Xanadu’s management team is dedicated to engaging professionally and responsibly with our communities, partners and other stakeholders whilst building shareholder value.
Chief Operating Officer
B.Acc (Honours), MSc Fin, GAICD
Munkhsaikhan is a finance professional with more than 10 years of experience in mining, mining services and financial advisory. Munkhsaikhan was formerly CFO at Xanadu Mines and previously held both CFO and Executive Director positions at a mining services firm with operations in Central Asia. Munkhsaikhan holds a Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah and completed an Executive Program at Western University. He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).
Phil was appointed Company Secretary of Xanadu in May 2016. Phil has over three decades of listed and unlisted company secretarial and commercial experience, including multi-jurisdictional board practice as both a company secretary and a director. Previously, Phil served as Company Secretary of ASX and SGX dual listed Australand Group Limited (a quadruple stapled group) and Deputy Company Secretary of AMP Limited. Phil’s commercial experience includes appointment as Chief Operating Officer (Specialised Funds) at Babcock & Brown. Phil is a Fellow of the Governance Institute Australia and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Chief Development Officer and Chief Financial Officer
MBA, MScEng, BScEng, CPA, GAICD
Spencer is a commercial executive with more than 20 years in the resources sector across multiple disciplines of commercial, financial, engineering and operations. He has held corporate, operational and commercial roles in Australia and Indonesia with ABA Resources and Newcrest Mining and in the United States with ExxonMobil and Northrop Grumman. He most recently held the positions of General Manager Commercial at ABA Resources and General Manager Project Delivery at Newcrest Mining.
Spencer holds a MBA from University of Southern California, a MS-Eng from California Polytechnic University, and a BS-Eng from University of California Davis. He is a member of CPA Australia and AusIMM.
Vice President Exploration
BSc, PhD, MAIG, MSEG, MAICD
Dr Andrew is an exploration geologist with over 15 years’ experience in mineral exploration; primarily focused on project generation, project evaluation and exploration strategy development throughout Asia and Eastern Europe. Andrew has particular expertise in porphyry copper-gold and epithermal gold deposits, but has worked across a diverse range of commodities. He holds a BSc (Hons) from Macquarie University and a PhD from the Centre of Ore Deposits and Exploration Studies at the University of Tasmania. During his time at Ivanhoe Mines and Vale, Andrew held various technical and management positions in Mongolia and Indonesia and has been involved in several green fields discoveries. After providing technical and program management for Vale in Indonesia and Mongolia, Andrew joined Xanadu Mines as Chief Geologist leading the gold and base metals project generation and evaluation team in Mongolia. Andrew had been Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Xanadu Mines. Andrew is the Chairman of the Safety, Health and Environment Committee.
Mat has over 20 years of experience as an exploration geologist in porphyry, epithermal and iron oxide copper gold-style mineralisation in the circum-Pacific region and Australia and applies cutting edge methods of structural geology and geochemistry towards gold and base metals exploration. He has previously worked with Ivanhoe Mines for ten years, including six years as Exploration Manager in Cloncurry, Australia. He has been involved with several greenfields discoveries including the Merlin high-grade molybdenum and SWAN copper-gold deposits; and brownfields projects at Osborne, Kulthor, and Starra. Mat currently supports Xanadu Mines on a contract basis and holds a separate role as Chief Geologist for ASX listed Bastion Minerals.