Executive Management Team

Mr Darren Yeates

Chief Executive Officer

Mr Yeates has over 30 years experience in technical, operating and senior management roles within the mining industry. Prior to joining GVK, he spent 20 years with Rio Tinto where his most recent positions were Acting Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer at Rio Tinto Coal Australia. Mr Yeates holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) and an MBA.

Mr Raju Gottumakkala

Director Business Development

Mr Gottumukkala has over 20 years of experience in manufacturing and international business development across India, China and South Africa. Prior to joining GVK, he held engineering, manufacturing and sales and marketing roles with Ford Motor company in Australia.

Mr Umesh Goel

Chief Financial Officer

Mr Goel has over 20 years experience in finance, accounting and commercial management; including 17 years in the metals and mining industry. Prior to joining GVK, he was CFO of Aditya Birla Minerals and Head of Finance and Commerce (Foil and Wheel Division) with Hindalco Industries.

Mr Malcolm Northey

Executive Project Director

Mr Northey has over 45 years experience in international project management. Previously with Citic Pacific Mining, Fluor, and Signet Engineering, he has been involved in the engineering, design and construction of projects valued in excess of US$20b.

Mr Andy Mifflin

Executive General Manager Development Projects

Mr Mifflin has over 35 years of experience in both underground coal and open-cut operations and projects. Prior to joining GVK, he has held PM, GM and COO positions at AMCI, Vale and Carbon Energy. He has a Bachelor (Hons) of Mining Engineering and an MBA.

Mr Paul Taylor

Executive General Manager Infrastructure and Approvals

Mr Taylor has over 25 years’ experience on civil and mining infrastructure construction projects. Prior to joining GVK, Mr Taylor held roles with Kunioon Coal Tarong Energy and Gold Coast Desalination Plant. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil).