GBF's Executive Team

Michael Foulds

General Manager

Michael holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Mining Engineering, First Class Mine Managers Certificates in both Western Australia and the Republic of Fiji and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Michael worked as a Mining Engineer and Mine Manager at various operations between 1985 and 1995 following which Michael became both a major shareholder and Company Director in a number of private enterprises.

Tony Sandover

General Manager - Commercial & Finance

Tony holds a Bachelor of Business in Accounting obtained in Western Australia and commenced his career in the oil and gas industry. Tony has worked in the mining and resource industry for the past 30 years and commenced with GBF in 2002. Prior to this Tony was with Newcrest Mining Ltd for 12 years where he held various financial roles within that group.

Ross Graham

General Manager – Business Development

Ross is a Chartered OHS Professional with the Australian Institute of Health & Safety. Ross started his career in 1979 as an airleg miner, following which he worked at a number of underground operations before starting a contract mining business in 1986. Ross has been contracting since and was the founding shareholder in GBF.

Steve Simpson

General Manager- Mineral Ventures

Stephen holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Mining Engineering and a First Class Mine Manager’s Certificate for Western Australia. Stephen has been working in the mining industry for over 15 years, predominantly in underground operations with some open pit experience. Stephen has a broad range of experience through working for both clients and contractors in technical and operational roles.

More recently, Stephen joined GBF in 2015 as the Project Manager at the Andy Well Mine and then progressed into the Estimators Role in Head Office.

Franko Roberts

General Manager - Industrial Relation and Sustainability

Franko holds a Master of Business Administration, a Chartered OHS Professional with the Australian Institute of Health & Safety and a Diploma of Human Resource Management. Franko has worked in the mining resource industry for over 20 years specialising in business strategies that empower companies and employees to manage risk compliance. Prior to joining GBF, Franko held management positions with both the client and contractor Tier 1 employers.  Franko is a member of the Board of Directors for the Miners Promise a Not for Profit organisation that support the mining industry.

Nicholas Macguire

General Manager - Mining

Nicholas holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Mining Engineering and First Class Mine Managers Certificates for both Western Australia and Queensland. Nicholas has been directly involved with underground mining for over 20 years in Australia and overseas. Nicholas joined GBF in 2014. Prior to this he worked as a Mining Engineer, Project Manager, Underground Manager and Contracts Estimator.