Dedicated, ethical, and focussed on results.

Michael McCann
Managing Director

Michael was a founder of a leading energy consultancy, is a serial entrepreneur, and in 2009, partly as a result of a life long hobby and fascination with Australian gemstones, founded Mt Rosey Mining Company to acquire and develop the Lava Plains mineral province.

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Uwe Boettcher
Non-Executive Director

Uwe is a career lawyer, Fellow of FINSIA, investor in and Director of, many start-up companies, Chairman of ASX listed Xtek Limited.

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Brian Senior
Gemological Consultant

Dr Brian Senior commenced his professional career with the Commonwealth Government, Bureau of Mineral Resources in reconnaissance and semi-detailed geological mapping with extensive field experience in Queensland, Northern Territory and South Australia.

Owen Howitt
IT Manager

With a background in systems engineering, Owen is responsible for the design, and implementation of all computer related technologies, and systems used by the company. 

Sylvia Tulloch
Chairman of the Board

Sylvia is a materials scientist, investor in and Director of many start-up companies, has founded and taken 2 companies to ASX listing and held government advisory positions in the start-up, renewable energy and manufacturing sectors.

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Shane Matchett
Operations Manager

Shane has more than 30 years’ experience in construction and project management in far north Queensland, brings a wide range of proprietary systems for site and staff management to ensure compliance with all certificate, OH&S and security requirements.

Paul D. Kelly
B.Agric. Sc M.Agric Sc. Ph. D (Econ)

Following a career as as an economist working on major government projects, Paul joined the Commonwealth Superannuation Fund (later Commonwealth Funds Management Ltd – CFM) where he was a founder member of CFM’s Alternative Investment Group which established its first infrastructure and venture capital investments in Australia and US. He then established a consultancy which provides corporate services including company secretarial activities.

Penny Cilento
Office Manager

With a strong background in project management, and energy efficiency, Penny handles the day to day running of the Lava Blue main office.