Leadership

Our leadership team

MinAnalytical - Teresa Soanes

Teresa Soanes (GAICD)

General Manager

Teresa has over 30 years in the resources industry starting from site-based role at the Telfer Goldmine, leading to twelve years at Rio Tinto and roles at WesTrac, Sandvik Mining and Construction, Improvement Resources, and latterly MinAnalytical.

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Teresa has over 30 years in the resources industry starting from site-based role at the Telfer Goldmine, leading to twelve years at Rio Tinto and roles at WesTrac, Sandvik Mining and Construction, Improvement Resources, and latterly MinAnalytical.

Twice a finalist for the Telstra Businesswoman Awards (2015 and 2016) Teresa has a proven track record in business management and process optimisation.  Teresa’s has a wide range of business experience from Supply Chain, HR, Information Systems and Technology, OEM Services and Facilities Management. Teresa has an MBA from Curtin University, a Graduate of the AICD, Six Sigma Black Belt, and is a NLP qualified practitioner.

MinAnalytical - Gary Wheeler

Gary Wheeler

Business Development Manager

Gary has 38 years of experience in commercial analytical laboratories. He is a well-known figure in the exploration industry, with experience in most areas of a laboratory including sample preparation, fire assay, wet lab and AAS.

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Gary has 38 years of experience in commercial analytical laboratories. He is a well-known figure in the exploration industry, with experience in most areas of a laboratory including sample preparation, fire assay, wet lab and AAS. He has held senior management roles focusing on providing client support and liaison, building up an understanding of the exploration industry and client requirements. He also project managed the set-up and commissioning of facilities within Australia.

In late 2010, Gary joined up with Perenti (formerly Ausdrill Group) to establish MinAnalytical in Canning Vale and feeder preparation facilities in Ghana and Burkina Faso in West Africa. He developed the concept of moving the flow of samples from rig to assay. Gary was quick to see the potential of PhotonAssay technology and has been a key driver in its commercialisation, managing the rollout of the first two units in Canning Vale and Kalgoorlie.

MinAnalytical - Dave Martin

Dave Martin

Laboratory Manager

Dave has worked in process laboratory management since 1987 with a focus on ensuring client needs are managed at every step, from the arrival of samples to final reporting.

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Dave has worked in process laboratory management since 1987 with a focus on ensuring client needs are managed at every step, from the arrival of samples to final reporting. Dave has worked in most areas within the laboratory and has a sound understanding of what is required for the smooth and efficient flow of samples through the prep and assay process.

Dave has been with MinAnalytical since its inception and has assisted with the design, installation, systems and commissioning of the company. He has also been instrumental in the set-up of sample preparation units in Kalgoorlie and West Africa. 

MinAnalytical - John McGrath

John McGrath

Commercial Manager

Joining MinAnalytical in 2011, John McGrath is an integral part of the Senior Leadership Team, credited with setting up all financial and administrative support systems and processes used at MinAnalytical today. John’s global portfolio of experience spans over 30 years, crossing from Aerospace and Accounting to Laboratories.

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Joining MinAnalytical in 2011, John McGrath is an integral part of the Senior Leadership Team, credited with setting up all financial and administrative support systems and processes used at MinAnalytical today. John’s global portfolio of experience spans over 30 years, crossing from Aerospace and Accounting to Laboratories.

John is an Australian CPA and Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants. John holds a Bachelor of Science degree, and is a lifelong student interested in exploring various areas of interest, from business to science, including the Santa Fe Institute course on ‘Introduction to Complexity’.

MinAnalytical - Anthony Oteri

Anthony Oteri

Technical Manager

Anthony has been working in mining and laboratory environments since 2005. Prior to joining MinAnalytical, he worked in various mining laboratories across a diverse commodity range.

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Anthony has been working in mining and laboratory environments since 2005. Prior to joining MinAnalytical, he worked in various mining laboratories across a diverse commodity range, gaining several years of experience in the areas of quality assurance and quality control.

Anthony has a Bachelor of Science (BSc), Chemistry from Curtin University. He is a NATA lead assessor and member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute for Professional Chemists.   

MinAnalytical - Jarded Olsen

Jared Olsen

Kalgoorlie Manager

Jared started his career in Kalgoorlie in 1998 and led laboratory operations in the mineral, coal, and oil and gas industries across the Asia-Pacific region ever since.

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Jared started his career in Kalgoorlie in 1998 and led laboratory operations in the mineral, coal, and oil and gas industries across the Asia-Pacific region ever since. Prior to joining MinAnalytical in 2018, he set up and commissioned laboratories in India, Malaysia and Australia, including site-based laboratories at remote mine sites and offshore drilling installations. Jared managed the introduction of PhotonAssay technology in Kalgoorlie.

MinAnalytical - Devin Borstel

Devin Borstel

Production Manager

Devin joined MinAnalytical in 2012, starting in the sample preparation department, working up to the position of Production Manager.

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Devin joined MinAnalytical in 2012, starting in the sample preparation department, working up to the position of Production Manager. He acquired vital skills, including gaining a diploma in Laboratory Technology and knowledge used to help develop the company’s procedures, processes and techniques. Prior to becoming Production Manager, Devin worked as the production coordinator, overseeing the processing of samples through the entire facility.

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Wayne McKay

HSE Advisor – Laboratory

With over 35 years’ experience in the Building and Construction, Wayne has developed a sound understanding of Health and Safety.

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With over 35 years’ experience in the Building and Construction, Wayne has developed a sound understanding of Health and Safety. Wayne is committed to providing a safe working environment that encourages a culture focused on a supportive and collaborative work practices, to keep all people safe across MinAnalytical’s sites (living the Perenti Principle ‘No shortcuts’).

As HSE advisor at MinAnalytical, Wayne’s role is to investigate all incidents and concerns, carry out risk assessments, and site inspections. He is committed to ensuring that action is swiftly undertaken to eliminate hazards, and continuously reviews the current residual risk of a task causing injury, damage to plant and equipment, and environment is protected.

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