Senior Management

Headquartered in Perth, Western Australia – home to the world-class iron ore deposits of the Pilbara region – Sundance can draw readily on the skills of some of the world's most experienced iron ore specialists. The Company has assembled a world-class team comprising over 300 employees and contractors in Australia and West Africa. 


Mr Giulio Casello

Mr Giulio Casello
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Giulio was appointed as CEO and MD in November 2010. He is a highly experienced mining executive with national and global exposure in manufacturing environments for several leading international blue-chip companies, including senior executive responsibility for business development and corporate strategy, internal and external stakeholder management and change management within large organisations. Prior to joining Sundance he was the Chief Operating Officer for Sinosteel Midwest Corporation, which was formed following the acquisition of ASX-listed iron ore miner Midwest Corporation by the leading Chinese State-owned enterprise Sinosteel. Between 2005 and until May 2009, Mr. Casello held senior positions including Senior Vice President, Business Development and Vice President, Bauxite and Alumina Operations with Century Aluminium Company, a publicly listed primary aluminium manufacturer based in California where he was responsible for the development and implementation of an international growth plan for that organisation. Between 1986 and 2005 he held several senior positions with Alcoa World Alumina including Director of WA Operations (where he managed three alumina refineries and two mine sites in Western Australia with 3,600 employees and annual expenditure of $1 billion); General Manager Alcoa World Chemicals (located in Pittsburgh USA) and senior operational positions with the Kwinana and Pinjarra alumina refineries in WA. He commenced his career as an Electrical Engineer with Western Mining Corporation in 1981.



Mrs Carol Marinkovich
Company Secretary

Carol re-joined Sundance as Contract Company Secretary in August 2016.  Carol has over 20 years experience in the mining industry.  She has extensive experience in Company Secretary and Corporate Governance Practices both within Australia and Internationally.  Carol previously worked for Sundance as full-time Company Secretary until December 2014 and has worked for other junior mining companies, both listed and unlisted.  Carol is a Member of the Governance Institute of Australia and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.


Mr Serge Asso'o

Mr Serge Asso'o
CEO, Cam Iron SA

Serge is a co-founder of Cam Iron SA and a member of the Cam Iron Board. Mr Asso'o played a decisive role on the process of securing the Mbalam-Nabeba iron ore tenement which was eventually sold to Sundance Resources. After acquiring his Baccalaureat Degree at Lycée Descartes in France, he spent  two years at French agro-business school ESMAP before specialising in agricultural business at the University of Georgia in USA.  Prior to engaging with Cam Iron, he managed the family timber and forestry business and started a small marketing company specialising in diamond and gold in Cameroon. Serge has a strong entrepreneurial business sense and an outstanding reputation among the local business and mining sectors in central Africa. He has a large network of industry and government contacts which is benefiting the public relations and government affairs initiatives within Cameroon to advance the Mbalam-Nabeba project to development.


Mr Emmanuel Yoka

Mr Emmanuel Yoka
Country Manager, Congo Iron SA

Emmanuel was appointed as the Country Manager and General Manager for Congo Iron in August 2013. He was elected President of the Congolese Mining Federation in November 2013. He brings to the group over 15 years of International Advisory, Business, Energy and Mining experience, most recently with BHP Billiton in Singapore where he gained extensive commercial experience as a senior strategist and analyst in both energy and metals commodities. Emmanuel has had great exposure across four continents which has allowed him to acquire excellent multi-cultural and interpersonal skills. This has translated, inter alia, in fluency in French and English and a fair ability in Mandarin and Spanish. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Mathematics from Columbia University (New York, USA) as well as a Master of Science (Honors) in Energy Studies (specialization in international oil and gas management) from Dundee University (Scotland, UK) where he graduated with overall distinction. He is a member of the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME), the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), the African Leadership Network (ALN) and has had several paper and magazine publications including on his achievements in Forbes Africa.


Mr Bruno Pennetier Mr Bruno Pennetier
Country Manager, Cam Iron SA

Bruno was appointed as Country Manager Cameroon in January 2011. He has a BA in business administration from Le Havre business school. Bruno has spent most part of his career with the Swiss cement group HOLCIM, one of the main groups producing building materials products. Bruno has over 20 years in managing industrial companies and development projects in manufacturing environments. He has a very good knowledge of Africa as General Manager for HOLCIM in Sierra Leone, Gabon and Guinea. Bruno has been also in charge of group of companies as HOLCIM Overseas, taking over the global business in Reunion Island, Madagascar, Mauritius and New Caledonia before setting up HOLCIM in Algeria.


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