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Board of Directors

Board of Directors & Executives


Priyank Thapliyal - Non-Executive Director

Metallurgical Engineer, B Tech (IIT-Kanpur, India), M Eng (McMaster, Canada), MBA (Ivey Business School, Canada)

Priyank Thapliyal was appointed as a Director of the Company on 4 June 2008.

Priyank joined Sterlite Industries in 2000 and worked alongside Mr Anil Agarwal (owner) to implement the strategies that led to the creation of Vedanta Resources plc, a FTSE 100 company. Vedanta floated on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) in December 2003 and raised USD 870 million in its IPO, in what was the largest mining IPO on the LSE that year, and also the first primary listing of an Indian company on the LSE. The success of the Vedanta IPO was instrumental in other emerging market mining companies seeking LSE listings.

Subsequent to the LSE listing, he led Vedanta’s first major overseas acquisition via the USD 50 million controlling investment in Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) in Zambia in 2004. At the time of his departure in October 2005 to co-found Pallinghurst Resources LLP (Pallinghurst LLP), the KCM stake was valued at USD 1 billion and Vedanta had a market capitalisation of USD 7.5 billion.

Priyank has been instrumental in delivering Pallinghurst LLP’s steel feed strategy via Jupiter. That has led to the creation of the flagship Tshipi Mine, from what was a greenfield project, into one of the largest, long-life and low-cost assets of strategic importance.

Prior to Vedanta, Priyank was a mining and metals investment banker with CIBC World Markets in Toronto Canada, is a qualified Metallurgical Engineer, MBA and former Falconbridge employee.


Greg Durack - Managing Director

Industrial Chemist, B.App Sc. in Applied Chemisty, Member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy

Greg Durack is a mining industry professional with 38 years experience in operations and project development both domestically and internationally. A wealth of experience was gained as a Senior Metallurgist in one of the world's largest copper-gold mines, Ok Tedi, in the highlands of Papua New Guinea for a number of years. Upon returning to Australia, he worked with Normandy Mining for a period of 11 years, where he rose to the position of General Manager of an operating mine, then worked on the feasibility study for the Ahafo Gold Project and then as the Country General Manager for the Perama Gold Project in Greece.

Greg joined Jupiter Mines in 2007 where he undertook both COO and CEO roles over a period of 6 years, where he managed two feasibility studies in parallel on the Mount Mason DSO Hematite Project and the Mount Ida Magnetite Project, completing over 100 kilometres of drilling.

In the last 5 years, he has gained experience in the lithium industry, having been the Study Manager for Pilbara Minerals' Pilgangoora Lithium-Tantalum Project including the direct responsibility for the metallurgical test work program. Greg was also part of the commissioning team on the process plant, and for the past year has provided technical advice on a consulting basis.


Hyung Nam Lee - Non-Executive Director

B.A. Business Administration

Mr Lee is the Project Manager of POSCO Australia Pty Ltd. POSCO Australia, a subsidiary of the global steel group POSCO, is a strategic shareholder of Juno Minerals.

Mr Lee joined POSCO in 2002 and has gained a variety of work experience through roles in the Iron Ore Group, Stainless Steel Raw Materials Department and Secretariat Department. Mr Lee was appointed Project Manager of POSCO Australia in July 2018 to manage iron ore, coking coal and manganese projects.


Patrick Murphy - Non-Executive Director

LLB, B.Com

Mr Murphy is a managing director at the specialist natural resources group AMCI. AMCI is a highly successful fully integrated global business with exploration, development, production, processing, logistics and marketing expertise, inclusive of substantial bulk materials interests.

Mr Murphy is an experienced mining investment professional, having spent 13 years at AMCI and the global investment group Macquarie. He has specialised in deploying capital in the raw materials and mining industries for his entire career and is head of AMCI's iron ore business. Mr Murphy has global experience and a proven pedigree in identifying and successfully executing value enhancing initiatives in the industry. He holds board positions for a number of AMCI companies.


Melissa North – Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary

B.Com; Chartered Accountant

Ms Melissa North joined Jupiter Mines in May 2012 as Group Financial Controller and was subsequently appointed CFO and Company Secretary on 15 November 2012. 

Prior to joining Jupiter, Ms North held various roles in finance management and business advisory  services over almost a decade, including Group Financial Controller positions within the Chime  Communications Group (London) and other large media agencies in the United Kingdom. Ms North qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2004 after extensive work experience at Grant Thornton Perth (now Crowe Horwath). Over her time with Jupiter, Ms North has played a critical role in the development of Jupiter, managing a number of corporate activities such as capital raisings, delisting, share buy-backs, culminating the re-listing of Jupiter on the ASX in April 2018. Ms North has been instrumental in Jupiter's subsequent evolution into a successful ASX300 company.

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