Board of Directors

The board views its primary role as the protection and enhancement of medium to long-term shareholder value. To fulfil this role, the board is responsible for the strategic direction and overall corporate governance of the company.

Lycopodium's board, executives and employees are a diverse and experienced team with a strong knowledge of the engineering industry.


Michael (Mick) Caratti

Non Executive Chairman

Mick has over 37 years' experience in the mineral processing industry with involvement in conceptual evaluation, engineering, commissioning and study management for new and existing projects in Australia and overseas.
Mick has extensive experience in company management having been a director and shareholder of a successful engineering consulting company from 1982 to 1987, and then as a director and shareholder of Lycopodium from its formation in 1992.

Mick's primary role as Chairman is to take a global view of the engineering industry and Lycopodium's place in it whilst maintaining the Company's founding philosophies and strategies. However, Mick continues to be involved at a project level as a Senior Consultant as required.


Peter De Leo

Managing Director

Peter is a Civil Engineer with over 25 years' experience within the construction and engineering industries. Peter possesses strong management and project implementation skills and has been responsible for the successful delivery of many of Lycopodium's pioneering and large scale projects.

Peter is the Managing Director of Lycopodium Limited having previously held the role of Managing Director of Lycopodium Minerals Pty Ltd, General Manager – Operations, Manager of Projects and Project Director.

A Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia, Peter maintains an active involvement with industry associations and tertiary education institutions both as a representative of the organisation and of industry.


Rodney (Rod) Leonard

Executive Director

Rod became the Managing Director of Lycopodium Minerals Pty Ltd in November 2015 after stepping aside as the Managing Director of Lycopodium Limited, a position Rod was appointed to in January 2010.

One of the founding partners of Lycopodium, and an Executive Director of Lycopodium Limited since listing in 2004, Rod has also served on various subsidiary boards.

His management roles within Lycopodium Minerals have included that of Technical Director for the Risk Management Group, Managing Director, General Manager of Operations and Manager of Metallurgy.

Rod has nearly 30 years' experience in a variety of roles in the operation and project development of major projects in North and South America, Africa, Asia and Australia and has been involved in many aspects of the mineral processing industry from process development, feasibility studies, design assignments as well as commissioning of projects. A graduate of the Colorado School of Mines with a BSc and MSc in metallurgical engineering, Rod started his career in the US minerals industry before moving to Australia in the early 90's.


Bruno Ruggiero

Executive Director

Bruno is a Mechanical Engineer with over 28 years' experience in the minerals industry completing both national and international projects.

Bruno is a founding partner of Lycopodium and, with expertise in both mechanical and process design, has undertaken diverse roles within the company.

Currently Technical Director with Lycopodium Minerals, Bruno sets the technical direction and standards for new project initiatives that the company undertakes. Over the past few years he has applied Lycopodium's mineral processing expertise to the iron ore projects being undertaken, particularly for Rio Tinto.

He is an executive director of Lycopodium Minerals and a non executive director of Lycopodium Asset Management.


Robert (Bob) Osmetti

Executive Director

Bob is a Civil Engineer with over 35 years' experience in the project management and construction management of projects and has worked for major construction contractors in the mining sector.

He brings direct experience in all aspects of project implementation, estimating, scheduling and construction management as well as the management of a number of feasibility studies for major resource projects and the establishment and management of major maintenance contracts.

A founding partner of Lycopodium, Bob has held diverse positions within the group and continues to apply his expertise across the group companies as required.

He is a non executive director of Lycopodium Minerals Queensland.


Lawrence (Laurie) Marshall

Non Executive Director

Laurie is a Non Executive Director and Senior Consultant, having previously served as Managing Director of Lycopodium Limited. He is also a Non Executive Director of Lycopodium Minerals Queensland and Lycopodium Process Industries.

As a founding partner and Certified Practicing Accountant with over 40 years' experience in corporate, financial and operational management, Laurie has been instrumental in the development of Lycopodium from its early days as a privately owned engineering consultancy to that of a public company.


Steven Chadwick

Non Executive Director

Steven is a Metallurgical Graduate of the WA School of Mines with 40 years’ experience in the mining industry, incorporating technical, operating and management roles, as well as a strong metallurgical background.

Steven is now a metallurgical consultant specialising in project management with a range of local and international clients. He was a founding director of BC Iron and a former managing director of Coventry Resources, PacMin Mining and, Northern Gold. Steven was a director and consulted to major Canadian miner Teck Resources Australian subsidiary company for 10 years.

Previous technical roles include Production Superintendent in the Lead/Zinc concentrator at Mt Isa, Metallurgical Manager for Pine Creek Goldfields, Group Metallurgist for Normandy Poseidon and General Manager of St Barbara Mines.


Keith Bakker

Company Secretary/Chief Financial Officer

Keith has been with Lycopodium for 17 years and in that time has carried out the roles of Commercial Manager and General Manager Finance.

A Fellow of the Certified Practicing Accountants of Australia, he brings to his role of Company Secretary and Chief Financial Officer, 30 years' experience in company secretarial and finance roles within the airline, human resource management and mining services sectors.



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