Board of Directors

Non-Executive Chairman

Cliff Lawrenson

B.Com (Hons)

Mr Lawrenson holds postgraduate qualifications in commerce and finance and has worked extensively in project development and investment banking around the world, including in Australia, USA and Singapore. Mr Lawrenson is an experienced mining executive and director with deep expertise in the minerals and energy sectors derived from his considerable global experience. He has a successful track record of leading strategic direction in companies and executing corporate transactions.

Mr Lawrenson was Managing Director of Atlas Iron Ltd from 2017 and led the company to its acquisition by Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd. Prior to Atlas Iron, Mr Lawrenson was managing director of a number of ASX listed companies in the mining and mining services sectors. Mr Lawrenson was a senior executive of CMS Energy Corporation in the United States of America and Singapore and this was preceded by an investment banking career.
He is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Caspin Ltd (ASX: CPN), Non-Executive Director of Australian Vanadium Limited (ASX:AVL) and Non-Executive Chairman of privately owned Pacific Energy Limited and Onsite Rental Group.

Non-Executive Director

Peter Watson

Mr Peter Watson is a chemical engineer with more than 35 years’ experience in the global resources sector across senior technical, project, and management roles as well as corporate experience in running ASX listed companies. His experience includes project development, project delivery, asset optimisation and mining facilities operations across multiple commodities and global jurisdictions, including Africa. Mr Watson has held technical and senior executive roles with a number of companies, culminating in his appointment as the MD & CEO of Sedgman Limited. Mr Watson has also held a number of senior and directorship roles at Strandline Resources Ltd, Sedgman Limited, New Century Resources, Resource Generation and EvacGroup, bringing significant board level experience at both the public and wholly owned company level, particularity on matters covering safety, governance, financial reporting, risk management, strategy and leadership.

Mr Watson is currently an executive director at Strandline Resources (ASX:STA) and a non-executive director at New Century Resources Ltd (ASX:NCZ).

Non- Executive Director

Peter Main

Mr Peter Main is a mining and finance professional with extensive experience in these sectors spanning more than 30 years. During that time, Mr Main has developed an extensive working knowledge of the financial markets with a wealth of contacts and industry experience. Mr Main has spent almost 15 years in a variety of roles in the mining industry from operations through to CEO of a TSX-V listed mining company, obtaining diverse experience across most facets of mining operations. He has spent 20 years in finance, mainly working for investment banks, including 11 years managing the Royal Bank of Canada’s (RBC) Australian equity sales and trading business and co-managing RBC’s regional business. Prior to this Mr Main spent 6 years at Hartley Poynton as a mining analyst and almost 9 years serving in the Australian Army. Mr Main is currently Managing Director of Conan Minerals Group Pty Ltd providing access to short term debt capital enabling access to economically sound growth strategies with the objective of providing short to medium term funding solutions.

Senior Management

Chief Executive Officer

Ian Purdy


Mr Purdy is a highly-respected executive with more than three decades’ experience within Australian and international natural resources companies.

In his time as a CEO and CFO of listed and private companies, Mr Purdy has delivered significant shareholder value through managing and optimising operations, delivering large projects and executing on business improvements and asset sales. Mr Purdy has extensive capital markets experience and a proven track record of delivering company funding requirements.

Chief Financial Officer

Anna Sudlow


Ms Sudlow is a highly qualified CFO with more than 20 years of experience across the energy and resources sectors specialising in corporate finance and funding, investor relations and commercial management.  Ms Sudlow commenced her career at Woodside Energy, progressing into senior functional roles across treasury and portfolio management; thereafter working with small cap ASX listed companies in senior leadership positions with a focus in finance and commercial.  Ms Sudlow previously held the position of CFO at Transborders Energy, where she has been their CFO since 2017.  Ms Sudlow has a Bachelor of Commerce and MBA from the University of WA, a Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance from the Securities Institute of Australia, is a CPA and a graduate of the AICD.

Ms Sudlow joined the Paladin Group in July 2019.

Principal Uranium Marketing Consultant

Gary Stoker

BSc.(Physics), DipMgt

Gary has over 30 years’ experience in the nuclear fuels industry, and has worked with Paladin in various capacities since 2008. Previously, he was a co-founder of Nufcor International Ltd and BNFL Uranium Asset Management Ltd with prime responsibility for the management of nuclear fuels trading portfolios at both companies. At Nufcor he co-led the formation and market flotation of a uranium fund on the London FTSE AIM and Toronto Stock Exchanges and was authorized by the UK Financial Services Authority in the capacity of investment advisor to the fund. He also held a number of commercial and technical supervisory positions at British Nuclear Fuels plc and was a member of Euratom’s Advisory Committee. Gary holds a bachelors degree in physics from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and a postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies from the University of Lancashire.

Company Secretary

Andrea Betti


Ms Betti is an accounting and corporate governance professional with more than 20 years’ experience in accounting, corporate governance, corporate advisory, finance and corporate banking.

Ms Betti has acted as Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary for companies in the private and publicly listed sectors, as well as senior executive roles in the banking and finance industry.

Ms Betti joined the Paladin Group in August 2015 and was appointed Joint Company Secretary in April 2018.

General Manager - Langer Heinrich

Johan Roux

Johan is a legal professional with over 30 years’ experience in the management of corporate labour, mining, commercial, human resources and legal compliance laws in Namibia and South Africa, largely in the Mining and Oil & Gas sectors. Prior to joining Langer Heinrich, he was a partner of a legal firm in Namibia.

General Manager - Projects & Development

Jonathon Clements

B.E (Mech), MBA (Technology Management)

Mining and mineral processing industry professional with over 30 years’ of experience in the resource industry. His extensive experience and qualifications include the management of large sustaining capital portfolio’s, feasibility studies, maintenance and global projects from concept to construction for ASX listed companies.