Directors and Management

Alvo Minerals Corporate Snapshot

  • Alvo’s board has significant minerals exploration and mining experience in Brazil and around the world
  • Alvo has access to an experienced team in Brazil to manage exploration activities



Graeme Slattery | Non-executive Chairman

Graeme is a practising corporate lawyer with over 20 years of experience advising companies in the mining and resources sector on all aspects of corporate and commercial law.  He has extensive experience dealing with foreign jurisdictions and regulatory issues and serves on numerous international boards.


Rob Smakman | Managing Director

Rob is a Geologist with over 20 years international experience, over 10 of which were in Brazil. Fluent in Portuguese, he successfully founded and listed Crusader Resources and was responsible for instigating its Brazilian entry and operations. Rob sourced, negotiated, explored and built projects in Brazil and around the world and has raised >USD100M in capital (equity and debt) for multiple projects.  


Beau Nicholls | Non-executive Director

Beau is a Geologist with over 25 years international experience, including 9 years in Brazil as the Principal consultant for Coffey Mining- a leading international consulting firm (Beau is fluent in Portuguese). Beau is Principal Consultant for Sahara Natural Resources, specializing in exploration and mining services in Africa.


Mauro Barros | Non-executive Director (nominee Director)

Mauro has over 17 years of experience within the mining industry, with previous positions covering project development, M&A and general management. Mauro is the founder and CEO of Ore Investments, a significant shareholder of Alvo Minerals. Ore Investments is an independent private equity fund manager, focused on mining and exploration in Brazil. Mauro was previously the Country Manager of the Volta Grande Gold deposit (+7Moz Au project) from 2014 to 2017 and has also held positions at Vale, Arcelor Mittal and Azevedo Sette.

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Carol Marinkovich | Company Secretary

Carol has over 25 years experience in the mining industry.  She has extensive experience in Company Secretary and Corporate Governance Practices both within Australia and Internationally working with companies in the ASX200, ASX300 and for other listed junior explorers.

Carol is a Member of the Governance Institute of Australia and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators in London.

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Gary Elwell | Chief Financial Officer

Gary is a finance professional with 20 years of experience in senior accounting roles (CFO/Financial Controller) with Australian and UK public companies. He has extensive experience in IPOs, mergers, acquisitions, backdoor listings, audits, ASX reporting and financial reporting.

Gary is currently servicing a number of ASX-listed companies including Buxton Resources Limited, Aruma Resources Limited, Strategic Elements Limited, and Structural Monitoring Systems plc and is a Non-Executive Director of Petrex Australia Pty Ltd.

Gary graduated in Economics from the University of Northumbria in the UK. He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the Institute of Public Accountants.


Julio Liz | Exploration Manager

Julio is a vastly experienced Geologist with a history of domestic and international experience. He has extensive experience in project evaluation, development and exploration project management, working for companies including Sumitomo, Barrick, Anglo American, Bemisa and Rio Novo Gold. He has worked across multiple commodities including precious metals, base metals and bulk commodities.

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