Mr Copulos has over 35 years of experience in a variety of businesses and investments in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, mining, fast food, property development and hospitality. He has been the Managing Director of the Copulos Group of companies, a private investment group, since 1997. Mr. Copulos is an active global investor who brings significant business acumen and greater diversity to the Board of Crusader. He has been a major shareholder of Crusader for many years and is aligned to improving shareholder returns. Mr Copulos has over 20 years’ experience as a company director of both listed and unlisted public companies. He is currently the Non-Executive Chairman of Consolidated Zinc Limited and Non-Executive Director of Restaurant Brands Limited in New Zealand and was a Non-Executive Director of Black Rock Mining Limited until October 2017 and Collins Foods until October 2014. Mr Copulos was previously Chairman on the Board of Crusader from March 2013 until April 2018.
Mr Richards is a geologist with over 30 years of experience in the international mining industry which included company management and project finance. He has worked at a senior level in both production and exploration over a wide variety of areas and commodities and also undertaken technical reviews, project audits and monitored project construction. He is a member of the AusIMM, AIG and SEG. Mr Richards has worked extensively with gold, base metals, rare earths and industrial minerals in Australasia, Asia, Africa and South America. He is and has been on the boards of several listed companies on ASX and AIM and was previously Managing Director and CEO of two ASX listed companies operating in China.
Finance Director (BCom (Hons), FCA, CPA, MAICD)
Mr. Evans holds a Commerce (Hons) degree from the University of Queensland, is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, and is a member of both CPA Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mr. Evans is currently the Principal of a Business Broking and Advisory practice, and advises a broad range of businesses, in both the SME sector and larger corporate clients, on matters such as strategic planning, marketing, governance, and financial analysis. Prior to this, Mr. Evans held a series of executive positions in Finance and General Management in Australian public company groups over a 15 year period, in industries including telecommunications, banking and insurance, superannuation and funds management, media, hospitality and property development.
He has held several other non-executive directorships in Australian public companies, including Intermoco Limited, MediVac Limited and HealthLinx Limited. He is also a director of several private companies, one not-for-profit organisation, and provides board consulting services to three other company groups.