Senior Management

Mr Ben Hammond Managing Director 


Mr Hammond holds degrees in geology and business, spending his career in a variety of roles across the mining supply chain and development cycle. He has held both operational and project development roles throughout his career mostly outside of geoscience across mining, processing, ports and logistics. His previous roles have covered mine geology, operational business improvement, marketing and business development, and study management. He played a key role in marketing and negotiation of previous major international joint ventures completed by Centrex, including setting up and running a Chinese/Australian iron ore joint venture company. Originally joining Centrex in 2007, he was appointed CEO in 2013 and Managing Director in 2017.


Mr Alastair Watts  General Manager, Exploration 

BSc(Geo), DipBs (Front Line Management),  MAusIMM

Mr Watts is a Geologist with over 25 years experience in exploration, mining and project development. He has extensive gold, iron ore and phosphate mining experience as well as a successful history of mineral discovery and development. The technical expertise gained at the Phosphate Hill mine provided significant exposure to the fertiliser market to complement Centrex’s development of the Ardmore Phosphate Rock Project. A broad technical knowledge of exploration has been gained from base metal and gold projects in the Lachlan Fold Belt of New South Wales, the eastern goldfields of Western Australia, the Drummond Basin in north Queensland and nickel laterite deposits in Indonesia. He has held previous positions in both major resources houses, and mid-tier and junior operators. His roles have spanned mining, quality control and project management.


Mr Gavin Bosch Chief Financial Officer; Company Secretary 


Mr Bosch has over 20 years experience in the mining industry. He started his career with Normandy Mining Group and Newmont Australia spending time in the Northern Territory and Western Australia. Along with his roles in management and financial accounting he held positions in both taxation and systems implementation. He joined the Company in 2008.


Mr Steve Klose | General Manager, Projects

BEng (Minerals Engineering), MSc (Project Management)

Mr Klose is a project manager with over 25 years of experience in project management and process engineering within the mining industry. He has extensive experience in iron ore, copper, gold and nickel within Australia, Indonesia, South Africa, Chile and Peru. His experience includes roles both in engineering and operations that have encompassed the entire project lifecycle from study to execution including detailed design, construction, commissioning and operations.


Mr Gérard Bosch | Manager Approvals & Stakeholder Relations

Bsc(Geol)(Hons), FAusIMM

Mr Bosch is a geologist with over 37 years working in Australian mineral exploration, discovery and development. He has held previous positions in BP Minerals, North Flinders Mines, Normandy Mining, Australian Zircon and Eyre Iron. Mr Bosch has particular experience in the pre-development phase of mining operations, including statutory approvals and land access, and has broad experience in the management of exploration.