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 nearly 40 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.

Peter De Leo

Managing Director

Peter is the Managing Director of Lycopodium Limited and has been with the organisation since 1994. He was previously the Managing Director of Lycopodium Minerals Pty Ltd from 2009 through to 2015 and prior to that held the roles of General Manager – Operations, Manager of Projects and Project Director within the Organisation.

Peter is a Civil Engineer with over 29 years' experience in engineering and construction within the resources and infrastructure sectors. Peter possesses strong business management and project implementation skills and has been responsible for the successful delivery of many of Lycopodium’s pioneering and large scale projects. In his corporate roles he has often led the organisation in shaping and reshaping as required to meet the needs, and capitalise on the opportunities, within the market.

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 is one of the founding partners of Lycopodium and an Executive Director of Lycopodium Limited since listing in 2004. Rod is presently the Managing Director of Lycopodium Minerals and a Non-Executive Director of ADP Holdings.

His management roles within Lycopodium have included that of Managing Director of Lycopodium Limited and through earlier periods with Lycopodium Minerals the roles 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, and design assignments as well as commissioning of projects.


Bruno Ruggiero

Executive Director

Bruno is a founder of the Lycopodium group and has had a number of key roles throughout the group’s business units since its inception in 1994. He currently serves as the Technical Director for Lycopodium Minerals, having overarching responsibility for the Company’s technical knowledge base, capabilities and direction. At an operational level Bruno’s role involves extensive project involvement, responsibility for strategy and the definition and delivery of technical solutions in its EPC business.

Bruno is a mechanical engineer by training, with additional qualifications in process and structural engineering. His experience spans over 30 years in the minerals industry, having worked on various projects and studies in Australia, North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Africa in all capacities of the Company’s business – engineering, procurement, construction and management.

Bruno is an Executive Director of Lycopodium Minerals and a Non Executive Director of ECG Pty Ltd.


Robert (Bob) Osmetti

Executive Director

Bob is a Civil Engineer with over 38 years’ experience in the project management and construction management of projects in an EPCM role 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 in Australia and overseas.

Bob is one of the founding partners of Lycopodium and has held diverse positions within the group. Bob is currently the Managing Director of Mondium Pty Ltd, a fully incorporated JV between Monadelphous and Lycopodium established to service the engineering and construction market on an EPC basis.


Lawrence (Laurie) Marshall

Non Executive Director

Laurie was Lycopodium Limited’s Managing Director until early 2010 when, with the appointment of Rod Leonard, Laurie took up the positions of Non Executive Director and Consultant. He is also a Non Executive Director of Lycopodium Process Industries, Lycopodium Infrastructure, ADP Holdings and Metco Global.

As a founding partner and Certified Practicing Accountant with over 40 years’ experience in corporate, financial operational and risk 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 over 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 brings an extensive industry and operating experience to the board.



Peter Dawson

Executive Director

Peter has 30 years’ experience in the resources sector, initially in operations and subsequently in corporate roles, including as an executive director of listed public companies and as a Partner in the Corporate Finance division of KPMG.

With a background that bridges technical and commercial, Peter has a history of successfully developing and managing strong multi-disciplinary teams in the execution of resource projects and resource-based M&A transactions.



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.

Website by Trilogy