Jeremy Kirkwood Bcom ANU

Jeremy Kirkwood joined Talisman Mining in April 2016 and has extensive experience in corporate strategy, investment banking and global capital market and provides invaluable strategic input and guidance to the Company’s board and management team.

A highly respected corporate advisor, Mr Kirkwood has been a principal with Pilot Advisory Group and was previously a Managing Director at Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley and Austock. He has primarily worked in public markets, undertaking merger and acquisitions and capital raisings for companies principally in the metals and mining, energy and infrastructure sectors.

He has been a Director of companies in the not-for-profit sector and is currently Chair of Geelong Grammar School and Independent Schools Victoria.

Dan Madden BComAcc, ACA, Governance Institute Australia
Managing Director

Dan Madden was appointed as acting CEO in April 2016 and has been with Talisman since 2009 in his previous role as Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary. Dan has more than 15 years’ experience in the resource sector, including as Financial Controller for Jubilee Mines and General Manager – Finance for Xstrata Nickel Australasia.

Dan graduated from the University of Birmingham with a degree in Commerce and Accounting before joining Deloitte in the UK and Australia. He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and a member of the Governance Institute of Australia.

Alan Senior Asscshp Mech Eng, FIEAUST, FAusIMM
Non-Executive Director

Alan graduated from Western Australian Institute of Technology (Curtin University) with an Associateship in Mechanical Engineering in 1968. He is an engineer with extensive experience in design and project development.

Prior to joining Talisman, Alan operated as an independent consultant servicing the mineral processing industry.

Alan was a non-executive Director of Jubilee Mines NL up until its purchase by Xstrata. Before joining the board of Jubilee in 2003 he led the team which completed the feasibility study for the Cosmos Nickel project and its successful implementation, followed three years later by the transition from open cut mining to underground mining.

Alan is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Brian Dawes B.Sc. Mining, MAusIMM
Non-Executive Director

Brian is a mining engineer with 40 years of international mining industry experience.  He holds a BSc in Mining from the University of Leeds UK, and is Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

He has worked and resided in the UK, Africa, Middle East and across Australia and holds several First Class Mine Managers' Certificates of Competency.  Brian’s diverse expertise covers all key industry aspects from exploration through the discovery, feasibility, funding, approvals, project construction, commissioning, operations, optimisation, logistics, marketing and closure phases.  This includes on-site management and corporate responsibilities in a diversity of challenging and successful underground and open pit operations across many commodities and geographies, with emphasis on copper, nickel, gold, zinc and lead, iron ore, graphite and coal. 

Prior to joining Talisman, Brian held senior positions with Jubilee Mines, Western Areas, LionOre Australia, WMC, Normandy Mining, Aberfoyle, Cyprus Gold, Minproc Engineers and MIM.

Karen Gadsby B.Comm, FCA, MAICD
Non-Executive Director

Karen is a professional Non-Executive Director with broad finance and commercial experience across several sectors.

Karen worked as an executive for North Ltd throughout Australia for 13 years and also Robe River Iron Associates and Energy Resources of Australia Ltd.

Karen is currently the Chair of Strategen Environmental Consulting and recently appointed to the Board at Myall Wellbeing Pty Ltd.

Karen is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.