Board and Management

R3D Resources is led by the Board which has substantial financial and management experience and a technical manager which has strong expertise in the resources industry.

Jihad Malaeb 

Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Malaeb is an experienced entrepreneur across a number of industries, including hospitality and construction, as well as having significant experience in mineral exploration and mining operations – both as an active investor and company director. He currently owns and operates a portfolio of hospitality businesses and real estate across Australia, which have been established over the past 30 years. Mr Malaeb was previously a Non-Executive Director of Critical Resources Limited (ASX:CRR), where he helped steer CRR through the past few years as one of its largest shareholders and as a board member.

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Dr Stephen Bartrop 

Managing Director

Education: PhD, BSc(Hons), Grad. Dip. Securities Instit. MAusIMM, F Fin, MSEG, GAICD.

Steve’s professional experience spans more than 30 years covering periods in both the mining industry and financial sector. With a geology background, Steve has worked in exploration, feasibility and evaluation studies and mining in a range of commodities and in different parts of the world. In the financial sector, Steve has been involved in research, corporate transactions and IPOs spanning a period of more than 20 years, including senior roles at JPMorgan, Bankers Trust and Macquarie Equities.

Steve is also a director of Southwest Pacific Bauxite (HK) Ltd, a company developing a bauxite project in the Solomon Islands and Chairman of Breakaway Research Pty Ltd.

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Bruce Hills 

Executive Director

Education: BCom, CA (NZ)

Bruce is an accountant and is currently an Executive Director of Breakaway Investment Group Pty Ltd which operates the Breakaway Private Equity Emerging Resources Fund. Bruce is a Director of a number of unlisted companies in the mining and financial services sectors including The Risk Board and Stibium Australia. Bruce has 35 years’ experience in the financial sector including 20 years in the banking industry primarily in the areas of strategy, finance and risk.

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Dr Alistair Lewis 


M.B; B.S; B.Sc. (Med)

Dr Alistair Lewis is a successful entrepreneur and highly experienced Doctor with over 40 years’ experience specialising in Medicine. For the past 10 years Alistair has been involved in management of mining and exploration companies.

In 2017 Alistair established Oosen Lewis mining Pty Ltd in North Queensland. Alistair financed the aggregation of a substantial portfolio of gold, tin, tungsten and antimony assets and instigated subsequent extensive exploration programs. These assets now form part of the QSM portfolio.

Alistair possesses strong interpersonal communication skills owing to his extensive experience working in healthcare as well as more recent interaction with investors and brings with him an extensive network of investors.

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Michael Thirbeck 

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Thirnbeck is an experienced geologist with over 25 years in managing numerous mineral development projects in Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and Australia. He has been a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy since 1989 and holds B.Sc (Hons.) degree from University of Queensland.

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