Peel Mining

Board & Management

Meet the management team of Peel Mining Limited.

Mark Okeby


Mr Okeby began his career in the resources industry in the 1980s. He has a Master of Law (LLM) and over 30 years’ experience as a director of ASX listed mining and exploration companies. 

He is currently a director of Capricorn Metals Limited (appointed in 2019) and Red Hill Iron Ltd (appointed in 2016) and previously has been a director of Regis Resources Ltd, Hill 50 Ltd, Abelle Ltd, Metals X Limited and Westgold Resources Ltd. 

Mr Okeby has been a major contributor on the Capricorn board in transforming Capricorn from a small gold developer to one of Australia’s newest gold producers. Mr Okeby played a similar board role at Regis Resources during which Regis was transformed into one of Australia’s largest producers. Last year he was instrumental in the creation of substantial value to Red Hill Iron shareholders from the sale of their 40% interest in the Red Hill Iron Ore Joint Venture to Mineral Resources Ltd. 

Mr Okeby has a deep knowledge of the Australian resources landscape and the regulatory regimes around mine development and operation. He also has significant experience in project development, financing and corporate transactions.

James Simpson

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director

Mr Simpson has a wealth of experience in developing and operating underground base metal and gold mines and significant mining company board and management experience. Mr Simpson holds a Bachelor of Mining Engineering and a Diploma in Front Line Management.

Mr Simpson was the CEO and Managing Director of Aurelia Metals Ltd from 2016 to 2019, during which time Aurelia acquired the Peak gold mine and made the Federation and Dominion discoveries. Mr Simpson’s earlier roles included COO of Peak Gold Limited, director of Goldcorp Asia Pacific, General Manager Mining Lead and Zinc at MIM Holdings and Mine Manager at Golden Grove for Normandy Mining Ltd.

Robert Maclaine Tyson B.App Sc(Geol).GradDip Applied Finance(SIA)

Executive Director – Technical

Mr Tyson is a geologist with more than 25 years resources industry experience having worked in exploration and mining-related roles for companies including Cyprus Exploration Pty Ltd, Queensland Metals Corporation NL, Murchison Zinc Pty Ltd, Normandy Mining Ltd and Equigold NL. Mr Tyson is also a non-executive director of Saturn Metals Limited.

Mr Tyson was the recipient of the AMEC Prospector Award 2019 for leading the discoveries for Mallee Bull, Wirlong & Southern Nights.

Graham Hardie FCA

Non-executive Director

Mr Hardie is the principal of Hardie Finance Corporation, a private Perth-based property development company, and is also the principal of Entertainment Enterprises, a private Perth-based hospitality company.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a former partner in a leading Chartered Accounting firm. Mr Hardie has extensive commercial and financial experience and has held board positions on a number of public companies in the mining, media, transport and retail industries.