Mincor announces leadership transition

27th July 2022

By: Esmarie Iannucci

Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor: Australasia


Font size: - +

PERTH ( – Nickel miner Mincor Resources on Wednesday announced that MD and CEO David Southam will step down.

Mincor told shareholders that the decision reflected Southam’s view that this is a logical stage in Mincor’s lifecycle for a leadership transition with the company returning to nickel production and ramping up its Kambalda operations, combined with his desire to be able to spend more time with his family and to pursue personal interests.

The board initiated an executive search process and after short-listing several candidates, has appointed Gabrielle Iwanow as successor.

Iwanow has extensive experience working at senior operational and executive levels within the bulk and base metals resource sector including with global mining giant Rio Tinto and, more recently, with ASX-listed OZ Minerals as GM of its Prominent Hill operation in South Australia.

“After more than 25 years in frontline executive positions with large ASX- listed companies, Southam has made the understandable decision that he would like to step down as MD and be in a position to spend more time with family, travel and pursue personal interests,” said Mincor chairperson Brett Lambert.

“While we are very sorry to see Southam go, we are absolutely delighted to have been able to attract an exceptionally talented and high-calibre senior mining executive in Iwanow to join the company as Southam’s successor in the role of MD and CEO.”

Lambert said that Southam’s relentless work ethic, strategic vision and strong commercial acumen had been instrumental in helping the company navigate the many twists and turns of taking it through feasibility study, financing, off-take, development, construction and now into production – all against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The rapid growth in our market capitalisation from a circa A$70-million explorer to a A$930-million midtier nickel miner is testament to the incredible job that Southam and his team have done. On behalf of the Mincor family, I would like to express my sincerest thanks to Southam for his enormous contribution and wish him all the very best for his future endeavours.”

Edited by Creamer Media Reporter


The content you are trying to access is only available to subscribers.

If you are already a subscriber, you can Login Here.

If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe now, by selecting one of the below options.

For more information or assistance, please contact us at

Option 1 (equivalent of R125 a month):

Receive a weekly copy of Creamer Media's Engineering News & Mining Weekly magazine
(print copy for those in South Africa and e-magazine for those outside of South Africa)
Receive daily email newsletters
Access to full search results
Access archive of magazine back copies
Access to Projects in Progress
Access to ONE Research Report of your choice in PDF format

Option 2 (equivalent of R375 a month):

All benefits from Option 1
Access to Creamer Media's Research Channel Africa for ALL Research Reports, in PDF format, on various industrial and mining sectors including Electricity; Water; Energy Transition; Hydrogen; Roads, Rail and Ports; Coal; Gold; Platinum; Battery Metals; etc.

Already a subscriber?

Forgotten your password?