BBus, MBus, MBA
Managing Director & CEO

Ivan was appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of IGO Limited in December 2023. Ivan has worked in the mining industry for 25 years, spending over 20 years with Rio Tinto where he gained experience across various senior operating, commercial and functional roles.

Ivan’s experience covers iron ore, copper, coal, aluminium and now battery metals. His most recent role as Chief Executive Aluminium at Rio Tinto had global accountability for the world’s largest western aluminium production. Preceding this he was Interim Chief Executive at Rio Tinto Iron Ore, and Managing Director of their rail, ports and core infrastructure across Western Australia. Ivan also spent five years in Mongolia from 2010, building the Oyu Tolgoi Project and completing his term as the Chief Operating Officer of this business.

Ivan is deeply passionate about the energy transition and has developed a broad understanding of relevant energy and materials markets. He is committed to growing IGO, leveraging the strong values and culture, while continuing to build partnerships with Traditional Owners, communities, governments and other industry partners.


Board Committees - People, Performance & Culture, Sustainability

Michael is a senior mining executive with 35 years’ experience in gold, base metals and industrial minerals in business development, exploration, project development and operations. Michael has held executive management and board positions including at Newcrest, MMG, WMC Resources, Lundin Gold, Nordgold, En+Group, UC Rusal and Normandy Mining. Michael has particular experience in strategy and business development internationally and has led significant growth initiatives most recently at Newcrest and MMG.


BSc (Geology and Geophysics) (Hons), Grad Dip Mining, M.Eng Mining
Non-Executive Director
Board Committees - Nomination & Governance, Sustainability

Trace was appointed as a Non-executive Director on 29 August 2022. Trace is a senior mining executive with over 28 years’ experience in the management of mining and site operations and large engineering projects. Trace has particular experience in underground mine planning and operations and has a significant track record in complex underground mining operations and an acute understanding of the associated safety risks. Trace is currently CEO of underground mining specialist, IMB Inc and serves as non-executive director on the boards of Global Atomic Corporation, Seabridge Gold Inc and Imdex Limited.


MAppFin., BBus. (FinAcc), Grad Dip FINSIA, GAICD
Non-Executive Director
Board Committees - Audit & Risk, People, Performance & Culture (Chair)

Debra was appointed as a Non-executive Director of IGO in December 2016. Debra is an experienced financier and deal maker with more than 27 years’ experience in the resources industry with significant international experience. Debra has previously held senior positions with Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Standard Bank London Group and Barclays Capital and was the non-executive chair of Capricorn Metals Ltd and a non-executive director of Azumah Resources Ltd. She is currently a non-executive director of Carnarvon Petroleum Limited and the Western Australian Representative for Auramet Trading LLC.


Non-Executive Director

Marcelo has more than 35 years' of international experience in the mining industry, with extensive experience in major project development, operations, logistics and senior leadership in most of the major sectors of the mining industry including iron ore, gold, copper, nickel, zinc and coal. Previously Marcelo was the Chief Operating Officer of MMG Limited, and he has also held various senior leadership positions with BHP, including BHP President Nickel Americas, BHP President Nickel West, and Chief Executive Officer and President of the BHP Mitsubishi Alliance. Marcelo was also the Director of Copper for Vale. Marcelo is an experienced ASX and LSE non-executive director and holds positions as a non-executive director of AngloAmerican PLC, Aurizon Holdings Ltd and Iluka Resources Ltd, and has also held non-executive directorships with OZ Minerals, Golder Associates, AMIRA and Golding Contractors in the past.

Samantha Hogg

BCom (Commerce)
Non-Executive Director
Board Committees - Audit & Risk (Chair)

Samantha was appointed as a Non-executive Director of IGO in January 2023. Samantha is an experienced executive with international experience across the transport, infrastructure, energy and resources sectors. Samantha has held senior executive positions at Transurban Group and Western Mining Company across a broad range of portfolios including finance, strategic projects, marketing and corporate services. Her most recent role was as the CFO of Transurban Group. Samantha was a non-executive director of De Grey Mining Limited, Australian Renewable Energy Agency, TasRail, MaxiTRANS Industries Limited, Hydro Tasmania and Infrastructure Australia, and was a board member of the National COVID-19 Commission Advisory Board. Samantha is currently a non-executive director of Cleanaway Waste Management Limited, Adbri Limited and Chair of Marinus Link Pty Ltd.


BSc (Geology) Hons, MAICD, FAusIMM, FSEG
Non-Executive Director
Board Committees - Nomination & Governance (Chair), People, Performance & Culture

Justin has over 30 years’ experience as an exploration, mining and development geologist, is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and holds a Bachelor of Science, Honours (First Class). Up until June 2021, Justin was an Executive Director at Gold Road Resources, playing a pivotal role in the discovery, development and construction of the world class Gruyere Gold Mine. Justin previously held senior positions on the exploration executive team of Gold Fields Ltd, including Vice President Development Strategy – Growth and International Projects, and General Manager Near Mine Exploration covering all international mining operations; and management roles with WMC Resources at the Kambalda Nickel and St Ives Gold operations. Justin is Non-executive Chair at Matador Mining Limited, and a Non-executive Director at Hamelin Gold Limited and Astral Resources NL.


BSc (Geophysics) (Hons)
Non-Executive Director
Board Committees - Audit & Risk, Nomination & Governance, Sustainability (Chair)

Keith was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of IGO in December 2014. Keith has over 40 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry with Shell and Woodside. Keith was a non-executive director of Murray & Roberts Holdings Limited and Oil Search Limited, the non-executive chairman of Geodynamics Limited, and chaired the Board of the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority. He is currently the non-executive Chairman of Santos and Base Resources Limited.


PhD ChemE, MBA
Non-Executive Director
Board Committees - Audit & Risk, Sustainability

Xiaoping is a chemical engineer with 30 years’ experience in energy and petrochemical industry with a variety of executive management and board positions at BP. Xiaoping has a diverse breadth of working experience in the US and Asia and has held general manager roles of joint ventures and Chair positions including downstream and new energy frontier businesses.



Chief Legal Officer

Kate joined IGO in 2011 and was appointed General Counsel in 2017 and moved into the role of General Counsel and Head of Risk & Compliance in 2021. In 2022 Kate was appointed Chief Legal Officer. Kate has 20 years’ experience as a practising lawyer specialising in large scale resources litigation, corporate law and native title. In addition to her corporate work, Kate has been a legal member of WA’s Mental Health Review Board and the sitting lawyer on WA Health’s Human Research Ethics Committee and is currently a member of the board of Ronald McDonald House Charities (WA).



BCom (Acc & Fin), ANZCA, GAICD
Chief Financial Officer

Kath was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2022 after 3 years as a Non-Executive Director of IGO, including being Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee from January 2021. Kath has over 30 years’ experience as a finance professional including as Partner of professional services firm, Deloitte and Chief Financial Officer/General Manager of listed and private mining and contracting companies. Kath has previously held senior positions with BGC Contracting, Atlas Iron and Mt Gibson. In addition to her corporate work, Kath has been a Non-Executive Director and Chair of Audit and Risk Committees for several listed, private and government organisations and is currently a member of the board of Rugby WA.


BE (Min), MBA, MSc (Min Eco), FAusIMM(CP), FIEAust, GAICD, RPEQ
Acting Chief Operating Officer

Chris joined IGO in 2017 as General Manager of the Nova Operation, and prior to appointment of Acting Chief Operating Officer was Head of Technical Services. Chris has more than 35 years’ experience largely in underground mining across a range of commodities and mining styles, and has previously held senior positions in Xstrata/Glencore and MMG. Chris is a currently director of the AusIMM.


BAppSc Geol (Hons), MAIG
Acting Chief Development Officer

Matt joined IGO in 2014 as Chief Growth Officer, was appointed Chief Operating Officer in early 2018, and Acting Chief Executive Officer in October 2022. In December 2023, Matt was appointed Acting Chief Development Officer. Matt has over 25 years’ experience in all facets of the industry including exploration, resource development, technical studies, corporate development, public markets, operations, and executive leadership. Matt has previously held senior management positions within PMI Gold, Gold Fields and WMC Resources. Matt has extensive global experience, having worked in Australia, South America, Africa and Asia.


Dip App Science, B. Health Science, CAHRI, GAICD
Chief People Officer

Sam joined IGO in 2013 as Human Resources Manager and was appointed Head of People & Culture in 2017. In 2022, Sam was appointed Chief People Officer. Sam has over 25 years’ experience in senior management, human resources, consulting and operational roles working for a range of organisations. Prior to joining IGO, Sam led large workforce -based businesses within Aherns Department Stores and Ansett Airlines, before turning to roles in Human Resource management across the mining, finance, legal and biomedical sectors.


BCom (Economics and Commercial Law)
Chief Growth and Commercial Officer

Brett joined IGO in 2024 as Chief Growth and Commercial Officer. Brett has extensive executive and non-executive experience in both listed and private business across the resources, commodities and infrastructure sectors. With over 25 years’ experience, Brett has exceptional skills in global product sales and marketing, corporate development and strategy, as well as deep connections into China and other key global commodity markets.

IGO would like to acknowledge and pay respects to Traditional Owner groups whose land we are privileged to work on, and whose input and guidance we seek and value within the operation of our business. We acknowledge the strong, special physical and cultural connections to their ancestral lands.



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