Board Committees - People, Performance & Culture, Sustainability

Mr. Nossal is a senior mining executive with 35 years’ experience in gold, base metals and industrial minerals in business development, exploration, project development and operations. Mr Nossal has held executive management and board positions including at Newcrest, MMG, WMC Resources, Lundin Gold, Nordgold, En+Group, UC Rusal and Normandy Mining. Mr Nossal 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

Ms. Trace Arlaud was appointed as a Non-executive Director on 29 August 2022. Ms. Arlaud is a senior mining executive with over 28 years’ experience in the management of mining and site operations and large engineering projects. Ms. Arlaud 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. Ms. Arlaud 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)

Ms. Debra Bakker was appointed as a Non-executive Director of IGO in December 2016. Ms. Bakker is an experienced financier and deal maker with more than 27 years’ experience in the resources industry with significant international experience. Ms. Bakker 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.

Samantha Hogg

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

Ms. Hogg was appointed as a Non-executive Director of IGO in January 2023. Ms. Hogg is an experienced executive with international experience across the transport, infrastructure, energy and resources sectors. Ms. Hogg 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. Ms. Hogg 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. Ms. Hogg 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

Mr. Osborne 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 Mr. Osborne 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. Mr. Osborne 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. Mr. Osborne 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)

Mr. Keith Spence was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of IGO in December 2014. Mr Spence has over 40 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry with Shell and Woodside. Mr Spence 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

Ms. Yang is a chemical engineer with 30 years’ experience in energy and petrochemical industry with a variety of executive management and board positions at BP. Ms. Yang 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.



BAppSc Geol (Hons), MAIG
Acting Chief Executive Officer

Matt joined IGO in 2014 and was appointed Chief Operating Officer in early 2018, and prior to that was Chief Growth 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. After the unexpected passing of Peter Bradford in October, Matt has been appointed Acting Chief Executive Officer. 


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. Ms. Bozanic 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.


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.

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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