Board of Directors

Mr Robert Barraket

Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Robert Barraket was appointed Chairman of Axiom Mining in February 2016. Mr Barraket has over 50 years’ experience in legal practice including the establishment of two successful legal firms. He has been the legal advisor to numerous international and Australian mining and mineral exploration companies with interests in Australia and abroad.


Mr Ryan Mount

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Mr Ryan Mount joined the Axiom Mining Board as a Non-Executive Director in April 2009. Following his appointment, he led the crucial restructure of the company – an exercise that saw Axiom gain full control of the company’s assets, define a clear strategic direction appoint a new Board and management team and a listing on the ASX by December 2009.

In 2010, Mr Mount was appointed CEO. Since his appointment, he has been instrumental in refining Axiom’s operations, in particular focussing the business towards the development of the world class Isabel Nickel Project in Solomon Islands.

Mr Mount resides in Solomon Islands where he led the defence of Axiom’s rights in the Courts and the current development of the Isabel Nickel Project. He has an extensive background in Australian and international financial markets, as well as corporate advisory. Mr Mount is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Mr Jeremy Gray

Non-Executive Director

Mr Jeremy Gray’s career in mining investment include appointments as the Global Head of Basic Materials at Standard Chartered Bank Plc, Head of Metals and Mining Research at Morgan Stanley in London and the Head of Mining Research at Credit Suisse in London.

Mr Gray is the Managing Director of Orinoco Gold Limited, a Non-Executive Director of White Rock Minerals Ltd and a Director of Chancery Asset Management. He holds an Honours degree in Finance from Melbourne University.

Brent Hofman

Mr Brent Hofman

Local Agent (Australian Company Secretary)

Mr Hofman has 20 years’ experience in financial reporting and corporate management with a focus on the natural resources industry including the last three years as the Group Finance Manager of Axiom based in Brisbane. Prior to joining Axiom, Brent worked in the business services and corporate division of PwC and for ten years was the Finance Manager of a dual listed (NASDAQ/ASX) oil and gas production company. Brent has a Bachelor of Law, a Bachelor of Commerce, is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and is a Justice of the Peace (Queensland, Australia).