Board & Management

Directors and Management

Ian McCubbing

Ian McCubbing

Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Ian McCubbing was appointed Non-executive Director and Chairman of the Board on 25th July 2016, bringing a strong commercial background in the resources industry to the Company.

He has over 30 years experience as a Chartered Accountant with industrial and mining companies, principally in the areas of corporate finance and mergers and acquisition. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from UWA and Executive MBA from the AGSM, and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Mr McCubbing is currently a Non-Executive Director of three other ASX listed resources related companies - Avenira Ltd, Swick Mining Services Ltd and Kasbah Resources Ltd. He has previously been a director and CFO of other ASX 200 listed mining companies.

Craig Riley

Craig Riley

Chief Executive Officer

Craig started with Rimfire in September 2018 as the Business Development Manager and in February 2019 was appointed Chief Executive Officer. 

Craig is a qualified geologist and brings over 25 years of exploration and mining industry experience with a successful track record of commercial appraisal and development of projects across a range of commodities and continents.

His extensive experience in Australia (including the Lachlan Fold Belt, NSW, at North Parkes Mine) and Internationally involves the exploration (discovery), assessment (Concept to Feasibility Studies) and development (monetization) of opportunities that include porphyry copper/gold, bauxite and lateritic nickel/cobalt, amongst others. This includes responsibilities with major mining companies such as BHPB and Rio Tinto as well as junior companies including Nautilus Minerals.

He has held positions of Chief Operating Officer or similar title roles for a variety of junior companies and been involved with entities on the AIM Board (LSE), Venture Board (TSX Venture Exchange) and Catalist Board (SGX).

Andrew Greville

Andrew Greville

Non-Executive Director

Mr Greville became a director of Rimfire in August 2017. Mr Greville is a qualified mining engineer and brings over 30 years of mining industry experience with an outstanding track record of international success in the resources industry, particularly in the fields of business development and marketing.

Before establishing West End Mining & Consulting in 2015, Mr Greville’s most recent position was Executive General Manager, Business Development and Strategy, Xstrata Copper.

John Kaminsky

John Kaminsky

Non-Executive Director

Mr Kaminsky became a Non-Executive Director in April 2004 and Executive Chairman later in 2004, moving to the role of Managing Director and CEO in March 2015. He completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Chemistry) at RMIT and an MBA from the Melbourne Business School (1988). 

He brings strong business, strategic and international skills to the company, with more than 30 years experience internationally, including commodity trade, government representation, consulting, marketing, high technology software, venture capital, exploration and mining services.  Mr Kaminsky is very knowledgeable in the requirements of the ASX Public Company environment and is a highly effective multitasker well suited to the needs of Rimfire. 

Mr Kaminsky was resident in South Korea, for more than 10 years, including a period as Country President for Elders Resources.  He has extensive experience in Asia in a range of business activities and possesses a wide network of contacts. 

Melanie Leydin

Melanie Leydin

Company Secretary

Melanie has 25 years' experience in the accounting profession and is a director and company secretary for a number of oil and gas, junior mining and exploration entities listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. She is a Chartered Accountant and a Registered Company Auditor.

She graduated from Swinburne University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Business (Acc/Law), became a Chartered Accountant in 1999 and since February 2000 has been the principal of chartered accounting firm, Leydin Freyer specialising in outsourced company secretarial and financial duties for resources and biotechnology sectors.

Greg Keane

Greg Keane

Chief Financial Officer

Greg was appointed the CFO of Rimfire in May 2017. Greg is an experienced commercial and financial professional who has gained significant experience in all stages of a resources company lifecycle both internationally and nationally.

Greg is big 4 trained and qualified CPA / MBA (Deakin University) professional with significant experience and exposure in defining Operational, Commercial and Financial Strategy and the subsequent implementation of strategy; in addition to hands on management of companies accounting, information technology, human resources, logistics, supply and contracts and other support services functions, both within Australia and Overseas (including Papua New Guinea, Mongolia and Hong Kong).

Technical Development and Management

Todd Axford

Todd Axford

Consulting Project Manager and Competent Person

Todd is a professional Geologist with over 23 years post graduate experience. A Member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and Australian Institute of Geoscientists with a strong background in field geology, complemented with corporate activities within the resource industry.

Todd has completed post graduate studies in Project Management and gained significant experience across various base metals, precious metals and bulk commodities. Experience ranging from exploration to mining related projects, including exploration concept development, field exploration program implementation and reporting, resource drill outs, running of mine geology teams, and feasibility studies.

In 2010, Todd started Geological Services company Geko-Co Pty Ltd. As Director and Principal Geologist, he has been engaged for Project Management and Technical Manager roles for various ASX listed companies working on projects across Australia, as well as Madagascar and Zimbabwe. In 2017, Todd was engaged as Alternate Project Manager for New Gold Inc on the Fifield Project.

Colin Plumridge

Colin Plumridge

Consulting Senior Exploration Geologist

Mr Plumridge has been with the Company since 2004 and has provided key, scientific, geological and technical insights, including major discovery break throughs on exploration in the Fifield district. Mr Plumridge is a Member of the AUSIMM and the Geological Society (Aust.), the Society for Economic Geologists and the Mineralogical Society of NSW. He has a successful track record in discovering and determining mineral deposits over a 45 year career and makes a valuable contribution to the Company.

Mr Plumridge has an extensive depth of experience which covers a wide range of prospecting geology techniques, exploration concept development, drill program management, mine planning and operations.  In exploration, Mr Plumridge specialises in detailed field work programs and historic interpretation of complex data previously under examined by others. He has extremely practical and value adding skills ideally suited to the Fifield project area.

Michael Love

Michael Love

Consulting Senior Exploration Geologist

Michael is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Geoscience. He graduated from Sydney University in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science (Geology and Geophysics).

Michael initially worked in the Tennant Creek area where, he gained extensive experience in mineral exploration and underground mine geology. In 1978, he moved to Parkes NSW, where he was involved in the early exploration and development of the Northparkes porphyry copper project (currently being mined by China Molybdenum Co Ltd).

He later headed a small team that discovered extensive areas of copper and gold mineralisation at Lake Cowal (currently mined by Evolution Mining). His team also discovered and evaluated a very large rare earth prospect near Dubbo (currently owned by Alkane Resources Ltd)

Michael also spent many years evaluating and managing large exploration projects in the Western USA, Mexico and Canada.