Alexander Burns

Alexander Burns was the Managing Director of Sphere Minerals Ltd from 1998 - 2010. During this period, the company acquired and evaluated multiple, large-scale iron ore deposits situated near existing transport infrastructure in Mauritania, West Africa. Sphere was subsequently taken over by Xstrata PLC in November 2010 for A$514 million. Mr Burns was also non-executive Chairman of Shield Mining Ltd, which was spun out of Sphere in 2006. Shield was a gold and base metals exploration company active in Mauritania and was taken over by Gryphon Minerals Ltd in mid-2010. The Executive Chairman role at Energia is the only board position that Mr Burns has accepted since the friendly takeovers of both Sphere and Shield in the latter half of 2010.
Bio last updated 27 Jul 2015

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Total Shareholder Return as at 29/03/19

1 year TSR5 year TSR
493rdAuroch Minerals-33%-10%
720thAlta Zinc-63%-27%
769thTrek Metals-71%-41%
729 WA (and selected non WA) listed companies ranked by 1 year TSR relative to other companies with similar revenue
Source: Morningstar


Executive Chair, Chief Executive (since 2017)
Year started and most recent title


203rd↑Alta Zinc$201k
209th↓Auroch Minerals$188k
210th↓Hawkley Oil & Gas$181k
214th↓Trek Metals$173k
485 listed resources companies ranked by revenue.
Source: Morningstar

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