets in Papua New Guinea, the Coal sector in Queensland as State Manager for WA.
During his time at RPMGlobal, Simon has lead business development and commercial processes from small independent reviews to multi-billion dollar transactions and major feasibility studies.
Igor has over 28 years of extensive experience in the mining industry having served in operational, managerial and consulting roles. As a consultant he has completed over 200 mining studies including, mine feasibility studies, independent technical reviews and estimation of mineral reserves. These include technical studies for metalliferous, coal and quarry projects throughout the world. Though he has experience in the Americas and Africa, much of his international focus has been within the Asia region with extensive work in Indonesia, Mongolia, India and China.
Igor’s key strengths include project management, strategic analysis of new and existing mining projects to optimise value, and developing mine plans that deliver practical and achievable outcomes. He is familiar with both the Australian JORC Code and the Canadian NI 43-101 reporting requirements.
As well as a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours, Igor has supporting post-graduate qualifications in business and environmental management.
David has been engaged in the mining industry for 30 years, with 20 years of site operational and technical experience in the UK, South Africa and Australia. He has been with RPMGlobal for ten years, during which time he has leveraged his extensive underground experience in both coal and potash to execute numerous technical studies and reviews ranging from due diligence work through to feasibility studies.
David’s work has incorporated studies in Australia, India, Indonesia and in recent years, extensive work in Turkey with our local partners. His key strengths include team leadership and project management with a strong focus on systems and processes.
Moreover, Dave is a member of the AusIMM, holds Chartered Professional status, meets the requirements of a Competent Person under JORC 2012 and is also a Registered Professional Engineer in Queensland (RPEQ). Dave attained his Master’s degree in Mining Engineering from The Royal School of Mines, Imperial College in London and most recently attained a Post-Graduate Certificate in Mining Finance from KAPLAN.
Sandeep is a customer focused leader and is RPMGlobal’s General Manager for North and South America. Sandeep’s focus is building on RPMGlobal’s Americas business by forging loyalty with clients, vendors and external business partners. His customer orientated focus has been critical to his success in the region over many years. Sandeep has a proven track record in the industry having worked for a number of world class IT organisations prior to joining RPMGlobal. Sandeep holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Victoria in Canada.
Avakash (Akoo) Patel is President of the Americas region for RPMGlobal’s Consulting & Advisory business. Based out of Denver, Akoo is responsible for growing and strengthening client relationships across North and South America.
Akoo brings more than 25 years’ of experience in consulting, mining and mineral processing operations to RPMGlobal. The past eight years of his career have encompassed senior and executive leadership positions.
Prior to joining RPMGlobal, Akoo was the Vice President of Metallurgy and Processing at mining and metals consulting firm, Roscoe Postle Associates Inc.
Akoo is a licensed Professional Engineer, and holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Regina.
Richard was appointed as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of RPMGlobal Holdings Limited in August 2012.
Richard is currently a director on the Telstra Health Pty Ltd Board. Richard was previously the Non-Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of eServGlobal Limited. He has more than 20 years’ of management experience in telecommunications, software, and investment. He is a founding partner of MHB Holdings Pty Ltd. Richard was formerly CEO of Mincom, Australia’s largest enterprise software company. Richard has also held the role of Senior Vice President, International at J D Edwards and Director of TransLink Transport Authority.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Science from Otago University and is an Associate Chartered Accountant.
Paul has more than 25 years’ senior executive experience in transport, logistics, travel, and aviation.
Paul started his career in the 1990’s with Australian Airlines/Qantas before moving to American Express and then Ansett Australia. After moving to Queensland in 2002, Paul was a C-suite executive at Flight Centre before going on to become CEO of Queensland Rail, leading it through the separation from QR National ahead of the privatisation of that company via a public float. In 2012, Paul moved to Aurizon and led the reform of its commercial approach as Chief Marketing and Commercial Officer.
In late 2013, Paul became CEO of DP World Australia, following which the company regained its market leadership position and where he was instrumental in much needed port reform.
In 2019 Paul was appointed CEO of Virgin Australia where he led a strong transformation program before successfully steering the company through voluntary administration brought about by COVID-19.
Paul is on the Board of the Gold Coast Suns AFL team is a former Chairman of Tourism Technology Company, ATDW, and is a former Non-Executive Director of Australia Post.
Ross was appointed to the RPMGlobal Holdings Limited Board of Directors in March 2007.
Ross is also a non-executive director on the board of Wagners Holding Company Limited since its IPO in December 2017.
Ross joined Pitcher Partners (previously Johnston Rorke) in 1985, held the position of Managing Partner in 1992 – 2008 and again from 2014 – 2017. Predominately involved in corporate finance, auditing, valuations, capital raisings, and mergers and acquisitions for the past 20 years.
Ross has experience in corporate finance, auditing, valuations and capital raisings.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Commerce, FCA.