Experienced Board and Management

NSL’s Board of Directors have extensive experience in international business development, mining and mining services, in both Australia and in developing countries.

Peter Richards


Peter Richards

Non-Executive Chairman





Mr Richards is an internationally experienced business executive with a proven track record in achieving financial, operational, and safety targets. He has more than 30 years’ of local and international experience with companies such as British Petroleum (including its mining arm Seltrust Holdings), Wesfarmers and Dyno Nobel, providing him with a broad understanding of the global mining and mining services industries.

Peter has a proven record of managing and supporting complex financial and corporate activities. This experience has afforded significant exposure to the investment, broking and analyst community. Peter’s global experience provides him with exposure to diverse cultures and societies and has equipped him to understand the environment in which businesses operate. Mr Richards also currently holds the positions of Chairman of Kangaroo Resources, and Director for Emeco, Bradken and Norfolk.

Cedric Goode



Mr Cedric Goode

Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer




Mr Goode holds a Masters of Business Administration, and brings more than 20 years of mining industry experience, most recently as Vice President Commercial at Dyno Nobel Asia Pacific Ltd where he led the commercial division throughout Asia-Pacific. With industry experience focussed in the iron ore, coal and gold sectors, Mr Goode has held a variety of technical, commercial, operational and strategic roles both domestically and internationally.

Mr Goode has a proven track record with experience in global strategic planning, global new business acquisitions, merger integration, joint venture establishment and profit and loss responsibility, including in international markets

Peter Linford



Peter Linford

Non-Executive Director




Mr Linford is currently the CEO of NaSAH Pty Ltd and OGM Technical Institute Pty Ltd. NaSAH is part of the Nasser S. Al Hajri Corporation (www.alhajricorporation.com) in the Middle East with 65,000 employees.

Prior to joining NaSAH, Mr Linford worked in senior Australian Government roles such as the Senior Trade & Investment Commissioner South Asia and as Consul General and Senior Trade & Investment Commissioner Middle East and North Africa.

As Senior Trade & Investment Commissioner for the South Asia region Mr Linford was responsible for the management of Austrade offices in 16 locations covering 9 countries.

The New Delhi post is the central point for management of the South Asia network. Austrade office locations in the South Asia region include New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Pune, Ahmedabad, Kochi, (India), Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi (Pakistan), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh).

As Consul General and Senior Trade & Investment Commissioner Middle East and North Africa Mr Linford was responsible for the management of Austrade offices in 15 locations covering 26 countries from Morocco in North Africa, to Iran in the Gulf region. The Dubai post & Consulate General is the central point for management of the MENA network and works as a gateway post for Australian companies to visit the region, and to subsequently migrate through the region matching opportunities generated. Austrade office locations in the MENA region include Tripoli (Libya), Istanbul (Turkey), Cairo, (Egypt) Beirut, (Lebanon) Amman & Baghdad (Jordan), Kuwait, Riyadh & Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), Bahrain, Doha (Qatar), Dubai & Abu Dhabi (UAE), Muscat (Oman) and Tehran (Iran).