The Directors of Hodges Resources Limited has appointed Christopher Eves as non- Executive Chairman effective immediately.
Christopher is a commerce and law honours graduate from the University of Melbourne who specialises in the development and financing of civil engineering works and major resource and infrastructure projects.
His experience has been gathered in various roles including being Legal Counsel to Alcoa in the mid 1980’s, a Partner in the legal firm of Blake Dawson for fourteen years as well as the inaugural CEO of the Oakajee Port and Rail project.
Chris has particular expertise in the development and financing of resources infrastructure. For the past three years, Chris has been an infrastructure consultant advising on the development and financing of resources transport infrastructure including bulk commodity supply chains (port and rail) for the coal and iron ore industries.
In 1996 Chris was appointed by the Australian Government as senior adviser to the APEC Energy Working Group and presented a major report on policy settings required to facilitate power infrastructure development in APEC Member Economies. Chris led the presentation before the first meeting of APEC Energy Ministers in Sydney 1996.
Mark Major, Hodges Managing Director said ‘The appointment of someone of Chris’s calibre to the role of Chairman of the Company is a significant step as we seriously shift our focus from exploration to project development and operations. His experience in developing infrastructure solution is a significant gain for the company’.
The Directors of Hodges also announce the resignation of the Company’s Chairman, Peter Mullens, effective immediately.